San Diego

Spring has arrived in San Diego! After some heavy rainfall, the flowers are in bloom and the sun is shining through the clouds. It’s a season for outdoor fun activities, fresh garden veggies, and healthy self-care. Check out our top things to do in San Diego this spring.

Get Outdoors

Carlsbad Flower Fields

Photo by Joanne DiBona, Courtesy of sandiego.org

San Diego received some well-need rainfall this winter. As a result, there’s super bloom happening everywhere! One of the best places to experience this phenomenon is at the Carlsbad Flower Fields. Located in North County San Diego near LegoLand, this 50-acre garden is a paradise for flower lovers. With group tours, wagon rides, and other family-friendly activities. Afterwards, head over to the Carlsbad Outlets for a spring wardrobe refresh; you’ll find great deals on high-end brand names.

Balboa Park

Photo by David Chan

This historic cultural hub is home to incredible architecture, beautiful walkways and gardens, delicious restaurants and plenty of museums and theaters. Oh, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo is located here too. It’s the perfect place for a family outing, a romantic stroll or just a place to sit and experience nature. Oftentimes during the weekends, there will be buskers and other street-performers scattered throughout the park so there’s always something new to see. This may be my favorite place in the city and FUN FACT: it’s larger than New York’s Central Park!

Eat Well

Liberty Station

Photo by @dfw_wine_dine

San Diego is home to some of the finest food in the country. Farmer’s markets happen pretty much every day so you have access to a wonderful assortment of organic produce and unique eats all the time. We’re right next to the ocean so the seafood is super fresh too. Liberty Station Public Market is one of those places that combines all the best into one location. Local artisans, bakers, and butchers set up shop while you browse their goods looking for something (or multiple somethings) that catches your appetite. Best of all, you can sip on one of San Diego’s craft brews as you cruise through the market.

La Cantina

Photo by David Chan

Loews Coronado Bay Resort just underwent a large renovation of our poolside eatery La Cantina. This Baja-inspired Mexican bar features 10 types of tacos, scratch-made salsas, and over 50 types of tequilas… sounds like spring break right? My favorite dish is the homemade churros — sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and served with a chocolate sauce!

Be Well

Hike Torrey PInes

Photo by @pathtohome

Get in touch with nature by taking a hike with a view: Torrey Pines Reserve is a popular hike that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Coastal wilderness and clear blue skies await nature-lovers at this 1,750-acre region, with eight miles of trails available on five different hikes. Parking is ample and there’s a visitor’s center where you can stop and pick up maps and guides.

Bike Coronado

Photo courtesy of Visit Coronado

The beautiful island of Coronado is just minutes away from Downtown San Diego. It’s a quaint town filled with shops, restaurants, parks, and miles of sandy beaches — so it’s the perfect area to casually bike around town. Some favorite local stops include Miguel’s Cocina, for their signature cheese dip, and MooTime Creamery for their hand-crafted ice cream and waffle cones.