Subdue Your Stress During Your San Diego Getaway

There’s no way around it: We could all use a little stress relief these days. Not only are we dealing with an unprecedented set of circumstances thanks to COVID-19, but most of the go-to coping mechanisms we usually use to deal with pressure are temporarily off the table. Going to a concert, checking out a new restaurant, or heading to the cineplex? Might want to wait on those. 

So what CAN we do to relax? 

Thankfully, you came to the right place. Let’s take a look at some great tension-taming tactics that are still on the table. 

Soak Up Some Sun

Right out of the gate, San Diego is a stress reliever all by itself. In addition to being all about that famously laid-back SoCal vibe, we have year-round perfect weather, endless beaches, and friendly people. We just don’t tend to get too bothered by most things because we have it pretty good. So even just heading outside and enjoying the weather will no doubt have a pretty positive effect on your well-being. It’s tough to be bummed while you’re out on the beach!

Take a Hike

San Diego is home to countless miles of scenic hiking trails. From beach treks to forested adventures to challenging mountain trails, the areas in and around the city have something for every hiker and every skill level. Looking for a low-impact walk? Try the Los Penasquitos Canyon Trail. Need something more challenging? Go for the Grasslands Loop Trail in Mission Trails Park. Craving a challenge? Give the Pyles Peak Trail a go. You can’t go wrong here.

Drive-In Movie Night

The classic American drive-in movie is enjoying something of a resurgence in popularity during the age of social distancing. San Diego has always played host to some great drive-ins thanks to our famously mild climate. South Bay Drive-In has been entertaining movie-goers since 1958 with a fun mix of blockbusters and cult films alike. Santee Drive-In Theatre always plays double features. There are even pop-up drive-ins happening all over town! 

Relax at a Spa

California is on a phased reopening plan, and that means some of the usual relaxation stations may not be able to open their doors quite yet. Even so, there are some day spas that are welcoming customers for body treatments, massages, facials, and more. La Jolla’s LIVKRAFT Spa is accepting customers now, ALCHEMÉ Health Day Spa is able to take appointments, as is Bodhi Massage & Wellness Center. Of course, you can always visit Humphreys’ own on-site massage facilities, as well. Put your stress in the hands of the pros. 

Strike a Pose

Yoga is the age-old practice that melds physical and spiritual wellness into one serious stress-relieving session. And since Yoga in the open air is pretty easy to do while socially-distanced, beachfront Yoga has really taken off in San Diego. Check out Namasteve Yoga, Trilogy Sanctuary, or Spirit Yoga Studios, and start finding your center. All are open, accepting new clients, and have classes that range from beginners to expert level. Why not namasté your day away?  


There’s no better way to bring a smile to your day than to take a refreshing dip. The heated pool and spa at Humphreys Half Moon Inn are open and available to guests from 8am–11pm every day. We’d love to help calm you down and cool you off!