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Spend Valentine’s in San Diego with a 3-day Romantic Getaway in La Jolla

January 18, 2023

February 14 will make its way on our calendars before we know it, so better start planning the perfect Valentine’s in San Diego early. Show your special someone just how much you love them and treat them to a romantic getaway in La Jolla — whether it’s for the perfect Valentine’s date or for a romantic weekend that you both will never forget.  

With its spectacular beaches, vibrant sunsets, endless dining options, and great weather, this could be your best Valentine’s Day! 

To help you plan your romantic getaway, we’ve put together three days of worth of date ideas in San Diego just for you and your other half.
Day 1

Begin your day in La Jolla with a mouth-watering brunch at Birdseye Restaurant and Bar located on top of Cormorant Boutique Hotel. From Friday to Sunday, from 10am to 2pm, this rooftop restaurant and bar offers some of the best breakfast dishes in town, from classic eggs benedict to breakfast burritos. Indulge in delicious food in the heart of La Jolla and fuel up for the rest of the day’s activities in La Jolla. 


No need for delayed gratification, hit the beach right after and take a romantic stroll on La Jolla Shores Beach. This beach offers a wide and long stretch of white sand and crystal-clear water, perfect for a day of adventure by waters. Take in the ocean views, feel the sand between your toes, and spend some quality time with your partner. If you’re feeling more active, you can go surfing, kayaking, and even scuba diving too. 


Later, take a quick drive to Mount Soledad Memorial Park, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of San Diego from the Pacific to Mission Bay and all the way to Downtown. The park, located high on the mountain, is the perfect spot to lay down a towel and watch the sunset with your loved one or enjoy the sunny day.

Spend Valentine's in San Diego with a 3-day Romantic Getaway in La Jolla

End your Valentine’s in San Diego on a high note with dinner at the Birdseye Restaurant and Bar. It’s one of the few rooftop bars in La Jolla of its kind. The Cormorant Boutique Hotel is the perfect location to start off a romantic weekend with a cozy and romantic ambiance to set the tone for the perfect date. 


This hotel and rooftop restaurant in a centralized location offers an extensive and diverse menu to appease every pallet. Savor cocktails, a delicious meal, and a bottle of wine while taking in the beautiful ocean view. The picturesque atmosphere and delicious food will make for the perfect ending to a memorable date.

Day 2

Start your second day by exploring the charming streets of La Jolla Village. The village offers a variety of shops, galleries, and restaurants that are perfect for couples looking for a romantic stroll. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of La Jolla Village and meander the streets in and out of the local boutiques and art galleries. Stop for a cup of good coffee or brunch at one of its many cafes, then get dessert in one of La Jolla’s best ice cream spots


Next, head out on an adventurous yet romantic kayak tour at the La Jolla Cove with Everyday California Kayak. Cormorant guests get a 20% discount on all water sports. Just ask at our front desk how to book. This excursion offers a chance to explore the natural beauty of the sea caves and see the marine life that thrives within them. Paddle through the caves and take in the stunning views of the coastline, and maybe even catch a glimpse of some sea lions or even dolphins. 


After hanging out with wildlife and exploring La Jolla Cove, enjoy a luxurious picnic by Pop Up Picnic Co while watching the sun set and all. They offer a variety of picnic packages but the Boho Pop Up Picnic is ​​perfect for a romantic set-up by the beach for couples. From the set up and clean up after to the food and drinks, they’ll do all the work! You just have to enjoy and relax!


End your very active day with some pampering and treat yourself and your loved one to a night of wellness or a couple’s massage at Cove Wellness. Relax and unwind together as you enjoy the pampering and rejuvenation the spa has to offer.

Day 3

Start your romantic day with a hike through Torrey Pines State Reserve. This beautiful state park offers miles of hiking trails that wind through the coastal chaparral and offer breathtaking views of the ocean. The reserve is known for its towering sandstone cliffs, rare Torrey pine trees, and an abundance of wildlife. As you hike, take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy the fresh ocean air while holding hands with your loved one (or just trying to keep up with them).


Spend the rest of your day just hanging out in your room at Cormorant. After all, it’s a vacation and nothing screams vacation than just staying in bed doing nothing! Order in-room dining from Birdseye and just stay in. Inhale the ocean breeze and marvel at the gorgeous views of the Pacific right from your balcony. And take the time to just be in the moment with your partner and be grateful for all the wonderful things in your life like this vacation! 




La Jolla, California, is truly a romantic destination for couples looking for a getaway filled with natural beauty, delightful food, and unique experiences to celebrate Valentine’s in La Jolla


For an even more memorable trip, stay at Cormorant Boutique Hotel and stay close to all the best activities in La Jolla. Our beautiful boutique hotel offers incredible views, luxurious amenities, and an amazing location (just steps away from the beach!).  Best of all, our friendly and helpful staff will make sure you get the best experience possible while you stay with us.