San Diego’s 70 miles of coastline and fantastic attractions make this the perfect California vacation. Come year-round for a taste of the Golden State’s true goods.
Trip Time: 6 days
Head to the nearby Carlsbad Premium Outlets after taking in the flowers. This mall has more than 90 outlet stores including Coach, Juicy Couture and Barneys New York.
Enjoy dinner at Sky Room at La Valencia Hotel . La Jolla is a beautiful resort. Since it’s one of the most upscale residential areas in Southern California, the city has many luxurious restaurants. The choice is hard, but you will enjoy dinner at Sky Room at La Valencia Hotel, a La Jolla landmark. At this recently renovated restaurant, you can enjoy California cuisine overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Finish your day with shopping at the Horton Plaza . The shopping mall located in the center of Downtown San Diego has more than 200 stores. In addition to two department stores, Macy’s and Nordstrom, you will find popular designer brand, such as Louis Vuitton and Coach.
In the evening, stroll around Mission Beach , located north of downtown and west of Mission Bay. Enjoy the relaxing moment by browsing stores at the boardwalk or walking down on the beach, watching the sunset.
After playing with pandas, visit Old Town San Diego State Historic Park . This is where the 2nd biggest city in California was born. The first mission in California was built here in 1769. You can see well-preserved historic buildings and re-created buildings built from1821 to 1872. Only 10 minutes away is the trendy Gaslamp Quarter . The area contains 100-plus stylish restaurants, nightclubs and boutiques, and is always busy with a lot of people, especially on the weekend.
Relax with a stroll around Coronado Beach , located on the ocean side of Coronado island, south of the naval air station, past the Hotel Del Coronado. Swim, surf, sail, bodyboard, fish or just fall asleep in the sun. The beach is popular among locals as a surf and bodyboard spot. Don’t miss Hotel Del Coronado . This hotel, which was built in 1888, has been a national historic landmark since 1977. The best way to enjoy this beautiful hotel is to stay here, yet just a cup of tea at the terrace with ocean view makes you feel like one of the royals. Cap off your trip with a Major Leagure Baseball game at PETCO Park, home of the popular San Diego Padres.