Valentine's Day Planner: San Diego

February 14 is approaching and, let's face it, just writing "Happy V-Day!" on your significant other's Facebook wall isn't going to cut it. Whether you've been with your partner for 5 months (for a hot date, here's a "wow'-worthy night that involves a little saving, a little splurging, and a lot of fun), 5 years (for a romantic getaway that won't include lengthy waits at the airport or hours-long highway drives, take a quick trip across the bridge to Coronado), or you're living it up as a San Diego single (grab a group of your coolest single friends and spend a night out in Solana Beach), we have Valentine's Day itineraries for you.

Updated: February 16, 2010

If You've Been Together 5 Months...


Details Hair Salon

4993 Niagara Ave Ste 205, San Diego, CA 92107

Prior to Feb. 14, make an appointment to get a haircut, facial and/or wax that will leave you feeling beautiful and ready for a hot night out. This salon in Ocean Beach has Aveda products, massage chairs, and complimentary wine.


Ono Sushi

1236 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Rather than sit in an expensive restaurant with awkward PDA and/or wedding proposals occurring at nearby tables, get a take-out box of some of your date's favorite sushi rolls and tempura.


Hard Rock Hotel San Diego San Diego Hotels

207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Check in downtown for this hotel's Rock `n? Romance package that features a suite upgrade, priority access to the hotel's nightclubs, champagne, and a ?Whipped Cream Bikini? amenity that includes strawberries and whipped cream. This may sound like a teenage boy's fantasy come true, but it's not so bad for adults either.


If You've Been Together 5 Years...


Chez Loma

1132 Loma Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

Begin the night at this romantic French bistro just off Orange Avenue. Located in a historic Victorian house close to the Hotel Del Coronado, the restaurant specializes in seafood, duck, and irresistible desserts such as the warm chocolate souffle. Spring for a bottle of Chardonnay or bring a sentimental bottle of wine ($15 corkage fee).


1906 Lodge At Coronado Beach

1060 Adella Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

Stay overnight at this cozy inn, where many of the rooms feature in-room spa tubs, fireplaces, and super-comfy beds.


Holland's Bicycles

977 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

After a lazy morning, spend the morning wandering around the island on beach cruisers or if you're feeling particularly couple-y, go ahead and rent a tandem. The tourists will think you're adorable.


If You're Flying Solo...


Pizza Port-Solana Beach Brewery

135 N Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Start the festivities with some glasses of IPA and a BBQ chicken pizza at this group-friendly spot on Highway 101.


Belly Up Tavern

143 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075

The B-Side Players? Valentine's Day Ball was so popular last year that they're doing it again. Guests are encouraged to wear '70s or '80s era clothes for the party--there will even be a Prom-style photo booth inside.