San Diego Summer Musts

The summer season is officially underway in San Diego! While we’re lucky to enjoy the sunshine and gorgeous weather year-round, here are a few “musts” for your summer vacation or staycation in America’s Finest City.

Bikes and Scooters
The electric bike and scooter craze has taken over San Diego, which means plenty of opportunities to get around the city without a car. Save on gas money and bike or scoot to your favorite local destinations! Be sure to peruse the San Diego cycling laws before you get started.

IMAX at the Fleet Science Center
Escape the summer heat and enjoy a show at the IMAX theatre located in the Fleet Science Center in San Diego’s Balboa Park. Round out your day at the park/museums and catch one of these upcoming shows–we recommend the Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas.  

USS Midway
Speaking of aircraft carriers, the USS Midway is a fun attraction for all ages, and is just minutes away from our boutique Little Italy hotel. You’ll love the exhibits and activities!




Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jacks
Be sure to check the San Diego Padres schedule and catch a game with your favorite team when they’re in town (and watch them win–wink wink)! Petco Park offers amazing views of the Coronado bridge and downtown San Diego, not to mention the best ballpark food in the country. Add in a few tasty craft brews and you’ll be in baseball heaven!

Harbor Ferry to Coronado
Isn’t it always more fun to travel by water? The Flagship Coronado Ferry is San Diego transportation at its finest. Sail across the bay to Coronado Ferry Landing on this iconic 15-minute ride. Purchase tickets at any departure location and bring your bicycle for free!



Craft Beer
There’s alway something brewing in the San Diego beer scene. Check out this comprehensive list of breweries and make a plan to tackle as many as you can! Be sure to peruse the various beer festivals happening in San Diego throughout the year:–san-diego/beer-events/ .

Racing Season at Del Mar
Del Mar is cool as ever this summer! Racing season starts on July 18th, and the first show of the Del Mar Summer Concert Series kicks-off on July 20th with The Psychedelic Furs. Take the Coaster up for the day then come back and enjoy the summer night in San Diego’s Little Italy.



Clearly, there’s no shortage of things to do in San Diego this summer (and/or all year-long). We didn’t even mention the basics such as a day at the beach or stroll through Little Italy Mercato. Ready to book your next vacation or staycation? Visit and book direct for the best rate. We’ll see you soon!

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Photo Credits: LimeBike, IMAX, USS Midway, FlagshipSD, Del Mar Racing