We are lucky enough to live in Carlsbad, CA – which is about 20 minutes north of San Diego.
So I’ll be sharing some things you can do around San Diego County today!
Here are some ideas for different beaches – depending on what you’d like to do:
Little waves and sand – plus you get to go across the fabulous Coronado Bridge to get there
-Best Beach for Dogs – Ocean Beach
If you brought Fido you want to check this one out.
-North County Beaches – Oceanside Pier
Playground & McDonald’s on the beach, plus the pier which is great for fishing and watching the waves!
-My Biased Favorite – South Ponto Beach, Carlsbad
Not too crowded, even in summer. Great boogie boarding and surfing too.
Those activities are free, but if you’re adventurous and want to spend some of your vacation dollars – you can also rent kayaks or go scuba diving!
Parking is free and there are walks and trails throughout. There are 8 gardens – most of which are free.
There are also lots of play and picnic areas.
For a small fee ($2) you can ride the Historic Carousel or the Miniature Train.
For larger fees you can visit the Museums or the Zoo!
It is filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment, or you can just sit and watch the activity in the bay.
Parking is a small fee, especially if you make a purchase in one of the shops or restaurants.
Carlsbad hosts Jazz in the Park on Friday Nights.
In July and August at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas you can grab a spot on the beach and enjoy a live concert. Call 760.633.2756 for info.
Mondays in Balboa Park you can listen to a free Organ Concert!
Located just minutes from downtown San Diego – Cabrillo Park is the home of the Point Loma Lighthouse, trails, tide pools and amazing views!
They have a Junior Ranger program for kids – check the Visitor Center for info.
Some markets sell only food, some also have craft items as well.
Check the SD Farm Bureau site for times and locations.
It has a breathtaking view of San Diego.
The hotel was built in 1888 and the buildings and grounds are very pretty.
You can take tours of the museums, visit the haunted house or just listen to the mariachi’s and sip a margarita!
Thank you, Bev! Now, I really, really want to go to San Diego
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