Top Things To Do - San Diego California

Top 10 Things To Do in San Diego

June 7, 2021 

San Diego is home to beautiful weather, incredible beaches, and famous attractions. During your time in San Diego, make sure you check out these top things to do. From exploring the water by jet ski to learning how to surf to taking a day trip into Mexico, you don’t want to miss out on these top tours and activities.

 San Diego Speed Boat Adventure
#1 – See the San Diego Sights from the Water

Captain your own boat as you head out to explore the San Diego coastline. On your guided Speed Boat Adventure, you’ll see incredible views of the top sights of San Diego. You’ll have the best of both worlds with the knowledge and security of a tour guide, with the fun and freedom of driving your own boat.

Captain Your Own Boat | Ages 5+

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Jet Ski Rental
#2 – Full Day Jet Ski Adventure

Head out for a full day of fun in the sun! You’ll take off from Ski Beach in your Jet Ski Rental and explore the surrounding water. From the water, you’ll have incredible views of beautiful beaches, local wildlife, the San Diego coastline, and more. Don’t miss out on this full-day of adventuring through San Diego.

Looking for a half-day adventure? Check out the 4 Hour Jet Ski Rental.

Seats 2 People | Explore San Diego by Water

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Tijuana City Tour
#3 – Take a Day Trip to Tijuana

Looking for a fun and unique day trip during your time in San Diego? Grab your passport and join the 300,000 other daily visitors to Tijuana, Mexico. On your day trip to Tijuana, you’ll see the top sights including Trump’s Wall, the CECUT Museum, and Caliente Casino. Then enjoy tacos for lunch, shopping at a local market, and a refreshing beer tasting, before heading back to San Diego.

All-Inclusive Trip | Passport Required

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Sun Cruiser
#4 – Cruise through Mission Bay

Grab your family and friends and head out for a cruise through Mission Bay. Bring along some drinks and snacks, get your favorite tunes going, and head for a fun boat cruise. And to top it all off, your Sun Cruiser is easy to drive, can be driven by anyone 21+, and doesn’t require a boating license!

Up to 10 Passengers | Drive Your Own Boat

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Gaslamp Quarter Segway Tour
#5 – Segway through San Diego

Cruise through the Gaslamp Quarter and along the Embarcadero Coast on your Segway Tour. On your tour, you’ll head through downtown, see famous landmarks, and take in the incredible waterfront views. You’ll see some of the most popular San Diego views including the USS Midway, Fire House #4, and Petco Park.

Ages 14+ | All Equipment Included

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Disco's Paddle Surf
#6 – Go on a Paddle Adventure

Embark on a Paddle Adventure through the San Diego Bay. Choose a kayak, paddleboard, or hydrobike, and head out to explore the water. With rental options from 1 to 4 hours, you can select the perfect length for you. As you paddle through the bay, keep an eye out for large naval ships, local wildlife, and incredible views of San Diego from the water.

All Equipment Included | 1-4 Hour Options 

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Nomad Private Fishing Charter
#7 – Head for a Day of Fishing

Climb aboard your 50’ private water fishing yacht and embark on a Fishing Adventure. Your knowledgeable captain paired with a boat fully equipped with sonar, radar, and navigation systems will ensure you find the most fish during your trip. You’ll be fishing in style and comfort on the Nomad with up to 6 anglers on this Private Charter.

Private Charter | Fishing Equipment Included

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Valle De Guadelupe Wine Tasting
#8 – Take a Wine Tour to Baja Mexico from San Diego

Head out for a full day of touring Baja wine country. You’ll be picked up in San Diego and shuttled to Valle de Guadalupe in Mexico. You’ll visit three boutique wineries for Wine Tastings, enjoy a 5-course meal by a famous Mexican chef, and enjoy a stop at El Mirador for views of the bay. By the end of the day, you’ll be relaxed, full of delicious food and wine, and full of new knowledge of winemaking.

If you’re looking for a private tour, check out the Private Wine Tasting tour.

All-Inclusive Trip | Passport Required

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Surf Lessons San Diego
#9 – Learn How to Surf

Is learning how to surf on your bucket list? Make sure you check out these Surf Lessons during your time in San Diego. Your professional lifeguard surf instructor will give you the best tips to get you out on the water catching waves. After your lesson, you get another hour with your board for a chance to show off all your new surfing skills.

Private, Semi-Private, & Group Lessons | Professional Instructor

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Sunset Sail on Vision
#10 – Relaxing Sunset Sail through San Diego

End your day with a relaxing Sunset Sail on Vision. You’ll sail through the San Diego waters as you watch the sunset. Sit back and relax as the bright colors of the sunset fill the sky. As you sail along, keep an eye out for local wildlife and views of famous San Diego landmarks.

If you’re looking for a daytime sail, you can also check out their Venere Charter.

Private Charter | Ride a Sailing Yacht

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