Welcome to this weeks edition of the Sunday Spotlight – Things to do in San Diego.
The Sunday Spotlight series is a collaboration of travel tips and stories shared by other bloggers and traveler’s around the web.
We hope these tips and stories will inform and inspire you to go travel and visit San Diego. If you have already been to there, please share a tip in the comments down below!
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Tips for San Diego travel
25 Reasons We Love San Diego – The city long popular with Californians for its fresh, funky flavor has revitalized its downtown without losing its soul.
San Diego Travel Tips – San Diego, California is one of American’s most popular tourist destinations. San Diego is famous for beautiful beaches, a bustling craft brewery scene and countless outdoor attractions. And with over 100 days of sunshine each year, it’s no wonder they consider it America’s finest city!
Discovering San Diego … Again – Memories are a powerful things. We carry them with us as we travel along in this journey of life. Reliving them through visiting places tied to important events can be fun — or folly. Tucked in my carry-on was the knowledge that perhaps revisiting the places of my youth in San Diego might be a little bittersweet.
Plan Your Drive: Best San Diego Road Trips – With 70-degree days, countless beaches and a scenic spot in Southern California, sun-filled San Diego is the ultimate place for road trips. Eager to explore the area, we consulted the concierge team at Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Grand Del Mar to find out the best places to go for a drive.
Five Interesting Places in San Diego You Wont See in a Guide Book – Looking to avoid the usual tourist clap-trap that some spots in San Diego can entail? These five spots are fascinating places you won’t want to miss on your next trip to San Diego, California. These recommendations are a bit off the beaten track, but definitely worth the trip so check out a different side of San Diego with these five local hot spots:
Photography ideas for San Diego
- Best Places to Photograph in San Diego
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- Magical Moments High Above San Diego
- Top 5 San Diego Photo Shoot Locations (That Aren’t On The Beach!)
Adventures in Nature in San Diego
- Tips for Kayaking in La Jolla
- Favorite Places to Explore Nature in San Diego
Food and Drink in San Diego
The 38 Essential San Diego Restaurants – Introducing the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant…?” This specially selected group covers much of the city, spans myriad cuisines, and aims to collectively satisfy all of your restaurant needs
8 Amazing Places To Get Your Buzz On In San diego – San Diego’s bar scene is as eclectic as they come, from tiki-dives to high-rise lounges, the city has something for everyone when it comes to libations. For years, we’ve recommended many of these places to friends and visiting cocktail lovers, so I’m excited to be sharing them with you today.
Saving Money on travel to San Diego
Free Things to Do in San Diego – Just 17 miles north of the Mexican/U.S. border lies the waterfront city of San Diego. People come from all over the world to visit famous Balboa Park and to enjoy Southern California’s world-renowned beaches. Recently rated as the fifth wealthiest city in the U.S. by Forbes magazine, it seems San Diego would leave your wallet empty. However, with all its rich history and excellent weather, San Diego is full of activities that require no cash. Here’s a list of free attractions and events to get you started.
San Diego travel guide for budget travelers – As one of the most beautiful beach cities in the US, San Diego offers visitors sun, sand, food, a family friendly destination for families, and plenty of ways to explore this California coastal town. Enjoy these travel tips from Mary Solio in this San Diego travel guide.
Visiting San Diego For A Quick Break
A Perfect Day in San Diego – When I know I’m going on a trip, I immediately start canvassing my network of friends, writers, and editors around the world for advice about what to see and do. So when I knew I’d be heading to San Diego, I went straight to National Geographic Travel’s digital director, Carolyn Fox, who grew up a few miles north of the city, in Del Mar. After talking, we thought it might be fun to show two sides: her idea of a perfect day in San Diego County–starting in Encinitas and ending up in the city proper–and what I found along the way as a visitor armed with her recommendations.
A Weekend In San Diego – The little Epicurean created a fun infographic about owshe spent a weekend in San Diego
36 Hours in San Diego – San Diego is not so much a city as a loose collection of overlapping (and sometimes colliding) communities bound by arterial, life-giving freeways: it’s a military town in Coronado; a surf town in funky, eclectic Ocean Beach; and a border town in the historic Mexican-American neighborhood of Barrio Logan.
The New York Times has other interesting posts on San Diego.
Family travel in San Diego
15 Best San Diego Attractions for Kids – San Diego County overflows with family-friendly fun. There is plenty for all ages to enjoy in this sunny Southern California town. As a local mom who loves exploring my fair city, here are the travel mamaspicks for the 15 best San Diego attractions for kids.
San Diego Family Travel Tips – San Diego, California is a kid-friendly travel mecca! With year-round warm weather, an active harbor, theme parks, museums, and vibrant history, San Diego is a family travel gem not to be overlooked. Our San Diego Top Ten offers a to-do list ranging from zoo visits to harbor cruises, with plenty of beach time in-between. However, San Diego is not without its challenges for visiting families. Here’s what Amy Whitley learned after a three-day stay (and lifetime visits to the city).
Planning Your Visit To San Diego – With mild weather and an abundance of kid-friendly attractions, it’s no wonder San Diego is a top destination for families. There is a little something for everyone! The city boasts some 70 miles of beaches and coastline, a number of world-class attractions, and plenty of shopping, sports, outdoor entertainment and nightlife. While children will no doubt be drawn to its three biggest attractions, parents will enjoy soaking up the food, history and culture of Balboa Park and Gaslamp Quarter.
7 Incredibly Family-Friendly San Diego Restaurants – Though most restaurants in San Diego cater to kids, there are a few family-friendly San Diego restaurants that take dining to another level by allowing kids to participate in their meals or offering a place to play while parents enjoy a craft cocktail. Talk about a win-win situation.
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San Diego Zoo
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Plan Your Trip in San Diego
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What are your favourite things to do in San Diego?