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5 Romantic Spring Break Ideas in San Diego

Love and Hearts at Sunset by Mayur Gala

5 Romantic Spring Break Ideas in San Diego

From Gondolas to Gardens, San Diego has numerous great date ideas and romantic things to do

Spring break whispers of balmy breezes, blooming flowers, and stolen moments of romance. And what better place to indulge in all three than San Diego, with its sun-kissed beaches, vibrant parks, and charming atmosphere? Ditch the crowded parties and plan an intimate getaway filled with love and laughter. Here are 5 romantic ideas to spark your imagination and help you plan the ultimate romantic San Diego Spring Break:

Romantic Gondola Ride

Glide into Love with a Gondola Ride in Coronado: Picture this: you and your partner snuggling together as the golden California sun drops below the horizon. Your gondolier smoothly navigates the calm waters of the Coronado Cays and for a moment, you could almost be in Venice. The Gondola Company in Coronado offers a variety of gondola ride packages, from a classic sunset outing to a starlit evening cruise complete with gourmet truffles and champagne. Imagine gentle waves lapping against the gondola, seabirds calling overhead, and the city skyline fading into the distance as you create unforgettable memories. Want to make it a spring break you’ll never forget? The Gondola Company offers proposal packages too – you bring the ring and a sweet words for your love, and The Gondola Company will take care of everything else. Click here for more marriage proposal ideas and tips in San Diego, California.

A romantic picnic set up for a proposal at Sunset Cliffs

Make it a Picnic to Remember at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park: Take a break from your San Diego adventuring with Pure Bliss Picnics in a secret Sunset Cliffs spot. You’ll arrive to a Classic Luxury Picnic prepared to your specifications – Pure Bliss Picnics can prepare a stunning charcuterie board, a Mediterranean picnic, even a tropical picnic – whatever strikes your fancy. You’ll dine under an umbrella with extra plush seating and sweeping ocean views. Keep an eye out for migrating whales, pods of frolicking dolphins, and flocks pelicans skimming over the waves below.

Japanese Friendship Garden

Find your Zen at San Diego’s Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park: Nestled in the heart of the city, Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre wonderland of gardens, museums, and theaters. The Japanese Friendship Garden, located in Balboa Park, is at its most beautiful in the spring when the famous cherry blossoms emerge cloaking the garden in delicate pink flowers. Stroll hand-in-hand down the meandering paths past enchanting koi ponds and stunning bonsai. Take advantage of one of the garden’s numerous classes – breath fitness, beginner yoga, meditation, and tea ceremony 101are among the offerings you and your loved one can enjoy together.

Bike Ride

Set the Stage for Romance with a Coronado Ferry Date: Head to Broadway Pier in Downtown San Diego and set a course for adventure on the Coronado Ferry. Glide across the bay, snuggled up on the top deck, feeling the cool breeze and enjoying the stunning daytime skyline. As you disembark at the Coronado Ferry Landing, an eclectic assortment of shops and restaurants beckons. Enjoy a delicious lunch – perhaps at local favorite Spiro’s Mediterranean Cuisine – and stroll (or rent a bike and pedal!) the two miles down Orange Avenue to the iconic Hotel Del Coronado. Explore the well-manicured grounds, share an ice cream cone from the Del’s ice cream shop, and wander across the wide beach to dip your toes in the ocean. As twilight deepens, head back to the Ferry Landing for a truly special finale. Cross the bay once again, this time watching the city lights twinkle and snuggling together, the perfect ending to a truly magical San Diego day.

La Jolla Shores

Stargaze at La Jolla Shores: After a delicious seafood dinner by the beach, spread out a blanket on the soft sand of La Jolla Shores. As the city lights fade, gaze up at the star-studded sky, free from light pollution. Download a stargazing app to identify constellations and share stories about the stars that perhaps your grandparents told you. With the vastness of the cosmos above and the crashing waves beside you, you’ll feel like the only two people in the universe. It’s the perfect setting to whisper sweet nothings and dream of your next adventures together.

San Diego offers endless possibilities for a romantic spring break. So, ditch the crowds, embrace the sunshine, and create memories that will last a lifetime with these unique and unforgettable experiences. For more information, read A Gondolier’s Guide to the Perfect Date Night for Couples post.

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