Long stretches of sand, a laid-back vibe, and swoon-worthy sunsets make it easy to relax—and rekindle a spark — in Oceanside. An easy romantic getaway from Los Angeles, Oceanside is two hours from the City of Angels, just 45 minutes from the center of San Diego, and filled with romantic things to do for couples.
1. Book a Romantic Hotel
Of course, we’re partial to thinking that The Seabird Resort is one of the leading romantic hotels in the San Diego area. But can you blame us? With rooms and suites offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from floor-to-ceiling windows and spa-inspired bathrooms with rain showers and free-standing tubs, one step into your private abode will spark that lovin’ feeling.
2. Walk Along the Beach
If you’ve ever used the “I like long walks on the beach” line, even as a joke, Oceanside delivers. Just steps from The Seabird, three miles of sandy shoreline offers plenty of beach to take an intimate stroll. Hold hands, listen to the waves lapping the shore, look out to the horizon, and feel the day-to-day stress melt away.
3. Try Something New Together
Trying a new activity or having a new experience causes our bodies to release dopamine, the neurotransmitter that makes us feel good — and it can reignite that sense of novelty and excitement from when you first fell in love. Research has shown that married couples who regularly shared new experiences reported higher relationship satisfaction. With that in mind, there’s plenty of things to do in Oceanside! Try surfing for the first time with a personalized lesson, explore the town on an electric scooter, or test your balance by paddleboarding in the Pacific.
4. Sneak in Some Spa Time
Whether you slip off for some solo self-care or opt for an intimate couple’s experience, a restorative massage, scrub, or facial will leave you feeling more at ease and more in tune with your body — the perfect recipe for a romantic getaway. Our onsite Sunny’s Spa takes the typical spa experience a step further with a curated selection of offers designed specifically for duos in their own private spa suite.
5. Share a Memorable Adventure
Make new memories with a life-changing experience, such as going whale watching in the waters surrounding Oceanside. (Mid-December through April is the time to spot majestic grey whales as they migrate from Alaska to Baja California.) Want an even bigger adrenaline rush? Liftoff and go skydiving in Oceanside to soak up stunning coastline views of southern Los Angeles to San Diego.
6. Indulge in a Special Meal
There’s something about an incredible meal that invigorates our appreciation for pleasure. Begin an evening of indulgence with drinks at a refined coastal lounge, like The Shore Room, before heading out to a romantic dinner. Our pick: Valle right next door, where expertly prepared dishes inspired from Baja’s Guadalupe Valley excite the senses with intriguing flavours, textures, and colours.
7. Watch the Sunset
Watching the sunset with the one you love may be cliché, but it never gets old! Ending a relaxed, romantic day together — or starting a decadent evening — by watching the sun paint the sky and the water sensational colors will evoke a deep sense of appreciation and togetherness.
READY TO KEEP THE LOVE ALIVE WITH A ROMANTIC GETAWAY AROUND SAN DIEGO?
THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY, RESERVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE OCEAN VIEW OASIS WITH OUR STAY IN LOVE PACKAGE, INCLUDING AN OCEANVIEW KING ROOM AND A $200 CREDIT TO SUNNY’S SPA & BEAUTY LOUNGE.