With nearly year-round sunshine in San Diego, families have ample opportunity to explore the beautiful surroundings America’s Finest City has to offer. Monarch Luxury Villas’ in-house concierge has compiled her perfect one-week itinerary for families visiting San Diego this Summer (or Fall, Winter and Spring for that matter!) Leave the stress of traveling with kids at home, and let our team help plan your stay.
Day 1: Upon landing, no need to flag down a cab – your private SUV will whisk you from baggage claim and bring you right to your La Jolla rental. As you enter the home, you’ll be greeted with a cocktail as your chef prepares a welcome family-style meal. Your pre-ordered groceries will be stocked in the fridge, and you can rest easy with your baby equipment rentals already set up in your room of choice.
Day 2: After a leisurely breakfast, your personal guide will arrive in a luxury SUV to take your family to the world-renowned San Diego Zoo for a two-hour behind-the-scenes experience. After getting up close with rare animals, you’ll head to the nearby historic Balboa Park (built for the 1915 Panama-California Exhibition) where you’ll enjoy a private gourmet picnic in the rose garden. Following lunch, you’ll have ample time to explore the park’s 17 museum’s and cultural institutions.
Day 3: Set sail from the San Diego harbor on your very own 40’ luxury sailing yacht (captain included, of course). Learn to sail, or sit back and relax in the afternoon sun as dolphins and the city skyline pass you by. On your way back to La Jolla, stop by Little Italy’s Food Hall where the kids can play in the promenade fountain as you choose from one of the many gourmet food stands.
Day 4: Embark on a fun-filled family day in La Jolla starting with breakfast at Brockton Villa, where you’ll have a full view of the La Jolla Cove seals splashing around. After getting a closer look at the seals at the Children’s Pool, head to Scripp’s Seaside Aquarium for a fun and educational afternoon. In the evening, while the kids enjoy a pizza party with their babysitter, the adults will head on an urban winery excursion for “Wine Wednesday.” With more than 20 urban wineries dotting the San Diego coastline, your Wine Tasting Passport will take you on a journey to some of the city’s gems.
Day 5: Wake up to a personalized yoga session in the comfort of your rental before heading to Coronado Island for beachside butler service with your very own cabana, attendant, picnic lunch, sunscreen, towels, lounge chairs, boogie boards and sand castle building tools. In the afternoon, partake in a bike tour or surf lesson on the idyllic island. Head to an early happy hour dinner on the deck of Stake Chophouse for sunset views and fireside food.
Day 6: Explore the La Jolla Cove by water with a guided kayak or snorkel excursion through Everyday California (make sure to use our code MONARCHLUXV for a discount!) Celebrate your last evening in San Diego with a full-service dinner on the beach complete with beach games and a bonfire with s’mores. A photographer will be on hand at the beach dinner to capture family photos at sunset.
Day 7: Stretch your legs and take one last look at the breathtaking coastline with a hike at Torrey Pines State Reserve before your private driver seamlessly escorts you and your family to the airport. By the time you arrive back home, your family beach photos will be waiting in your inbox as a keepsake from your unforgettable week.
At Monarch Luxury Villas, our full-service concierge handles every itinerary with white gloves. From exclusive experiences to the basics such airport transfers and baby equipment, your stay will be curated to perfection. To book your family-getaway, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (858) 356-2284.