San Diego – Fun In the California Sun

If the beautiful beaches and warm, sunny climate aren’t enough to grab your suitcase and run away to San Diego, well, they should be! Travelers flock to this beautiful city for more than just your typical day at the beach. With famous attractions like the San Diego Zoo and the prospect of taking up either surfing or salsa dancing, you’re sure to be saying ‘life’s a beach’ after visiting San Diego.

So here’s a quick insider’s guide to where to stay and play around San Diego. Let’s get planning!

When To Go

While there is never a ‘bad’ time to go to San Diego, the best time to visit if you’re trying to chase the clouds away is outside of what locals like to call “May Gray” and “June Gloom” times.  The winter months are when the rain comes pouring down, so if chasing the sun is your goal, then July to September are your best options.

What To Do Both On And Off The Beach

Take A Surfing Lesson

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Going to the beach? You can do more than just tan your day away while strolling along La Jolla Shores, one of the most scenic beaches in San Diego. As surfing still dominates the local water sports in California, why not learn how to ‘hang 10’ and take a surfing lesson?  It’s both great exercise and tons of fun!  The challenge to both get-up and stay-up on your board is as rewarding as being rescued by the cute surf life-saver if you fall off!

Enjoy A Harbour Cruise

If you’ve spent more time in the water than on your board, perhaps you’d prefer to look at the ocean from another perspective. Why not see San Diego on one of the many harbor cruises that run along the city’s beautiful Pacific coastline. With ample sun decks, comfortable seating options and an onboard cafe to buy food and drinks, you can drift away and relax while enjoying the scenery.

Visit A Winery

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If you’re a land-lubber, you can’t go to California without tasting some wine.  A visit to San Diego would certainly not be complete without a visit to Temecula Wine Country. While you could rent a car and D.I.Y, taking a guided tour of this grape-haven will enhance your knowledge of the local area and wines. Check out both The De Portola and Rancho California Wine Trails in one of the fastest growing viticultural regions of Southern California.

Where To Stay When You’re Exhausted From All That Play

Beachside Accommodation

SanDiego2018 Article lajollaStrolling back from La Jolla Shores, if you’re looking for beachfront with breakfast included, then a stay at Hotel La Jolla Cove Suites can offer you great service, and a lovely view of the beach from the rooftop dining area. You can even have a private dinner on the roof by the fire, a nice little perk of staying here. We recommend staying at Hotel La Jolla Cove Suites

Downtown Accommodation

If you would like to be closer to the downtown nightlife, the Kimpton Solamar Hotel certainly fits the bill.  You’ll receive a warm welcome to the Gaslamp Quarter, and you can enjoy some complimentary wine before you either retire from your day of fun or head out on the town to salsa the night away. We recommend staying at Kimpton Solamar Hotel

Wine Country Accommodation

After you’ve visited the Temecula Wine Country, if you’re looking to keep that relaxed yet luxurious vibe going, a stay at Southcoast Winery Resort and Spa features both a pool and spa within an exquisite setting. We recommend staying at Southcoast Winery Resort & Spa

While that’s only a taste of what San Diego has to offer, you will find that it’s a great year-round vacation spot with choices to suit any traveler; whether you are traveling with a family or friends, solo or as a couple. With many budget-friendly or luxe options available, everyone can fulfill their champagne wishes and caviar dreams in sunny San Diego!

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