San Diego is the heart of Southern California. It’s known for great food, amazing weather, and a million different activities to choose from. Our team loves this city and everything it has to offer, so we’ve put together our favorite things to do in San Diego. We’ve lived here quite a while now, so we’re only sharing our absolute favorites!
Catch A Show At the Observatory
The Observatory is a historic theatre located in North Park. They attract a number of different performers, from Red Hot Chili Peppers to David Gray and Joan Rivers. Since being remodeled and re-vamped, the sightlines in this venue are amazing from any spot on the tiered floor so you’ll always be able to see your favorite artists performing perfectly!
Snorkel at La Jolla Shores
La Jolla Shores is a 1-mile long, sandy beach with gentle waves, located next to the Underwater Park Ecological Reserve. Bring your own snorkel gear and enjoy a swim or register for one of the many beginner scuba diving classes offered on the beach!
Have a Bonfire at Mission Bay Jetty
Mission Bay Jetty is a popular hangout and the perfect place to have a bonfire. Bring your own firewood and gear, and sit next to the fire as you watch seals and dolphins frolic in the bay!
Grab Some Fish Tacos at Kiko’s Taco Truck
Kiko’s Place serves some of San Diego’s tastiest fish tacos. They’re one of the top places to eat on Yelp and people can’t stop raving about their OG fish tacos (which you’ll eat for less than $10).
Visit the Sunset Cliffs
A visit to the Sunset Cliffs as the sun sets is a sight to behold! These steep, rocky cliffs do a great job of showcasing one of the things the West Coast is most famous for – colorful, unforgettable sunsets and evening views! Wear good shoes and be cautious of the steep dropoffs.
Spend a Night Out at The Casbah
Located in downtown San Diego, The Casbah first opened in 1989 in a former Irish pub. Today, the club hosts live music and events seven nights a week. They bring in a variety of performers and you’re guaranteed to see a great show when you visit.
Jump Into A Summer Pool Party
One of the best things about living in San Diego is the amazing number of pool parties you can find! You’ll sip specialty cocktails poolside and bust out your best dance moves to some catchy tunes. Whether you’ve got the hookups to attend a private party or you visit one of San Diego’s hottest hotels, you’ll have a blast.
Hop Over the Border and Visit Valle de Guadalupe
Valle de Guadalupe is located just over the border, a beautiful village with incredible wine and food. This is one of Mexico’s blossoming wine regions and it’s the perfect way to experience authentic Mexico while sipping on some fantastic wines.
Toss a Few Beers Back at Local Breweries
North Park in San Diego is famous for their brews – in fact, they’re known as America’s Craft Beer Neighborhood! You’ll find great pale ales, flavorful sours, and strong porters. Walk from brewery to brewery or hop on one of our North Park brewery tours and explore the neighborhood and its breweries by bike!
Explore the Hiking Trails Around the City
San Diego may have great nightlife, but they also have an amazing array of hiking trails to get you outside in the beautiful SoCal weather. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Potato Chip Rock, Cedar Creek Falls, and Cowles Mountain are all beautiful hikes that will show you some of San Diego’s most beautiful scenery.