Our readers’ local love stories

Thanks for sharing your sweet stories, SD.

San Diego's skyline with map points coming from different locations.

We’re really feeling the love with your sweet stories, SD.

Photo via 6AM City

For Valentine’s Day 2024, we made a map of local places where our readers have made memories. We asked for your help compiling everything from proposals to making friends. You did not disappoint.

Explore these local love stories by clicking on the hearts, here are a few we just had to share:

  • Point Loma Nazarene University | One reader shared a lovely story about two PLNU students who fell in love at the seaside campus in 2013. The couple “continues to live in the best city in the world and love each other.” - Anonymous reader
  • Petco Park | Let’s go, San Diego. SDtoday reader Nat Z. said the ballpark holds a special place in her heart. She went on her second date here with her now-husband. At one point he told her, “I’m going to get the ball for you,” and a ball came straight into his hands. “I couldn’t believe it and I kinda knew he was going to be the one.” - Nat Z.
SD Proxi Love Stories Map Valentines Day 2024 San Diego

Thanks for sharing the love, San Diego.

Map via Proxi

  • Pacific Beach | This neighborhood brought together two singles at a birthday party, followed by a Valentine’s Day date. “They loved hard for 22 years before cancer separated them.” - Anonymous reader
  • The Guild Hotel | The downtown hotel holds lasting significance for one local couple whose wedding was canceled at another venue during the pandemic. “We could’ve panicked but instead, we rallied. Or, I should say, my wife rallied and I stood by in awe and support as she found a gorgeous new venue, staffing, catering, decor, you name it.” - Anonymous reader
A baseball with the words "5/07/19 Padres x Mets" written on it, a token of one San Diego couple's love story that began at Petco Park.

To this day, SDtoday reader Nat Z. keeps the baseball that her now-husband caught at Petco Park during their second date — it’s a keeper.

Photo via Nat Z.

Now we’re really feeling the love, so we’ll add our stories:

  • Sunset Cliffs | A trip to Sunset Cliffs in February 2021 helped City Editor Mike see his partner in a different light — as relationship material. It also further ignited his love for San Diego and its stunning coastline.
  • Quivira Basin | This part of Mission Bay is the view where City Editor Monica said “I Do” in April 2009 — and she still loves walking with her husband and kids on this path.
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