One of the best things about traveling to San Diego is that the city’s usually phenomenal weather means that no matter what you pack (or forget to pack in your suitcase), you will almost certainly be comfortable. So load up on sneakers, flip-flops, bathing suits, shorts, sweatpants, T-shirts, hoodies or whatever you choose and get ready to enjoy America’s Finest City! (Packing some sunblock is probably a good idea too.)
In addition to sunscreen, purchasing a Go San Diego Card® discount attractions pass is also another stellar suggestion. The special pass will provide you with free admission to 46 San Diego attractions for one low price and includes unlimited admissions to many of the top theme parks in the area. As far as San Diego Vacation Tips go, getting your hands on a San Diego attractions pass is certainly a good one.
The town’s good weather makes it an ideal place to get outside and get some exercise. Take a hike through the Torrey Pines area or play 18 at one of two oceanside golf courses. You might also want to consider hitting the beach in Del Mar for some fun in the sun or think about getting a more intense workout by using one of the fitness installations on nearby SolanaBeach. There are also tons of bike shops throughout the area that offer rentals (and tune-ups), so cycling around San Diego is obviously always an option.
Another way to get around the area is via the bus or the trolley. The Metropolitan Transit System serves the San Diego area by offering more than 90 bus and trolley routes that go to some of the top shopping centers and visitor attractions in the region. By using public transportation, you can go green throughout your visit and reduce your carbon footprint even while you are away from home. Most trolley and bus routes operate seven days a week, but it’s probably a good idea to double-check on the MTS website to make sure.
While you are in San Diego, make sure you get your hands – and your mouth – on some strawberries. The California coast is the top spot in the world to harvest strawberries and about 88 percent of the U.S.’s supply of the flavorful fruit is grown in the area. With more than 500 growers and 36,000 acres of planted strawberries, the San Diego area really does seem like it has strawberry fields forever. Due to the weather, the sweet berries can be harvested until much later in the year than in some places, sometimes until the end of July.
“My husband and I got the 5-day Go San Diego Card and we were able to do so many things with this card that we probably would not have done otherwise. We figured that we each saved over $230 by buying these passes. We had a blast and will use this pass again when we go back.”