Best Day Trips from San Diego

Best Day Trips from San Diego

Best Day Trips from San Diego

The dreamy city of San Diego is a unique Californian town with balmy atmosphere, rhythmic social cultures, beautiful galleries, and cultural arts. From beaches, reserves, parks to bustling streets, everything here is so good in itself.

But the beauty doesn't stop here it continues outside the city too. Here are some options for day trips from San Diego while in the town:

1. Tijuana

Tijuana is not what it used to be, portraying some different and beautiful pictures of its culture than its past. While in the town, stop at Vindemia Estate Winery; shop at local Mercado Hidalgo for some cheese and candies; walk through the Centro Cultural Tijuana gallery for sculptures and paintings; stroll they alley of Pasaje Rodriguez for photogenic murals and finally, eat at Alma Verde or Verde y Crema. Tijuana is 30 minutes away from San Diego and can easily be reached via bus or car drive.

2. Temecula

This less-traveled city of California has gotten overshadowed by other wine towns. Temecula is the old rustic city which offers some amazing vineyards to tour and incredibly beautiful sceneries. You can watch this Temecula Valley wine country from above while taking a ride of hot air balloon and champagne breakfast. The old town of Temecula is an amazing place to shop antiques and gourmet food and do stop at Temecula Lavender Co. Other activities at the place are- shop at E.A.T. marketplace and eat at Goat and Vine restaurant. The journey from San Diego to Temecula can be measured via bus, taxi or car in just 1 hour.

3. Borrego Springs

If counting bizarre day trips from San Diego, then don't forget to mention Borrego Springs as a first! The artistic sculptures of elephants and horses are adding to the beauty of the Stark desert. For more avid photographs and bright stars, visit the place at night rather than day and spot astronomers studying the skies at night. It takes around 2-hours via bus or taxi to reach the city of Borrego Springs from San Diego. Or you can take the train to Santee Town Center Station and then rent a car to go around Borrego.

4. Los Angeles

The city of angels, Los Angles is where you spot Hollywood stars, sports hero, and business tycoons strolling the streets. The main attractions of the town are- Venice Beach, Silver Lake, Griffith Park, Observatory, Universal Studios and shop at Rodeo Drive. Train, bus, or car, all are available to take you from San Diego to Los Angeles in just 2 hours 15 minutes.

5. Pasadena

If you are a ‘Big Bang Theory' buff, then Pasadena is the place to be! But apart from TV series’ setting, there are more other reasons to visit the town of Pasadena. The attractions of the place are- The Norton Simon Museum for appreciating Asian and European art, Gamble House for more art, shop at Old Pasadena and dine at some American styled restaurant. You can reach Pasadena from a bus or drive in just 2 hours and 15 minutes.

6. Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is one of the best beachside destinations for a day trip from San Diego. The golden sparkling sand with crystalline waters is all you need to put your body on off mode. The beach here is a part of the Pacific Ocean and is around 7 miles long. If you are into adventures, go for Kayaking, paddle boarding, exploring the coves and canyons. Dig in a little deep knowing about the history and location of Laguna Beach too! It takes at least 1 hour 30 minutes' drive to take you to Laguna Beach via train, bus or rented car.

7. Mount Laguna

To get away from the noise of the city, try a Mount Laguna exploration spree. Go for hiking at Wooded Hill Nature Trails and Foster Point to watch some splendid views and drive on Sunrise highway to enjoy the journey. If you are lucky enough, then you might be blessed with a snowfall experience. Just lay back and count the stars shining upon you and enjoy the star gazing at its Observatory! Visit Mount Laguna by taking a bus from San Diego for about an hour. Also, you can take a train till El Cajon Transit Center and then take a bus or taxi to reach the destination.

Don't hold yourself back to explore the wanderlust spirit in yourself. San Diego is the best town to get your spirit enlightened!!

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