Known for its cultural diversity, spectacular beaches, relaxed lifestyle, destination spas, and gorgeous weather year-round, it’s no wonder that San Diego is one of the top American cities and a popular destination for travelers from around the world. Need any more persuading? Well, here are top reasons why you should plan for that San Diego family vacation right now.
Few places in the United States can boast of plenty of sunshine and relative warmth year round than San Diego. The weather here is pleasant all year long. When the weather in many parts of the country seems to have gone sour, you can remain confident San Diego won’t ruin your vacation. San Diego experiences an average of 263 sunny or partly cloudy days in a year, with a few rainy days. Don’t expect to see snow around here as it’s been almost five decades since it last happened. Summers are generally warm here. Winters are characterized by highs in the mid-60s, with lows in the high 40s.
Who goes for vacation to a coastal city and doesn’t allot enough time for the beach? If you’re coming to San Diego, make sure you plan for enough sunshine time by the beach. Young people prefer the Pacific Beach as they can easily take in the nearby nightlife. Surfers enjoy the waves at Black’s Beach. Everyone seems to love Mission Beach, thanks to its family-friendly activities. The Ocean Beach is also a great place to take your furry friend in the afternoon.
California’s history dates back in 1769 when the first Spanish settlers arrived and settled in Old Town San Diego. Of course, Native Americans were living here way before this time. Nonetheless, San Diego played a major role in the establishing and growth of California. All this can be seen from the historic buildings in Old Town San Diego. Head to Balboa Park and visit the San Diego National History Museum among other historical buildings.
San Diego’s Culinary Scene
San Diego is no stranger to delicious food. Keep in mind that you won’t have enough time to try every food here. However, don’t miss out on the “world’s best burgers” and drool worthy donuts. Most of the restaurants in the city take advantage of San Diego’s fresh farm produce and, therefore, create authentic cuisine for both locals and visitors to enjoy. Don’t shy away from the independently owned eateries across the city.
A Vibrant Nightlife
San Diego is home to impressive music venues, comedy clubs, and bars. Dance the night away at the buzzing Gaslamp quarter or watch the sun go down at one of San Diego’s beachfront bistros while enjoying a cocktail. You could also sing karaoke or take in a comedy show at a club in the city. The city has a bustling nightlife scene and there’s something that fits everyone’s agenda here.
The world-famous San Diego Zoo is home to over 650 animal species in its expansive piece of land. You’ll definitely want to start your adventure at the zoo before heading to SeaWorld San Diego and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Highlights at the San Diego Zoo include the monkey trails and panda trek.