What are two things that San Diego has a lot of? Coastline and shopping.
San Diego has 70 miles of coastline and with temperatures averaging in the 70s, there’s not a bad time to hit the beach. The stretch of coastline is diverse as the type of beaches it offers as well as the type of people.
Both Coronado and La Jolla offer up some of the most beautiful views and if you cruise the coast you’re bound to find some secluded nooks and crannies. For example, the beach spots at Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach are part of the 68-acre Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. The cliffs and shoreline here are some of the most breathtaking and one of the reasons this beach is among the most photographed in the world.
If you looking for family-friendly San Diego beaches then be sure to skip Mission Beach and Black’s Beach. Mission Beach and Pacific Beach are famously touted as San Diego’s party on the Pacific Ocean. While drinking alcohol on San Diego beaches is no longer allowed, that doesn’t stop the PB party crowd from coming out in droves dressed in next to nothing.
At Black’s Beach sometimes they are dressed in nothing. This Torrey Pines beach is the unofficial nude beach of San Diego. Nudity isn’t legal in public anymore but that doesn’t stop some nudists, or naturalists, from putting on their birthday suit and catching some rays.
If you’re looking to purchase some new clothes instead of watching people take of their old ones, check out some of the top notch shopping San Diego has to offer. For boutique and designer labels the best place to go is downtown La Jolla or Fashion Valley Mall. For diversity and the potential to snag a good deal, try the Carlsbad Outlets or give the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter shopping options a chance. The Gaslamp District has everything a shopper desires: a mall, boutiques, bargains and specialty shops.
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