28th January 2011, in Blog
Valentine’s Day provides the perfect opportunity for you and that special someone to escape your everyday reality, and travel to a destination filled with new adventures. With warm weather, sandy beaches and gorgeous sunsets, San Diego is the ultimate destination for your romantic getaway this February 14th. And as if San Diego’s natural beauty weren’t enough to draw your attention, the city is also bustling with world-class dining, nightlife and entertainment.
Planning the perfect romantic getaway can often be stressful and unnerving, especially if it’syour first time in a new city. So we have decided to do the legwork for you! In this blog you will find recommendations for a few of the top restaurants and activities that will fit perfectly into your picturesque weekend escape.
The best tip for a perfect vacation is to search for those holiday discounts sure to put some of that hard-earned money back in your pocket. Start by staying with us at Ocean Park Inn and you will receive a 15% discount off your reservation thanks to our great February specials. You’ll be able to put that extra cash towards a fun event or an elegant dining experience later that evening.
Kick off your relaxing weekend with a morning walk along the sand in beautiful Pacific Beach. Fulfill your morning cravings with a stop at JRDN for brunch on the patio, the perfect place to soak up the sun and listen to the peaceful sounds of waves crashing on the shore. After brunch, head back to Ocean Park Inn to lounge by the pool or take a quick drive up to Escondido For the Love of Chocolate, Chocolate Festival. If you’re in the mood for something active and adventure is what you seek, then climb aboard a guided tour boat and sail into the Pacific Ocean for a day of site seeing and Gray Whale watching. Our concierges have hookups to the best Gray Whale Watching tours in San Diego, so you’re guaranteed to have a great time.
For a more intimate afternoon with your sweetie we recommend taking a trip up to Temecula for a day of wine tasting at some of California’s best vineyards. The region also offers a chance at horseback riding in the gorgeous countryside, or a day of relaxation in the natural mineral hot springs at Warner Springs Ranch.
As the sun dips beneath the ocean horizon, San Diego comes to life with some of the world’s best chefs and dining atmospheres, and the city’s restaurants are known to pull out all the stops when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Dine on top of the world at Bertrand at Mister A’s for a full 360 degree view of San Diego at sunset, or take to the water aboard the Hornblower Cruise ship for an evening of dining, drinking, dancing and sailing.
For the perfect end to a perfect Valentine’s Day, stop by San Diego’s famous Extraordinary Deserts for a slice of La Bête Noi: a creamy semi-sweet chocolate mousse, vanilla crème brûlée and chocolate ganache, layered in between dark chocolate cakes and moistened with Madagascar vanilla bean syrup. One of our favorites! Choose to dine-in or take it to go and end the night together with Valentine’s signature sweet… chocolate!