San Diego is one of the most heavenly places on earth. You could spend an eternity exploring this corner of the country and never tire of the gorgeous scenery. Take a look at a few of our favorite spots that make San Diego our favorite kind of town. Be prepared to fall in love with this little gem of a city if you’re not already smitten. These 11 things to do in San Diego will steal your heart.
1. Sunny Jim Sea Cave - La Jolla
For a real treat, head to La Jolla and take a tour of the only sea cave accessible by land in all of Southern California. To find this hidden cave you'll want to go to The Cave Store where you'll pay five dollars to take this epic tour.
2. Iron Mountain
Have you ever seen such a breathtaking view? Scale this tall mountain in San Diego County and this incredible view is all yours. You'll find the trailhead at Poway Road and Highway 67. Be prepared for a six-mile hike RT, so make sure to pack extra water.
3. Balboa Park
A trip to San Diego isn't complete without a visit to Balboa Park. Spend a day touring the museums, then take a break from all of the history and explore one of the trails for a magical walk through this urban park.
The charming town of Fallbrook is a delightful place to get out of the city for an escape to the quiet solitude of country life. You'll find charming restaurants, boutiques, and stunning gardens throughout Fallbrook to enhance your visit.
5. Spruce Street Suspension Bridge
Exploring America's Finest City on foot is one of the best ways to take in the sights and sounds of San Diego. On your walk through the city, make your way to Banker's Hill and walk across the 100-year old Spruce Street Suspension Bridge for a unique view of this part of the city.
6. Quince Street Bridge
Speaking of foot bridges...while you're out exploring in Banker's Hill make sure to take the Quince Street trestle bridge. It's not far from the Spruce Street Bridge, so you can make it a bridge-walk kind of day while you're scouting around San Diego.
7. Palomar Mountain
Take a pleasant drive from the heart of San Diego to Palomar Mountain. While you're there you can take in a hike with breathtaking scenery such as what you'll find at this outlook point. Stop along the way at Palomar Mountain Observatory for an even more stunning view of the surroundings.
8. Seaport Village
This lively waterfront destination is full of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you're a local, or just stopping in for a visit, Seaport Village is the perfect destination for a brisk waterfront walk and a hearty breakfast afterwards at one of the many local restaurants.
9. Oceanfront Boardwalk
For the ultimate SoCal experience, make sure to check out the Oceanfront Boardwalk that runs from Mission Beach to Pacific Beach. Whether you are walking, biking or jogging, this 3.5 mile stretch through these popular sandy beaches in San Diego will open your eyes to the beach culture of this awesome town.
10. The Geisel Library
If you enjoy the unique architecture of a city, you're going to love taking a tour of the Geisel Library at UC San Diego. Named after the late Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel, this eye-popping structure is worth seeing in person.
11. La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove is a must-see beach in San Diego. During the afternoon it's a great spot for the whole family to have a play day. In the evening, it's a romantic hideaway where couples can relax and watch the sun go down.
So what are you waiting for? Are you out there exploring? I’m lacing up my shoes and heading out to see some of these great destinations. If you want to see more of San Diego, take a look at these
10 Places In San Diego You Must See Before You Die. I think I know where you’ll be spending your weekend.