The Perfect Summer Date Ideas in San Diego

Let the sparks fly! Ditch the boring date nights and treat your special someone to something a little more romantic. Enjoy a memorable night out with our list of popular summer date ideas in San Diego.

Book a Harbor Cruise

Go with the tried and true by booking a classically romantic evening sunset cruise around San Diego Bay. Enjoy a delicious dinner, toast a glass of champagne, and watch the gorgeous colors light up the Pacific. Hornblower Cruises also offers a daytime brunch cruise that focuses on popular sights around the bay.

Location: 4.7 miles from the hotel

Watch a Movie Under the Stars

Offering a casual movie night on their lawn, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens hosts Liberty Station Movie Nights every Tuesday night throughout the summer. Enjoy special movie night munchies, coffee, and Stone Brewing’s refreshing craft beer. Bring lawn chairs and a blanket to enjoy the show comfortably on the lawn.

Location: 1.2 miles from the hotel

Go to a Sporting Event

Head down to Petco Park to cheer on the San Diego Padres for a casual date night at the ballpark. Grab some beers and hot dogs, sing along to the seventh-inning stretch, and watch out for foul balls! All summer long Petco Park hosts promotional nights to elevate the summer fun. You’ll enjoy fireworks shows, giveaways, Taco Tuesdays, and more. Find the full schedule San Diego Padres website and grab your tickets before they’re all gone.

Location: 8 miles from the hotel

Watch the Sunset From the Cliffs

Pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket, and venture to Sunset Cliffs to enjoy the scenic display that gives this spot its name. These natural cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean offer the ideal spot to watch the colors dance across the sky, and guarantee a romantic evening for you and the person you love.

Location: 2.7 miles from the hotel

Paint a Masterpiece

Put your artistic skills to the test while enjoying a glass of wine at Pinot’s Palette. This Liberty Station hotspot offers two- or three-hour painting sessions with guided step-by-step instruction, painting techniques, and lots of wine. Enjoy the evening and make something special together to always remember your date night and bring you closer.

Location: 2.6 miles from the hotel

If you’re in San Diego on vacation, reserve a stay at Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina. You’ll enjoy easy access to all these locations and have a charming retreat to retire to at the end of the night.