A Weekend in San Diego, California
San Diego is well known for stunning sunsets and relaxing beaches located in Southern California. From gorgeous parks, to historic lighthouses, and great places to eat, there is something for everyone to enjoy while visiting town. There is almost never a bad time to take a trip to San Diego, so plan your visit today! With over 30 places included, this guide is perfect to plan your get away: - Where to Stay - Places to Eat - Things to do and see
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Welcome to San Diego!

How to Get There

Located centrally between Downtown San Diego and the beaches, the San Diego airport is easy to navigate. With a wide array of flights arriving daily from all across the U.S. it is an easy destination to escape to for a weekend. 

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Places to Stay

Hampton Inn & Suites San Diego Airport Liberty Station
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Very clean and relatively new hotel. Had a great experience when we stayed here. They also have a free shuttle to and from the San Diego International Airport. Makes logistics for your trip a breeze.
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Things to Do & See

Point Loma
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Located on the peninsula, Point Loma, especially the light house provides the best view points. Be sure to drive all the way out to the very end to see the tide pools and new light house.
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Seaport Village
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A touristy spot to shop around the local stores and enjoy a day by the harbor.
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Liberty Station
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A whole shopping plaza with so many options along with some historical buildings. Easy walking area.
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Sunset Cliffs
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A great spot to sit and enjoy the sunset along the California coast.
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Ocean Beach Tide Pools
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If you're looking to try and see sea creatures, the tide pools are a great stop to check out. Make sure you go during low tide for the best opportunity. You can check the tide schedule online as it changes based on the time of year.
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Coin-Op Game Room
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Low expense but fun activity perfect for families or a date night. They have standard arcade/bowling alley type foods
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Balboa Park
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Expansive park space to walk and enjoy the flowers and beautiful historical buildings. There was a small art gallery to walk through as well when we visited. Great spot to bring a blanket and have a picnic or relax by reading a book. Kid friendly activity.
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Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market
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Old Town
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Old town San Diego with a old western vibe. Makes for a fun afternoon walking around exploring the stores.
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Places to Eat

San Diego Burger Co.
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Tacos El Gordo
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Born and Raised
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Hodad's Downtown
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Las Cuatro Milpas
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Landini's Pizzeria
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Mission Valley Breakfast Company
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Garden Coffee
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Highly regarded coffee spot with delicious drink options. The cute garden vibe makes it a relaxing spot to kick start your morning.
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Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee
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Tajima Ramen East Village
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Whiskers & Wine Cat Lounge and Cocktails
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A local spot for food and a cat cafe!
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Spots for a Night Out - Drinks

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Park & Rec
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A fun cocktail bar to enjoy for a night out with friends.
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Forbidden Cove
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A fun night out in a tiki bar environment with creative drinks.
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Cloak and Petal
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Club Marina
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Dive bar located nearby the marina
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Day Trips from San Diego

Head North of San Diego only a short 30 minute drive to the town of La Jolla. Known to be a bit more on the expensive side, La Jolla has fun beach coves to see the seals and sea lions. Please respect the animals and do not approach them as it is illegal. Take a nice walk on the sidewalk that follows the coast for a great evening activity.

La Jolla Cove
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Living Room Coffeehouse La Jolla
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Duke's La Jolla
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Special Events

San Diego is a destination for special events of all kinds. From sports to music, there is always something taking place at local spots. 

Pechanga Arena
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Perfect place to catch a hockey game, concert or other special event like Disney on Ice. Check out the arena schedule to see what is coming to the area soon!
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San Diego is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway for individuals, families, a special date and so much more. From great sports to eat to fun outdoor sights, start planning your trip now to the Southern California destination. Let us know your favorite spots to check out by tagging us on Instagram

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Hi travelers! I am here to help you enjoy your weekend trips to the fullest to cities near, far, or even in your backyard. Currently:📍Florida, U.S.A. New thatch guides coming soon: Cinque Terre, Italy Just Posted: Evansville, IN & San Diego, CA Upcoming Trips: Tampa, FL, New Orleans, LA ---------- About Me: Michigander at heart but currently traveling the world one week at a time for work. I specialize in budget, outdoor, weekend trips and adventure travel. When not on the road, I am down to spend the day exploring the local city scene. I try to make the most of every work trip by sharing adventures, grand or niche, to encourage others to get out there and embrace what the world has to offer. I love connecting with people from all around the world. Feel free to say hi over on Instagram @weekendpostcards My travel pillars are: - Try at least ONE new thing each trip - Take a walking tour or a local hike - Enjoy every sunset - Explore the places off the beaten path - Avid traveler (14 Countries, 42 States, 24 U.S. National Parks & countless cities) Bucket list items: Ride in a hot air balloon & visit all 50 U.S. states. — Check out my free and paid thatch travel guides on my profile, or for a customized itinerary for any of the locations featured, shoot me a message so we can connect. Let's explore!
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A Weekend in San Diego, California
San Diego is well known for stunning sunsets and relaxing beaches located in Southern California. From gorgeous parks, to historic lighthouses, and great places to eat, there is something for everyone to enjoy while visiting town. There is almost never a bad time to take a trip to San Diego, so plan your visit today! With over 30 places included, this guide is perfect to plan your get away: - Where to Stay - Places to Eat - Things to do and see
35 Places • ago
Free

Welcome to San Diego!

How to Get There

Located centrally between Downtown San Diego and the beaches, the San Diego airport is easy to navigate. With a wide array of flights arriving daily from all across the U.S. it is an easy destination to escape to for a weekend. 

San Diego International Airport
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Places to Stay

Hampton Inn & Suites San Diego Airport Liberty Station
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Very clean and relatively new hotel. Had a great experience when we stayed here. They also have a free shuttle to and from the San Diego International Airport. Makes logistics for your trip a breeze.
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Things to Do & See

Point Loma
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Located on the peninsula, Point Loma, especially the light house provides the best view points. Be sure to drive all the way out to the very end to see the tide pools and new light house.
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Details
Seaport Village
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A touristy spot to shop around the local stores and enjoy a day by the harbor.
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Details
Liberty Station
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A whole shopping plaza with so many options along with some historical buildings. Easy walking area.
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Details
Sunset Cliffs
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A great spot to sit and enjoy the sunset along the California coast.
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Details
Ocean Beach Tide Pools
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If you're looking to try and see sea creatures, the tide pools are a great stop to check out. Make sure you go during low tide for the best opportunity. You can check the tide schedule online as it changes based on the time of year.
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Details
Coin-Op Game Room
@WeekendPostcards
Low expense but fun activity perfect for families or a date night. They have standard arcade/bowling alley type foods
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Details
Balboa Park
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Expansive park space to walk and enjoy the flowers and beautiful historical buildings. There was a small art gallery to walk through as well when we visited. Great spot to bring a blanket and have a picnic or relax by reading a book. Kid friendly activity.
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Details
Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market
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Details
Old Town
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Old town San Diego with a old western vibe. Makes for a fun afternoon walking around exploring the stores.
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Details

Places to Eat

San Diego Burger Co.
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Tacos El Gordo
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Born and Raised
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Hodad's Downtown
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Las Cuatro Milpas
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Landini's Pizzeria
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Details
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Mission Valley Breakfast Company
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Details
Garden Coffee
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Highly regarded coffee spot with delicious drink options. The cute garden vibe makes it a relaxing spot to kick start your morning.
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Details
Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee
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Details
Tajima Ramen East Village
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Details
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Whiskers & Wine Cat Lounge and Cocktails
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A local spot for food and a cat cafe!
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Details

Spots for a Night Out - Drinks

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Details
Park & Rec
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A fun cocktail bar to enjoy for a night out with friends.
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Details
Forbidden Cove
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A fun night out in a tiki bar environment with creative drinks.
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Details
Cloak and Petal
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Details
Club Marina
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Dive bar located nearby the marina
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Details

Day Trips from San Diego

Head North of San Diego only a short 30 minute drive to the town of La Jolla. Known to be a bit more on the expensive side, La Jolla has fun beach coves to see the seals and sea lions. Please respect the animals and do not approach them as it is illegal. Take a nice walk on the sidewalk that follows the coast for a great evening activity.

La Jolla Cove
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Living Room Coffeehouse La Jolla
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Duke's La Jolla
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Special Events

San Diego is a destination for special events of all kinds. From sports to music, there is always something taking place at local spots. 

Pechanga Arena
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Perfect place to catch a hockey game, concert or other special event like Disney on Ice. Check out the arena schedule to see what is coming to the area soon!
Add to
Details

San Diego is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway for individuals, families, a special date and so much more. From great sports to eat to fun outdoor sights, start planning your trip now to the Southern California destination. Let us know your favorite spots to check out by tagging us on Instagram

* * *
CURATED BY
Hi travelers! I am here to help you enjoy your weekend trips to the fullest to cities near, far, or even in your backyard. Currently:📍Florida, U.S.A. New thatch guides coming soon: Cinque Terre, Italy Just Posted: Evansville, IN & San Diego, CA Upcoming Trips: Tampa, FL, New Orleans, LA ---------- About Me: Michigander at heart but currently traveling the world one week at a time for work. I specialize in budget, outdoor, weekend trips and adventure travel. When not on the road, I am down to spend the day exploring the local city scene. I try to make the most of every work trip by sharing adventures, grand or niche, to encourage others to get out there and embrace what the world has to offer. I love connecting with people from all around the world. Feel free to say hi over on Instagram @weekendpostcards My travel pillars are: - Try at least ONE new thing each trip - Take a walking tour or a local hike - Enjoy every sunset - Explore the places off the beaten path - Avid traveler (14 Countries, 42 States, 24 U.S. National Parks & countless cities) Bucket list items: Ride in a hot air balloon & visit all 50 U.S. states. — Check out my free and paid thatch travel guides on my profile, or for a customized itinerary for any of the locations featured, shoot me a message so we can connect. Let's explore!
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