There are a lot of things to do in San Diego, sometimes it’s even a fun place to just relax and do nothing while enjoying the weather. However, it can also be nice to get away for a bit and experience someplace new. Here are the top five day trips from San Diego.
Just about an hour away from San Diego lies Temecula, a thriving city with some of the best vineyards in the state. Take a guided tour courtesy of the Temecula Valley Winegrowers with transportation provided so you don’t have to worry about getting home after sipping on wine all day. Arranging a trip to Temecula is one of the top things to do in San Diego this weekend.
Also about an hour away, Julian gives you a taste of the mountain life without having to plan a long trip. Visit the Eagle and High Peak Mines to step back to the days of the California Gold Rush, stop at Dudley’s Bakery for fruit bars and fresh bread, and of course, don’t forget to pick up an apple pie before heading back down to San Diego.
This coastal locale just an hour up the freeway boasts one of California’s most popular missions and if you go in the spring you can catch the famous swallows returning as part of their annual migration.
Head out to the desert and stop by the Anza-Borrego State Park Visitors Center to get some ideas of highlights and a map of the area. Take in the beautiful desert landscape and hit the numerous hiking trails in the largest state park in California.
Head across the border to taste some authentic Mexican food and margaritas, or take a brewery tour that hits many of the highlights of Tijuana’s burgeoning craft beer scene. Do some souvenir shopping and visit the popular wax museum to experience its always fascinating, sometimes odd, exhibits.
Funseekers looking for some of the best things to do in San Diego can purchase a FunGig that includes a day trip to one of these fantastic destinations and a guided tour by a knowledgeable San Diegan. Funbassadors can plan a day trip to these or any other nearby places and pick up a few extra bucks while exploring another place with a fun new person.