TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN SAN DIEGO – San Diego’s Other Top 5 (Fun and Unique things to do in San Diego)
Residents of San Diego and many visitors are probably already aware of iconic landmarks such as Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Just beyond those popular mainstays, you’ll find even more jewels of the city’s culture. So, for those looking to take their next San Diego experience to a new level, we offer a list of the Top 5 Things to Do in San Diego for 2018.
- West Coast Cannabis Tours- The hottest topic in San Diego business and culture these days is cannabis. With recreational marijuana now legal in California, new businesses are joining veterans of the medical marijuana trade in one of the world’s fastest growing industries. West Coast Cannabis Tours gives San Diego locals and visitors alike a peek into the growing cannabis economy. WCCT’s flagship Original San Diego Cannabis Tour is a perfect way for coworkers to loosen up after an office meeting, or even to celebrate a bachelor or bachelorette party. A 420-friendly custom limo bus shuttles you or your group to a recreational marijuana dispensary and other cannabis industry hot spots. Other popular offerings from WCCT include Herbally Enhanced Yoga, and a Craft Beer and Cannabis Tour.
- North Park Craft Beer Crawl- Speaking of craft beer, brewing is San Diego’s other hot home-grown industry. And the center of the action, drinking-wise anyway, is the hip neighborhood of North Park. You’ll find a slew of pubs and tasting rooms surrounding 30th Street from University Avenue north to El Cajon Boulevard. Local favorites include the Tiger!Tiger! Tavern, Eppig Brewing, and the North Park Beer Company.
- Barrio Logan Arts District- The heart and soul of San Diego’s Mexican-American community can be found in Barrio Logan, just southeast of Downtown. The famous murals in Chicano Park at the foot of the Coronado Bridge have been joined by cutting-edge galleries including La Bodega, the Chicano Arts Gallery, and others. All feature the work of artists from both sides of the border in relaxed and engaging spaces. While in the neighborhood, be sure to take advantage of another San Diego local favorites—Mexican food! An icon in the barrio since 1933, Las Quatro Milpas on Logan Avenue is sure to please. But get there early, closing time is at 3:00 each afternoon. Late night options include La Fachada, ¡Salud!, and a myriad of other taco shops.
- Belmont Park- San Diego and the beach are nearly synonymous— add an amusement park just steps from the sand and surf and what else do you need? Listed as our 4th favorite in the top 5 things to do in San Diego list is Belmont Park. The centerpiece of Belmont Park in Mission Beach is the Giant Dipper, a 75-foot-tall classic wooden roller coaster built in 1925. Additional arcade rides including a Speed, Vertical Plunge, and Tilt-A-Whirl will energize and excite all. Other attractions include a rock-climbing wall, zipline, and laser tag. Finish off the day with rooftop sushi at Cannonball or a bite and a pint at the Beach House Grill.
- Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve- Undeveloped coastline isn’t easy to find in metro San Diego, making this state park and National Natural Landmark a gem. Located just north of La Jolla, the reserve’s more than 1,500 acres of unspoiled landscape feature hiking trails that lead from the bluffs to the beach below and throughout the park. The reserve is the home and namesake of the Torrey Pine, the rarest pine species in North America. An afternoon visit comes with the added treat of incomparable sunset views of the Pacific Ocean.
So, the next time you’re looking for an activity in San Diego, try one of these Top 5 Things to Do in San Diego for 2018. Some are new, and some have been around awhile, but they’re all part of what makes San Diego unique in Southern California.
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