People looking for things to do in San Diego have their choice of an impressive variety of options. In fact, there is so much to do that it can sometimes be difficult to choose just one. We’ve assembled a list of five uniquely San Diego activities that you have to do, whether you’re a local or just visiting.
Spend a day at sea and catch a glimpse of humpbacks, grey whales, and maybe even a blue whale, the largest animal on earth, plus an added bonus of dolphins, seals, and sea lions. Not only do you and your friends get to spend the day on a boat, you’ll also see amazing marine life. Exploring the ocean is always one of the top things to do in San Diego, any time of year.
Sure, you can drive over the bridge, or go the land route from Imperial Beach, but for a memorable day, take the ferry. You’ll get dropped off at Ferry Landing in Coronado which boasts unbeatable views of the San Diego skyline and is replete with excellent eating and shopping. Bring your bike on the ferry and set off and explore all that Coronado has to offer before catching the ferry home.
From the heavyweights like Stone and Alesmith, to smaller amazing breweries like Dos Desperados, San Diego is filled with great craft beer. Hire a tour bus and let someone else do the driving while you visit a few favorites.
This long-standing Barrio Logan restaurant always has lines out the door, but the line moves quickly and the food is well worth the wait. In a town that prides itself on its Mexican food, Las Cuatro Milpas is almost indisputably regarded as the best. They sell out of food early in the afternoon, so plan an early lunch.
Those looking for cheap things to do in San Diego can always rely on nature to put on a beautiful display, and there is arguably no better place to catch a sunset than at Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach. The sun shines off of the ocean and the tide pools below the jagged cliffs for a visual you won’t forget. Get there early to secure a spot on one of the cliffside benches.
Funbassadors can arrange an activity enjoying any of San Diego favorites. Funseekers can purchase a FunGig that pairs them with an in-the-know local who can guide them to one of these local hotspots.