West Coast, San Diego is one epic place to visit in California. With gorgeous beaches, historic districts and enough foodie spots to fill any tummy, it’s the kind of city that’s perfect for a long weekend trip. In fact, there’s so many epic and best things to do in San Diego that I’d suggest an even longer one.
You can have a lazy day sunbathing or sightseeing, or you can choose a more active itinerary with surfing and swimming.
Here, you’ll find everything from the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Man, and the San Diego Museum of Art that are all too good to miss.
Now, there are too many individual bars to mention in the Gaslamp Quarter but take a stroll through the area and see which ones take your fancy. Just remember to take it slow, you will get tipsy!
1.) Point Loma
The neighbourhood is totally great but what makes it truly special is its coastline; especially at sunset.
Within a vast ecological reserve, La Jolla Cove is home to a variety of wildlife including loads of seals.
You can even enjoy Mariachi music and check out a blacksmith shop as you stroll along.
Along the way, you’ll likely come across the iconic Botanical House, too. It’s home to over 2,000 plants inside!
After dark, neon signs light up and the Victorian buildings come to life with a mix of; arts, culture, and entertainment that’s well worth a gander when in the city.
True to its name, Sunset Cliffs is a magical sight at dusk. Though, saying that, it’s totally gorgeous at any time of the day – especially when the sea is nice and calm.
Permanently stationed at San Diego’s Embarcadero, the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier has been transformed into a huge museum.
2.) Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá
11.) Sunset Cliffs
On Saturdays, you can stroll through the farmers market and pick up some organic and regional goodies.