Found yourself in San Diego this Christmas? Excellent! Though San Diego may not be the winter wonderland you think of when you think of Christmas, I think you’ll be surprised just how festive the city can become. Plus, sunny skies and not having to wear mittens and a down parka is a good thing.
San Diego is many things to many people. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, this city by the sea has a draw unlike any other in North America. And while it’s a distinctive city in its own right, it’s one of those American towns that necessitate having a car. With a lot of land and several different districts to entice would-be visitors, in San Diego, more likely than not, you want to have wheels.
San Diego is a great town – full of sunshine, great weather, and the beautiful Pacific. It’s a fun city for families, it’s filled with parks, and there’s always plenty of things to do in San Diego. But what good would all that sunshine and perfect weather be without some way to enjoy it? Yes, there are parks, but what makes a trip to San Diego complete is the ability to indulge in a little retail therapy while out exploring your host town. Luckily, the same neighborhoods that have great shopping capitalize on the weather and also have some of the best outdoor bars and cafes, and here they are.
San Diego is always a great destination for family fun. There’s the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, wildlife tours like whale watching off the coast, and miles and miles of beautiful, kid-friendly beaches. Add to that San Diego’s harbor cruises, trolley tours, surfing, and great food and drinks appeal to parents as well. But throughout October, there’s even more reason to getaway to San Diego. For the whole month, kids go free on a number of great activities, so you can play as a family and save money!
San Diego boasts dozens of miles of unspoiled California coastline, is California’s second largest city, and has what few other cities of its size have – great outdoor activities like kayaking, whale watching, and yes – bike riding. And while there are dozens of other things to do in San Diego, if you’re into enjoying the amazing Southern California weather, you should definitely consider some time on a bike in San Diego time well spent.
A charming beachside retreat, Coronado is a small but chic beachfront community that lies just a skip beyond the Coronado Bay. This sandy escape likes to bill itself as the little town “Where Main Street meets bare feet,” and visitors will find it an apt saying that helps to encapsulate the beach charm and slow-paced life that is found here, just minutes away from downtown San Diego.