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Tuesdays and Thursdays are my favorite days of the week...ok they are my favorite days of the work week since Brad and I have designated them as date nights (one or the other depending on our schedules). We love exploring new places in San Diego and often times returning to some of our favorite spots to have quality time together. I've collected some of our favorite restaurants and activities to help find your next perfect date night spot!.
Salt and Straw Ice Cream
The Baked Bear
If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen on my stories a few weeks ago what this place is all about. It takes a food court up a level with gourmet options and trendy seating areas both inside and out. Plus there are a ton of other cool eateries all within just a short walk across the parking lot so no matter what you will have lots to choose from and take in the sites of the historic naval buildings.
This was actually my wedding venue so I have an extra special place in my heart for it. They have an awesome view of San Diego and on weekends they are known for their unlimited brunch buffets with seafood as far as you can see. Their maritime decor is also an awesome feature from their entryway and lighting to their menu and view.
If you are looking for a unique experience, The Grass Skirt does the trick! It has a "speakeasy" like entrance and behind the door is a mix of unique cocktails and Asian fusion food set to tropical beats.
One of my good friends showed me this adorable wine garden in the heart of Little Italy and I'm in love. From the street, you may not even notice the building, but just behind the doors is an urban oasis filled with wine and cheese. Yes please!
If you are looking for a special occasion spot, this one is one of my husband and my favorites. They have the most amazing vibe of old Hollywood meets upscale Western. This steakhouse is known for impeccable service, they even made a personalized menu for us on our anniversary. The price is definitely worth the experience.
Once you have finished up at Carruth Cellars, head just a few blocks over to Salt and Straw for the most perfect concoctions of ice cream. My favorite combo is the white chocolate strawberry and ooey gooey brownie split scoop, it tastes just like a chocolate covered strawberry. They have gorgeous wood styled in art deco themes all over their interior and just across the street is a brand new seating area for the community. Or, you could take your ice cream and walk down to the waterfront.
Ice cream cookie sandwiches anyone? The Baked Bear has the best ones in town. My husband and I bring almost every visitor in town to this spot and everyone has loved it. You can stick with classic chocolate chop or try a doughnut or brownie ice cream sandwich. Their cookies are perfectly soft even when they have a giant scoop of ice cream between them. They now have a few locations, but the original is still our favorite. Don't be shocked if there is a line out the door, but fear not, they move through it quickly.
Hope you guys have the best time on your date nights and if you have a favorite spot on the list, I'd love to hear it so drop the name in the comments and why you love it!
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