San Diego Ranking: Best Places For Valentine's Day

February 12, 2017

With Valentine’s Day here and America’s sweethearts planning to spend an average of $136.57 each on the occasion, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on 2017's Best Places for Valentine’s Day.

To determine the most romantic yet affordable cities for celebrating the Day of Hearts, those obsessed number-crunchers at WalletHub compared 100 of the largest U.S. cities across 20 key metrics, ranging from “florists per capita” to “number of attractions” to “cost of a three-course meal for two.”

Among all cities in the WalletHub ranking, San Diego came in 9th.  Not bad!

Here's where San Diego stacks up on their individual categories.  (1=Best, 50=Avg.)  

San Diego is:

•    23rd – Avg. Ticket Price for Valentine’s Day Party*
•    19th – Cost of Three-Course Meal for Two*
•    33rd – Restaurants per Capita
•    6th – Number of Attractions
•    27th – Avg. Movie-Ticket Price*
•    34th – Jewelry Stores per Capita
•    25th – Florists per Capita
•    8th – Avg. Wine Price*
•    22nd – Greeting-Card Stores & Gift Shops per Capita
•    3rd – Weather Forecast for Valentine’s Day (only THIRD?)

*Cost data adjusted for the median household income of the city.

You can take a look at the full report here.

Valentine’s Day Fun Facts 

•    $18.2 Billion: Total Valentine’s Day spending projected for 2017.
•    $4.3 Billion: Will be spent by the 18.7% of celebrators who plan to buy jewelry.
•    $2 Billion: Will be spent by the 34.7% of celebrators who plan to buy flowers.
•    53 Percent: Share of women who said they would break up with their significant others if they receive nothing for Valentine’s Day.
•    20 Percent: Share of people who will buy Valentine's Day gifts for their pets.