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Valentine's Day in North Park

Posted by: The Lafayette Hotel
26 Jan
Romantic Couple in North Park, San Diego | The Lafayette Hotel

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and love is in the air in and around the hotel. Whether you are looking for a romantic outing with your valentine or a fun adventure with your galentines, there are no shortage of ways to celebrate love in North Park. We have gathered a list of some of the best things to do with your loved one (or loved ones) in the area, from outdoor adventures to delicious date spots and cultural experiences, this Valentines Day- or any day! 

Local Recreation

Explore Balboa Park

Located just 1 mile from our hotel, Balboa Park is home to museums, gardens, a zoo, trails and more- making it a perfect destination for any couple! Take a romantic stroll around the park, or have a picnic and enjoy lunch right in front of the botanical building and the lily pond. Whether you are looking to explore nature, admire architecture or visit one of their many cultural attractions, Balboa Park has it all 

Take a (Love) Boat Tour

Mix up your traditional date night with a San Diego boat tour! Zip along the coastline and take in the stunning views of area attractions and the iconic downtown skyline. From sailboat tours to ferry rides, there are no shortage of ways to create a romantic and unforgettable experience. 

The Arts

See a Show 

The Balboa Theater and Civic Theater are two historic concert venues located in Downtown San Diego. They host a variety of events, from concerts to comedy shows and theater, and are a great place for a fun night out! Whether you prefer to jam to music or enjoy a play, both theaters are a great date night spot. 

Visit an Art Museum

Museums are a great place to explore with your special someone, and San Diego is home to a variety of museums for any interest. From the San Diego Museum of Art's Spanish collection to The Museum of Contemporary Art= and the aircraft collection featured aboard the USS Midway Museum, there is no shortage of exhibits to explore with your partner. 


Wine and Beer Tasting

Beer and wine tasting is the perfect pairing for any date, and North Park has plenty of both! If you are more into wine, Negociant Winery and Record Family Wines are two popular wine tasting spots. If beer is more your thing,  Modern Times Tasting Room and Home Brewing Company both have a great selection and a cozy atmosphere. 

If you prefer to stay at the hotel, our very own Hope 46 Restaurant has Wine Wednesdays, where we offer 50% off our wide selection of wine bottles $50 and under all day. And for the beer lovers, join us on Thirsty Thursdays, where we have $5 draft beers from 5pm to close. 

Valentine's Dinner at Hope 46 Restaurant

Bring your lover to the Lafayette for a romantic dinner for two all weekend long. Sip specialty cocktails and fall in love bite by bite with a prix-fix menu in our dining room or patio veranda. Menu highlights include steamed mussels, prosciutto wrapped jidori chicken, and warm s'mores cake – just to name a few. Make your Valentine's Day extra special this year by celebrating with an unforgettable evening for you and your valentine. For more information, visit our website and make your reservation via OpenTable

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