If you’re still looking for summer vacation ideas, look no further — we found the best! Check out our best San Diego summer vacation ideas 2013:
Beaches of San Diego
San Diego beaches are fun for families, friends & romantic couples. Visit one of the many beautiful beaches that line the west coast shoreline. You can swim, surf, snorkel, play volleyball, or just lie in the sun at San Diego beaches.
The most popular beaches are Coronado Beach, La Jolla Shores, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and Silver Strand State Beach.
San Diego Summer Vacation Surfing
You can take surfing lessons this summer. Enjoy your fight with tidal waves. San Diego offers various surfer courses for kids and adults. There will also be a team of expert instructors to show you all the basics of catching a wave.
San Diego Water Skiing Lessons
In the Hot summer of San Diego, keeping yourself closer to water might be one of the best things. So you can take water skiing lessons. Water skiing can be one of the best experiences of your life. You can learn skiing at many locations in San Diego. You can start as a beginner. But if you are an expert then you can already just brush up your skills and pick up a few tricks this summer.
Whale Watching Cruise on San Diego Bay
The beauty of San Diego bay cannot be described well in to words. This tour is Approximately 3 1/2 hours long. And this is going to be one of the best cruises ever in your life. Enjoy your time with sea life. You will get closer to the majestic California Gray Whale.
San Diego Natural Parks
San Diego is blessed with natural beauty. State reserve and natural parks are the evidence of that. Balboa Park is home to 85 cultural attractions, including 15 museums, eight gardens and the San Diego Zoo. You can enjoy Go bird watching at the Torrey Pines State Reserve. Visit the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and experience the natural beauty of the desert. The 600,000-acre park is one of the largest state parks in the United States. Ride the historic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster and enjoy in Pirates Cove at Belmont Park. Don’t forget to visit Mission Bay Park and Mission Trails Regional Park.
La Jolla Sea Caves Tour
La Jolla sea caves are one of the major attractions San Diego. During hot summer take this tour. You can enjoy La Jolla Sea Caves Tour everyday and the tour will last for approximately 1 1/2-2 hours. You will kayak up to the caves at La Jolla. You will see sea lions, seals, sting rays, bat rays, brown pelicans, and cormorants. There might even be a dolphin swimming beside you!
San Diego SeaWorld
Sea World offers best water rides. Kids will be able to enjoy wild water rides. They can even dine with a whale, swim with the dolphins or be a trainer for a day. SeaWorld San Diego is the home of Shamu. While visiting San Diego in hot summer, take your kids to spend some memorable water times. You can take exhilarating rides like Journey to Atlantis, Shipwreck Rapids and Wild Arctic. During the summer nights they arrange for amazing fireworks and additional shows including music and astounding acrobatics.
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo has more than 4,000 individual animals representing 800 different species and is one of the finest zoological parks in the entire world. Enjoy the Safar Park. The Park has more than 3,500 animals representing 260 species, and is also an accredited botanical garden.
During summer, let your children enjoy “Wild Animal Camp”. Children from grades 1 through 9can enter and camps range from two to five-day camps and overnight stays at the park are included.
San Diego Spa & Yoga
San Diego has many world-class spa facilities. You can enjoy your own spa time to soothe aches, revitalize cells, unwind ravaged nerves and help you relax. You can visit a day spa and you will get in touch with various top-notch spa services. Check out the Spa Velia, which is sprinkled throughout the county. So this summer, find some time to visit spa centers and revitalize yourself.
San Diego Matinees, broadcasts and theaters
San Diego has amazing Cineplex or movie theaters for movie lovers. During summer you can spend your time watching matinees at one of the many local movie theaters. The Regal Parkway Plaza 18 in El Cajon, for example, periodically presents live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera. You can even buy your tickets to enjoy live sports broadcasts or theater.
San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Gaslamp quarter is a historic location in downtown San Diego. You can enjoy Victorian architecture. Shop at boutiques, art galleries and at specialty shops. Gaslamp is San Diego’s one of the most historic districts. Enjoy fine dining and entertainment too. You can also enjoy live music at one of local pubs, enjoy late night coffees and dance at one of the happening nightclubs.
San Diego Nightlife
San Diego nightlife offers one of the most happening nightclubs, bars, pubs and wine lounges. The Nightlife San Diego revolves around Downtown’s lively Gaslamp Quarter. Gaslamp quarters blocks are filled with rooftop bars, hot nightclubs boasting celebrity DJ’s, moody jazz clubs and happening restaurants. Many Clubs offer live music or stage shows with themes ranging from flamenco dance to burlesque.
San Diego Museums
Maritime Museum is known for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. Maritime Museum has one of the world’s premium collections of historic ships. San Diego also has USS Midway Museum, which offers the fun time for everyone. There will be arrangements for family-oriented activities for all ages. You will get to explore the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. You will experience living aboard a floating city at sea with 4,500 shipmates, by exploring galleys, officer’s country, sleeping quarters and the 4 acre flight deck. There are several other museums to visit such as San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego Automotive Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum, San Diego Model Railroad Museum, San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego Museum of Art and San Diego Natural History Museum.
San Diego Legoland
Legoland offers more than 50 kid-sized adventure rides. It’s a must for kids under 12 years of age. The most popular Legoland attractions are a pirate adventure on the high seas, a Knights’ Tournament, and a test track rollercoaster. You can also enjoy at LEGOLAND California Resort. It offers rides, shows and attractions. The resort also offers first LEGOLAND Water Park. You will be able to build LEGO raft there!!!