The calm waters of Mission Bay are perfect for
paddleboarding, and the Mission Bay Aquatic
Center has everything you need for an easy
day on the water. Enjoy a relaxing stay at the
tropical Catamaran Resort or in a private beach
bungalow at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Feeling adventurous? Feel the wind in your hair at
Belmont Park as you conquer the Giant Dipper,
a towering wooden rollercoaster dating back to
1925. Cannonball is great for sushi and ocean
views, and you can get a taste of the tiki trend
at Miss B’s Coconut Club.
San Diego’s “Jewel by the Sea” bustles with
beach bums, savvy shoppers and discerning
diners in search of the best scenery. The views
don’t get much better than at The Marine Room,
where ocean waves lap at the windows at high
tide. Patrons at George’s at the Cove can marvel at the sunset over the sea from its terrace.
If you’re craving something more casual, try
foodie favorite The Promiscuous Fork or the
ever-popular Galaxy Taco. La Jolla rates pretty
high for family-friendly activities, too. Visit
the seals at La Jolla Cove or marvel at the sea
life in Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of
The lively, youthful stretch between La Jolla
and Mission Bay is filled with waterfront bars,
trendy restaurants, chic hotels and some of the
best spots to watch local surfers hang 10. Hit
the boardwalk for prime people-watching—you
might run into a few roller skaters, jugglers and
musicians. Enjoy the San Diego sunshine while
you sip a cocktail on the patio at the new hangout Mavericks Beach Club or longtime favorite
Lahaina Beach House, or check out the new
seafood hot spot Waterbar. Speaking of patios,
stop by the dog-friendly Patio on Lamont for a
fresh salad or tasty flatbread. Crushed is great
for a flight of brunchtime mimosas, The French
Gourmet puts a California spin on bistro favorites and Pacific Beach Fish Shop is known for its
scrumptious fish tacos.
With over 70 miles of coastline, San Diego’s beaches are a
must-visit. Enjoy the laid-back vibe of our coastal communities.
Just minutes from
Sea World and Mission
Beach, this resort
views of the ocean,
Mission Beach and
the downtown skyline.
Guests enjoy three
pools, an eco-friendly
spa, waterfront dining
and a full-service
marina with fishing
and sailing excursions.
This breezy community’s claim to fame is its quirky, laid-back feel.
Its main drag, Newport Avenue, is lined with funky vintage shops, fun
brewpubs and an eclectic mix of eateries. Start the day on the cliffs
overlooking the sea at Little Lion Cafe for Belgian waffles or a Mermaid Bowl of fresh fruit, coconut yogurt and toasted nuts. Indulge
in one of San Diego’s favorite burgers at Hodad’s, or a steaming bowl
of pho at OB Noodle House. The deck at Sunshine Company Saloon
is perfect for people watching, or strike out at Voltaire Beach House
& OB Lanes. Bringing Fido along? Dog Beach at the end of Voltaire
Street is the place to be for off-leash fun.