and absinthe in a gorgeous pink-hued setting. In
Convoy, the new 1920s-style speakeasy Realm of the
52 Remedies calls for small bites and rare whiskies.
Soar above the polo fields, lagoons and sprawling estates of North County while enjoying ocean
views and the burnt-orange sunset on a balloon with
Sky’s the Limit. Or, enjoy another bird’s-eye view
with San Diego Helicopter Tours.
Love fishing? H&M Landing has
private charters so you can land
the big one. A Champagne-infused
moonlight spin around the bay
with Hornblower Cruises promises romance with a capital R.
Spend a day at the Spa at Rancho
Valencia, a hacienda-style oasis
offering side-by-side couple’s massages, wellness rituals, poolside
craft cocktails paired with gourmet eats, and yoga classes overlooking an infinity pool.
Set on the cliffs of La Jolla, The Lodge at Torrey Pines offers emerald and
sapphire views of the famed golf course and sea. This Craftsman-style
beauty has all the right luxury touches, from the serene spa and cabana-lined pool to the Stickley-style furniture suites and upscale seasonal
cuisine at A.R. Valentien. Sprawling Estancia La Jolla, a nine-acre former
equestrian ranch, enchants with endless gardens, hidden nooks and
alfresco dining. Designed by renowned architect Irving Gill, the historic
1906 Lodge is a romantic 17-room escape with spa tubs, cozy fireplaces
and balconies over the lush garden. Bike Pacific Beach’s boardwalk,
surf the waves out front, cozy up by the fire pits and then settle into your
oceanfront suite at the modern Tower 23. Keep an eye out for newcomer
Cormorant Boutique Hotel in the heart of La Jolla, whose rooftop lounge
boasts some of the best ocean views around. It opens in fall 2019.
Share a seafood tower and then go big with a butcher’s-cut steak at
oceanfront Jrdn, whose design-centric interior features a wave-patterned
wall of light. For candlelit or fireside dining, Veladora at Rancho Valencia
is a romantic setting in Rancho
Santa Fe. From its fur-covered
chairs to its tuxedo-clad servers in
Converse tennies, Born & Raised
is a rebellious, high-end steakhouse in Little Italy. Forbes Five-Star Addison is commanded by
the ultra-talented Chef William
Bradley, whose French-meets-SoCal tasting menu will blow
your mind. Jeune et Jolie brings
French new wave cuisine and
cutting-edge design to Carlsbad.
Think oysters, coquilles, pastis
When you’re ready for a romantic rendezvous or
lavish getaway, San Diego delivers with a wealth of
fine dining, opulent resorts and posh adventures
BORN & RAISED
Bike Like a Champ
Demo a Pinarello, the preferred
choice of Tour de France winners, at
their US headquarters and gallery
in Solana Beach. These Italian bikes,
which can be designed to your
own personal perfection, run from
$2,000 to $20,000.