If you’re looking for an action-packed getaway, San Diego
has all the right elements for land, sea and sky adventures.
Adventure SLEEP Golfers, hikers and paragliders will appreciate the upscale Hilton La Jolla Torrey
Pines (10950 N. Torrey Pines Road), set at
the edge of the emerald golf course on La
Jolla’s coastal cliffs. A stay at Sheraton San
Diego Hotel & Marina (1380 Harbor Island
Dr.) calls for jet skiing, sailing, stand-up
paddleboarding, and sportfishing charters.
For arresting views and million-dollar sunsets, The Inn at Sunset Cliffs (1370 Sunset
Cliffs Blvd.) sits right above the Big Blue
with surf breaks out front. The Pearl (1410
Rosecrans St.), a hip boutique hotel, offers
up exciting nightlife, cabanas, “dive-in”
movies and a happenin’ happy hour.
The eclectic Flying Pig Vista (230 S. Santa
Fe Ave.) tames carnivores with its nightly
steak menu of top-quality meats, along
with an incredible array of local craft
beers, farm-fresh dishes, homemade pasta
and more. Load up on hearty burritos,
swordfish tacos, chiles rellenos, sizzling
fajitas and icy margs at En Fuego Cantina
& Grill (1342 Camino Del Mar). Get a
seafood fix of lobster, Alaskan king crab
and shrimp scampi at iconic Anthony’s
Fish Grotto (9530 Murray Drive, La Mesa).
North Park is home to tasty bar food and
creative cocktails at Small Bar (4628
Park Blvd.), a cozy watering
hole, and Tacos Perla (3000
Upas St.), where adventurous eaters can get crickets
atop their mahimahi or
grilled octopus tacos.
Paddle along the beautiful coastline or explore the seven caves with La
Jolla Kayak ( lajollakayak.com), or fly across
the sea in a Navy SEAL–certified inflatable boat in search of dolphins and
whales with Xplore Offshore (xploreoffshore
.com). Anglers take note: H&M Landing
( hmlanding.com) offers local or long-range
fishing expeditions and a chance to hook
that marlin or yellowtail. For a craft beer
adventure, head to New English Brewing
Co. (11545 Sorrento Valley Road), where
classic British styles are elevated with
West Coast beer character for a perfect
pint. Or let the experts at San Diego Beer,
Wine & Spirits Tours (
sandiegobeerwinespiritstours.com) guide you to the best local suds
spots, vino stops and small-batch distilleries for food and drink pairings.
Take to the Skies
Pilot a high-
plane in an aerial
dogfight or strap in for
an acrobatic ride with
Sky Combat Ace.
Come face to face with
the bad boys of Isla
Guadalupe (160 miles
off Baja) on a diving
expedition with Shark
Diver. Six-day trips depart
from H&M Landing.
Step out of a plane and
free-fall for 60 seconds
from 13,000 feet with
Skydive San Diego.