Calling all love birds! Watch above as we take you to the top 3 romantic viewpoints in San Diego, CA. There is no denying that San Diego is full of breathtaking views. From the bluffs of sunset cliffs to the endless shorelines of pristine beaches, San Diego is full of natural beauty and mesmerizing views year around. Follow So Diego expert, Bianca Beale (formerly Bianca Jaime), as she uncovers San Diego’s best viewpoints. Check out our full list of romantic viewpoints below and get ready to pucker up!
Romantic Viewpoints in San Diego
- San Diego Convention Center
Located in the Downtown Gaslamp Quarter, the Convention Center is a landmark location in the city. The various levels of the building make the San Diego Convention Center a perfect place to cozy up to your cutie as you gaze out to gorgeous views of Coronado and Point Loma. If you enter through the Downtown San Diego entrance, take the incline elevator to the top of the building, you’ll be quite impressed at what you’ll see!
Map It – 11 W Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101
- Coronado Ferry Landing
You can’t go wrong with a view of beautiful Coronado! Visitors and locals alike love this spot for its stunning views and serene atmosphere. Our suggestion is to take the Ferry from the Embarcadero at the foot of Broadway. It leaves every hour on the hour, and the 20-minute ride is nice and relaxing. Once you disembark, hang a right and follow the path until the sidewalk ends. That’s where you’ll find our secret little beach. Have a picnic here and enjoy the beautiful scenery of both Coronado and Downtown.
Map It – 1201 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118
- La Jolla Viewpoint (La Jolla Natural Park)
This hidden secret will impress your date, no doubt! While it’s a little tricky to find, it’s worth the swerving drive up Mount Soledad. There is a small bench where you may sit to enjoy the view, but we suggest bringing your own chairs or blanket to lie down on. If you come for the sunset, it can get dark; so don’t forget your flashlight. This is a great spot to snuggle up with your love. It isn’t as crowded as the Mt. Soledad peak, but still has a similar view.
Map It – 7334 Encelia Dr., La Jolla, 92037
- Spruce Street Suspension Footbridge
This fun bridge is located in Banker’s Hill, and offers quaint views of the Mission Hills valleys and the city skyline. Have your date walk ahead of you, and bounce on the bridge, for an exciting ride above the valley floor. This is a good spot to check out just before dinner in the nearby area. Directions: From 1st Ave. turn west onto Spruce St. You’ll run right into it.
Map It – Spruce St & First Ave. San Diego, CA 92103
- Sunset Cliffs
The name of this viewpoint says it all. It may be a little cliché, but we couldn’t write a blog about viewpoints and not mention sunset cliffs. Before enjoying the sunset, head down to the beach following the path down, and you’ll be surrounded by majestic caves. Look for carved out steps…these were used for smuggling in whisky during prohibition times.
Map It – 1253 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107
- Cowles Mountain
As the highest point in San Diego, this mountain in the Mission Trails park has 360 degree views of all of San Diego county. You do have to hike, but once you charge up the mountain, you can find a quiet nook to cuddle up with your sweetheart. Bring plenty of water, because the hike is not a walk in the park. To put it in perspective, you will be climbing up 1,600 feet.
Map It – Golfcrest Dr and Navajo Rd. San Diego, CA 92119
- Torrey Pines Glider Port
Torrey Pines is known for its high cliffs overlooking the Pacific, but the colorful parachutes at Gliderport and the daring pilots navigating them, enhance the undeniably beautiful view with entertaining maneuvers.
Map It – 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr. La Jolla, CA 92037
- USD Campus
Not only is USD one of the top most beautiful campuses in America, it’s perched on a hill on the north side of Mission Valley overlooking the San Diego Bay. Drive up into campus and catch the sunset from a secluded area just behind the Peace and Justice building.
Map It – 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110
- Presidio Park
As the original site of the fort and San Diego Mission in the 18th century, both structures were situated here to provide early settlers with a perfect view of the ocean. This helped them protect their land. Today, a lush park with walking trails provides us a beautiful escape of a hectic city lifestyle.
Map It – Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92103
- Harbor Island
Ok, not really an island, but a manmade peninsula on the north side of the San Diego Bay. Take a stroll along the path as you enjoy views of the city skyline, the Navy Base, and the boats passing by.
Map It – 1875 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101