Summer is in full swing and it’s time to make up for everything we missed by staying at home last year! One of the hottest (quite literally) places to visit on your summer vacation is my hometown of San Diego. Now even though I have lived here my entire life, I am only just realizing how amazing it is here. Why didn’t anyone tell me??
So the great thing about this blog is that it’s not only a resource for you to find something fun to do on your vacation or staycation, but it’s also a way for me to tell you about all the great things I have done for the first time too!
1. EcoBoat Rentals
Want to get great views of the San Diego bay and get a great leg workout in at the same time? This is your activity! My fiancé and I had a great time paddling about, looking at some animals, and just enjoying being out on the water. One hour out on the water is $45, but you can always pay to be out there longer! They will give you a short introduction on how the boats operate. And inside the boat also has pictures of the bay animals that you can identify. The boats can fit up to 3 people so this will be a great activity for you and a couple of friends. Just make sure you don’t do leg day at the gym the day of or the day before..
2. Rooftop Cinema Club
My friend and I saw Raya and the Last Dragon for the first time at Rooftop Cinema Club. Simply put, it was incredible. Such a unique way to see a new movie. With amazing views of the city and a nice area to enjoy the summer night, it was just a fantastic girl’s night out. And don’t worry, they give you sanitized headphones so that you can hear the movie without the sounds of the city interrupting.
Tickets range from $13.50 to $25 a person depending on age and the screening purchased. Moviegoers will receive a 30% off room discount with Grand Hyatt San Diego following a night with Rooftop Cinema too! You can get $11 validated self-parking with Hyatt. You can also park at Seaport Village and take that short walk to the hotel, but it will be more expensive. Their schedule is posted for viewing online here, and for the first showing you can get there an hour before the movie starts, and for the second viewing of the night (if there is one) you can go in 30 minutes beforehand.
For a full look into RCC, check out my blog: A Night Out with Rooftop Cinema Club San Diego. Locations include San Diego, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, New York, Tampa, and London.
3. Pool Day at Sycuan
If you have been following along for a while now, then you know that I love finding deals. One of the biggest ways that I have found to save a good chunk is with the myVEGAS apps. Before, they were just rewards for Vegas (and you can read more about what those rewards are HERE), but they recently added rewards for me to use in my hometown of San Diego at a local casino – Sycuan!
We were able to not only get a Premier Suite FOR FREE with these rewards, but also a $250 credit for one of their pool cabanas. We definitely needed a day to enjoy the summer weather and have fun, and this pool and lazy river did not disappoint. If you do get a cabana, just be aware that you have to spend $300 while at the cabana and it can have up to six people there. The only reason we got the cabana was because we had that credit! But this pool was amazing regardless of the cabana – that was just a nice little bonus for the staycation..
4. Pink Rose Café
One of the newest cafes that have opened in the San Diego County is Pink Rose Café! I was lucky enough to be invited to a mixer event that they were holding to celebrating their opening, and I was in complete awe of this place.
The name definitely suits it with the insane aesthetic that this café holds! But it is a café after all so what about the food ad drinks? They were amazing! I tried their White Chocolate Latte and my friend tried their signature Rose Latte and honestly I wish I got the Rose Latte – it was so good! We were also able to sample a cake pop and a cinnamon bun and oh wow were they both delicious! My favorite was the cake pop for sure. Such a unique place and I highly recommend taking time out of any trip to San Diego to see this place for yourself.
There is so much to see in San Diego and I am so shocked that I am only just now getting out there and exploring it all. Stay tuned for more of these guides. I will continue this journey of learning more about the cool things in my home town!