San Diego Outdoor Activities to Enjoy This Summer

If you enjoy the great outdoors, then you’d be hard-pressed to find a better spot to do so than here in “America’s Finest City”. Not only is our legendarily mild year-round weather almost always perfect for getting outside, but the incredibly varied landscape of the area makes enjoying all kinds of San Diego outdoor activities a breeze. Read on for our suggestions for the best ways to get out there and live it up.

Go For a Ride

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Cycling has proven to be one of the most popular activities in San Diego, and for good reason. Our weather is typically perfect for visitors looking to get in some physical activity while sightseeing, so you can look forward to a pleasant trek. San Diego is a very easy city to navigate on two wheels, and there’s always something to see in the area. Need to rent a ride? No problem — our team knows some great places where you can do just that.


Visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields 

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The breathtaking Carlsbad Flower Fields draw tens of thousands of visitors to a beautiful super-bloom of giant Tecolote ranunculus flowers every spring. Row after row of brilliant rainbow colors ripple across the landscape during the peak months. When visiting, guests are treated to not just the brilliant botanical display, but also a wide range of family-friendly activities (such as antique tractor rides, fruit picking, and much more). 

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Enjoy a Hike

Hiking is another outdoor activity that has proven extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. There’s just something about heading out for an on-foot adventure that makes for a great day. It doesn’t require any special equipment, you’re guaranteed to take in some amazing sights, and there’s no beating the exercise. Not sure where to start? Take a look at our previous blog featuring easy, breezy hikes for beginners. 


Hit the Beach

Aerial View of Beach in San Diego

San Diego’s beautiful expanses of shoreline stretch on for miles. And thanks to the city’s famous inland bays, we have even more beachfront than it might appear at first glance — so you’re never far from a relaxing day at the water. Not sure where to start? Take a look at our blog, “Which San Diego Beach is Perfect For You“, select the one that best fits your personal style, and soak up some sun.


Have Some Fun On the Water

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As a coastal city, San Diego has come up with countless ways to enjoy the ocean. From kite surfing to kayaking, scuba diving to sunset cruises, and paddle boarding to fishing, you’re never far from an unending array of great ways to make the most of our proximity to the Pacific. If you’re looking for some suggestions on what to do, this informative blog from our sister property Best Western Plus Island Palms is a great place to get started. 


Take in Some Live Music

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Here at Humphreys, we’re not just a fantastic place to stay and relax. We’re also home to San Diego’s most celebrated music venues! Our on-site eatery Humphreys SoCal Dining and Music serves up not just a full menu of delicious food, but also some of the area’s best musical acts. And Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay offers a full schedule of world-renowned national touring performers at an open-air amphitheater overlooking the adjacent marina. So grab your tickets, and groove to the beat under the stars.


Pick a Park

San Diego is home to some truly lovely green spaces. Presidio Park is one of the San Diego park system’s best. It’s located adjacent to Old Town San Diego, and is perfect for setting up a picnic and taking a small hike to some of the area’s best hilltop views. Balboa Park is another of its crown jewels. At 842 acres, it’s one of the largest urban park spaces in the country — making it an even bigger green space than New York’s Central Park. It’s also home to some of San Diego’s most acclaimed museums.


Watch a Sunset

Thanks to our ideal location on the southern coast of California, San Diego is home to some truly spectacular sunsets. There’s just nothing like sitting on the shoreline, and watching the sun slip below the rippling horizon of the water. And although there’s no bad spot to take it all in, some are simply better than others. This guide is a great place to start. So grab a lounge chair and your favorite beverage, and prepare to be amazed.


Enjoy Summer at Humphreys Half Moon Inn

Planning to head to San Diego for some beautiful blooms this spring? Don’t forget to check out the latest Special Offers at Humphreys Half Moon Inn and get the best rates on your stay.