Whether you head inland or stick to the shore, the fresh ocean air is never very far away in this Southern California city. However, the beach isn’t San Diego’s only claim to fame. With its hole-in-the-wall taco stands and unique attractions, this city is the perfect combination of urban attractions and laid back coastal culture. Here's the perfect San Diego travel agenda for your minimoon (or honeymoon) and beyond.
Where to stay: The Sofia Hotel
A Gothic exterior and luxurious interior come together in a minimoon match made in hotel heaven. Located right downtown, this historic hotel provides easy access to local shopping and area attractions and is only a few minutes’ drive from Coronado Island’s wide open beach.
What to eat: George’s At the Cove
This upscale restaurant in La Jolla offers a contemporary take on local fare with three unique dining experiences. California Modern is a fine dining experience for the books, George’s Bar offers a casual bistro menu and the Ocean Terrace features dinner with a view.
Where to go: Mission Beach
In the summer, Mission Beach’s two miles of stunning coastline draw large crowds and rightfully so – this beach has something for every style of beachgoer. Stroll or bike along the boardwalk, go shopping on the Strand, join a game of beach volleyball or kick back and soak up some rays.
Need to know
- Head to La Jolla for unique seaside adventures like snorkeling and kayaking.
- Dog beach at Del Mar is perfect for those who can’t bear to leave their fur babies behind.
- The Pacific Beach boardwalk is an ideal place to observe the city’s eclectic side.