How do you spend just one day in San Diego, CA and make it the most amazing day ever? It really all depends on what you like to do, but an awesome daycation is not far-fetched in a city as beautiful and lively as San Diego.
The Most Popular Places:
One of the most popular attractions in San Diego is the San Diego Zoo. It is known to be one of the best zoos in the country and many people travel long distances to visit. The San Diego Zoo has some of the world’s most exotic animals. According to Trip Advisor, more than 4,000 animals representing 800 species live in this state-of-the-art zoo, including some that are rarely seen at other zoos. So this would be an amazing way to spend the day.
My second suggestion would be Mission Beach. For me, nothing tops a day on a beautiful beach. Mission Beach is two miles of pristine coastline and offers something for everyone. You can swim and surf, or you can walk, skate or bike the boardwalk. There is also a giant roller coaster and always a game of beach volleyball happening. The beach is family friendly and there really is something for everyone.
What I Did:
I was in San Diego for business but I had approximately 4 hours in between the time I landed and the time of my meeting. So when I stumbled upon the Little Italy Farmer’s Market, it felt like the perfect way to pass the time. I walked the entire market sampling some of the freshest organic produce, salsas, bread, and vegetables I’ve ever had. There were vendors selling everything from candles & cupcakes to custom jewelry. Before I knew it I had spent 2 hours oohing, awing and eating.
When I left the Farmer’s Market I headed to the San Diego Museum of Art. Some of the current exhibits include American Art, Art of South and Southeast Asia and Compelled by color. My favorite exhibit was Art of South and Southeast Asia. The art ranges in date from the first to the nineteenth century AD. The earliest works are mostly religious, relating to the ritual practices of Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. Although each religion has a distinct set of gods and divinities, all three based the iconography of these figures on the human form. The sculptures are amazingly beautiful, and the history was worth a day trip.
Lastly, I met with FINE Magazine. However, I can’t spill the deets yet. (More to come…) Check out the additional pics from “Daycation San Diego” below!