Do you hate shopping for others? Feel like they’ll give you a perplexed face (do they even KNOW me?), feign excitement and force an awkward smile?
Sure, it’s a lot of pressure. But it’s also a big opportunity if you’re a bit crafty and give it some thought into their interests—what would be 1) memorable and 2) unique? Always try to give experiences, not objects. But that’s a whole other post.
My amazing girlfriend is ridiculously crafty and creative, so for my birthday present, she created an unforgettable romantic getaway weekend in San Diego that appealed to my inner sailor. I’d expressed childhood (and adulthood too, for that matter) dreams of casting bowlines on a sailboat and exploring the endless ocean.
Adopting a pet seagull, learning the difference between port and starboard (or just drinking port), navigating by starry constellations—ah, the life of a sailor. Though, a true sailor would know the difference between port and starboard, of course. Ah, the life of an aspiring sailor…
We parked at the Shelter Cove Marina and walked out to the boat dock, passing by boats of all sizes before arriving at the Slipaway, a 45 ft. yacht with rich wood and shiny brass accents. We enjoyed red wine, cheese selections and a variety of fresh fruit on the wooden deck. Tucked under a blanket, we gazed across the harbor as the sun set behind the silhouettes of the boat sails, enjoying ocean scents and the sound of boats knocking on the dock.
In the galley, we prepared caesar salad with fresh cracked pepper, crispy crabcakes and crab legs with drawn butter, paired with wine and artisanal cheeses. Simply divine. After dinner, we relaxed under the moonlight and watched the city lights reflect on the glassy water and searched for shooting stars above.
It was the perfect getaway weekend in San Diego, perfect as a unique alternative to any hotel room. I would highly recommend this boat bed and breakfast for a romantic san diego getaway, suitable for six but perfect for a couple of seafaring lovebirds.