What To Do in San Diego on a Weekend Trip

What To Do in San Diego on a Weekend Trip

No matter what type of fun you want to have on your weekend trip, San Diego is the perfect place to go. Historical landmarks, adventure activities, beautiful beaches, sightseeing, bar hopping, and more make San Diego a playground for every type of person. Here are some great ideas of things to do on your next weekend trip to San Diego.

Balboa Park

Home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park is a great place for any family or individual interested in culture, animals, art, and more. In addition to the zoo, Balboa Park is full of museums, art studios, theaters, gardens, play areas, trails, restaurants, and more. You could spend your entire weekend in San Diego exploring every inch of Balboa Park!

Theme Parks

A variety of great these parks are scattered across San Diego, including SeaWorld, Lego Land, and Belmont Park. Home to the famous Giant Dipper roller coaster, Belmont Park is an historic amusement park right on the beach. It has several rides, attractions, arcade games, and more. Lego Land and SeaWorld are both perfect for families, as they’re sure to entertain children of all ages, as well as adults!


The most popular golf course in the area is La Jolla’s Torrey Pines Golf Course. If you’re ready to tee off and a play a round of two, Torrey Pines is a great place to spend part of your San Diego weekend. Other golf courses that are of interest include the Balboa Park Golf Course, Sycuan Golf Resort, Maderas Golf Club, and Barona Creek Golf Club.

Whale Watching

One of the most breathtaking sights you will ever see is a whale swimming right past the side of a boat that you’re on. San Diego is known for incredible whale watching, with daily sightings and many opportunities to see a variety of whales and dolphins. San Diego Whale Watch is the only company in the area that offers year round whale watching, though many other companies offer whale watching at different times throughout the year.

Old Town San Diego

A cultural center of the city, Old Town San Diego is a favorite spot amongst residents and visitors alike. With several restaurants, historical sites, events, shops, and more, you could spend an afternoon or an entire weekend exploring Old Town San Diego. Take a tour on a trolley or through the state park, or go on a ghost tour through what’s considered to be the most haunted house in America.


A simple but fantastic option, San Diego beaches are sure to bring relaxation and happiness to any visitor. During your busy weekend in San Diego, be sure to check out a few popular beaches to enjoy some sunshine, swimming, and downtime. Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach are two favorite beaches, and they are both surrounded by several restaurants and places to escape the sun when you need a break.

No matter what you choose to do during your visit to San Diego, be sure to check out the amazing rental properties at San Diego Vacation Rentals. For beautiful homes and close access to everything San Diego has to offer, we are here to help you have the most fantastic trip ever!

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