Attend a Drive-In Movie
This idea is one we’d call “an oldie but a goodie!” While the concept is nothing new, drive-in theaters make for the perfect social distancing date night. You won’t need to dish out $30 on popcorn and a fountain drink or stuff your pockets with candy contraband. South Bay Drive-In Theater screens movies daily, showing two movies at a time on each of its three screens. Movies are shown year-round so even when the world goes back to normal, you might just want to adopt this date night tradition.
Go For a To-Go Picnic
A fun way to support our renowned local restaurants while still adhering to the rules of social distancing is to take your date for a to-go picnic! Start at one end of the Gaslamp Quarter and make your way down hitting all your favorite spots grabbing an appetizer from each. Then kick back and enjoy the fruits of your labor at scenic Balboa Park, just a quick walk from F11!
Take a Hike with Your Hunny
For the outdoorsy couple, a hike with your hunny might be just what the Love Dr. ordered! Exploring new places with your date can be a fun and bonding experience. Physical activity releases serotonin, dopamine and endorphins, AKA the happy chemicals, that set the tone for a good mood. Hiking is a cheap date and much more memorable than dinner for two. Here are some of the top trails near Downtown San Diego:
- Torrey Pines State Reserve Loop – 20 mins from F11
- Batiquitos Lagoon Trail – 30 mins from F11
- Blue Skye Ecological Reserve – 30 mins from F11
- Iron Mountain Trail – 30 mins from F11
- Potato Chip Rock – 1 hour from F11
While seasoned San Diegans might be familiar with these trails, others may find immense enjoyment out of venturing outside of their norm!
Explore Picturesque La Jolla Cove
La Jolla is an easy 20-minute drive from F11 and just so happens to be one of the top beach destinations in the world. This area is best explored by one of three ways, by kayak, by bike, or by snorkel! A kayaking cave tour through spectacular sea cliffs home to sea lions and leopard sharks is a date you won’t soon forget. More daring couples will love the La Jolla Shores Snorkel Tour through the reef. This tour teaches participants the fundamentals of snorkeling so first-timers are more than welcome. If your sea legs aren’t quite up to par, the Soledad Slide Bike Tour along San Diego’s famous coastline delivers stunning views making it one of the best ways to experience the jewel coast!
Give Beach Yoga a Try
Now more than ever, it’s important to find ways to keep your zen! Taking part in an outdoor yoga class together is fun and engaging quality time. Pacific, Santa Monica and Ocean Beach offer free, instructor-led classes at set times. Coronado hosts Beach Yoga with Mary from 8:30-9:30am on Tuesdays & Fridays as well as Yoga with Danielle on Sundays from 9:30-10:30am. As the saying goes, couples who yoga together stay together!