Ah, San Diego.
Home to beautiful beaches, plenty of family-friendly fun, and perfectly pleasant weather year-round, it’s no wonder this coastal California city is a favorite destination for travelers all over the world.
While shopaholics and those hoping to catch a glimpse of a movie star might instead head to LA and book a stay at Good Nite Inn Calabasas, San Diego attracts thrill-seekers and adventurers eager to try something new. In addition to SeaWorld (a must-visit for kids and adults!), you’ll find tons of exciting outdoor activities to take part in while vacationing here.
Wondering what your options are? Since there are more amusement parks, water sports, and one-of-a-kind excursions than we can count on our fingers and toes, we’ve narrowed it down to our top picks.
Here are six epic outdoor activities to take part in during your stay at Good Nite Inn San Diego near SeaWorld.
1. Kayak the La Jolla Sea Caves
If you’re looking for a way to spend a relaxing afternoon on the water, this is for you. You can expect to see plenty of fish and other marine life while touring the caves and – with most tours only lasting 90 minutes – kayakers of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join.
Never kayaked before? No problem! Friendly guides will help you every step of the way and special equipment will ensure you’re safe and comfortable throughout.
2. Try Surfing on Ocean Beach
If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you can’t book a stay at Good Nite Inn California without at least trying to catch a wave. Of course, surfing is no easy feat! But, if you’re keen to try your hand (er, feet…) at the extreme sport, you’ll find dozens of surf schools on Ocean Beach.
Make sure to wear sunscreen and pack plenty of water!
3. Take a ½ Day Fishing Trip
If you’ve found your sea legs while in San Diego, why not hire a boat, grab a pole, and see what the catch of the day is? There are different types of charters and tours for different experience levels, and each boats’ captains will make sure you’re safe and comfortable throughout the trip out to sea.
4. Tour the San Diego Safari Park
If you’ve already crossed SeaWorld off your San Diego to-do list, San Diego Safari Park is the obvious next stop. Located less than 20 minutes from Good Nite Inn San Diego, this 1,800-acre zoo is home to free-roaming animals including cheetahs, giraffes, and rhinos. As a part of this ‘walk on the wild side’, make sure you check out the Park’s jungle ropes and zipline!
5. Swim with the Sharks while Snorkelling
While the very thought of swimming with sharks will make some people’s skin crawl, others will jump at the chance. If you fall into the second category of people, you’re in luck! San Diego is home to tons of snorkeling sites, from La Jolla Cove to Turtle Town and Devil’s Slide Reef.
6. Go on a Whale Watching Expedition
There are few better launching points for whale-watching than San Diego. With these majestic (and massive!) creatures migrating from the Arctic and breeding in Baja, a cruise down the coast is the perfect way to get a peek at wild marine life. Most cruises take about three hours and some even offer complimentary tickets for another trip if you don’t spot any whales.
Our adrenaline is pumping just thinking about these amazing outdoor activities. If you’re keen to experience them for yourself, book your room at Good Nite Inn California and arrange an excursion now.
See you soon!