San Diego provides a wealth of tourist opportunities amidst it’s 964 square kilometres, and three days might not feel like enough. Unfortunately, we all have to compromise, and a long weekend vacation in the country might be all we have time for. However, if you can manage your time well and use a Good Nite Inn booking couponfor great value accommodation, you can let rip on the city and see three very different sides to it.
Below is a roundup of the best ways to enjoy San Diego when you’re working with limited time. From museums and entertainment to natural beauty along the shorelines, the wealth of cultures, history and tourist attractions make San Diego a perfect getaway for family, friends and partners, and could even make that business trip and stay at a Good Nite Inn corporateroom that little bit more exciting.
The first day for guests at hotels in San Diego should start with absorbing the urban parks and cultural attractions of the city. Luckily, the compact Balboa Park makes this a lot easier.
Since the early 20th century, Balboa Park has been used for cultural exhibitions and fairs and has thus grown into a city centre hot spot for tourists and locals alike. Balboa Park is a perfect place to soak in the atmosphere, whilst also providing museums and art galleries that showcase the city’s cultural highlights.
Alcazar Gardens and Botanical Lily Pond
This Spanish inspired garden is full of pristine flower beds and lavish fountains. You’ll get a real taste of the Hispanic influence on San Diego with a quick walkthrough of Alcazar Gardens. Continue your botanic ramble with a walk around the Botanical Lily Pond and it’s 2000 large collection of plants and flowers.
Museums of Balboa Park
There’s a lot to choose from here, and with gallery legs bound to set in eventually, you might not get to explore them all in one day. Balboa Park is home to San Diego’s most popular museums, so choose wisely according to you and your party’s tastes. You can choose from the San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, Old Globe Theatre, the San Diego Museum of Man and the Spanish Art Village Center.
Day 2 -USS Midway
Board the longest-serving aircraft carrier in US military history, and explore the vast collection of aircraft hidden within. This is also a perfect way to get a great view of San Diego’s vast natural bay.
No visit for guests at hotels in California’sSan Diego is complete without exploring the Old Town district and Historic State Park. Old Town boasts a wealth of original and replica 19th-century buildings and houses, as well as its own museum.
Spanning 16 and a half blocks, the Gaslamp quarter is the prime destination for an afternoon or evening out. A hub for San Diego’s thriving nightlife, the Gaslamp Quarter is so named due to its famous gaslit streetlamps.
Day 3 – The Great Outdoors of San Diego
Your last day in San Diego should be focussed on the stunning natural landscapes around the area. There are plenty of walks through Mission Trails Regional Park and across it’s beautiful coastlines. Standout beaches in San Diego include the quieter, more bohemian Ocean Beach, whilst tourist hotspots include Torrey Pines and the stunning Pacific skyline sunsets from Sunset Cliffs.