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Think Outside of the Candy Box this Valentine's Day

Here’s a sad fact: many people are going to mark the occasion of Valentine’s Day by just going out to dinner, maybe with the purchase of candy or a few flowers thrown in. You have probably done this yourself in the past!


Make this year different with Zerve! It’s a platform created to help you find, choose and book amazing things to do with your free time and go beyond the same old “dinner and a movie” night you’ve had countless times before. It’s simple to use: just select San Diego and the day you’re looking for, and over a thousand ideas come up, which you can then filter by price range, activity type, time of day and duration, and then book with ease.  

Here are a few of the results you’ll find:



Let’s get saucy! The torrid history of the district formerly known as “Stingaree” comes alive on this tour. It combines delicious samplings at the neighborhood’s best restaurants with the kind of history you NEVER learned in school. Let the evening take you from craft cocktails to sweet treats while you explore the past with your date!



El Barco is a special specimen. She’s a sleek, stylish 38-foot Kettenburg sailboat nicknamed “the Corvette of the seas,” and she’s all yours for two hours on this sail across the bay. How romantic is that? If you’re the hands-on type, you get to help sail the boat, but if you’d rather pay more attention to your date, you can just sit back together and enjoy the ride.


Head to Carlsbad, the charming little town that’s perfect for exploring with someone special. This experience sets you up with a pair of electric bikes (with baskets), beach towels, speakers, a cooler and more so that you can cruise until you find a romantic spot to set up a picnic.


Lions, Tigers & Bears is a non-profit sanctuary where abandoned exotic animals are given a safe haven. On this guided visit, you’ll learn about the animals from an expert and get the chance to feed your favorite leopard, tiger, lion or bear!


Bring your day to a close with a private cruise on the bay. With the sunset on one side of you and the lights of San Diego on the other (plus seals and other wildlife along the way), there’s a romantic view every moment. The emissions-free electric boat is designed for quiet operation so you can take in the sounds of conversation and rippling water, and it’s equipped with a refrigerator so that you can bring along some treats to mark the occasion.