Take some time away with loved ones and turn up the heat and the fun with San Diego summer activities. Surround yourself with plenty of sand, sun, water, warmth, and fun. The beach towns of San Diego County have something for everyone to enjoy and stay happy and busy during a summer getaway.

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A summer getaway to the beach towns of San Diego county means plenty of time at the beach. The water is warmer and ready to host all the water activities you can think of. If you don’t plan on a dip, lay out and sunbathe, change up your exercise routine with a run or walk on the beach, or plant your beach umbrella, spread your towel, and kick back for some much-needed relaxation. 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 get a bird’s eye view and fly to 500 feet above the water on a parasailing adventure!

Enjoy Coronado Island in San Diego

Coronado Island

Coronado Island is a day trip from the mainland beach towns of San Diego County that’s not to be missed this summer. Take a guided tour and learn about island history, including the first military flying school where sailors first learned to take off into the wild blue yonder. Include a stop at historic Hotel Del, and fill out your schedule with shopping, dining, and other entertainment before you catch the ferry back to the mainland.

Museum of Making Music

If there are kids in the group, they might not get too excited at the aspect of a museum during summer break. But the unique museum will soon turn groans into smiles. Exhibits celebrate the music products industry’s history all the way back to the beginning of the 20th century and forward to today. If you can, schedule your visit during a time when live music performances are showing there. Whenever you come, you’ll always be able to enjoy hands-on opportunities to pick up and play various instruments.

San Diego Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour

When most people think of California and trolleys, their mind may jump straight to the iconic system in San Francisco. During your summer getaway to San Diego County this year, make time for the one here, too. The trolley isn’t just a fun mode of transportation, though, it’s an easy and affordable way to get around without the headache of busy parking areas and expensive rates at popular attractions.

Tour the entire 11-stop route before choosing your favorite stops. The conductor is also a knowledgeable guide who can fill you in on everything there is to see and do along the route. “Hop off” and explore further, then “hop on” again at a later stop or when the trolley loops around to your location again.

Stop by the San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

The popular zoo was the pioneer of cageless exhibits. It’s also a can’t-miss stop for your San Diego County summertime adventure. The zoo hosts to over 4,000 animals, each living in an authentic habitat – from the driest deserts to the wettest rain forests.

Choose to walk the zoo grounds on your own, or take the tour bus. It crosses three quarters of the zoo’s area while offering guided information so you can decide what you want to learn more about. For a birds’ eye view, hop on the Skyfari gondola lift.

Spa Day

Spoil yourself with a special spa day. The many spas in the area offer services that include massages, body wraps or scrubs, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more. Select spas offer a list of options just for men that cater to their specific needs.

Theme Parks

There are a number of theme parks that call San Diego County home. Head to LEGOLAND and hang out with your favorite LEGO characters and ride attractions that look as if they’re built from real LEGO bricks, or make a splash at their water park. Visit SeaWorld for an even bigger splash and plenty of shows and displays about marine life.

All of the parks often have special summer celebrations happening, so come prepared to celebrate the season!

Experience whale watching in San Diego

Wildlife Watching

If you came to the area for a winter or spring getaway, you saw the migration of the gray whale. Come during the summer and keep your eyes peeled for the blue whale. They are the largest creatures on Earth, and the biggest group of blue whales in the world – and 2,000-3,000 of them, feed off the California coast mid-June through September. Other species to keep your eye out for include dolphins, a myriad of fish, sea turtles, and more.

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