Planning The Perfect Date Night In San Diego

 In Blog, San Diego Entertainment

Feeling uninspired for your upcoming date night? We’ve got you taken care of.

Luckily for you, this buzzing city is full of attractions, restaurants, venues, bars, and more that you can experience with your plus one. Our blog today is going to focus on San Diego entertainment in the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, a 16½-block historical neighborhood right in the heart of the city. For starters, there are three tried-and-true components of any date night: food, entertainment, and dessert.


The Gaslamp Quarter has plenty of food options for whatever you’re feeling on your date night, so sort your options by whatever food you’re in the mood for and have fun! Taka Restaurant, La Puerta, and The Field Irish Pub are the top three Gaslamp restaurants according to TripAdvisor, but there are so many tasty dishes from restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter that it’s truly hard to narrow it down.

San Diego Musical Theatre is partnered with several restaurants in the area, including Salt & Whiskey, Union Kitchen & Tap, and Dublin Square. All are within walking distance of the theater if you’re catching musicals in San Diego.


The Gaslamp Quarter is practically a playground for adults! There is so much to do and see, so it may actually take several date nights before you feel as though you’ve truly experienced the district.

Do you find yourself wondering, “Is there live theater near me?” You’re in luck. No night spent in the Gaslamp Quarter is complete without a couple of Broadway tickets to your name. Musicals in San Diego are a must when you’re visiting, and the Horton Grand Theatre is worth seeing in its own right! It’s definitely worth it when you throw in performing arts, though. Current shows in San Diego include Hairspray and Young Frankenstein. Not sure how Hairspray is relevant still? We analyzed it for you; and trust us, it’s worth seeing again.

Or you can experience all the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum has to offer! The exhibitions, events, and classes and workshops (for kids and adults) will be both educational and entertaining. They close at 4 p.m. daily, though, so this could be better reserved for San Diego entertainment for a Saturday or Sunday day date.

Do you and your date like just a touch of fear in your life? Try out The Great Escape Room San Diego if so. It’s an immersive experience that will get your adrenaline pumping and your mind racing. While temporarily stuck in this room, you can see how well you and your date work together and communicate.


You’ll need some sort of sweet treat after your night of adventuring! Try out Chocolate Cremerie, Le Parfait Paris, or Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop to satisfy your sweet tooth — all are within walking distance of the San Diego Musical Theatre. If neither of you are much for sugar, venture just a bit north and explore Balboa Park in the sunset.

Feeling confident yet? You should. San Diego entertainment is the makings for the perfect date night. Catch some live theater and performing arts when you experience musicals in San Diego. We can’t wait to see you.

Recommended Posts

Leave a Comment

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt