It’s not called “America’s Finest City” for nothing. With its year-round amazing weather, San Diego is full of indoor and outdoor activities for families of all ages. We encourage all of our visitors to get out and enjoy the area while staying with us. Don’t forget we have direct trolley access so getting around the town is easy and affordable. While there are much more top choices than ten, here are just a few of our favorites. We hope you enjoy our countdown of the Top 10 Things to Do in San Diego: Summer Edition.
10. San Diego Padres
Buy us some peanuts and crackerjacks, it’s baseball season in San Diego! Sit in the beautiful open-air stadium, Petco Park, while watching the Padres take on opponents including the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, and Atlanta Braves. Located in downtown San Diego, Petco Park offers visitors the perfect way to enjoy a warm summer SoCal evening. Three, six and nine-game packages are available, as our great family packages. Don’t forget, the San Diego Trolley stops just blocks from Petco Park. Get your tickets to the San Diego Padres today.
9. Cabrillo National Monument
Commemorating Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s 1542 landing in San Diego, Cabrillo National Monument sits perched above San Diego’s coastline. Wander the historic Old Point Loma Lighthouse, play in the tide pools, and take in the expansive Pacific Ocean views. According to the National Park Service, at low tide visitors may have the chance to see flowery sea anemones, octopi, deadman’s fingers, and many other creatures. There is a 2.5 mile Bayside Trail perfect for those who want to take in the San Diego coastline from all angles. Learn more about Cabrillo National Monument here.
8. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Perfect for families, the Torrey Pines Reserve hike is a leisurely jaunt, perfect for all fitness levels. Wander the trails and hike down to the beach, all the while enjoying the incredible vistas from the cliffs at this beautiful La Jolla state park. A popular launch point for hang gliders, watch the skies as the adventurous soar above the Pacific. There are 8 miles of well-maintained hiking trails, use them all or use a few. We recommend skipping the flip flops and sticking to sneakers, on this exciting journey. Get all the details of the Torrey Pines Natural Reserve here.
7. Coronado Ferry and Beach
If you don’t have a car, take the trolley from San Diego RV Resort to downtown San Diego. Hop on the Coronado passenger ferry and take in 360-degree views of San Diego’s harbor. Once you hit the Coronado Ferry Landing, enjoy a stroll around shops and restaurants lining the shore. Next, head to the other side of the island (a long walk or short taxi ride) to the famous Hotel Del Coronado. Voted one of the best beaches in the world, Coronado Beach is an expansive white sandy beach with calm waves and plenty of room to stretch out and relax. Check out Coronado Island here.
6. San Diego Car Shows
Summertime means a return of the classics for the season. There is two great car shows close to the resort. The Cajon Classic Cruise happens every Wednesday from 5 pm to 8 pm. take a stroll down the main street and see some beautiful classic cars. Plenty of the restaurants and bars offer specials during the show. They will also host live music to get you moving. On Thursday nights the La Mesa Classic Car Show returns for a 2-month run. The event starts at 5 pm and runs until 8 pm. To get more information on both of these events visit their official websites for shows schedule and more.