Summertime and the living is easy—but oh, the travel! If you’re like millions of other Americans, summer brings the warm-weathered seduction of embarking on ambitious vacations and getaways. However, it’s also one of the busiest travel times of the year, and it can be daunting to plan your stay in the most desirable of destinations. Fortunately, we have the tips to make sure you get the most out of your summer getaway.
1. Plan ahead
Spontaneous and spur of the moment vacations can be tempting, but we always recommend planning ahead, as accommodation and transportation prices can sometimes spike in the summer months. Finalizing your itinerary in the weeks or months approaching your trip is essential to a successful—and fun—getaway!
2. Understand summer is the peak season for travel
While summer is an ideal time for vacationing, especially with children out of school, it also means your dream destination might be a bit more crowded than usual. In San Diego, July sees a high volume of travelers, mainly for the ever popular San Diego Comic-Con, July 19-22, which brings over 150,000 additional guests and tourists annually. Knowing this can help you plan accordingly and find key areas to explore. Need some guidance? The knowledgeable staff at Pacific Terrace is happy to help you uncover the perfect activities in San Diego!
3. Have diverse itineraries for family travel
If you’re traveling with kids, or even just a group of friends or family, it can be challenging to please everyone. While some guests might enjoy an action-packed day at some of San Diego’s premiere theme parks, such as SeaWorld, others might prefer a low-key day lounging on the beach. Luckily, San Diego has something for everyone! From beaches to theme parks, shopping to recreation sports, the possibilities are endless here.
San Diego Travel Tip: Make sure to pack a light jacket as evenings tend to be a bit cooler at 65-70 degrees, especially at the beach.