Beaches, Shopping, and Sunshine


Soak up the sun

Don’t waste time inside when you could be enjoying the sunshine in San Diego. Beaches, restaurants, and shopping, there’s plenty to do outside during your visit.

Downtown San Diego
  1. Beaches and fun

    Boy with surf board.

    Known for their beautiful beaches, California has plenty of beach to go around and they won’t leave you disappointed. Discover larger than life sea cliffs and stunning sand coves. Be sure to bring your camera to take pictures of all the sites you discover while visiting La Jolla and don't forget to head over to La Jolla Kayak for kayaks, snorkel gear, or bicycle rentals to let your adventurous side come to life. 

    Address:  2199 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

    Visit the iconic Mission Beach to see more of California’s beach beauty. Mission Beach has picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean and San Diego shoreline. If you are seeking thrills while visiting the beach, visit Belmont Park, which features thrilling rides such as the Giant Dipper Rollercoaster, then cool off with a Monster Ice Cream Cone at The Sweet Shoppe & Beach Treats.

    Address: Mission Beach - San Diego, CA 92109
    Address: Belmont Park - 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

    For more adventurous activities visit Cheap Rentals by Mission Beach. Rent everything from skateboards and rollerblades to a beach cruiser bike. While you skate or bike down the boardwalk, be sure to enjoy the beautiful views of the beach. If you like adventurous water activities, rent a surfboard or paddle board and give the beach waves a go!  

    Address:  3689 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

  2. Open-Air Shopping

    Outdoor shopping mall

    With over 80 stores and restaurants, Fashion Valley is a beautiful outdoor mall with limitless options on what you can see or buy. With stores for kids, teens, and adults there’s something to offer the whole family.

    Address:  7007 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

    Westfield UTC is an outdoor mall where you can not only shop but enjoy a wide array of food options, as well. From snacks to entire meals, you will be able to enjoy a number of culinary experiences when you’re ready for a break from shopping. Ice cream, coffee, pizza, steak, empanadas, and craft beer are just naming some of the foods you can indulge in. 

    Address: 4545 La Jolla Village, San Diego, CA 92122

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