Our honeymoon experts are back this week to bring you another delicious and romantic date night at home. How about a trip to sunny, ocean-side San Diego, California?

San Diego is at the top of our list for domestic honeymoons. Full of great restaurants, beautiful beaches, and cant-miss landmarks, you won’t get bored in this city! Bask in the sunshine on their breath-taking beaches that loungers and surfers alike can’t stay away  from— Coronado Island and La Jolla beaches are our favorites. Spend the day taking a stroll and shopping in the historical Gaslamp District, complete with cobblestone roads. And one thing you definitely need to have on your list — the infamous San Diego Zoo. Experience it all with our honeymoon-at-home date night complete with music, virtual tours, and all the items you need to bring San Diego to you.


San Diego Date Night: Food & Drinks

The food in San Diego has many cultural influences. California is a melting pot in and of itself. Because of this, you can find just about anything to eat, from traditional Mexican, to Italian, American, and everything in between.

One of the best dishes you can sink your teeth into is carne asada, often featured in the iconic California Burrito!

If you or your partner are vegetarian, we highly recommend the Chino Ranch Vegetable Bowl.

We recommend pairing your dish with a San Diego Sunrise that can easily be converted to non-alcoholic by removing the tequila, or a Ballast Point beer. 


San Diego Date Night: Ambience

Bring San Diego to life in your home for under $100:

  • Sunset backdrop
  • Southern California candle
  • San Diego drinking glasses
  • Inflatable palm trees & surfboards

If you want to kick it up a notch, here are some extras that you can add:

  • Stuffed zoo animals
  • Agave succulent
  • Ocean-life drink stir sticks
  • Nautical captain’s hat
  • San Diego Padres Jersey

Check out our full Date Night at Home San Diego shopping list on Amazon.


San Diego Date Night: Music and Tours

During cocktail hour, choose one of these playlists to set the mood (choose the music streaming service you use):

Apple Music   Spotify

Explore San Diego with these virtual tours. You can’t miss out on the live cams of their zoo either.


San Diego Date Night: Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a sure-fire guide to pulling off a date night to remember:

Week before: Order supplies from our Date Night at Home San Diego shopping list on Amazon.

Day before: Shop for food/drinks ingredients

Day of:

5 pm: Set the mood by lighting your San Diego candle, getting your playlist or a Padres game and start decorating.

5:30 pm: Let’s get cooking! Have one person tackle the carne asada while the other preps all of the other ingredients.

6 pm: Get dressed in your favorite warm-weather out. When it’s always 75 and sunny, shorts, sandals, and sunnies are a must!

6:15 pm: Time to start sipping on those San Diego Sunrises or your Ballast Point brew.

6:45 pm: Assemble your Cali burritos and dig in! While you eat, quiz each other on some fun San Diego trivia.

8:00 pm: Finish watching the Padres game and then get ready to virtually explore San Diego. Take a virtual tour of the USS Midway, observe animals at the the zoo, or learn about some of the city’s best restaurants so you’ll have some places in mind if you ever visit (links above). Most importantly: have fun!

Don’t forget to take pictures to remember your night! Want to get featured on Honefyund’s social? Share to social media using the tag @honeyfund and #HoneymoonatHome. Check back next Monday for our next Honeymoon at Home date-night destination.





Jordyn Coppola

Jordyn Coppola has been a member of Honeyfund's Marketing Team since 2018. Her #1 goal is to always make sure our couples are happy and have a great experience. She currently resides in sunny Florida with her three dogs. She has traveled all over the East Coast and hopes to explore the West Coast in the near future.


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