Taking some time away from the kids to reinvigorate your relationship with your spouse is crucial to any successful relationship. However, the continual pursuit of each other and keeping the romance alive and well after children are added to the mix can be tough. The demands on many parent’s schedules tend to lead to date nights that are stale and devoid of new ideas. Keep reading for some San Diego Date Night Ideas that can help put a bit more spice into your relationship.

Find a New Secret Spot

There is a feeling of connection that results from being part of a small group of people that know something others do not. There are a ton of secret and hidden spots in and around San Diego that can add some intrigue to your next San Diego date night. One of our favorites is Harper’s hillside topiary garden, a whimsical patch of artistically decorated shrubs hidden within a Mission Hills neighborhood. Perhaps you could take a stroll with your loved one across the 25th Street Bridge in Sherman Heights/Golden Hill and listen to the tune from the chromatic bells build into the railing of the bridge. Want to stick closer to downtown? Check out the secret speakeasy next to Hennessey’s Tavern in the Gaslamp District for live blues music from Chicago bluesman Stoney B and his band.

San Diego Date Night Food

If you are more of a foodie, there are some excellent options for an appetizing and filling San Diego Date Night. While not a traditional day for a date night, if you and your partner are willing to travel out on Wednesday evening, Cusp in La Jolla offers fresh grilled lobster with Potatoes Anna, corn pinwheels, and a glass of Prosecco for only $26. Hungry for more? You can add a steak to your dinner for only $15 more. Perhaps you want a more hands on experience, check out Dallmann Fine Chocolates in El Cajon where you can enjoy a chocolate making class that is offered once a month. You will learn how to temper, pipe, and decorate chocolate with a world class chocolatier and everyone receives a box of chocolates to take home.

Take Advantage of the Water

One of the beautiful things about living in San Diego is all the access to the Pacific Ocean and coastal waterways. Why not consider a harbor cruise for your next San Diego date night? Horn Blower Cruises & Events offers a dinner harbor cruise with stunning views of downtown San Diego. As a bonus, you can steal a kiss while going under the Coronado Bridge which, according to legend, will bring you luck. Looking for something a bit more lively? The Bahia Belle offers live entertainment every night and an excellent cocktail hour.