Spring Break Guide to San Diego: Your Ultimate Adventure Destination
Spring Break is finally here and San Diego is the perfect destination for those seeking adventure, sun, and good vibes. With a plethora of attractions, San Diego is a playground for young adults looking for a great time. In this guide, we’ll be exploring some of the best neighborhoods and attractions that San Diego has to offer to make your Spring Break unforgettable.
Things to do in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach
If you’re looking for a beachy vibe, then Mission Beach and Pacific Beach should definitely be on your list. Both of these neighborhoods are located on the coast and are popular spots for surfers and sunbathers alike. Rent a beach cruiser or take a stroll down the boardwalk, which is lined with bars, restaurants, and shops. Some of our favorite spots include Guava Beach, Shore Club, and Sandbar Sports Bar & Grill.
Explore Little Italy
For a more relaxed and romantic vibe, Little Italy is the perfect destination. This charming neighborhood is known for its Italian cuisine, farmer’s market, and art galleries. Walk along India Street and discover the many eateries and boutiques. Some of our favorites include Civico 1845 and Pappalecco. If you’re in the mood for more of an old-school, Italian diner, head over to either Mona Lisa Italian Foods or Filippi’s Pizza Grotto. The farmer’s markets run on Saturday and Wednesday mornings, and are great hubs for artisanal food and other goods!
Walk around North Park and Hillcrest
If you’re looking for a more alternative and bohemian vibe, North Park and Hillcrest are the places to be. North Park is known for its hipster culture, vintage shops, and craft breweries. Head over to the Ray Street Arts District and explore the many galleries and murals. Hillcrest, on the other hand, is known for its LGBTQ+ scene, thrift stores, and nightlife. Both neighborhoods boast an array of cool and trendy coffee shops as well. For dinner and drinks, check out Urban MO’s Bar and Grill, Mike Hess Brewing, or Coin-Op Game Room.
Go Party in the Gaslamp Quarter
For a night out on the town, head over to the Gaslamp Quarter. This downtown neighborhood is home to some of San Diego’s best nightlife spots. From rooftop bars to speakeasies, the Gaslamp Quarter has it all. Check out Altitude Sky Lounge, Noble Experiment, and The Tipsy Crow. On Tuesdays, we love checking out American Junkie for their Taco Tuesday special and bar games!
Unwind in La Jolla
For a day trip, make sure to visit La Jolla. This coastal neighborhood is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and parks in San Diego. Take a walk along La Jolla Cove and watch the sea lions play. Head over to Torrey Pines State Reserve and hike along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Some of our other favorite spots include La Jolla Shores Beach and Birch Aquarium.
Take a deeper look at all that the Aquarium has to offer with this video!
In conclusion, San Diego is the ideal destination for your Spring Break adventure. From the fun neighborhoods like Mission Beach and Pacific Beach to charming areas like Little Italy, San Diego has something for everyone. Enjoy your Spring Break in America’s Finest City!
Once you’ve hung out at the beach and hit up one of these great bars or restaurants, spend the night at our Beach Bungalow in Pacific Beach!