Weekend getaways in San Diego for couples often entail sunny surfing on the beach, followed by cool cocktails in the city's clutch of elegant and eccentric bars. This upbeat city is stuffed with exciting entertainment and unmissable sights, from the sea lions occupying La Jolla Shores to the sophistication of the city's historic park. San Diego will sweep you off your feet.
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A trip to San Diego Zoo should certainly feature on itineraries for romantic getaways in San Diego. It's literally one of California's biggest attractions, housing more than 3,000 animals and 650 species. Set in a landscape that mimics the animals' natural habitats, the zoo lets you and your partner travel the world together in minutes. Continue the animal theme at the Children's Pool in La Jolla, where seals and sea lions congregate and stare back at spectators.
Romantic weekend getaways in San Diego are all about wandering the stalls in Liberty Public Market, a converted Navy building turned trendy gastronomical mecca. More than thirty vendors serve artisanal foods, making a trip here the perfect indulgence on romantic getaways in San Diego. Come to Polite Provisions for designer cocktails at a marble bar beneath a glass ceiling. Chic geeks will enjoy Coin-Op Game Room's craft beer and cocktail-fueled arcade games, from Pac Man to Master Beer Bong. Make sure try their definitively un-chic but yummy fried Oreos and fried chicken sandwiches.
Get away from the crowds for a restorative walk in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. The perfect atmospheric spot for romantic getaways in San Diego, the park is packed with heritage. A superb history museum occupies the Robinson Rose House, where you can see a recreation of the original pueblo that stood where the city does today. Meanwhile, the Casa de Estudillo, adorned with original furniture, was the first courthouse in town.