Pack your swimsuit and get ready to catch some rays in America’s Finest City! San Diego has over 68 miles of beaches, making it a favorite destination for surfers, families, and watersport enthusiasts alike. Choose from spots like La Jolla Shores, a popular beach for kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving; laid-back Coronado Beach; and the classic Southern Californian Mission Beach Boardwalk. San Diego’s outdoor activities go beyond the beach, with hiking trails through the salt marshes and waterfowl refuges of Torrey Pines State Reserve and sunset views from the coastal bluffs of Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.
It’s a quick drive, bus ride, or even bike trip from the airport to downtown San Diego, so you can head straight into the action after landing! Stroll through the historic Gaslamp Quarter and explore the many shops, restaurants, and galleries this district of restored Victorian buildings has to offer. Not far from downtown is the city’s renowned Balboa Park. This Spanish-style park was built for the Panama California Exhibition of 1915-1916, and many of the original buildings still stand. Today, the park is home to botanical gardens, the Museum of Man, the Museum of Natural History, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the San Diego Zoo.
Not only is San Diego famous for its great beaches and rich cultural history, the region is also known for its signature Cali Baja cuisine. Foodies will delight in the fusion of Mexican flavors and fresh California-grown produce with California burritos, fish tacos, and more. And there’s no better way to end your evening than with a locally brewed craft IPA.