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5 Summer Spots for Vacations in San Diego

San Diego can be found on the Pacific coast of California, and it’s known as “America’s Finest City” because of its beaches, parks, and warm climate. If your thinking of visiting San Diego in the summer, you’ll enjoy temperatures in the low 80s, little rain, and cooler evening at night.

With it’s pretty close to perfect weather, 70 miles of magnificent coastline, and spectacular attractions, restaurants, bars, and nightlife, San Diego is a must-visit any time of the year. If you’re visiting for your summer vacation, here are five spots to visit on your holiday in San Diego.

1. The Pool House


At The Pool House in Pendry San Diego, you get some of the best views of the Gaslamp Quarter. The Pool House is a premiere San Diego rooftop bar that embodies the essence of the Southern California lifestyle. At The Pool House, you are surrounded by light, contemporary, and open air. The indoor and outdoor space is above the Gaslamp famed 5th Avenue and plays host to daytime and evening events that feature a signature bar and cocktails.

2. Balboa Park

Balboa Park has numerous museums, recreation venues, performing arts arenas, and various attractions for the visitor to enjoy. You’ll also find a variety of restaurants, dog parks, and trails. Balboa Park has something for everyone to enjoy when they visit. The park is known for its family-friendly activities in the summer, including Food Truck Fridays, where families and people of all ages enjoy live entertainment, and a unique dining experience with a rotating selection of gourmet food trucks. Balboa Park is a place for everyone to enjoy 365 days a year.

3. Coronado Island

You will find Coronado Island across the bay from downtown San Diego. Visitors love to come to for its exquisite beaches, clear waters, and friendly beach town atmosphere. In Coronado is where you will find the historic Hotel Del Coronado, which has been serving guests since 1888 and is where those who love the beach, ocean, excellent food, and trendy shops stop to take in the amenities around them. At Coronado Island, you can take a bike tour, which is a 10-mile ride that takes you over the Coronado Bridge, the Hotel del Coronado and many other picturesque spots along the way. You’ll find five white beaches, such as Coronado Central Beach, Coronado Dog Beach, Glorietta Bay Beach, Silver Strand State Beach, and the Ferry Landing Marketplace.

4. Old Town Market

If your in the mood for shopping after enjoying the sights and beaches, then make your way to the Old Town Market. At the market, you’ll find everything from folkloric art to one-of-a-kind souvenirs from the Pacific Ocean, as you browse through the many unique shops that specialize in hand-crafted items. Most shops focus on hand-crafted items and contemporary fashions from Mexico.

5. San Diego Zoo Safari Park


The San Diego Zoo offers a roar & snore event that lets you have a sleepover adventure in the zoo. Forty-six comfy, safari-style tents border the grazing area for giraffes, rhinos, gazelles, antelopes, and other animals in the zoo. Or you can zipline on the Flightline Safari, where you will soar 130 feet above all the animals below. The zoo has lots of fun events and attractions for kids to try, such as Balloon Safaris, and Jungle Ropes Safaris for older kids to test their balance and jungle skills. San Diego Zoo Safari Park is worth a visit.

Final Thoughts

There are many museums, attractions, and beaches to explore when you are in San Diego, along with bars, restaurants, and a lively nightlife. The city has a little bit of something for everyone to explore and experience when you visit.

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