Valentine's day is just around the corner. Thinking about what to do? Where to pop the question? Have you thought about where to take your loved ones? As it can be one of the most exciting and nerve-racking days of the year, we'd like to offer a little help. If you haven't gotten any ideas on what to do and where to go with your valentine, here is a list that might help you decide where to take your special someone.

Here are 10 alternative dinner dates that are sure to make your partner feel extra special.

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77 Social Club

When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 4:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Where: 12000 Carmel Country Road, San Diego, CA

The taco comes with ground beef, lettuce, tomato slice, cheese, and hot sauce. The shell is pre-fabricated and has a good crunch to it. I’m not sure what the secret is with these tacos but they are definitely worth trying!

Trunk Show | The Shop

When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

What: Shop for the last minute Valentines gift

Where: 12000 Carmel Country Road, San Diego, CA

Affordable, elegant and light-hearted custom designed jewelry that adds a bit of fun and sparkle to your day. Jewelry by Ann Hardee’s jewelry  is also on display at boutiques, spas and resorts in Southern California. Get your lass a gift that is custom made just for them!

Valentine’s Day Dinner Special at the Bay Club

When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: 12000 Carmel Country Road, San Diego, CA

Come to 77 and bring your Valentines for a beautiful dinner special! Affordable yet delicious food that suits the season of love.

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Cucina Enoteca – Del Mar

When: February 14, 2017 at 5:00pm – 10:00 pm

Where: 2730 Via De La Valle Del Mar, CA 92014

Have you heard the famous and award-winning Cucina Urbana in San Diego? Enoteca is the sister restaurant. They feature Italian classics with a modern twist, tradition course or served family-style, and made with the freshest local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Enjoy wine by the glass or visit the wine shop and select a bottle from over 100 selections.

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Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse

When: February 14, 2017

Where: 3878 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008, United States

If you want a beautiful place to have dinner while watching the sunset, this is right across the street from the beach, Vigilucci is the place! Reservations recommended if you want to catch the sunset from the patio for there are lots of people who want the same spot for their Valentine’s date.

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Casa Del Q’ero

When: February 14, 2017 at 4:00pm – 9:00 pm

Where: 815 Birmingham Drive Cardiff, CA 92007

Casa del Q’ero knows how to bring their tasty delight into reality. The green plantain chips with mojo dipping sauce & herb infused garlic oil + grated cheese is really a must try. Make sure you book early for a no hassle Valentine’s date.

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Vintana Wine and Dine

When: February 14, 2017 11:30am – 9:00pm

Where: 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029, USA

The restaurant showcases a modern rendition of California cuisine melded with a breathtaking panoramic view of local mountains and the city of Escondido. The contemporary space offers indoor and outdoor dining, featuring an elegant dining room with 17-foot windows as well as a casual lanai with fire pits.

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Mille Fleurs

When: February 14, 2017 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Where: 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, USA

The restaurant offers elegant and casual dining and it is a great place to enjoy a bottle of wine with your valentine’s date. They represent the ultimate dining experience, critically acclaimed and locally loved.

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Naked Café

When: February 14, 2017 7:30am – 2:30pm

Where: 106 S Sierra Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075, USA

It is nice to start the Valentine’s day with a hot cup of coffee and mimosas. They have a terrific menu of health-oriented soups, sandwiches, salads and an awesome view.

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Le Papagayo

When: February 14, 2017 7:30am – 11:30pm

Where: 1002 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA

If you want to try Mediterranean & Latin cuisine along with nightly entertainment all wrapped up in a quaint art gallery style fine dining establishments. This is considered one of the most popular Encinitas restaurants and all of North County San Diego.

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Coastal Kitchen – Hilton Del Mar

When: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; 

               Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; 

               Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:00am - 11:00am

Where: 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd Del Mar, CA 92014

Surprise your loved one with a dinner under the moonlight as you avail Coastal Kitchen's featured promotion : Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner at Hilton Del Mar,  Three Course Prix Fixe Candlelit Dinner for $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

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Fleming’s Steak House

When:  Monday – Thursday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

               Friday – Saturday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PMSunday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Where: 8970 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122

Exchange sweet nothings as you partake of a tasty steak served in a 3 course dinner that comes with a choice of New Zealand Salmon or an Australian Lobster Tail.

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