What You Should Definitely Do In San Diego

Vacation rentals in downtown San Diego from Stay Alfred will be available soon! There are so many exciting things to do and to eat while visiting San Diego, where do we start? How about with the the must-see’s and do’s of America’s Finest City (….we’ll tackle all the many places you can eat in a different blog on a different day).

Balboa Park: Just minutes from downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the home of 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens, and, of course, the extremely well-known San Diego Zoo. With a variety of cultural institutions laid out among 1200 acres, there’s always somewhere new to wander off towards. Even if you never step inside a building or an attraction, Balboa Park is number 1 on our must-see’s of San Diego.

Gaslamp Quarter by Pat Lolka Flickr
Gaslamp Quarter by Pat Lolka via Flickr

Gaslamp Quarter: Whether you have your whole family with you, or you are on a romantic getaway with your significant other, the Gaslamp Quarter is the place for you! Families should definitely head to PLAY: So Diego Tours; a revolutionary tour company that provides insightful tours of the city, restaurants and bars, and nightlife activities. After an entire day with the family, are you looking for a night out away from the kids? Maybe get back in touch with your wild side? Head down to FLUXX! This incredible national award-winning nightlife venue is located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter and consistently hosts renowned music artists.

Coronado Beach: Is it really a trip to Southern California if you don’t spend an entire day basking in the warm sun? Coronado Beach is located just a few miles outside of downtown San Diego and has many luxurious amenities that your run-of-the-mill beaches don’t always have. Those movies that show pristine white sand beaches, with fire pits, surfers covering the waters, and people sunbathing as far as you can see are exactly what Coronado Beach looks like. Head on down with your family and friends to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. Plus, how great is it that you’re able to use these beaches at any time of the year and not only in those wee summer months?

Point Loma: If you’re a history buff, or someone who just enjoys a hike and a little adventure, Point Loma is the place for you. Located just miles from downtown San Diego, Point Loma is known for it’s abundance of places to find a great wave to surf. Spend time fishing on the multitude of shores along the drive, and catch a glimpse of the sweeping views of the Pacific and San Diego’s beautiful skyline. History buffs: Cabrillo National Monument and the lighthouse at the west end of the peninsula are the spots for you. Built in 1855, the old Point Loma lighthouse was lighted at sunset to help coastal navigation in the discovery of gold.

Be sure to visit the Stay Alfred website for updates on our upcoming downtown San Diego vacation rentals!