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Unique things to do in San Diego

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Travel like a local

Sometimes, stereotypes about a place can be a good thing, and San Diego is a perfect example of that. Locals here like to surf. They make great burritos. And the West Coast–style IPAs just taste better. When it comes to fun things to do in San Diego, the beach is a great place to start with harbor cruises, surf lessons, and hikes to sandstone slot canyons. For more laid-back activities, join locals on Airbnb Experiences for a bonfire party, beach yoga, and even for snorkeling tours with a marine biologist.

Top-rated activities

Sunset Sailing Yacht Experience on San Diego Bay
Join us on board our sail yacht for a relaxing experience on San Diego Bay. Lounge in our bean bags as we sail the calm waters of San Diego Bay and sail past all the amazing sights in the Harbor, such as the Ballast Point Submarine Base, Sea Lion docks, North Island Coronado Naval Station, and the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. White wine, sodas and water are available on board. If your planning on popping the question, let me know! I can help put you in just the right spot for an amazing moment and fantastic photos! For a private sailing experience for you and your friends only reserve 6 seats. With a orivste sailing it will just be your crew and the Captain on board. Our sailboat can accommodate up to 12 sailors, contact us to schedule a private sailing for you and your friends. If you don't see a date scheduled that your interested in, reach out! We sail daily and can usually accommodate you! Other things to note This sail yacht cruise stays in the calm waters of San Diego Bay where sicksickness shouldn't be a concern. Dress warm, it can get chilly once the sun sets!
Pasta cooking class
We will begin our classes with teaching everyone how to make pasta from scratch: ravioli, spaghetti, tagliatelle! We provide also a vegan alternative with dough without eggs. You will learn how to do 3 types of long pasta, 3 of short, and 4 different kind of ravioli. You can take this knowledge with you to your own kitchen with a copy of our recipes for you. Last but not least: bring your own bottle of wine! Cheers! At the end you’ll can taste your handmade pasta!
Marine Bio 101 Snorkel in Mission Bay!
*If you would like to book for a particular time not listed on the calendar, please message me via the "Contact host" button or make a request for a day/time! I'll do my best to accommodate you.* Mission Point Park is a great spot for beginner snorkelers and marine biology nerds! We will be snorkeling in Mission Bay, a calm, flat body of water that feeds into the Pacific Ocean. Being in the bay, we typically encounter small fish, interesting algae, and lots of invertebrates, including sea slugs, octopus, urchins, and sea stars! After a brief safety and snorkel etiquette talk, we will explore the area for one hour. I will point out and provide detailed information on the flora and fauna we encounter during the experience! *If you are a non-swimmer, feel free to book a private tour and/or message me to see if this is the right experience for you. Sometimes guests can be overwhelmed by the water, but this is the perfect place to learn! I have hosted many non-swimmers and they have all loved their time on the water, just read some of the reviews below! Again, just communicate with me before booking and we can figure it out! Other things to note If you don't find a date/time that works for you, please contact me. I will do my best to accommodate you!
Sailing Yacht Experience on San Diego Bay Small Group
Set sail with your Captain aboard our sailboat and see some of San Diego's finest highlights on our comfortable sailing yacht as we depart from Sunroad Resort Marina on Harbor Island and sail along the San Diego Skyline and enjoy a beautiful day on San Diego Bay. We often see Sea Lions and occasionally Dolphins frolicking, and we always have a fantastic time! White wine, soda, water are available on board complimentary For a private sailing experience for you and your friends only reserve 6 seats. Itll just be your crew and the Captain on board with a private sailing. If you don't see a date scheduled that your interested in, reach out! We sail daily and can usually accommodate you! Other things to note Smoking is not permitted on board.
Specialty Coffee & Art Tour
We will sip, savor & saunter our way through the eclectic, hipster streets of North Park; sampling 5 different coffees & discovering alley art perfect for your Insta feeds along the way! 5 tastings, 3 coffee stops, 1 Roastery Tour, 3+ hidden alley art stops and 1 Epcially awesome time! On this journey we will learn how this seed of a fruit from tropical environments makes it's way from bean to cup & different ways to drink this delectable commodity. We'll enjoy a coffee tasting from 2 different growing regions to start, then we will tour a full service coffee roastery & packaging facility, sample cold brew with housemade hazelnut milk (Say whaaaat?! Yup! It DOES exisit!!) as well as sample a specialty espresso based drink. All the while walking the eclectic streets of North Park discovering hidden alley art & learning about the history of SD & North Park from a San Diego native & certified tour guide. Bring your craft taste buds, your best photo op outfit along with your walking shoes for this awesome experience! Plenty of SD recommendations will be provided after the experience. Private SD tour guiding services are available for an additional fee. Other things to note Wear: comfortable walking shoes Bring: camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, cash/card for parking & snacks. Parking: 2hr paid street parking or in a lot for longer (Free street parking on Sundays)

Loved by locals

Create tiny ceramics on a miniature potters wheel
Join me in the land of miniatures. You will learn how and get to create tiny pottery on a mini pottery wheel. No previous pottery experience necessary! Overlooking a beautiful canyon with vistas of mountains east of San Diego, you will experience the green of fruit trees and birdsong, in this relaxing indoor outdoor art studio. This experience includes clay, glazing and firing of the clay. You will get to choose one color of glaze per pot. The clay cannot be taken home at the time of the class because it must be kiln fired. The turn around is about a week for drying, glazing, and firing. If you are visiting from out of town, I will be able to ship it to you for a minimum of $10/box. If you are local, I will contact you to know when they are ready to pick up. Depending on your location, we can also set up a time to meet up so I can get you back your miniature creations.
Quality Coffee & Ocean Views in Pacific Beach
One FREE coffee + pastry per guest! If you are a coffee lover and enjoy touring the local gems of a city, this café crawl will be your dream come true! Pacific Beach is a lively beach area that shows off San Diego’s special surf and skate culture. We have selected multiple local coffee shops around Pacific Beach that bring identity and stories through their craft. Indulge in quality coffee and spectacular ocean views for a true SoCal experience! Our first stop is an authentic French Café and Bakery serving daily favorites with unique flavors and fresh baked goods ranging from rose cardamom lattes to a variety of croissants to satisfy that sweet tooth. The next stop is a classic Cali café serving a full menu of coastal flavors, juices, and smoothies. Then we reach our hidden beach shack café that specializes in spirulina-based coffees. After our third stop, we will enjoy a walk by the beach for some photos and scenery before our last stop. We will end our tour with authentic Argentinian Mate tea and fresh empanadas in a photo-worthy patio setting. Every step of the way, you will experience not only quality coffee and views, but also a taste of the identity of each small business and their story communicated through the ancient art of coffee.
San Diego's unique experience with Private Chef Daniella
Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of San Diego without leaving your own dining room! I will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic. I won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and San Diego's local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore San Diego dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! Every menu is designed to delight senses while indulging my clients with an exclusive gastro-sensory experience. Menus are tailored and inspired by the customer's tastes and wishes. To have a closer look at my menus, send me a direct message and I will send them your way!
San Diego's Private Yoga and Somatic Sessions
"We will assemble together and move forward, with a deeper relationship to connection, gravity, and exploration in our bodies" - Tess ~Somatic practices may include: Yoga, TCM (Qi Gong + Self-Acupressure), Pilates, Release Technique, Meditation & Breath-work. Each session is catered towards YOU. "In this practice, we are committed to ensuring a space that is free of racism, transphobia, homophobia, Islamophobia, ableism, misogyny, classism and/or other biases. Everyone will honor these ethics."
Experience The Wright Service in San Diego through Chef Jay
Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of San Diego without leaving your own dining room! I will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic. I won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and San Diego local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore San Diego dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! To have a closer look at my menus, send me a direct message and I will send them your way! The inspiration of these menus comes from the influence my "village" has had on me during my life journey. Every dish speaks of history, personal memories and comes from a legacy of friends and family. These legacies have helped inspire these specific dishes- creating fusions of cuisines. Please note that to book an experience there is a minimum of 2 guests required.

Dive into local beach life

Rescue Dog Walk by the Bay
Kids Love It! Adults Love It! And the dogs will love that you came to walk them and play with them. We'll all meet at the amazing Shelter Island! You will meet our pack of rescue dogs of all sizes and origins, and help us exercise, socialize and publicize them! It helps these neglected (and sometimes abused) dogs learn to trust people again, and socializes them for public adoption events! We will walk the dogs the length of the Island and back, with great views of the marina, the ocean and across to the Navy yards. You will play with the dogs, help socialize them including treat-time, and get lot's of Instagram worthy photos! We will end at the beach , and then you will have time to explore Shelter Island and perhaps grab a coffee at a local shop! Other things to note It will probably be sunny! Wear sunscreen. You may want to wade in the water, or even swim, dress appropriately for that, and for the sand!
Snorkel La Jolla Cove with a biologist
*If you would like to book for a particular time not listed on the calendar, please message me via the "Contact host" button or make a request for a day/time! I'll do my best to accommodate you.* La Jolla Cove is one of the most popular spots in San Diego, noted by a series of small caves created by the Pacific Ocean, where we can observe seals, sea lions, and an abundance of fish! After a brief safety and snorkel etiquette talk, we will explore the area, including the caves (if conditions permit), for one hour. Since La Jolla Cove is part of a Marine Protected Area all natural things (animals, shells, etc.) must remain where they are found. I will point out and provide detailed information on the flora and fauna we encounter during the experience! Other things to note If you don't find a date/time that works for you, please contact me. I will do my best to accommodate you!
Beach Yoga in San Diego
No Yoga experience is necessary! Whether a seasoned yogi or new to the mat, we can all gain peace and calmness in our minds through yoga. This yoga experience will guide you through a fun and energetic flow while finding your personal mind-body connection. We will gather at La Jolla Shores, one of the top-rated and most beloved beaches in San Diego. From our meeting point, we will walk together to a more quiet and secluded area on the beach. We'll begin with a brief meditation to quiet the mind. You'll feel all your cares melt away in this idyllic setting surrounded by palm trees and the gentle, soothing sound of the waves. Breathe in the fresh ocean air and gaze at the gorgeous La Jolla Cliffs as we dive into a blissful hour of yoga, custom-tailored to your needs and experience. The session will conclude with an optional Lavender Essential oil forehead and temple massage, leaving you relaxed and refreshed. Please contact me directly if you would like a yoga session closer to your vacation home, at a different beach, or on a day/time that is not listed on the schedule. Great for groups, bachelorettes, family gatherings, and team bonding!
Surfing with a Cali Bro for Beginners
PHOTOS INCLUDED The beautiful & vibrant coast of Ocean Beach will serve as your area to experience the sport of surfing. You will first begin by meeting me on the beach with a great attitude and the willingness to learn. I will provide a 8ft Soft Top Wavestorm and a Wetsuit that fits your body composition. We will begin in the interaction stage, where I will develop a better understanding of your previous experience, desired learning style, and go over any questions you may have before we start the learning process. We will begin by getting you fitted into a wetsuit of your choice. (10 mins) To change, you will use the public bathrooms provided at Ocean Beach. Once changed, We will then start the teaching process by going over safety hazards, proper etiquette, and formal technique on the sand. (10 mins) Once you are comfortable and understand the first stage of learning on the sand, we will then transition into the ocean. Once in the ocean, we will begin in shallow water by implementing what you learned on the sand, to live action. This will include demonstrating your ability to properly paddle, gain momentum with the wave, and properly stand up. We will remain in the shallow water practicing the basic fundamentals until you are comfortable and have demonstrated that you are ready to progress into deeper waters. Most important thing is to have fun and be yourself.
San Diego Paddle Board Sunset Glow Tour
San Diego is an excellent place to watch the sunset while paddling around Mission Bay. Here at WanderSurf Board Company it is our goal to provide you with the best possible paddle boarding experience. Our paddle times change throughout the year based on sunset times. Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive and get ready. You are encourage to take photos yourself if you would like. I do have some waterproof phone cases on a first come first serve basis. I will take photos for you as we paddle and air drop or email them to you after the paddle. Overview: - Arrive 10-15 mins early - Overview of route -10-15 min lesson on: What to do, How to do it, and What to Expect. - Group Photo - Paddle Tour - Photo Exchange - Bon Fire (24/hr notice Link to SunRise Paddle: https://abnb.me/zkAL9HqcaY Link to Midmorning Paddle: https://abnb.me/FlQ2uUDcaY Any questions please feel free to reach out to me : (858)877-8430 jason@wandersurfboardcompany.com Other things to note Please know how to swim and be comfortable in the water. Paddle boarding is a sport lots of people can do and enjoy. Important to dress comfortable. Change of clothes, towel, and water bottle.

Activities near top attractions

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Things to do near Mission Beach

Marine Bio 101 Snorkel in Mission Bay!
*If you would like to book for a particular time not listed on the calendar, please message me via the "Contact host" button or make a request for a day/time! I'll do my best to accommodate you.* Mission Point Park is a great spot for beginner snorkelers and marine biology nerds! We will be snorkeling in Mission Bay, a calm, flat body of water that feeds into the Pacific Ocean. Being in the bay, we typically encounter small fish, interesting algae, and lots of invertebrates, including sea slugs, octopus, urchins, and sea stars! After a brief safety and snorkel etiquette talk, we will explore the area for one hour. I will point out and provide detailed information on the flora and fauna we encounter during the experience! *If you are a non-swimmer, feel free to book a private tour and/or message me to see if this is the right experience for you. Sometimes guests can be overwhelmed by the water, but this is the perfect place to learn! I have hosted many non-swimmers and they have all loved their time on the water, just read some of the reviews below! Again, just communicate with me before booking and we can figure it out! Other things to note If you don't find a date/time that works for you, please contact me. I will do my best to accommodate you!
Sunset Sailing Yacht Experience on San Diego Bay
Join us on board our sail yacht for a relaxing experience on San Diego Bay. Lounge in our bean bags as we sail the calm waters of San Diego Bay and sail past all the amazing sights in the Harbor, such as the Ballast Point Submarine Base, Sea Lion docks, North Island Coronado Naval Station, and the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. White wine, sodas and water are available on board. If your planning on popping the question, let me know! I can help put you in just the right spot for an amazing moment and fantastic photos! For a private sailing experience for you and your friends only reserve 6 seats. With a orivste sailing it will just be your crew and the Captain on board. Our sailboat can accommodate up to 12 sailors, contact us to schedule a private sailing for you and your friends. If you don't see a date scheduled that your interested in, reach out! We sail daily and can usually accommodate you! Other things to note This sail yacht cruise stays in the calm waters of San Diego Bay where sicksickness shouldn't be a concern. Dress warm, it can get chilly once the sun sets!
Pasta cooking class
We will begin our classes with teaching everyone how to make pasta from scratch: ravioli, spaghetti, tagliatelle! We provide also a vegan alternative with dough without eggs. You will learn how to do 3 types of long pasta, 3 of short, and 4 different kind of ravioli. You can take this knowledge with you to your own kitchen with a copy of our recipes for you. Last but not least: bring your own bottle of wine! Cheers! At the end you’ll can taste your handmade pasta!
Surf Lessons with Videos & Photos Included - Pacific Beach
SURF LESSON FOR BEGINNERS WITH PHOTOS & VIDEOS INCLUDED ON PACIFIC BEACH - SAN DIEGO I’M FLAVIO CRISI, a “Brazilian Personal Surf Trainer” with 30 years experience and 2 postgraduate degrees in sports science. MY GOAL is to make you fall in love with surfing and the ocean and then change your lifestyle forever! MY SURFING LESSONS are 2 hours long at the wonderful Pacific Beach in San Diego, California. A COMPLETE SURFING CLASS FOR BEGINNERS: • I will teach you how to surf from zero, step by step, with a lot of patience. • How to paddle with efficient movement. • How to read the waves and sea currents. ALL INCLUDED: • Surfboard: I will give the best and more stable surfboards for beginners in the world, • Wetsuit: beautiful & new wetsuits for all sizes, and… SURF PHOTOSHOOT: During our lesson, I will take hundreds of photos & videos with my GoPro and send your files by email. That is very important because you can check your posture & movements and understand more about your technique for surfing, besides many clients said to me their photos & videos are the best souvenirs they have for their vacation trip:) TIME AVAILABILITY: I have between 4 and 6 times available everyday from the sunrise to the sunset, 365 days per year. MY SURFING LESSONS are for adults or kids and could be in English Spanish or Portuguese from Brazil. There are BATHROOMS & SHOWERS on the beach.
Night Cooking class
Enjoy a Special Night! Choose your pasta and learn how to make it from scratch to dine with your handmade dish! Our date night is build like this: you get to choose one appetizer and one pasta from the menu, whichever you prefer no limits. we’ll teach how to make it from scratch and then cook it to have your dinner! After you can enjoy our special dessert

Things to do near Ocean Beach

Surfing with a Cali Bro for Beginners
PHOTOS INCLUDED The beautiful & vibrant coast of Ocean Beach will serve as your area to experience the sport of surfing. You will first begin by meeting me on the beach with a great attitude and the willingness to learn. I will provide a 8ft Soft Top Wavestorm and a Wetsuit that fits your body composition. We will begin in the interaction stage, where I will develop a better understanding of your previous experience, desired learning style, and go over any questions you may have before we start the learning process. We will begin by getting you fitted into a wetsuit of your choice. (10 mins) To change, you will use the public bathrooms provided at Ocean Beach. Once changed, We will then start the teaching process by going over safety hazards, proper etiquette, and formal technique on the sand. (10 mins) Once you are comfortable and understand the first stage of learning on the sand, we will then transition into the ocean. Once in the ocean, we will begin in shallow water by implementing what you learned on the sand, to live action. This will include demonstrating your ability to properly paddle, gain momentum with the wave, and properly stand up. We will remain in the shallow water practicing the basic fundamentals until you are comfortable and have demonstrated that you are ready to progress into deeper waters. Most important thing is to have fun and be yourself.
Eco Pedal Boat Experience in San Diego Bay
From date activity to adventure time with the kids, our boats have a capacity of up to 3 adults and one kid (600lb maximum weight). Explore San Diego Bay on a self-guided pedal boat ride! Whether you are visiting San Diego for the first time or a local, you'll love our experience. We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your reservation time to ensure you can find parking and locate our dock, "Eco Boat Rentals." Once you arrive at our dock, our crew will check you in, provide you life jackets, go through navigation, operation orientation, and safety instructions, and then you'll be ready to take off on your own. We have a map-sticker in each pedal boat for your comfort. Explore America's Cup Harbor, Harbor Island, and Liberty station from the water and get closer to see the sea lion and local birds (btw they are wild animals, so we can't guarantee when and how often they show up). Enjoy the breathtaking view of Downtown San Diego. Bring your cooler and enjoy drinks and lunch with magnificent San Diego views. No experience is necessary to maneuver these pedal boats; you are good to go if you can ride a bike! Pets are welcome! Each group will get their personal pedal boat!
Glow Boat Ride in San Diego Bay
We are happy to introduce you all to the 60-minute Glow Boat Experience on pedal boats! Romantic night date idea in San Diego! The boat is illuminating 360 degrees inside and outside, and it's a lot of fun riding it after dark. To complete your experience, it will be a speaker and a small disco ball to make your boat rock'n'roll. Our crew will guide you through night Bay to make sure you feel safe and know where to go. We will start at America's Cup Harbor, and after short pedaling, you will find yourself in San Diego Bay with a beautiful Night view of Downtown. On a typical night is no traffic and very peaceful. We will spend time playing music, cruising around, and enjoying the skyline. Pedal boats have a capacity of up to 3 adults (600lb maximum weight). No experience is necessary to maneuver these pedal boats; you are good to go if you can ride a bike! Our staff will take care of you and make sure you enjoy your pedal boat ride with us from start to finish. Each group will get their personal pedal boat, or a couple of boats depends on group size.
Luxury Picnic with Stunning Coastal Views at Sunset Cliffs
Join us in a jaw-dropping picnic overlooking the dramatic coastline of Sunset Cliffs. Sitting 300 ft above sea level on golden carved out sandstone, overlooking the deep blues and greens of the Pacific Ocean, with cozy seating, ample shade, a deluxe meal, and intimate connection. This location is special because it is more private and awe-inspiring compared to other picnics. You will arrive at the picnic location and be greeted by your host, who will walk you down a trail for around 5-7 mintutes to your fully set up picnic. This trail is accessible for beginners but does involve uneven terrain, so good balance and footing is helpful. Once you sit down upon the plush seating, you will be able to soak up the incredible views of this location. Your menu offerings of choice will already be elegantly spread along the table, ready for your enjoyment. This location is a hidden gem and we are very excited to share this slice of paradise with you. We are happy to take photos of you at the picnic, and to show you further trails and secret beach access points, all visible and accessible from the location of this experience, so you can explore like a local. Once your picnic concludes, your host will walk you back to the parking lot, leaving you with treasurable memories. Check out our new movie night experience: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/4495944
Crispy J's Surf Lessons
Join me for a full instruction surf lesson in beautiful Ocean Beach, San Diego! When I first came to San Diego, Ocean beach felt like home and brought me so much magic and love! Friendly and authentic people, health and wellness gurus, and a stunning beach from left to right, OB is where it’s at!! In terms of the surf sesh, guests will meet with me at my van 15 minutes early to put wetsuits on in the parking lot of the beach. Wetsuits keep you warm in the water and prevent from knee and stomach rashes. A genius creation for this sport. I have a classic 1988 dark gray Ford Econoline Van that I call Janis, a surf mobile to the max. After wetsuits, we will head to the beach with a surfboard where I will lead you in a 5 minute full body stretch. Then I will break down the pop-up and we will do a few practice pop ups in the sand. Finally, we will head into the water to catch some waves and enjoy mother ocean’s magic! We will have at least 45 minutes in the water and I make sure to incorporate ocean mindfulness and tips for safety. Surfing is all about the flow. Connecting to the ocean and staying completely present is key and why surfing feels so therapeutic. I have been surfing for 10 years and it truly changed my life. To share this wonderful feeling with others is one of the greatest pleasures I’ve felt in life. Let's play!!

Things to do near North Park

Specialty Coffee & Art Tour
We will sip, savor & saunter our way through the eclectic, hipster streets of North Park; sampling 5 different coffees & discovering alley art perfect for your Insta feeds along the way! 5 tastings, 3 coffee stops, 1 Roastery Tour, 3+ hidden alley art stops and 1 Epcially awesome time! On this journey we will learn how this seed of a fruit from tropical environments makes it's way from bean to cup & different ways to drink this delectable commodity. We'll enjoy a coffee tasting from 2 different growing regions to start, then we will tour a full service coffee roastery & packaging facility, sample cold brew with housemade hazelnut milk (Say whaaaat?! Yup! It DOES exisit!!) as well as sample a specialty espresso based drink. All the while walking the eclectic streets of North Park discovering hidden alley art & learning about the history of SD & North Park from a San Diego native & certified tour guide. Bring your craft taste buds, your best photo op outfit along with your walking shoes for this awesome experience! Plenty of SD recommendations will be provided after the experience. Private SD tour guiding services are available for an additional fee. Other things to note Wear: comfortable walking shoes Bring: camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, cash/card for parking & snacks. Parking: 2hr paid street parking or in a lot for longer (Free street parking on Sundays)
Secret Food Tour San Diego
On our Secret Food Tours: San Diego, you'll see the downtown area and walk right into Gaslamp while enjoying dishes with influences from Mexico to the Far East. Your guide will take you on a mouth-watering food journey exploring diverse cuisine that has evolved over generations. Feast on the freshest fish Taco, a local Burger, sweets and of course our delicious Secret Dish! At the end of your tour, you'll have sampled some of San Diego's most delicious dishes and gained a better understanding of our culture and history.
Tour Balboa Park by E-Scooter with Pictures Included
Quick Note* If you are booking as a solo traveler, select a timeslot with others already booked. If none are available, please message me about a private tour before booking. Thanks! Join me on a journey through one of San Diego's most iconic places! Since this park is large, we will be touring the major sites with the wind in our hair on electric scooters. No walking required ;) We will start by going over the basic operation of the scooters & getting comfortable riding in a quiet area of the park. From there, we will start our adventure! I will guide you through each section of Balboa sharing my unique knowledge of the park, stopping for photos along the way. The first stop will be the botanical building & lily pond where we will pause for some pictures. Next, we will briefly cruise to the entrance to the San Diego Zoo before heading to the Spanish Village Arts Center. We will then scoot to the Morton Bay Fig Tree. It's then time to ride down the iconic El Prado passing fountains & museums along the way. After a quick stop, we will head past the International cottages on our way to the air & space museum. We will wrap up at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion before heading back to where we started. If you want to see Balboa park in a unique way with a local guide, then this is the tour for you! Note: Tips are not required but are always appreciated :)
Incredible Slot Canyons to the Pacific
This incredible experience will start and end at the same location and has FREE parking. I am an expert guide and amatuer photographer. I will guide you into the most spectacular and hard to reach areas where others have never even heard about! We will descend into an incredible slot canyon with opportunities for one of a kind photos and breathtaking views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. We will visit amazing sandstone slot canyons and wind caves on our trek. The hike up is strenuous at times but you will be rewarded with a 20 million dollar view as we summit magnificent cliffs. The experience will leave you with memories and pictures that will last a lifetime! Watch the 1 minute Virtual Tour Video https://youtu.be/V-dAx-2vA1g (cut and paste the link into your browser) If you can not make this morning hike the Incredible Slot Canyons at Sunset is an awesome alternative https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/341659 If you are wanting a more intimate experience with your group you can reserve the experience by choosing "private tour". I can also add custom times for your group if you like.....just ask! It is not uncommon for groups to request Sunrise tours or full moon tours. Just ask! Other things to note This is an awesome family, friends and team bonding experience. The hike is strenuous on occasion. You should be in good physical condition with no physical limitations.
Balboa Park Highlights with Beverage
Often referred to as the cultural jewel of San Diego, Balboa Park is one of the more popular places for visitors to explore, but once there they don't know what to do. We're going to slow down and dive into the nooks and crannies of the park, discovering architectural details, delightful gardens, and cultural treasures most guests pass by. There's a social postable spot around every corner! We'll start at the western end of the park and cross Cabrillo Bridge, entering the park as VIPs did at the beginning of the Panama-California Exposition. We'll zigzag our way along the Prado, the heart of the central mesa, taking in the shear beauty of the place. Specifically we'll: -Learn about the early 20th-century expositions that shaped Balboa Park -Find the best spots to photograph Balboa Park’s beautiful Spanish colonial revival architecture - Discover how the park was formed 150 years ago, and how city leaders have used it to promote San Diego ever since - See where the Navy marched and nudists lounged in the early 20th century - Explore plant and tree filled gardens and a sculpture courtyard hiding in plain sight - Enjoy a beverage at a locally owned & operated coffee cart Please note We'll cover less than 2 miles but will be on our feet most of the time. Tour ends 10 minutes away from where it begins. Service dogs welcome but not unfortunately not pets unless private booking.

Your guide to San Diego

Where do locals hang out in San Diego?

San Diego locals do love the beach and the outdoors, but there’s also an impressive art and theater scene here too. La Jolla Playhouse and Old Globe are some of the venues that have pumped out a string of shows that made it all the way to Broadway, and for theater lovers, it’s a great excuse to see plays before they hit it big. Balboa Park is not only home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, it is also where you can find the San Diego Art Museum where in-the-know art lovers get lost in an afternoon of exhibits and special collections. Bring it all together — art, outdoors, beach— in North Park, with a coffee in hand, as you stroll past murals before tacos and beach time.


What are the best ways to spend a day at the beach?

Kayak at La Jolla beach

You don’t have to be an experienced kayaker to enjoy the marine reserve at La Jolla Cove, an area where another set of locals (think seals, otters, and sea turtles) call home. Guided kayak excursions are a great way to safely explore places like Emerald Cave.

Spend time at Shelter Island

Shelter Island is a neighborhood within Point Loma, and offers some of San Diego’s best hidden gems (and best fishing). West of downtown San Diego, walking trails stretch along the peninsula where people walk their dogs, bike, and enjoy public artworks including the Yokohoma Friendship Bell, Tunaman's Memorial, and the Pacific Portal.

Go sailing

Whether you’re a lifelong resident or a first-time visitor, there’s nothing better than enjoying San Diego on the water. The pleasant year-round weather makes it easy to plan a day out on a boat cruise or sailboat to spot wildlife and get up-close views of places like Coronado Island.


What are the best things to do at night in San Diego?

Go on a ghost tour of the Gaslamp District

Today, the Gaslamp District is a go-to spot for nightlife in San Diego, but if you’re not into bars and clubs, there’s a darker side to explore. On a guided ghost walk, you can learn all about the city’s more sinister past at places such as the William Heath David House, Pioneer Park, and the former city hall.

Head to the beach for a bonfire with locals

When it comes to a real San Diego experience, there’s nothing like sitting around a bonfire after a long day of surfing, swimming, and paddleboarding on the water. Friends and family circle around their manmade pits to swap stories, play music, and enjoy a beach picnic. Bonfires are not permitted from midnight to dawn (always check hours ahead of your visit), but it’s fair game the rest of the day.

Take a date night cooking class

For a unique take on a dinner date, join locals in their bistros or homes to learn how to make pasta, among other Italian dishes, to elevate your cooking game (and love language).

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