5 day itinerary San Diego – things not to miss
Much of San Diego’s beauty lies in its vibrant streets and beaches. “America’s Finest City” keeps nature lovers occupied year-round. There are many outdoor activities to explore, views of the ocean to enjoy, and relaxing environments to indulge in.
You can head to the beach and take photos of seals sunbathing on the sand. Or even better, bring a towel and find a spot where you can soak in the sun, sipping coffee from the local shops.
5 day itinerary San Diego
As most sights are worthy of postcards, it can be difficult to choose what to do first. So, we’re going to help you get started. Here is a list of the ”most-San-Diego-things” you should do on your next trip:
Day 1. A boat trip
Perhaps an unexpected first-day activity would be going on a boat trip to see San Diego from a different perspective. You might get lucky and spot the iconic Californian Sheepshead fish. Last, but not least, you’ll get amazing views of the city’s skyline once you’re a few miles from the shore.
Day 2. Visit the botanical garden in the Balboa Park
After your day of action-filled fishing, you should go to the Balboa Park. Especially if you like architecture, gardens, museums, and theaters, you have to come here. And make sure you have enough memory storage on your cameras. The legendary Balboa Park is the place where some of the best landscape photos are born. You will need a day at least to explore the charm of this place. Take your time to peek into hidden paths, ponds, and buildings, and you will make fantastic memories.
Day 3. Practice yoga on the Coronado beach
You only need a mat, and the Coronado beach will do the rest to make sure you get your piece of paradise. This stretch of sand attracts outdoors fans who often come together and do yoga. You can meet people, get to know locals’ favorite spots to eat and drink, and enjoy the sunset.
Day 4. Get lost in North Park Thursday market
Each Thursday, the streets of the North Park neighborhood host hundreds of farmers who come to sell their produce. You will meet people who shop for organic avocado, pastured chicken, spices, artisan crafts, and prepared food. Whether you’re coming with kids, your loved one, or by yourself, you will love this open air oasis of healthy stuff.
Day 5. Take a hike around the Torrey Pines State Park
Lace up your hiking boots and get going. There are 1,500 acres of unspoiled nature. These lagoons, trees, and shrubs will let you see how the area looked in the early days of San Diego. The park lies within the city limits but provides for a quiet day out in the open. If you want to unwind, this is a spot that won’t let you down.
TIP: Visiting San Diego? Then take time to go to San Fran too. If you manage, here’s my 47 things to do in San Francisco 🙂