Ideas for planning your first date in San Diego
First dates can be rough. You want to make a good first impression, it could be awkward, and there's a chance of there being some sense of pressure. Take a deep breath and calm down. Just start with some of these first date ideas we compiled and go from there.
For the brave souls out there, take your date to the nearest karaoke bar. Nothing says confidence like belting out your best singing voice on the first date.
(FILE PHOTO: NEW YORK - MARCH 10: Whammy game show host Todd Newton belts out a song during the Game Show Network Hall of Lame Karaoke Competition on March 10, 2003 at the Pangaea Lounge in New York City. Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
You don't have to be an adrenaline junkie to enjoy some indoor skydiving. Take a date and make the jump at iFLY Indoor Skydiving.
You and your date will have a wild time at the San Diego Zoo's "Nighttime at the Zoo" running through this summer, featuring live music, entertainment, and new exhibits.Photo by: bill85704/CreativeCommons
Extended evening hours are coming to museums at Balboa Park this summer. Check out the Museum of Man, Natural History Museum, and other locations. (Plus you'll look pretty smart doing so - hopefully.)
You know what the cool thing about dog beaches are? You don't need a dog to visit. If you and your date favor canine companions, hang out at dog beach at Ocean Beach, Coronado, or Del Mar for a little bit before grabbing some food or a drink nearby.
(FILE PHOTO: CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 4: A dog runs through the surf on Montrose Beach along Lake Michigan September 4, 2002, in Chicago. Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)Photo by: Tim Boyle
There are multiple boat and board rental shops around Mission Bay to try paddle boating, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more.
(FILE PHOTO: Mission Bay. July 28, 2015. Credit: Alice Gerschler/10News Weather Watchers)
San Diego's craft beer scene is second to none. Pick a brewery and take a tour, there's a chance you'll both learn a lot about the local beer industry and, of course, get to try some tasty brews.
(FILE PHOTO: Ballast Point Tasting Room. 10News photo.)
There are plenty of county parks and scenic locales both on the coast and inland for the perfect picnic. Plus this gives you the chance to flex some cooking skills and impress your date.
(FILE PHOTO: Barbara Medina)
Grab a bite to eat and catch a Padres game at Petco Park. Tickets can be affordable - if you're willing to forgo the behind home plate experience - and there are plenty of dining options in and around the park.
(FILE PHOTO: Fans line-up to get into Petco Park before the home opener between the San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants April 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
One of the best tidepools in San Diego is located by the Cabrillo National Monument. But there are also amazing sights across San Diego's coastline and mountains.