12 Valentine's Date Night Ideas in San Diego...Where Kids Can Tag Along (Feb 2022)

Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas Places in San Diego where kids can tag along

Don’t have a sitter, don’t worry…bring the kids on your date night!


Bring the kids along on your modified romantic evening out. I'm sure they'll love the chance to stay up and stay out a little later. And they'll feel so loved to be included on some special family together time.

Both parents and kids alike will certainly enjoy twinkling lights, flying trapeze, horse-carriage rides or s'mores on the beach! But if you want to stay in, order up a special heart-shaped pizza and have a family game night. Either way, it will be a night to remember!

psst...you don't have to go out ON Valentine's Day. These fun places are available on other nights too so you can celebrate your love all month long.

Quick Links, click the name for details

Plants & Romance at SD Botanic Garden

Circus Vargas

Harlem Globetrotters


Movie Night

Gondola Boat ride

Horse Carriage ride

S'mores on the Beach

Heart Shaped Pizza Night

Limo ride

Pottery Painting

Museum Month



Feb. 11 & 12 from 5:30-8p

Take the family out for a magical evening garden stroll under the lights. Even though "activities are designed for adults; children are welcome but must be supervised at all times...play areas will not be open." Kids will love the thousands of twinkle lights, outdoor fire pits, live music and enjoy chocolates while learning about cocoa and the process of making chocolate.

Splurge: Parents opt for the Sweet Package ($50 until 1/31 or $60 until 2/7) that includes 2 engraved SDBG champagne flutes, 2 glasses sparkling wine or juice, 1 box of local Chuao chocolates and 1 air plant to take home.

COST: $22/adult, $14/ages 3-17, Free for kids under 3, discounts for members, seniors & military. 💻 website

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Feb. 5 - Mar. 28

Join the Circus! Or at least go watch them perform acrobats, daredevil tricks and the flying trapeze. 2 hrs of nonstop fun! (No animals are involved.) Click here for all the info, dates, locations and Tips & Tricks For Seeing Circus Vargas with Kids.

Found a 20% off entire purchase all seating sections from their Twitter feed: “20EB22” (thanks to @kornycox for finding this!) 👏👏👏👏 ➡️ (Only use my 15% off discount code: "15AD22" if the other one doesn't work). ;)

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Feb. 20 at 1pm & 6pm

Your little sports fans will be mesmerized by all the tricks, spins and crazy shots these Harlem Globetrotters will make. My parents used to take me to these games when I was little, and I still remember how much these games are to watch, even for a non-sports fanatic parent. ;) One year I did the Magic Pass event, where I got to meet them, throw some shots with them pre-game and learn their tricks!

📍 Pechanga Arena: 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego 📞 619-224-4171 💻 website

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Put the bumpers up (for the kids of course ;) and throw some strikes at your local bowling alley. They're usually open late and most have a cafe or diner on-site too. This is the perfect family date night outing.

To make sure your bowling outing goes smoothly, you may want to check out my Tips for Bowling with Toddlers.

Here's a list of some local bowling alleys in San Diego. Check directly with them for hours, shoe rental & other policies:

Aztec Lanes, SDSU campus

Punch Bowl Social, downtown

Mira Mesa Lanes