Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Either you are cheering because you love the day of love, or you are just cheering that it’s almost over. Regardless, V-Day can be a fun excuse to go out and do something different whether it’s with your sweetie or with pals. And I’m not talking about just a romantic dinner! You can do that anytime without paying the super inflated Valentine’s Day prices.
Here are 8 different ideas to make your Valentine’s Day in San Diego unique, fun and affordable.
1. Museum Month
Ever wanted to check out the San Diego Museum scene? Edutainment might be just want you need to make this Valentine’s Day unique. Presented by Macy’s, participants can enjoy half-off entry fees at 40+ San Diego Museum Council membership museums throughout February. From the Birch Aquarium to the Natural History Museum, there are tons of opportunities to get your culture on. Find out the Participating Museums and free pass information.
2. Ahoy Valentine
Let Valentine’s Day be your excuse to explore San Diego from the water. There are dozens of charter boat opportunities whether you are looking for a romantic dinner cruise or an action-packed adventure.
February is also the perfect time for grey whale watching in San Diego. Over 30,000 whales migrate from Mexico to Alaska from December 15-March 15. If you have never seen these gentle giants in their natural habitat, you need to get out on the water this Valentine’s Day!
3. Running is Good for the Heart
Put a bit of sweat in your Valentine’s Day at one of these local runs. Plus they are all benefiting a good cause which makes everyone’s heart happy:
Cupid’s Undie Run puts the hilarity in charity. The formula for this event is simple, Party + 1 mile fun run at your own pace + more party = a fantastic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day while also contributing to the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The second annual, Cupid’s Undie Run is happening on Saturday, February 11th in Liberty Station.
Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K. This 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run will be held on Sunday, February 12th at Tidelands Park in Coronado. Sign up as an individual or couple (sounds like MeetnGreet). This can also be a Match Making event! At registration you can choose to pick up your choice of bib (different from racing bib): Available, Taken, or It’s Complicated. Wear the bib on the run and find others that like to run and do events just like you. Get social at the event and make new friends.
4. Cheers to Beers
When living in the Capital of Craft Beer, there is always a reason to spend your day beer tasting through the city. Create your own course with the help of the San Diego Brewer’s Guild or try one of these events:
Brewbies Fest. Celebrate the positive impact that the craft brewing community makes while raising funds to help the Keep A Breast foundation fulfill their mission of empowering young people around the world with breast health education and support. Hosted by Bagby Beer Co. in Oceanside on February 13th.
Beer My Valentine Beer & Food Walking Tour. Grab your Valentine for a 3-hour guided walking tour where you’ll enjoy three tour stops for award-winning beer tastings, including local craft beers, along with VIP food pairings. Happening all month in beautiful La Jolla.
5. Wine Down
San Diego might be known for it’s craft beer, but let’s not forget about all of the local wineries and wine tasting. Plan a trip out to the country-side this Valentine’s Day or sip your vino at one of the many tasting rooms in the city. Either way, you can plan your day with the help from San Diego Vintners Association.
6. Practice Some Heart Openers
Let a good yoga practice open your heart to a great Valentine’s Day. Add a beautiful beach to the mix, and you got yourself a perfect way to kick-off your V Day! There are a bunch of opportunities to practice yoga on the beach during the weekend. Just show up to any of the locations to join one of these donation-based classes.
7. Shout From the Mountain Tops
Let nature be your romantic backdrop with a hike this Valentine’s Day. San Diego is loaded with trails from beautiful ocean views to woodsy adventures. Get some great ideas for hiking around San Diego HERE.
8. Baby It’s Cold Outside
Cupid might need to put on a jacket for this next suggestion. Why not plan a trip to the snow this Valentine’s Day weekend? There are plenty of locations that are between 1-3 hours from Downtown San Diego that will get you out in the white fluffy stuff. Getting cozy with your cutie after a day in the cold sounds like an extra special idea.
Don’t be alone this Valentine’s Day. There are tons of fun-loving people on MeetnGreet right now that are also looking for something more exciting than locking themselves indoors this V Day! Make it a group outing, and see if people want to join you on any of the ideas we have listed above. Or come up with something else and propose it to a group. You have nothing to lose but a lonely day!