Take some time away during the Labor Day holiday and enjoy the long weekend with loved ones surrounded by plenty of sand, sun, water, and fun. The beach towns of San Diego County, have something for everyone during a Labor Day trip. Relax and unwind, indoors or out, or find something fun and exciting to do on-shore or off-shore during some of the final days of summer and enjoy a San Diego Labor Day weekend.
When you choose a location like the town of San Diego County, you’ll no doubt be enjoying some beach time. The still-warm weather and waters mean you can spend a little extra time out in the sun on your beach days. Lay out in the sun and sunbathe, get your exercise with a walk or run on the sand, watch the kids build sandcastles, or take a dip in the water.
Pelly’s Mini Golf & Del Mar Golf Center
Located at the Del Mar Golf Center, there are two 18-hole mini golf courses where you can challenge your putting skills with fun obstacles and themes like “Pelly’s Ocean Adventure” and “Surfin’ Safari” for water and beach feel even when you’re not at the beach. If you’re a golfer looking to sharpen your skills, the center also offers golf instruction and the “Toptracer” range.
In addition to the many beach activities that attracted you to San Diego County this Labor Day, there are other fun water sports to experience while you’re here. Paddle your way through the water on a stand up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe. Up the adrenaline and the speed and take off on a jet ski or fly high above the water on a parasailing adventure! Add in some lessons for a new skill while you’re at it. Certified surf instructors will take you from land classes to catching your first wave in no time. Choose traditional surfing, wind surfing, or both. Once you’re comfortable with your skills, rent some gear and strike out on your own.
San Diego Zoo
The zoo is a can’t miss for your next San Diego adventure. The zoo was the pioneer for cageless exhibits! The zoo houses over 4,000 animals each residing in an authentic habitat – from deserts to rain forests. You can choose to walk the zoo grounds yourself or take the tour bus which crosses three quarters of the zoo’s area and also offers guided information so you can decide what you want to learn more about. For a birds’ eye view, hop on the Skyfari gondola lift where you can take in a view of the entire park!
Another can’t-miss experience on a trip to San Diego County is Coronado Island. Miles of beach, the historic Hotel Del Coronado seafront resort, and a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences, it’s the perfect day trip during your San Diego County Labor Day escape.
The San Diego area is known for its theme parks. Kids and kids-at-heart will want to make sure to include a stop at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad. Based on the building blocks of the same name, the park offers both a theme park with rides, shows, and other attractions, as well as a water park where you can cool off with over 10 million gallons of water-themed activities and attractions. Build your own raft before floating down the “not-so-lazy” river, and more.
Museum of Making Music
Stop in for a different kind of museum experience. Exhibits celebrate the music products industry’s history from the beginning of the 20th century to today. Make sure your visit happens when there’s a live music performance. Enjoy hands-on opportunities where you can pick up and play various instruments, too.
Witch Creek Winery
While the Carlsbad winery doesn’t grow its own grapes, it’s still a maker of delicious and award-winning wines. The winery also offers live music, open mic comedy nights, a wine tasting room where you can taste by the one- or two-ounce taste, and more. Choose from an array of white, rose, red, and a variety of other specialty wines to make your next home-cooked meal complete.
San Diego Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour
When most people think of California trolleys, their mind may wander to San Francisco, but there’s one in San Diego, too! The trolley isn’t just a fun mode of transportation, it’s an affordable way to get around the city without having to pay for or negotiate busy parking areas at popular attractions. If you want to take a tour of the whole route, there are 11 stops around the city, and your conductor is also a knowledgeable guide who can fill you in on everything there is to see and do along the route.
Celebrate Labor Day in San Diego County
While planning all the fun activities and adventures for your Labor Day San Diego County retreat, make booking comfortable accommodations a priority and book a vacation rental with Vacation Rentals by Kimberly. We have accommodations as small as 1-bedroom, all the way up to a 7-bedroom home so you and all your loved ones can enjoy a beach retreat this Labor Day.
As the warmer months roll around, life takes on a softer glow. The long ago days of our childhood seem like they just occurred yesterday, our interests turn to outdoor activities, and we begin to play just a little more. Summer is for vacations, for explorations of new places and if your solstice journey brings you to the paradise we know as San Diego County, in addition to days at the beach, shopping expeditions, and dining out at culinary wonders of restaurants, you may want to explore the top summer events taking place here. We at Vacation Rentals by Kimberly want to ensure that your stay with us offers more than luxurious and comfortable vacation havens, we want you to live every moment to the fullest, and as such, we have created this San Diego summer events guide that will help you fill those moments that will tick by way faster than you are ready for!
San Diego Summer
Starting with the city our county is named after, these events are destined to keep your interest. July is when we celebrate America’s birthday (by the time you read this, June will be pretty much a memory) so of course our first event is the Big Bay Boom, taking place at multiple spots in San Diego, all overlooking the San Diego Bay on July 4th. Starting at 9 PM and reflecting the beauty in the sky to the waters below, it will be hard to NOT feel patriotic when sitting on the beach with family and friends, watching the show above! The music plays, the craft beers flow, and the food will be amazing at our second event, San Diego Bayfest. Held on July 8th at Waterfront Park, this amazing music festival celebrates the culture of the beach and if you miss it, life will go on, it just won’t shine as brightly!
And finally, with this last event, it is time to go big or go home and the perfect way to do so is with a visit to the one, the only, San Diego Comic-Con! Held July 20 through July 23 at the San Diego Convention Center, this is the chance to dress up as your favorite comic character, meet a few of your favorite actors, and purchase merch that your friends will be jealous of! If you can’t get enough Comic Con, you may even want to plan a visit to the Comic-Con Museum, located in Balboa Park, and experience the wonders of the event through the years!
One of our favorite and most unique summer events in San Diego lasts from July 7 through September 1st, ensuring that you have plenty of opportunities to explore the wonders offered at Pageant of the Masters! Celebrating 90 years of living pictures this year and located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, your favorite artists’ works really do come alive during this fascinating celebration of the arts! This year’s theme, Art Colony: In the Company Artists is sure to be unforgettable and as you watch real live humans recreate your favorite art pieces, you may decide that you have found your newest obsession!
Summer in Del Mar
If you are planning to explore the beauty of Del Mar the first 4 days of July are the last 4 days of the Annual San Diego County Fair. Held June 7 through July 4th the theme of this year’s fair celebrates the great outdoors and also offers everything about a county fair that you love and adore! From fair food to farm animals, crazy rides to crazy art displays, this year’s fair promises to outdo all the ones from our past! In August, the Taste of New Orleans Food & Music Festival comes to Del Mar Village bringing beignets and hurricanes to the Del Mar Race Track (August 5th.) If you are still in town on August 9 through 13 and love the horses, the Del Mar Summer Festival II provides 5 days of horsey fun, with a show that is guaranteed to be loved by all!
Summer in Carlsbad
This next event takes place in August in Carlsbad and is one we can promise your kiddos will beg to be involved! The San Diego International Kid’s Film Festival celebrates kids, the movies, and reaches an audience that stretches out over 40 countries! Held at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Avenue, and taking place August 25 through August 27, it is the perfect way to say farewell to summer, offering an opening night Gala, Culture Forums, a variety of panel discussions, and, of course, a variety of children movies, there will even be a Red Carpet Award Ceremony, honoring the filmmakers, actors, and writers that help bring magic to life!
Every Day is a New Adventure in Comfort
San Diego County is a beautiful and picturesque area of the United States that features breathtaking views, outdoor activities, friendly people, and fun things to do all year round. But if you are thinking of the best place to go for a Mother’s Day home away from home, then we have a few ideas in mind for spending Mother’s Day in San Diego. Vacation Rentals by Kimberly offers pristine and modern homes that are right in the heart of all there is to do in this peaceful and relaxing West Coast haven!
Let’s check out the top things to do in San Diego for this upcoming holiday. After all, you want to plan ahead so you can make sure this vacation is one of the best weekends of the entire year for your mother. She deserves it!
Head to Brunch
Did someone say pancakes? Going to brunch for Mother’s Day is one of the best things to do on this fun-filled Sunday! Luckily for you, there are hundreds of brunch and breakfast joints dotted throughout San Diego County.
One of our top options is Morning Glory, a breakfast spot in San Diego that is popular among tourists and locals alike every single weekend of the year. Make sure you book a table ahead of time so you can get a great spot and sit down, ready to indulge in a few mimosas and breakfast plates that are really going to knock your socks off. If you want to have something sweet, you can’t go wrong with the towering stack of sweet pancakes with maple syrup and powdered sugar, and a few—or more—mimosas or Bloody Marys!
Check Out the Crawfish Festival
In the mood for a fun-filled and exciting afternoon? Well, we have somewhere that is going to tick all of your boxes! The Gator by the Bay-Zydeco, Blues, and Crawfish Festival is an outdoor and music-oriented event located right on Point Loma Peninsula. Held by the Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego, this festival is held all weekend long and tickets start at $65. Talk about a win-win!
Head here to listen to live music on one of the many stages, check out over one hundred live acts, take a nap in the green grass, and bring your kids to the family-friendly events to make this a great day for the entire family. Plus, you can munch on some of the authentic Cajun food as you listen to live folk music!
Walk Around the Flower Fields
The Flower Fields is the best Instagram-worthy pic in the entire San Diego County! Don’t just take our word for it, head to North Coastal in Carlsbad to see why the vibrant fields of bright pink, yellow, and orange flowers nestled among the bright blue skies and palm trees is truly one of the best things to do on Mother’s Day weekend. We recommend heading here on Mother’s Day weekend anytime between 9 am and 6 pm to make the most out of your day. Tickets are only sold online – they sell quickly!
Accommodation in San Diego County, California
Are you looking for a spacious and modern home for you and your family this upcoming Mother’s Day? Forget staying in drab and boring hotel rooms where you are all separated and depressed with the lack of interior decor. Instead, use Vacation Rentals by Kimberly to narrow down your next dream getaway by searching based on the number of guests, number of bedrooms, and location!
Our San Diego County homes feature houses with pools and hot tubs for cooling off after a long day of being out on the beach or washing your aching muscles after a long hike. We also offer homes with ocean views so you can watch the sunset over the bright blue water. Not to mention, if your extended family is coming to the holiday party, we offer large group homes and pet-friendly houses that feature multiple bedrooms, ample common space, and outdoor areas that are perfect for soaking in the sun.
Do you daydream of being at the beach as you are stuck inside four white walls in an office building? You are not alone! The feeling of sand between your toes, the cool breeze on your face, and the bright blue water hitting you as you surf on the white waves is truly magical. That is why we have a perfect vacation rental for those beach bums who just can’t pass up on being close to the breathtaking beach on their San Diego vacation!
Elevate Your San Diego Vacation
Check out Beach Dreams, an aptly named four-bedroom, two-bathroom house that can fit you and 9 of your very best friends. We love this property for large family reunions, friends get-togethers, or couple retreats so everyone can spread out, relax, and have their own bedroom to get a full 8 hours of sleep before tackling the large waves the next day.
As soon as you enter the home, you will immediately notice the open floor plan and large space. You will never feel as cramped or crowded as you would in a hotel room, as our house features a neutral color palette, ample seating areas, cool artwork, and a laid-back beach vibe that is ideal for relaxing and chilling after a day of being out on the water.
Make your way into the living room and plop down on the large, L-shaped couch. This large and cozy sectional couch is great for fighting almost every single person in your group with ease! The cozy material and large shape allow everyone to find a seat, chat with one another, and never feel cramped. Turn your favorite show or movie on the large flat screen TV!
Plus, the rest of your guests can sit at the nearby dining room table so everyone can converse with one another. The large dining room table can fit 10 people, ensuring all guests can sit down, play a game of cards, play a board game, eat a formal dinner together, or just sit and chat about plans for the upcoming week.
If you want to serve your guests while they relax in the living room or the dining room, just walk a few steps into the attached, open-floor plan kitchen to make a quick snack and serve drinks. The kitchen features ample counter space, stainless steel amenities, a freezer and refrigerator, an oven, a large stove, a microwave oven, and tons of cabinet space to store your snacks.
Not only is this kitchen easy to use and functional, but it is plenty spacious for your loved ones to make a pot of coffee in the morning, whip up some breakfast, or make a to-go lunch all at the same time!
Once you make breakfast in the morning for your guests, chat about what to do for the upcoming day. We recommend going to the nearby beach since you are located right off of 25th Street. Other fun things to do that are right outside of your doorstep is to go for a walk with your friends for some early morning exercise on the Coast to Crest Trail, grab a cup of coffee at the Liquid Bean Cafe, or have a beer in the afternoon at Viewpoint Brewing Company.
Private Outdoor Space
Our private house also has personal outdoor space that is perfect for making sure your kid and your guests are safe and sound. The house is conveniently located right on a cul-de-sac, making it the ideal house for you to play outside with your kids, let your teenagers play a ball game in the cul-de-sac, or hang out in the neighborhood with your guests. We also love playing ball games in the fenced-in yard or grilling on the back patio BBQ in the bright, California sunshine.
After you have explored the nearby beaches and spent hours and hours in the sun, it may be time to take a quick cat nap. Fortunately for you and your friend, there are tons of bedrooms here for you to draw the curtains, turn the lights off, and curl up under the plush bedding. As the guest organizer, you can claim the large bedroom with a king-sized bed – and there are two!
The other bedrooms feature two king beds or a queen-size bed, meaning every single person staying here is going to have cozy bedding, plush pillows, and ample space to spread out and relax at night. No one in your party is going to feel left out or given a bad room, ensuring every person is filled with good vibes and great energy during their stay in this pristine beach home.
Are you thinking of going to California for your upcoming vacation? If so, it might be the smartest option to avoid the ever-crowded areas of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Instead, head to San Diego to check out the zoo, explore the great outdoors, enjoy the warm weather, and have fun with your family. And speaking of trips, we think the spring is THE best time to visit San Diego! Not only is the weather the best of the entire year, but you can attend one of the annual spring in San Diego events.
Spring Events in San Diego County
Headed to San Diego for your upcoming spring break? Maybe you have a week off of work, and you want to experience all that this California coastal town has to offer. If so, we don’t blame you — the spring is one of the best times to visit San Diego in terms of pristine weather, fewer people, and lower prices. What more could you want on a vacation? Let’s check out the best events to attend during the spring months in San Diego.
Gator by the Bay
Gator by the Bay is a fun and exciting food-focused event that offers live music from local musicians, unique performances, multiple stages, mouthwatering southern cuisine dishes, and tons of seafood that will keep you full all day long! Plus, there is tons of room for dancing and family fun at the nearby Spanish Landing Park.
Boots in the Park
The Boots in the Park concert is a famous country music concert featuring some of the most well-known singers and producers in the entire industry. Boots in the Park has big-name artists like Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen, Walker Hayes, and Gavin DeGraw come and perform at the Waterfront Park. Not only can you listen to some of the most famous country songs of all time, but you can sip on an ice-cold cocktail, grab some finger food, listen to live music all-night long, and take in the incredible views over the water.
San Diego Comic Fest
Another fun event to attend during the spring in San Diego is the San Diego Comic Fest. This festival is great for those “nerds” who want to learn more about their favorite comics, pick up a few old books, purchase some vintage toys, and check out the collections of antique items.
San Diego Latino Film Festival
Check out movies by Latino directors and producers during this one-week experience from March 9th to the 19th in San Diego County.
Sabor Latino Food, Beer and Wine Fest
After watching one of the best movies from the Latino culture, you can hop right over to the Sabor Latino food and wine fest to indulge in the best food and drink in the entire region! Try some Tex-Mex dishes, along with the quintessential Mexican food and drinks — margaritas, anyone?
Best Coast Brunch Bash
Feeling a bit hungry after a long day of traveling? Maybe you woke up with a rumbling stomach. If so, the Brunch Bash in March is one of the best spring events to attend! Head to the Omni La Costa Resort to try some of the best brunch dishes of all time, like eggs benedict, egg burritos, griddle pancakes, and much more.
San Diego Wine Festival: Uncorked
The Uncorked San Diego Wine Festival features over 200 wines and bubbly champagne from around the world that is front and center for you to sample! Enjoy high-end food, tasty snacks, live DJ music, photo booth, and much more. If you have been searching for that perfect pour of pinot grigio or pinot noir, this is the place to go!
San Diego Botanic Garden
If you’re in the mood for something a bit more wholesome than sipping on wine or beer, the San Diego Botanic Garden is a great family-friendly day trip in the San Diego region. Gaze at over 5,000 plant species and varieties throughout the 37-acre oasis that creates, shares and applies plant wisdom with people of all backgrounds, ages and interests.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? We think so too! Rent one of our luxurious and upscale properties from Vacation Rentals by Kimberly to book the holiday home of your dreams. We are there every step of the way to make sure you have a vacation you will never forget!
Are you looking for an exciting and unique Spring Break getaway? San Diego, California is the perfect spot! Boasting sandy beaches, towering mountains, breathtaking natural beauty and endless entertainment options, there’s something for everyone in this charming city. From sipping craft beer at a renowned brewery to savoring exquisite seafood along a picturesque pier – and everywhere between – prepare yourself for an unforgettable San Diego Spring Break adventure! So, pack your bags (don’t forget your sunblock!) and let’s discover the best places to visit in San Diego so you can make lasting memories during your stay.
Spring Break in San Diego is an absolute paradise! It’s usually sunny and beautiful with temperatures hovering around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. During the day, you can spend time relaxing on the beach soaking in the warmth of the California sun, and at night, it’s cool enough to sit outside on patios or at outdoor restaurants with friends. Plus, if you’re lucky, there may be a light breezy wind coming off the Pacific Ocean that makes it even more enjoyable. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a place to let loose and have some fun with friends, San Diego during Spring Break is definitely the place to be!
Relax on the Beach
Spring Break is the perfect time to explore new beaches and towns in San Diego. From La Jolla to Coronado, there are a myriad of gorgeous beach options to choose from. From secluded coves to open shorelines, each beach has its own distinct personality that provides something special for everyone. For those looking for stunning ocean vistas, check out Windansea Beach or Pacific Beach. For family-friendly spots complete with a playground, West Mission Beach is the ideal fit. High Tide in Imperial Beach boasts incredible surf that draws water sport enthusiasts from all over the country. However you prefer to spend your time by the sea, San Diego has plenty of scenic beaches waiting to greet you this spring!
Visit Balboa Park
Balboa Park in San Diego is the perfect place to explore and experience culture and nature alike. With its many attractions, there is something for everyone here. From museums such as The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and the San Diego Museum of Art to extensive botanical gardens and a historic carousel, visitors can immerse themselves in diverse experiences within this urban parkland. Numerous hiking trails crossing several ecosystems coincide with classic Spanish-Renaissance architecture woven throughout the district, making Balboa Park a truly unique space! Peaceful water features are great for your leisurely strolls or energetic jogging excursions while performers fill the air with festive music, showing off their artistic talents along the Prado walkway, an ideal location to people watch or simply relax in between sightseeing activities. To top it off, an abundance of picnic areas provide ample opportunities to gather around foodie favorites or a personal culinary masterpiece while basking in the Southern California sunshine.
San Diego is a great destination for fishermen. Every angler can find something to love, no matter their experience or preferred style of fishing. For example, the San Diego coastline offers opportunities to troll and jig for gamefish like bonito, yellowtail tuna and barracuda. Nearby lakes are stocked with rainbow trout, bass and channel catfish; some freshwater lakes also offer bluegill and tilapia. The possibilities don’t stop there: Charter services can take you out on the open ocean in pursuit of brilliant marlin or leaping sailfish. Whether your preference is shore-based or venture-driven, heading out on a fishing expedition in San Diego promises an unforgettable experience – just bring your reel and favorite bait!
San Diego is a great destination to satisfy your craving for mouth-watering dishes. The city boasts an incredible range of local eateries and gastronomic delights, many of which incorporate regional ingredients and flavors in their menus. From rooftop spots overlooking the skyline to beachside eateries offering up tacos and margaritas, San Diego is bursting with delicious food options. For those who want an extra treat, there are specialty restaurants that take diners on a culinary journey through the city’s varied cuisine cultures, packing each dish with flavor inspired by traditional recipes. In addition to the wide selection of offerings, residents can look forward to warm weather year round which makes outdoor dining even more attractive!
Book Your San Diego Spring Break Getaway
Spring is a beautiful time to visit San Diego. The weather is perfect for spending days at the beach, picnicking in the park, or exploring all of the city’s attractions. And when you book your stay in one of our vacation rentals, you’ll have plenty of space and privacy to relax and enjoy your trip. So don’t wait – Spring Break is just around the corner. Book your vacation rental today!
Warmer weather and longer days are on the horizon, which can only mean one thing: It’s time to start planning your Valentine’s Day getaway! And what better place to escape the cold than sunny San Diego? With its gorgeous beaches, lively nightlife, and abundance of romantic restaurants, San Diego has everything you need for a perfect Valentine’s Day. Plus, there’s no shortage of things to do; whether you’re looking for a day of pampering at one of the city’s many spas or an evening spent stargazing at Balboa Park, you’re sure to find something that will set your heart aflutter. So, call your sweetheart and start packing your bags, a San Diego romantic getaway is the perfect way to celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day.
Go on a Romantic Stroll on the Beach in San Diego
If you’re looking for a romantic activity in San Diego, consider taking a stroll on one of the city’s many beaches. There’s something about the sound of waves crashing against the shore and the smell of salt in the air that makes for a perfect date. Plus, you can’t beat the views. For a truly romantic experience, head to Sunset Cliffs Natural Park at sunset. You’ll be treated to a stunning view of the sun setting over the water as you walk hand-in-hand with your special someone. Just be sure to bring a jacket—it can get pretty chilly once the sun goes down.
Spend the Day at the Beach
San Diego is a beautiful city with plenty to do, and one of the best ways to spend a day is at the beach. There are plenty of beaches to choose from, each with its own unique atmosphere. For example, Coronado Beach is a great place to relax and soak up the sun, while Mission Beach is perfect for people watching and enjoying the water. Of course, no trip to San Diego would be complete without spending some time in La Jolla. This picturesque community is home to pristine beaches and stunning cliffs, making it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. No matter what your preference, there’s sure to be a beach in San Diego that’s perfect for you.
Experience a Sunset Cruise
A sunset cruise is the perfect way to end a day in San Diego. As the sun sets over the city, you and your sweetheart can enjoy stunning views of the skyline and the harbor. With a glass of wine in hand, you can toast to a beautiful day together. Or, if you’re feeling especially romantic, you can even take a dip in the Jacuzzi under the stars. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing evening or a fun-filled adventure, a sunset cruise is sure to create lasting memories.
Enjoy a Delicious Meal
Looking for a romantic dinner spot in San Diego? There are plenty of great options to choose from. For a classic romantic dinner in Downtown San Diego, you can’t go wrong with the Top of the Market. This restaurant offers stunning views of the city skyline, making it the perfect spot for a special date night. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, check out Buonna Forchetta located in Liberty Station. This Italian restaurant is perfect for couples who love good food and good conversation. And for a truly magical experience, make reservations at The Craftsman New American Tavern. With its cozy fireplace and intimate setting, The Craftsman is sure to create lasting memories. No matter what your taste, you’re sure to find the perfect spot for a romantic dinner in San Diego.
Plan a Picnic at Balboa Park
One of the best ways to enjoy a sunny day is to have a picnic at Balboa Park. Located in the heart of San Diego, the park offers a variety of scenic spots to spread out a blanket and enjoy a meal. For those who want to stay cool, there are plenty of shady trees, and for those who want to soak up some sun, there are open lawns with ample lounge space. There are also a number of scenic ponds and fountains, making Balboa Park an ideal spot for a romantic picnic. And when you’re ready to explore, the park is home to museums, art galleries, and gardens.
Book Your San Diego Romantic Getaway
If you’re looking for a romantic location to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, why not consider San Diego? With its mild weather and beautiful beaches, it’s the perfect place to escape the winter blues. And what could be more romantic than strolling hand in hand along the beach as the sun sets? So don’t wait – contact our team of reservation specialists to book your vacation rental and to learn about the exciting activities waiting for you in town.
There is so much to enjoy this Thanksgiving, especially in San Diego County. As the fifth most populous county in the nation, there is a fun way to celebrate in every city. From Thanksgiving feasts and turkey trots to beautiful pumpkin patches, you’ll experience a memorable Thanksgiving in San Diego. Find out below what makes San Diego County the perfect destination for fun and excitement this holiday season:
Fun in the Sun
With an average high temperature of 70 degrees in San Diego, there is plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving day. Before diving into green bean casserole and classic stuffing, start your day by breaking a sweat with the entire family. For the 21st year in a row, Aya Healthcare is presenting the Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K at Balboa Park. As San Diego’s longest-standing Thanksgiving Day turkey trot, it’s the perfect way to start your day. This family-friendly event helps raise funds to feed the hungry in need through Father Joe’s Villages’ Food Services Program.
Take the year off by cooking Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy a dining cruise with the entire family. Hosted by Flagship Cruises and Events, experience an incredible cruise of your choice around San Diego Bay while enjoying a gourmet three-course meal. The menu includes turkey, gravy, whipped potatoes, sage stuffing, and options for vegans and vegetarians. On board, guests can enjoy complimentary boarding champagne, scenic views, a live soloist, and free Wi-Fi. Tickets for this two-hour cruise start at $89.50 for ages thirteen and up and $53.70 for children aged four and up. Learn more about this one-of-a-kind cruise here.
The San Diego Jazz Festival is returning for its 43rd year. Held at the San Diego Convention Center, this five-day event is from November 23rd through the 27th. Dedicated to the jazz music of the early 20th Century, this music festival features musicians performing traditional jazz, swing, blues, ragtime, boogie-woogie, gospel, and rhythm and blues. Tickets start at $20 for single-day passes and work upwards of $125 for all five days. Learn more about this exciting event here.
At Vacation Rentals by Kimberly, we feature an incredible selection of properties that will make San Diego County feel like home. Whether you’re visiting our coast with the entire family or a significant other, we have a property for you. With properties in 12 different locations, including San Diego, La Jolla, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, and more, we have a property for every type of vacation. Despite the location, our properties have one thing in common – beautiful kitchens. As the heart of the house, all our kitchens are designed to make cooking a delicious meal easy. Our kitchens are fully equipped with upgraded appliances, such as stoves, ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers. When it’s time to eat, gather around our dining room tables and make lasting Thanksgiving memories.
Aside from beautiful kitchens, our southern California rentals have incredible amenities and features. Choose from oceanfront properties and spacious homes with private hot tubs. The best part about our selection of properties? Many of them are pet-friendly! We understand a family trip isn’t complete without your furry best friend, so we encourage you to bring them along. Speak to one of our team members to confirm your desired rental is pet-friendly.
Book Your Stay for Thanksgiving in San Diego
San Diego county has to be added to the top of your bucket list for its beautiful weather, incredible beaches, unique shops, and delicious restaurants. With an average high temperature of 70 degrees, it’s the beach getaway you’ve been dreaming of. At Vacation Rentals by Kimberly, we make sure the fun doesn’t stop when it’s time to wash all the sand off. We provide our guests with an unbeatable experience in one of our luxury vacation rentals. We can’t wait to see you this holiday season!
California is home to tons of activities to do all year round. Whether you are someone who loves being outside, and eyes going surfing in the mornings, or you would prefer waking up and heading to the local cafe, California has it all. Plus, San Diego County is one of the most popular tourist destination spots – and for good reason!
With proximity to the mountains, desert, and beaches, San Diego County is a tourist’s dream. If you come here during the summer months, you can enjoy surfing, water sports, walking along the boardwalk, headlight on one of the local mountain peaks, sitting outside in the green areas, and watching the boats go by. If you come here during the winter, you can head to one of the nearby mountains to test your luck skiing or snowboarding.
But we think the best time to come here is during the fall months. Not only will you avoid the throngs of tourists who pack the beaches during June and July, but you can check out some other activities that you may not do during the summer or winter months. Check out some of our favorite fall activities in San Diego and festivals to attend during your upcoming holiday!
Of course, you have to check out Palomar Mountain. This incredible natural area features coniferous forests, mountain meadows, and expanses of land with never-ending beauty. A trip to Palomar Mountain is one you certainly won’t regret! Make your way here and enjoy a nice and relaxing fall hike, a lovely picnic among the trees, some time to reflect and appreciate nature, and a chance to play some outdoor games with the whole family!
Escape the crowds and the high prices of heading to SeaWorld in the summer — I mean, what is worse than standing in line to see a show just to get bad seats and not be able to see anything anyways? Instead, head here during the fall seasons to enjoy all the sights and shows without the thousands of people with you! Enjoy the place virtually to yourself and take your kids on an outing they will never forget.
San Diego Zoo
There is no better time to come to the Zoo than the fall season. Not only will you be able to enjoy the sunny skies and crisp fall breeze, but you can still see all of the animals in their natural habitat before they hibernate for the colder months. Enjoy a safari park with exotic elephants, a wildlife conservation area, and take a double-decker tour bus to the zoo to see every single animal you possibly can!
Visit Balboa Park, San Diego
San Diego is fun to visit in its own right. We love this unique and eclectic city for so many reasons, but one of the best is to visit Balboa Park. Get outside and enjoy nature in this incredible area — we highly recommend this as a half-day outing for you and your kids!
The iconic Oceanside Pier is not just known for being an iconic landmark, but you can also attend events including surfing competitions, ironman triathlons, concerts, and a variety of other performances on a nice fall day. This pier is also known as being a fantastic place to fish. We love this area after taking a nice dip in the water, whether you want to go skimboarding, surfing, or just floating in the bright blue water.
California Surf Museum
Of course, if you head to San Diego County in the fall season, it could rain. That is just about likely anywhere in the world, but it rarely happens in California. However, if you do have a rainy afternoon or a cloudy day, then checking out the California Surf Museum can be a fun, interactive, and educational way to spend a day. We recommend heading here with your children to teach them about preserving the surfing community, ogle at all of the exhibits, and enjoy hearing the incredible stories.
Enjoy our Accommodation and These Fall Activities in San Diego
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We offer a wide range of properties and rentals, with ocean view condominiums, large-group homes, pet-friendly rentals, and expensive houses that can fit multiple guests. Whether you’re looking for a private balcony that opens up to the ocean in the morning, or you want an open floor plan living room in your 6-bedroom house, we have something for everyone. Contact us and book your reservation today!
There are tons of things that you can do in San Diego County that are inexpensive for you, you and your partner, or you and your kids. Whether you enjoy outdoor activities, going to fancy restaurants, seeing all that the town has to offer, or chatting with the locals, San Diego has it all. Let’s see some of the best things you can do in the county that are cheap, fun, and exciting — just because you aren’t spending a fortune, it doesn’t mean that these aren’t some of the “top tourist” activities to do during your memorable vacation!
Let’s check out the most exciting activities for you and your entire family as you head to the picturesque and sunny San Diego County — we guarantee you will have a memorable holiday.
Head to the Beach
One of the best things to do in San Diego County is head to the beach. You are right along the coastline, making it the perfect spot to visit Del Mar Beach, Coronado Dog Beach, and other coastal areas with white sand and bright blue waters.
La Jolla is a surf town and eclectic area in San Diego County that has something for everyone. With rocky beaches, natural wildlife, tasty ice cream shops, espresso-laden iced coffee cafes, and watersports like snorkeling and surfing, you can always find things to do here.
San Diego, and California as a whole, is well known for its year-round sunny and warm weather. So why not head to one of the best parks in San Diego County? Check out Balboa Park, featuring dozens of museums, performing arts centers, interactive exhibits for kids, and the San Diego Zoo — arguably one of the most highly-visited tourist spots in the entire state.
Coronado Island is an exciting town featuring outdoor sports, bike rentals, surf lessons, tasty food, and kid-friendly shops that will keep everyone in your family entertained and happy.
Torrey Pines Natural Reserve
Want a fun — and free — day away from people and out in nature? Head to Torrey Pines Natural Reserve to bring your kids hiking and check out the numerous trails for hikers who are interested in seeing the coastlines, bright blue water, waves, tourists, and marine wildlife. We recommend going on the Guy Flemings Trail for kids who are young and new to being on hiking trails, as this ⅔-mile stretch is easy for little legs, short, fun, and leads you right to some of the best lookout spots.
Potato Chip Rock
No, this is not a fast-food area. Potato Chip Rock is a photo-worthy spot on a local hiking trail that is fun to add to your scrapbook and photo album after your vacation. This spot is perfect for a packed picnic lunch, snacks, or taking a quick break for a sip of water as you gaze at the incredible scenery around you.
If you have ever been to California before, surely you have been to the infamous Legoland. It is no wonder that so many families go to San Diego every year due to the interactive exhibits, fun rides, water park attractions, and water cannons to shoot at your parents!
Are you interested in America’s pastime? If so, head to Petco Park to see a baseball game for just a few dozen dollars — your tickets will cost less than $60 for two kids and two adults! This is less expensive than filling up your gas tank, a nice jacket from H&M, or a fancy dinner.
San Diego Safari Park
San Diego Safari Park is a fun place for you and your kids to learn about the local wildlife, animal conservation tactics in San Diego County, and how your children can do little things to help the animals. You can go on tram rides throughout the park, feed some of the animals, and whizz through the sky on the zipline course.
Accommodation in San Diego County, California
Doesn’t San Diego sound like a great place for families and kids of all ages? We think so too! Just because you are going on vacation with the entire family, this doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on accommodation, activities, and food. There are dozens of activities that take advantage of the area’s natural beauty and won’t break the bank.
So where should you stay during your upcoming holiday? You want to keep your spending as low as possible, but still have a fun trip, right? If so, check out Vacation Rentals by Kimberly. We offer spacious, modern, and luxurious properties that are in the heart of all that San Diego County has to offer. Book today using our website to find spacious and amenity-laden rentals that have everything you could possibly need.