Cool Ways to Beat the Heat By the Beach

Let’s face it: it’s just always cooler at the beach (and not just the temperature, but the vibe)! Stunning ocean views and refreshing sea breezes make San Diego’s coast the perfect place to cool down during the heat waves many of us are experiencing this summer. So if you’re finding yourself dealing with a little summer swelter this season, we have some great suggestions for how to beat the heat right here at Pacific Terrace Hotel.


Reserve Some Fun in the Sun 

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We’re always looking for great ways to both help you save on stays, and enhance your experience with us at Pacific Terrace. That’s why we’ve put together our “Fun in the Sun” Offer — an all-in-one package that helps you get the most out of your oceanfront escape. It includes accommodations for two, complimentary bike and boogie board rentals, a pair of tickets to Ride the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster at Belmont Park, two specialty ice cream sandwiches from our friends at Baked Bear, and a custom care package with some keepsake accessories. It’s the ultimate extras bundle you need to really enjoy your escape to the fullest!


Stay Cool In the Pool

Pacific Terrace overlooks the ocean — so the scenery is spectacular from everywhere on the property. Our pool offers especially vivid vistas, with beautiful views of the beach, Crystal Pier, and fantastic people-watching along the boardwalk. So it’s the best way we know of to stay cool and BE cool while you’re here. Grab a drink, have a swim, and relax!


Explore La Jolla by Kayak

Kayaking is a fun, safe, and easy-to-learn hobby for just about anyone. Even better, the slim, compact body of a kayak is the absolute perfect way to explore the rockier areas of San Diego’s coastline — such as the famous La Jolla sea caves. Our friends at Disco Paddle Surf offer both rentals of kayaks, and guided tours of some of the best places to see once you’re all geared up. They also offer paddleboards, whale watching tours, surfing and more. Locals’ tip: summer is Leopard Shark season in La Jolla. experience the adventure of a lifetime by kayaking alongside these harmless animals before they migrate to warmer southern waters. 


Whale Watching

Admit it: you’ve always wanted to embark on a whale watching excursion. And when you’re here, you’re in the perfect place! San Diego is one of the best spots along the West Coast to spot pods of gray whales as they make their annual 10,000-mile migration to cooler northern waters. December is the beginning of the season, but the migratory patterns of these majestic ocean behemoths can last for months. While spotting whales from shore is not uncommon, our friends at Triton Charters offer trips that get you up close. And if you’re feeling truly adventurous, they even offer whale watching kayak trips for a truly unique, personal experience!


Take a Dinner Cruise

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San Diego has come up with countless fantastic ways to enjoy the ocean. One of the most popular? Many local boating companies offer decadent dinner cruises. Imagine gourmet dining on the deck of a luxury yacht, watching the sun slip below the horizon on one side with skyline views on the other, all as the waves gently rock you into serenity. Sound good? We think so, too. Take a look at our previous blog post on San Diego’s best dinner cruises to get started. 


Learn to Surf

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Ever had the desire to learn how to shoot the curl with the West Coast’s best wave riders? There’s no better place to get the hang of hanging ten than with our friends at San Diego Surf School. Their dedicated instructors excel at teaching surf students from complete novices all the way up to intermediate and even experienced riders the tips, tricks and techniques the pros know. So even if you’ve never put on a wetsuit, they can get you surfing in no time.


Chill Out at Pacific Terrace

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Your great summertime cooldown begins at Pacific Terrace! Our premier oceanfront location is the perfect space to beat the heat. Our exquisite accommodations, guest-first amenities and ideal location overlooking the water will have your temperature dropping in no time. Once you’re here, get started by grabbing a chilled (or even frozen!) cocktail from our specialty summer menu, and relax by — or even in — the water. When you’re ready to plan, take a look at our Special Offers Page for all the best San Diego travel deals.