Your Valentine’s Day Guide to a Romantic Getaway in Little Italy

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Lovebirds everywhere are called to San Diego’s Little Italy to celebrate a romantic Valentine’s Day in the hip and trendy downtown neighborhood. Surround yourself with everything you’ll need for a seamless evening with your better half. Stretched across 48 square blocks, the community is filled with award-winning restaurants, unique shops and fine hotels for a romantic weekend getaway!

If you still haven’t found the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, Little Italy has unique shops to find a thoughtful present for your significant other. Step inside Love & Aesthetics for small apothecary items and gifts or find a unique home decor while antique shopping at India Street Antiques.

Stroll along the streets of the picturesque neighborhood and visit a variety of bars and wineries. Swing by Pali Wine Co. Winery Tasting Room for a tasting of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Central Coast or Carruth Cellars Wine Garden, an urban winery offering premium wines from Northern and Central California. While you wait for your dinner reservations, rest inside the European-styled Piazza della Famiglia and watch the sun set against the San Diego Bay while reminiscing over the shared moments with your significant other. While relaxing in the Piazza, perhaps share a bottle of wine at the full service bar inside the Little Italy Food Hall.  

Share an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner at one of Little Italy’s premier restaurants where the options are endless. It is the ultimate destination for authentic Italian cuisine with venues like Davanti Enoteca, Nonna Italian Comfort Food, Bencotto Italian Kitchen and Civico 1845. Wow your sweetheart with a fine dining experience at Herb & Wood or Juniper and Ivy for an intimate dinner with diverse menus designed by all-star chefs.

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a sweet treat for your Valentine. Split a scoop of handcrafted ice cream at Salt & Straw, indulge in delicious baked goods at Extraordinary Desserts or make your way back to the Little Italy Food Hall to discover true Italian gelato at Bobboi Natural Gelato. For couples looking to continue their romantic evening into the night, hit up hot spots in Little Italy like Craft & Commerce’s speakeasy False Idol.  Couples can party like the 1920’s inside Born & Raised’s Gatsby-décor rooftop or bar hop to San Diego’s oldest tavern Waterfront Bar & Grill.

Continue Valentine’s Day into the weekend with a romantic staycation. Book a room for you and your significant other at Little Italy’s newest Carte Hotel for dazzling views of the Embarcadero waterfront. Just steps away from the Little Italy neighborhood is Porto Vista Hotel offering couples a special Cupid’s Deal during Valentine’s day weekend which includes a complimentary champagne bottle.

Little Italy has everything you’ll need to create a memorable Valentine’s Day. To stay connected with Little Italy, check out what’s going on in the neighborhood by following on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.