5 San Diego Date Night Ideas

Posted by shayadmin on Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 7:18 pm



San Diego is a lively city full of exciting activities, great restaurants and fun bars! It’s hard to be bored in this beautiful southern California area. San Diego is even more fun to explore with someone else! Whether you need ideas for a first date, or you want to take your spouse of 20 years outs, these date night ideas are great for everyone! We’ve mixed in some good ideas for day dates and night time dates!


Picnic on the Beach

It doesn’t get much more romantic than this. Pack a picnic and grab a blanket then head down to any of the beautiful beaches at Cardiff-by-the-Sea. It’s a beautiful place to watch the sunset, and even though it’s a public area it’s easy for a beach picnic to feel secluded and special. To make things extra romantic you can even pack some wine and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert! This is a popular anniversary date for a reason.


Baseball Game at Petco Park

Classic date idea, but it’s still as cute as ever. With only a few weeks left of the baseball season, get your tickets soon. Grab some cheap tickets, or spend a little more money and get nice seats, and take your date to a baseball game at Petco Park! Regardless whether the Padres are your team of choice or not, it’s still a fun experience and definitely a great way to spend time together. There’s just enough down time to have great conversation, but enough excitement that the date will never get boring. There are plenty of cheap or gourmet dining options at Petco Park, so no need to worry about eating before hand.

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Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream

If your spouse has more of a sweet tooth then Hammond’s is the perfect date spot! After a nice dinner, surprise your date with a flight of ice cream at Hammond’s. There are three locations throughout San Diego, so just pick the one closest to you! Hammond’s offers over 300 different flavors of ice cream, so it’s not hard to find something you’ll like! This is one of our favorite ideas for a first date. It’s a great way to end the night!



Kayaking/Paddleboarding at Coronado

Is your partner adventurous? A great way to spend the day together is to rent some kayaks or paddleboards and take advantage of the beautiful beaches of San Diego. Although it is not exactly easy to have back-and-forth conversation on the ocean, this date can easily be finished off with a tasty meal at one of Coronado’s many beach cafes and restaurants.


Day Trip to the San Diego Zoo

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The zoo is not just for younger children. A day trip to one of America’s most famous zoos can be a great day date! Walking around the zoo is not only interesting but also allows the opportunity for great conversation. There are also plenty of eating/drink options at the zoo so you can either plan a meal before, or just rely on those!
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Things to Do in San Diego This Summer

Posted by Shay Realtors on Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 7:43 pm


San Diego is great place to be because the weather is awesome, the people are friendly, and there is always something going on! Especially during the Summer, San Diego is a fun place to explore! Whether you’re looking for a more relaxing event, or an adventurous day out with the family, there’s something for everyone. Use this list of events and activities as your ultimate guide for Summer fun! We’ve included a few crowd favorites as well as some events you may not know about!

San Diego Zoo

Although this may seem like an obvious Summer activity for San Diego locals, the San Diego Zoo has much more to offer than most people realize. Aside from it being the largest zoo on the West Coast, the San Diego Zoo offers summer camps, interactive exhibits, private tours, experiences with the animals, and workshops just to name a few. This Summer is the perfect time to visit the zoo. If you have never been, or even if you are a frequent visitor, this is a great time to come because Africa Rocks is taking over this season. Africa Rocks features six new exhibits and plenty of new animals and educational experiences! The San Diego Zoo is a great place to take the kids for the day!

Movies/Concerts in the Park

All throughout San Diego this Summer there are movies and concerts in the park. Depending on where in San Diego you’re located, take a look at your local park or town schedule for a list of which parks are participating, or where the nearest one is! This is a great activity to pack a picnic and bring the kids to. But, it can also be a romantic date night with some wine and cheese!


Whether you have a ticket to the event or you just want to watch the commotion as a bystander, the Comicon is certainly not a weekend to be missed! Taking place the weekend of July 20-23 at the Convention Center in downtown San Diego, Comicon draws in visitors from all over to experience a superhero-filled weekend of excitement. Although buying a ticket to the event is very fun for those who have never experienced it, you can also get somewhat of an experience from simply hanging out around the convention center and watching all of the characters (quite literally) that participate in this event.

Del Mar Races

A day at the racetrack never hurt anyone! The Del Mar Races are one of San Diego’s most iconic events during the Summer! With Opening Day happening on Wednesday, July 19th, there’s plenty of time to get your outfits together and purchase tickets! The Opening Day is a great event to attend, but if you miss that, there are plenty of other fun events throughout the rest of the Summer!

Spirits Festival

Need a day out with just the adults? The Spirits Festival on August 26th is a fun event and a great day out for the parents! Leave the kids at home and uber to this event, because you will be drinking. Purchasing a ticket for the Spirits Festival gets you unlimited tastings of craft beer and wine from over 50 different vendors. Other food vendors and arts & crafts vendors will be in attendance as well.

For more updates on San Diego events, news and information give us a call today or take a look at our other blogs about San Diego!

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6 San Diego Dessert Spots To Try Now

Posted by Shay Realtors on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at 7:11 pm


San Diego is not only known for the great surf and warm sand- San Diego is also known for the incredible restaurants, bars and desserts – yes, desserts. San Diego is filled with great places to grab a tasty treat after a filling meal. These places are so delicious you might even want to skip to dinner to make sure you have enough room for ice cream, cookies, candy and other creations. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite and most popular places in the area that anyone- local or visitor- has to try!

Cupcakes a la Yola:

With some of the best cupcakes in San Diego, Cupcakes a la Yola is a well-liked spot by many San Diego locals. This cupcakery not only serves some of the richest cupcakes in the area, but also offers some wacky flavors that everyone is dying to try! Some of the flavors include chocolate bourbon pecan, white chocolate orange, lemon coconut and many more!

Chocolat Cremerie:

In desperate need of that chocolate fix? Look no further than the Chocolat Cremerie in the Gaslamp Quarter! This quaint cafe has some of the best chocolate desserts you can possibly imagine and more! Although the Chocolat Cremerie has a breakfast and lunch menu it is most popular for its mouth-watering crepes and homemade pastries.

Baked Bear:

This popular San Diego spot takes ice cream sandwiches to the next level by pairing fresh, homemade cookies with a variety of ice cream flavors and any topping you can think of. The base options include fresh-baked cookies, brownies or donuts. The inside of the sandwich can be one or two of 13 ice cream flavors. The toppings to choose from include sauces, sprinkles, candy bars and some yummy gummies. And to finish it off – the ice cream sandwich can be heated up so it’s gooey and warm to eat! It’s not hard to see why so many San Diego residents love this dessert spot so much!

Extraordinary Desserts:

Nothing is more decadent or beautiful than the masterpieces found at Extraordinary Desserts. This shop serves cupcakes, cakes, cookies, brownies, candy bars, sorbet, tarts, pies and cobblers. But no matter what you order it is guaranteed to look incredible and taste even better! There are two San Diego locations for this popular spot- Balboa Park and Little Italy. Extraordinary Desserts is also a popular choice for wedding and party catering.


In need of custom cakes, cookies or cupcakes? Azucar specializes in making desserts that perfectly match your vision or party theme! Some of their popular choices include Lego cupcakes, Star Wars cupcakes and surf cupcakes. Azucar also has a beautiful selection of wedding cakes to choose from!
With a list of places you can’t go wrong with, you’ll be needing a “cheat day” everyday! For more advice on restaurants, shops and things to do in San Diego, or to inquire about real estate on the market, get in contact with one of our agents today!

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