San Diego’s unofficial slogan for over 40 years has been “America’s Finest City.” It combines so many picturesque elements to it that make it feel like paradise in the West Coast.
Many cities claim to have great weather, but San Diego takes the cake as far as consistent patterns that make the weatherman’s job the easiest in the country. Combine the weather with incredible beaches, mountainous backdrops and friendly people – just to name a few – and you get one of the best vacation destinations in the country.
Some of the activities you can do in San Diego are fun and exciting, like going to Sea World or the San Diego Zoo or riding the rollercoaster at Belmont Park in Mission Beach. But San Diego prides itself also on its many relaxing aspects to it. Find your Zen in San Diego with one of the relaxing activities below.
1. Kayaking. There are multiple places throughout San Diego where you can kayak, the two most notable being La Jolla Shores and Mission Bay. If you go out in La Jolla, the water is going to be a bit choppier than if you went out the calm waters in Mission Bay. Either way, kayaking is a great way to spend an hour or two just relaxing on top of the water and enjoying the absolutely beautiful scenery around you.
2. Golfing. San Diego is a popular destination for golfers. One of the top golf courses in the country is Torrey Pines, which has hosted various PGA events in the past, including the 2008 U.S. Open. It rests in the cliffs of La Jolla with views of the vast Pacific Ocean directly to the west.
3. Shopping in Seaport Village. The shopping district located near the Marina in Downtown San Diego is one of the most pure San Diego districts in the entire city. The area is known for its specialty shops and street performers, with a perfect view out on San Diego Bay to Coronado Island.
4. Strolling through Balboa Park. Balboa Park is a San Diego treasure. It combines old Spanish style buildings with beautiful gardens and museums. Entrenched right in the middle of San Diego, Balboa Park is a cultural park with serene gardens and natural vegetation, surrounded by a museum and theater district as well as the San Diego Zoo.
5. Hiking. San Diego is an absolutely tremendous hiking city. If hiking is a passion of yours, there are peaceful trails throughout the county with jaw-dropping views at 360 degree angles. Torrey Pines State Reserve is a fantastic option near the beach as well as Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma. Cowles and Iron Mountain are slightly more challenging options on the eastern part of the county. Mission Trails Regional Park has plenty of trails from hiking hills to walking through the San Diego River.
6. Gaslamp District. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, Gaslamp District offers a variety of great music venues, including House of Blues and The Spreckels Theatre. Depending on the show, you can enjoy anything from jazz to folk to classical. Visit the House of Blues and Spreckels Theatre websites to see a list of upcoming shows.
Be one with nature while relaxing in the seaside town of San Diego at one of our resorts. Call us at (877) 477-7368 to start your San Diego vacation today.