CALIFORNIA

Blurring the lines between edgy metropolis and sleepy resort town, San Diego is paved with some of California's most popular attractions amid what is arguably the best weather in the country. Looking for adventure? The world-famous zoo and safari park offer private tours and ziplining along with access to wildlife. Longing for culture? The city's historic districts are flush with character, as is its epicenter of art, theatre, and museums. San Diego's relaxed vibe and sun-splashed beauty infuses everything from its breathtaking beachfront resorts to its ultra-posh inland estates.                                SEE COVID-19 TRAVEL UPDATES >

Airport: San Diego International Airport (SAN)

High Season: June - August

Low Season: December - February

Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)

With so many amazing locations to choose from, the state of California is a dazzling destination for a luxury elopement. The Mediterranean-like climate is conducive to outdoor ceremonies, and you have your choice of idyllic settings.

Photo: Joanne DiBona

POPULAR AREAS & ATTRACTIONS

CORONADO

The breathtaking seaside destination of choice for  celebrities and tourists for over a century, Coronado  was specifically developed as a resort town around the Hotel del Coronado, the iconic resort that has hosted multiple presidents and myriad film shoots. Private villas plus the promise of gondola rides through the Coronado Cays make the peninsula among the most romantic destinations in Southern California.
(Photo courtesy of SanDiego.org)

DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO

America's Finest City counts beautiful coastal views among its charms, but its heart can be found in Balboa Park, where the San Diego Zoo is situated along with scores of museums, the Rueben H. Fleet Space Center, and the Old Globe Theatre. The waterfront is home to the Maritime Museum of San Diego, while Seaport Village overlooking the bay is a delightful complex of shops and eateries. (Photo courtesy of SanDiego.org)

LA JOLLA + TORREY PINES

The upscale beach community of La Jolla is a sun- drenched oasis of quaint shops, lovely hotels, sophisticated restaurants, and clean, beautiful shores. Rugged cliffs and lush woodlands covered with hiking trails can be found at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve in La Jolla, as can the celebrated Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course. A world-class lodge and spa overlooking the Pacific Ocean round out the reasons that make La Jolla a prime proposition. (Photo: Lisa Field)

MISSION BEACH

San Diego's fabulous seaside playground combines the casual fun of a delightful beachside boardwalk with the exceptional luxury of palatial resorts. The beach itself -- complete with landmark roller coaster -- is among the most popular in Southern California, while nearby Mission Bay is a top fishing spot. Best of all, the tropical ambiance harnessed by the beachfront hotels brings an island vibe to the area, combining the best of both worlds in one fantastic location. (Photo: Joanne DiBona)

SAN DIEGO

REQUIREMENTS QUICK GUIDE

BLOOD TESTS: None

LOCAL CITIZENSHIP: Not Required
PROOF OF AGE: Required
LOCAL RESIDENCY: Not Required

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Legal

WAITING PERIOD: None
 

COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

By Appointment Only

1600 Pacific Highway

Suite 260

San Diego, CA 92101

619.237.0502

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source: arcc.sdcounty.ca.gov

CALIFORNIA

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

SAN DIEGO ELOPEMENT SITES SEE COVID-19 TRAVEL UPDATES >

 

Reserve gorgeous venues for your luxury elopement with our editor's recommendations for elopement-friendly sites.

ELITE: Legendary properties including five-star hotels + resorts

EXCLUSIVE: Luxury + boutique five- and four-star properties

EXCEPTIONAL: Intimate, romantic hotels + inns of exquisite reputation

The Grand Del Mar

Elite

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Taking reservations starting 8/1/20

5300 Grand Del Mar Court

San Diego, CA

619.424.4000

 

 

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Open and taking reservations

11480 North Torrey Pines Road

La Jolla, CA

858.453.4420

 


 

 

Bahia Resort Mission Bay

Open and taking reservations

998 West Mission Bay Drive

San Diego, CA

858.488.0551


 

Hotel Solamar

Open and taking reservations

435 Sixth Avenue

San Diego, CA

877.230.0300

 

 

 

 

Andaz San Diego

Open and taking reservations

600 F Street

San Diego, CA

619.849.1234

 

The Omni San Diego Hotel

Open and taking reservations

675 L Street

San Diego, CA

619.231.6664


 

Exclusive

Exceptional

Hotel del Coronado

Open and taking reservations

1500 Orange Avenue

Coronado, CA

800.468.3533

 

 

Loews Coronado Bay Hotel

Open and taking reservations

4000 Coronado Bay Road

San Diego, CA

808.826.9644

 

 

 

 

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Open and taking reservations

9700 North Torrey Pines Road

La Jolla, CA

855.318.7602

La Valencia Hotel

Open and taking reservations

1132 Prospect Street

La Jolla, CA

805.454.0771

 

 

 

 

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego

Open and taking reservations

2592 Laning Road

San Diego, CA

619.221.1900

 

Tower 23 Hotel

Open and taking reservations

723 Felspar Street

San Diego, CA

858.270.2323

L'Auberge Del Mar Resort & Spa

Open and taking reservations

1540 Camino Del Mar

Del Mar, CA

858.259.1515

 

 

Paradise Point Resort and Spa

Open and taking reservations

1404 Vacation Road

San Diego, CA

858.274.4630

 

 

 

 

The Grande Colonial Hotel

Open and taking reservations

910 Prospect Street

La Jolla, CA

855.538.1451

 

 

The U.S. Grant Hotel

Open and taking reservations

326 Broadway

San Diego, CA

619.232.3121

 

 

 

 

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Open and taking reservations

5951 Linea del Cielo

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

619.843.4661

The Westin Gaslamp Quarter

Open and taking reservations

910 Broadway Circle

San Diego, CA

619.239.2200