Outdoor Activities San Diego Style

Summertime is here in “America’s Finest City”, and that means the weather is even better than usual. There’s just so much to do around here in the summer months that it can be hard to even know where to start. Thankfully, we have some fantastic suggestions for great things to do during your visit to us. Read on to discover some unbeatable ways to enjoy some of the best outdoor activities in San Diego

Explore La Jolla (4.0 miles)

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The nearby community of La Jolla is known for being a charming, oceanside haven with great shops, beaches, and restaurants. And while it is that, it’s so much more! Nature lovers will find countless treasures to explore in the city. It’s home to some of the best tide pools in the region, a colony of playful seals, and some stunning sandstone cliffs facing the water that are best explored via kayak. You’ll want to make time to see it all.  


Learn to Surf (0.4 miles)

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Pacific Terrace has partnered with our neighbors at San Diego Surf School to offer our guests premium surfing lessons. So if you’ve ever wanted to learn to ride the waves, shoot the curl, hang ten and all the other fun stuff the Beach Boys sang about, there’s never been a better time! We’ve even put together a fun Surf’s Up! Stay Package that comes with lots of extras to help you get the most out of your time on the water. 


Catch a Live Performance (8.0 miles)

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In the mood for some entertainment? The San Diego County Fair has a star-studded lineup of performances this year, including music, stand-up comedy and more. Our colleagues at Humphreys Half Moon Inn are hosting a full schedule of household-name acts during the summer season of Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. And the newly opened Rady Shell at Jacobs Park has not only stunning views of the San Diego Bay, but an absolute wealth of world-class shows, as well.


Visit Belmont Park (2.1 miles)

Belmont Park in San Diego

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Families, thrillseekers, and anyone looking for a fun day out will find much to love at Belmont Park. This timeless boardwalk-style waterfront rides-and-games destination is located in picturesque Mission Beach and features favorite attractions like the Giant Dipper roller coaster, mini-golf, rock climbing, classic oceanside beach front dining, and more. Check the Belmont Park information page for info. Then when it’s time to go, pop over to Cannonball for some sushi on the rooftop deck! Sound like fun? Then you’ll want to book our Fun In the Sun Package, which includes Giant Dipper tickets, and much more!


Shop ‘til You Drop

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Pacific Terrace’s home of Pacific Beach is one of the greatest places in the metro to get in a little retail therapy. Treasure hunters will find much to love along the nearby Mission Beach Boardwalk, with its proliferation of boutiques, bars and bistros. Garnet Avenue in PB is also a thoroughfare that can boast a robust selection of great little holes-in-the-wall where the curious will find unique souvenirs, gifts, apparel, accessories and much more.


Say “Yes” to Adventure

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San Diego’s proximity to water, mountains and lots more varied terrain means that our area is quite the draw for daredevils. In addition to the aforementioned surfing, San Diego also offers lots of opportunities for parasailing, bungee-jumping, rock-climbing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling, cave spelunking, hiking, kayaking, skydiving, hang-gliding, whale-watching and even emerging activities like hydrosports jet packs and gliders.


Check Out Fire Dance Fridays

Entertainment just doesn’t get any hotter than this. Fridays this summer, Pacific Terrace is hosting an exotic and thrilling fire dance show featuring Flow Arts instructor and fire bender Fiora Firefly. These thrilling performances feature a dizzying array of fiery fun from our resident pyrotechnic prima donna. Stop by, and prepare to spend the entire duration of the display firmly on the edge of your seat. 


Make Camp at Pacific Terrace  

When you’re ready to plan your grand outdoor getaway, be sure to take a look at our Special Offers page to select the travel deal that’s right for you.