On a summer vacation in San Diego enjoy a burrito by the beach, the excitement of a baseball game or a taxi ride on the water. Book a summer hotel in San Diego and get ready to learn all about surfers, livestock and wild animals.
San Diego County Fair
From mid-June to early July, the Del Mar Fairgrounds hosts the San Diego County Fair. It is the largest annual event in San Diego County and draws more than 1.2 million visitors each year. Grab some kettle corn and enjoy the livestock competition, shop for antiques or enter a really silly contest, like the zucchini race. You and your zucchini might just go home with the blue ribbon.
View wild animals
Although the San Diego Wild Animal Park, a sanctuary for endangered animals, is great to visit anytime of year, summers are especially opportune. But it's not just about animals. With San Diego’s Mediterranean-like climate, the zoo is home to more than a million plants on a total of 1,900 acres, meaning the grounds are also a botanical garden. Take advantage of the extended hours with a glass of wine at the restaurant near the gorilla exhibit. As the evening breezes come flowing in, enjoy the sunset and the sounds of the wild.
Baseball at Petco Park
Few things are as all-American as a baseball game. Balmy summer nights are just right for enjoying a hot dog, Cracker Jacks and nine innings of the San Diego Padres defending their home turf against visiting teams. Let yourself get caught up in the excitement of the crowd.
Take a taxi on the water
Driving over the Coronado Bay Bridge is an exhilarating experience, but getting back and forth by water taxi is a lot more fun. Park at the Coronado Ferry landing, take a boat across to the Gaslamp Quarter, Harbor Island or Shelter Island for just $7 per person.