There are many activities to do in San Diego, which makes this coastal city a popular tourist destination. For out of town vacationers who are looking for interesting activities that will provide a more in-depth look into the San Diego way of life, here are some ideas to help you get started.
There is nothing that says San Diego more than being on the ocean. To get a taste of San Diego’s rich marine life, try a whale watching tour. Although many large boating companies only give tours during the whales’ migration months of December through April, many smaller touring companies offer whale watching tours all year long. Even if you can’t catch a glimpse of a whale, you are sure to see exciting marine life such as dolphins and seals. For additional San Diego whale watching tips, click here.
Kayaking and paddle boarding are also popular in San Diego. There are many locations along the beach that rent equipment and can provide lessons. If you are thinking about kayaking, look into visiting La Jolla shores. Here, you can participate in short lessons or go on a tour along the coast.
Another interesting activity to try is to go on a brewery tour. San Diego has one of the fastest growing craft brew scenes with breweries popping up in locations all over the county. From unassuming industrial parks to locations hidden among office buildings, hop on a brewery tour and enjoy a behind the scenes look into San Diego’s craft brews. Many of these tours depart from downtown and include lunch and transportation from each brewery, as well as back to the downtown district.
If you want to experience the people in San Diego, stop the Horton Plaza Mall in downtown San Diego and dine at the Mad House Comedy Club. The Mad House’s regularly scheduled lineup of popular local comics will make you laugh until it hurts. Those dining at the Mad House are also welcomed to participate in their regularly scheduled amateur comedy and talent nights. If you are looking for more casual Horton Plaza dining options, visit the food court on the second story of the mall.
To be in the middle of all the interesting activities San Diego has to offer, be sure to make your reservations at the Marina Inn. The Marina Inn is a quality downtown San Diego hotel offering guests spacious rooms, affordable rates and a central location to many San Diego popular attractions.