Things to Do in San Diego
Whether you’re ready to splash in the water or roam one of many museums, there are plenty of ways to spend a day in America’s Finest City. You’ll never run out of things to do in San Diego! We’ve put together a list of some of the area’s most popular attractions to guide your trip and acquaint you with some of the things that make San Diego so unique. Contact our concierge service if you see something that catches your eye! We will be happy to schedule activities, purchase tickets, or provide local tips.
Although these activities are some of San Diego’s most beloved attractions, there’s so much more to explore in our city! Unlock our free Travel Guide to discover the best spots and hidden gems of the area.
San Diego Attractions & Activities
La Jolla Shores
Popular for vacationers and residents alike, this quaint area with a mixed-use village and wide-open beach space is ideal for families. The beach stretches to Blacks Beach South of Torrey Pines State Park and is close to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Kellogg Park. This breach is a popular launch spot for kayakers.
Private Beach Dining
A private dinner on the beach in California sounds like the perfect way to spend a vacation, with warm sand, a soft breeze, and sunshine and gorgeous ocean views.
During this five-hour expedition beginning at 9:00 AM, venture the waters with skilled guides who provide for a deeper understanding of the creatures and various marine animals.
Private Surf Lessons
Wetsuit, board and private instructor are included in this 60-minute lesson. 90-minute lessons are also available upon request.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
A quick drive to Cardiff at 3:00 PM for a private sunset hot air balloon ride along the scenic coast of San Diego lasting three-hours which includes fruit and cheese plate, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages.
Bonfire + S’mores
Set up directly on the sand right outside your villa at 5:30, lasting between three-to-four hours. Four Adirondack chairs, s’mores, and a pre-lite bonfire will be provided in the package. Once you’re ready to head inside, a simple phone call will take care of the rest.
This amusement park is located directly on Mission Beach, complete with roller coaster, miniature golf, rock climbing, ziplines, laser tag, and more. The park is located near shops and several popular restaurants. Numerous rentals including bikes, surfboard and kayaks are all in immediate proximity.
Among the countries oldest dedicated recreation spaces, Balboa Park boasts attractions including natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Scripps Birch Aquarium
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Award winning aquarium perched above the ocean, created by the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Sharks, tide pools, and live coral reef all on exhibit with numerous species from all over the Pacific Ocean. 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA.
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Premiere interactive theme park for children ages 2 to 12 with amusements, rides, shows and attractions for both children and adults to enjoy as well. One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, CA. 92008