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14 Ideas For A Creative And Intimate Valentine’s Day In San Diego

By Arianna Gary

14 Ideas For A Creative And Intimate Valentine’s Day In San Diego

Love is in the air!

The season of love is in full swing and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you are spending the 14th with a special someone, hanging with your besties or scheduling some much needed ‘me time,’ San Diego is overflowing with ways to spend this Valentine’s Day. Check out our list of 14 ideas for creative ways to celebrate your love!

1. Wine & dine your Valentine with a decadent homemade 3-course meal

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Impress your Valentine with an amazing home cooked meal (or treat yourself)! Your success is all but guaranteed as you’ll have step-by-step guidance by Chef Logan Scheer, founder of Ingrediology. Have a blast in this live virtual cooking class and learn how to prepare the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner for two: Moules Mariniere (‘sailor mussels’), filet mignon, pomme puree (whipped potatoes), and haricot verts (French green beans). And for dessert, chocolate mousse! Book your tickets here.

2-7. Make a reservation for a special romantic dinner (or brunch!)

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Many San Diego restaurants are offering special deals and set-course menus for Valentine’s Day weekend, making it the perfect plan for foodies and those who just want to eliminate any guesswork. Wow your significant other or treat your bestie to a fancy brunch or dinner under the stars, and let the chef do their thing! Check out these 6 places in San Diego that will be cooking up a love storm next weekend.

8. Go on a mystery picnic date

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If you have an appetite for good food and love exploring the city, then this self-guided food adventure is the perfect way to see Coronado, Julian or La Jolla, and skip the crowds! Starting with a picnic basket, have fun solving personally-curated clues and riddles sent to your smartphone that’ll take you on a journey to collect your special gourmet picnic food bit by bit. Each clue you solve will lead you closer to your next picnic food pickup and even closer to your final stunning secret picnic spot. If you like to get creative for date night, there’s no better plan! Book your spot here.

9. Fall in love with craft beer (again) in a virtual beer festival

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Skip the last-minute flowers and Hallmark cards this year. Instead, invite that special someone to this Virtual Valentine’s Day Beer Festival! Taste your way through 10 craft beers with flavor notes ranging from a crisp light strawberry to deep decadent chocolate. Tasting notes and stories from the brewers will guide you through the experience as you listen to musicians jammin’ on modern love songs! Reserve your spot for the festival here.

10. Try your luck in this online adult version of Survey Says

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Have a game night in! This adult version of the Survey Says game show is an online experience you won’t forget. Spend an evening with your Valentine (or Galentine!) guessing the top answers to survey questions with an R-rated twist. You’ll have the chance to socialize with other contestants, and a portion of your ticket price will go to charity! Book your ticket here.

11-12. Catch a flick at a local open-air theater

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There’s no date more classic than a movie night out! And although indoor movie theaters remain closed, San Diego has plenty of outdoor theaters where locals can get their film fix of the classics, cult favorites and new releases. Check out these awesome open-air theaters for a unique and romantic movie experience under the stars.

13. Tantalize your taste buds with this hot new mixology experience

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Ladies and gents, get ready to enter a world of tipsy temptation. Come inside the Speakeasy On Demand and indulge yourself while Madame Lulu and her terrific troupe lead you through a night full of tantalizing cocktails and fabulous performances by some of the top cirque, burlesque and theatrical performers in the world! Tipsy temptation awaits. Book your tickets here.

14. Unlock your inner creativity in a lovely painting party

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Treat your date to this fun virtual painting class! For 1.5 hours, an expert artist from Italy will guide you through each step in creating a Valentine’s Day masterpiece. What you’ll end up with is an amazing painting spread across two matching canvases. And don’t worry if you’re not the next Picasso, this experience is great for all levels! Reserve your spot here.

See also: 50 Activities In San Diego To Check Off Your List This February

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