Hey Winter… Summer called, it wants its heat back! I know I know… California = endless summer which = joy, love aaaaand a higher cost of living (just saying). But people flock to Southern California for vacation every year because of how gorgeous and laid-back it is, and San Diego fully encompasses this.
While there are so many fun things to do, people to meet and places to visit, here are 5 that can really make your weekend a memorable one (and let you show it off to all your friends on Facebook!!).
And please if you have any additions please let us know. There are SO many great things to do in San Diego – it’s hard to fit it in just one list!
It’s time for a Harbor Cruise!
Get a tour of San Diego Bay while enjoying both a beautiful sunset and the company of some close friends and family. It might seem simple, but getting a view of the coastline from the ocean really inspires a different type of appreciation for the beautiful city of San Diego. Plus now through mid-April you can opt for a whale watching experience and chase down some of the sea’s largest mammals. It also doesn’t hurt that all cruises start and finish in downtown, setting up a perfect segue into a beautiful stroll through the city and dinner out at a new restaurant.
I mean this in two ways. First and most obviously, San Diego has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Heading to the beach is a great way to relax, unwind and enjoy the natural phenomenon that is San Diego’s coast.
Second, Mission Beach is a great place to go. Not only is it full of life and very eclectic (to say the least); you also have countless delicious restaurants and Belmont Park. Hop on the wooden roller coaster, grab some cotton candy and hit the arcades; but no matter what happens, Mission Beach always brings a fun time.
Cabrillo National Monument
Okay this is where our Facebook savvy friends are really going to want to go. Sitting at the top of the Point Loma cliffs and overlooking the entire San Diego downtown skyline, it is the perfect place to go snap some photos, have a picnic or just hang out with some friends. There is also a great museum and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse that really complete the visit to the monument.
Stroll Through Balboa Park
Balboa Park contains many different museums and attractions, but the sheer majestic architecture of the buildings speaks for itself. It is a very large urban park that offers a glimpse into San Diego’s past and will leave you awe-struck at how fascinating history really is. Overall this is a really nice way to spend a day outside while really exercising yourmental muscles and learning something new.
Study for your on-campus, hybrid or online MBA programs
Okay I’m partially kidding… studying is great and rewarding, but let’s get back to San Diego.
Kick Your Feet Up and Relax in La Jolla
With its charming town, amazing restaurants and jaw-dropping views, La Jolla really lives up to its name (La Jolla means “the jewel” in Spanish). Rent a kayak and hit the ocean, bring your beach cruiser and ride around the town or simply put on a comfortable pair of walking shoes and hit one of San Diego’s best shopping areas. Heading to La Jolla is one of my favorite ways to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
Again these are only 5 activities but they can really shape your weekend into a memorable one. What are your thoughts? What do you think should be added to this list? Please comment and share your information – we’re always looking to try new things!