San Diego Activities & Attractions
San Diego is the ideal vacation destination! Whether your idea of the perfect vacation is relaxing on the beach,
surfing, sailing, waterskiing, shopping, dining or sightseeing, San Diego is one of the world’s top vacation
Mission Bay Park is the largest man-made aquatic park in the country, with over 5,000 acres of water and 27 miles of
gorgeous shoreline. From your vacation rental, you can easily arrange for the rental of kayaks, speed boats,
stand-up paddle boards, surfboards, bicycles, scooters and more! Mission Beach offers surfing year-round with larger
waves in the winter and smaller waves with 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 well-known surfing breaks as Windansea, Tourmaline Surf Park, Black’s Beach and Lower Trestles to name a
few. Nearby shopping includes belmontpark.com with the world-famous Giant Dipper Roller Coaster built in 1925,
seaportvillage.com, westfield.com/utc and numerous boutiques along Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. Nearby hiking
trails can be found at Cowles Mountain, Cabrillo National Monument and Torrey Pines State Park. La Jolla hosts
ljms.org/the-conrad/ which is a brand-new performing arts center as well as thelotent.com/la-jolla should you want
to take in a movie and dinner in a luxury cinema. Also, for history buffs, San Diego is home to the first Mission
built in California, Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, celebrating its 250th birthday in 2019! Old Town is home
to more San Diego history, and our downtown’s Gaslamp District offers a look at San Diego during the Wild West of
Fun Things to do in San Diego
Mission Beach / Pacific Beach:
Pacific Beach begins at Pacific Beach Drive at the south end and continues north to Tourmaline Park. Mission Beach
begins at Pacific Beach Drive at the north end and extends down to the jetty at the south end of Mission Blvd. The
Pacific Beach community offers more shopping and restaurants than Mission Beach and one of San Diego’s major
nightlife scenes can be found along Garnet Avenue and Mission Blvd. If you’re looking to hit the town for a night
out, pbalehouse.com/, elprezpb.com/ and maverickssd.com/ are all great options that feature drink specials and live
DJs during certain nights of the week. The Pacific Beach Farmer’s Market takes place every Tuesday along Bayard and
Garnet Avenues from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Ocean Beach is the laid-back beach town on the south side of the jetty, across from south Mission Beach. Ocean
Beach, like Mission Beach, offers its visitors an abundance of stores, restaurants and nightlife without having to
leave the neighborhood. Popular hotspots include the obnoodlehouse.com/, thejointob.com/ and winstonsob.com/, a live
music venue that features bands ranging from funk to reggae to hip hop. The Ocean Beach Farmer’s Market takes place
every Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and is filled with fun activities for the whole family.
Other San Diego Neighborhoods:
In addition to our local 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 includes Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Cardiff By The Sea, Solana Beach,
Encinitas and Carlsbad.
San Diego is home to some of the world’s most famous parks including seaworld.com/san-diego/,
sdzsafaripark.org/ and legoland.com/california/. All are easily accessible, with Sea World in particular located
within Mission Bay Park.