Sunset in Del Mar

If you ever come to San Diego, or if you live in San Diego already, you have to check out the sunset. For our most recent date night, I suggested to Alicia that we go see the sunset at the beach. That's the only part I can take credit for. Alicia found out where to go and got directions for us to get there.

Parking: We parked near the beach at $4.00/hour which wasn't too bad considering. I had little trouble getting in and out, and the guy checking us out at the end actually gave us a little discount because we hadn't gone too far over the first hour. I thought that was nice. I would suggest that if you're headed up to Del Mar to watch the sunset, you go early enough not to run into any delays. There is very little or no free parking available, so make sure you get going early enough to find the right area.

Eating: There are plenty of eating places on the beach. We didn't eat at any of them though! Alicia and I wanted to eat in full view of the sunset, and none of the restaurants had seating on the patio available. Yet another reason to get moving early. So we stopped by the Snack Shack next to Poseidon where I got a burger and chips and Alicia got a turkey sandwich. We caught them as they were cleaning up and closing down, but they were gracious enough to sell us food. I know that sounds like fake sympathy. Here is a picture of the Snack Shack, along with yours truly waiting on his grub.


The View: Spectacular...just take a look!


It was a perfect night and the absolute best idea for an inexpensive date ($4 for parking and $15 for the meal). The key was finding something we'd both enjoy and do it...we succeeded perfectly here. It was a great time!

5 comments:

Rob said...

We love San Diego! In fact, we visited just a few months ago...

Among others, I really enjoy the Cabrillo Nat'l Monument lighthouse and the view from Mount Soledad.

And we always enjoy driving around in La Jolla, especially down by the cove.

But I've never been to Del Mar...

Dan said...

Well, you'll have to come back! There's plenty of other stuff to do here. It's taken us years of being stationed here, and we haven't done everything yet either!

By the way, for her take on Cabrillo, take a gander at my wife's blog: http://experiencingeachmoment.blogspot.com/2008/10/cabrillo-national-monument.html

Mark and Misti said...

My wife and I went on a date the other day to a movie and out to eat. It was a great time, as we have not really had much time to ourselves lately. It is great that you and your wife take time to do things that you both enjoy.

Dan said...

Our goal is to preserve our marriage in order to preserve the family, and date nights are a great way to do that!

Mark and Misti said...

They sure are. Smart couples find all kinds of ways to keep their marriages exciting, and moving in the right direction. Dates, cooking together, taking a day trip, and cooking together are just a few things that can be done! You guys look really happy!