San Diego Activities & Attractions
San Diego beach communities are the ideal vacation destination. Whether your
idea of the perfect vacation is tanning on the beach, surfing, sailing, waterskiing, shopping, bar hopping or sight seeing San Diego is an ideal destination.
Mission Bay is the center of water activities in San Diego and from your vacation rental you can easily arrange for rentals of anything from kayaks to speed boats for your boating enjoyment. Mission Beach offers surfing year round with larger waves in the
winter, but cleaner conditions and warmer water in the summer.
Our vacation rentals also offer convenient access to the world famous reef breaks of La Jolla and Sunset Cliffs as well as such famous breaks as Tourmaline Surf Park, Windansea Beach, Bird Rock and much more. Nearby shopping includes
Belmont Park with the world famous Giant Dipper roller coaster built in 1925,
Horton Plaza and numerous boutiques along
Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. Nearby hiking includes Cowles Mountain, Cabrillo National Monument and Torry Pines State Park among others. Also, for history buffs, San Diego is home to the first Mission in Alta California, Mission Basilica San Diego de
Alcala. Old Town San Diego is home to even more history offering a look at San Diego and the wild west long ago.
We regularly post visitors guides and information on seasonal activities and more on our
San Diego blog.
Fun Things to Do in San Diego
Ocean Beach is the laid-back beach town on the south side of the jetty from Mission Beach. Ocean Beach, like Mission Beach offers its visitors an abundance of stores, restaurants and nightlife without having to leave the neighborhood. It is famous for its
laid-back residents and environment. Popular hotspots include the
OB Noodle House, The Joint - a tapas and sushi bar,
Ragland Public House - voted "Best Burger in San Diego" from 2006-2012,
Bo-beau, and Winstons, a live music venue that features bands ranging from funk to reggae to hip hop. The Ocean Beach Farmers Market takes place every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and is filled with fun activities
for the whole family.
Pacific Beach consists of the beaches directly north of Mission Beach from Pacific Beach Drive to the southern cliffs of La Jolla and Birdrock. The Pacific Beach community offers more shopping and restaurants than Mission Beach and one of San Diego's major
nightlife scenes along Garnet Avenue. The best place to catch the game?
Millers Field on Mission Bay Drive has an impressive amount of screens (38...so far) with different games and sports on almost each one. If you're looking to hit the town for a night out with friends,
Pacific Beach AleHouse and
the local Pacific Beach are both great options that feature drink specials and live DJs during certain nights of the week.
Other San Diego Neighborhoods:
In addition to our lcoal beach neighborhoods of Mission Beach, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach, San Diego boasts some great neighborhoods to live and play. Other popular and upscale beach neighborhoods that offer vacation rentals and luxury San
Diego real estate include Point Loma, La Jolla, Coronado, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Encinitas and Solana Beach.
San Diego is home to some of the world's most famous parks including SeaWorld, The San Diego Zoo, The Wild Animal Park and Lego Land. All are easily accessible with SeaWorld in particular being located within Mission Bay Park.