Located just north of San Diego, La Jolla is one of the top getaways from city life. Couples flock to the rugged coastline to watch the sunset and work on their surfing skills. It’s not uncommon to see people walking in pairs downtown, ducking into candlelit bars and looking for quiet outdoor patios to dine on.

If you’re looking to get away with your significant other, few places are better than La Jolla. Here are three romantic things to try during your weekend away.

Head to the Cliffs for a Romantic Sunset


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Based on the West Coast, La Jolla is known for its vibrant sunsets. Couples, photographers, and families all come together to say goodbye to the day and watch one of the best shows in nature. There are multiple places to choose from to see the La Jolla sunset, and every local has his or her own secret spot to watch.

For a beach view, stop by Windansea Beach, known for its rocky coastline and dedicated surfers. You can spend the afternoon and stay for the sunset, or arrive just in time to watch the sun dip below the horizon. You can also stop by the Sunset Cliffs, one of the top hiking spots in the area. Few photos compete with the sun setting behind the sharp sandstone cliffs created by nature.

Enjoy a Craft Cocktail and Grab a Light Bite to Eat

Once the sun has set, head to the bar. Starlite is one of the highest-rated bars in San Diego. It has daily specials, a rotating menu, and a focus on trendy cuisine. You can either enjoy the bar’s signature Starlite Mule or ask the bartenders to create something they love. The Starlite also offers food, including its popular ice cream sandwiches.

The Cat Eye Club is also a popular watering hole and offers a more relaxed atmosphere. Customers sip from tiki cups and splurge on fruity drinks to toast to their vacations. You might find yourself dancing the night away when the music starts to play.

Relax in Luxury at a Four-Star Hotel

Romantic getaways are all about feeling relaxed and pampered. When you choose your hotel for your stay in La Jolla, you’re choosing how you’ll feel the entire time there.  Check out La Jolla hotels to find your perfect place to stay.  The Sheraton La Jolla Hotel taps into nature with an outdoor pool and serene walkways through beautiful gardens and waterfalls. Stop by the koi pond to tell your significant other how much you love him or her.

Additionally, La Jolla Hotel by Hilton features an outdoor fire pit for curling up together when the sun goes down. The rooms are spacious with ocean views, so you can sit on the patio and watch the sunset with a bottle of sparkling wine if you don’t want to go to one of the top sunset spots. It’s a great opportunity to reconnect and create some new memories, too.

Romantic getaways aren’t only about dancing and sunsets, but they certainly set the mood. With a few days in La Jolla, you’re sure to feel closer to your significant other than ever before.