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Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, a birthday or just need a night out with your spouse, these date night ideas on the water are sure to please.

TAKE A GONDOLA RIDE IN SAN DIEGO. Spend an hour cuddled next to your special someone on a romantic gondola ride. No need to travel to Italy, The Gondola Company offers beautiful San Diego views and a relaxing experience. Bring chocolate-covered strawberries and/or beverage of choice to make it extra special.

GO ON A HARBOR CRUISE. Hornblower Cruises offers breathtaking views of San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline. A romantic dinner and dancing cruise or weekend champagne brunch buffet are sure to impress your significant other. Specialty cruises are available for Valentine’s Day and other holidays.

DINE WITH A VIEW. Any Cohn Restaurant is worthy of a celebration, but these offer water views: 333 Pacific (Oceanside), Sea 180 (Imperial Beach), Coasterra and Island Prime/C-Level (Harbor Island).

GET AWAY TO CATALINA ISLAND. Plan a weekend getaway to nearby Catalina, which offers something for everyone, from pampering and relaxing to hiking and adventuring. Discover great tips and things to do in this Family Magazine article, titled "Plan a Family Adventure to Catalina Island."

SAIL THE BAY or OCEAN. Sail San Diego offers a three-hour sailing tour (complete with beverages and snacks) and a customizable sunset sail. Private or shared boats are available, making it a great way to celebrate with friends as well. Learn more at Sail San Diego.

TAKE A SEASIDE STROLL. San Diego has countless beaches and waterfront walkways with gorgeous views. Some of our favorites: Coronado Beach, Torrey Pines State Reserve, Seaport Village and Windansea Beach in La Jolla.

Published February 2016

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