Staycation Ideas near San Diego

By Laura Camila Rivera

Every San Diego resident knows that living in a busy city leaves very little time for seeing the sights. With all that San Diego has to offer, including a myriad of beaches, parks, and attractions, it's almost overwhelming to fit these trips into your everyday schedule. Instead, join in on the trend that's sweeping the nation and make your next holiday a staycation.

Hidden treasures come to light and old places become new again when you turn your regular vacation plans into a staycation. Take this opportunity to become a tourist in your hometown with this list of San Diego musts and the perfect places to stay to have a relaxing and unplugged staycation.

Take a mini cruise around San Diego Bay.

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San Diego is the perfect location to kick off a cruise, with its amazing weather year-round and endless beaches. Better yet, book your stay on this floating accommodation to experience the luxury of a California cruise without the hustle and bustle of a public cruise.

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This luxury charter yacht in particular can be rented for various cruises or for an overnight bed and breakfast experience. Equipped with housekeeping, kitchen equipment, and even toiletries, this charter yacht has proven to be one of the coolest staycations you can brag to your coworkers about.

Spend the night in a safari tent.

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Roughing it in California no longer means what it used to. Nowadays, you can grab a few friends and spend a weekend in the outdoors without sacrificing electricity and Wi-Fi access. What better way to explore your hometown and disconnect than from the comfort of a safari tent?

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With a campfire area and the ability to sleep up six people, this deluxe, African safari-inspired tent can become the perfect getaway with a group of friends. Staying close to home has never been this easy and exciting.

Plan a Pacific Crest Trail hike.

The Pacific Crest Trail spans 2,650 miles—from Mexico to Canada—making California a perfect place to plan a long weekend of section hiking. From San Diego, the trail is easily accessible and reaches its highest point in this section at 9,030 feet.

For sporty glampers, a hiking staycation is made possible by accommodations like this authentic tipi, where the host is an experienced Pacific Crest Trail hiker who would be happy to assist with drop-off and pick-up in the local mountains or whatever guests' hiking needs are.

Find your perfect beach.

This may take some extensive research, but when has anyone needed an excuse to go beach hopping? Take a trip to La Jolla and have a picnic by the seals, surf your stress away at Blacks Beach, or tan by the San Diego's classic boardwalk at Mission Beach. Every glamper has their own style.

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To complete the adventure, glampers will need an adventurous accommodation. Situated near the beach, this unique and family-friendly Airstream is ideal for anyone looking to push the boundaries on a staycation. With its own private bathroom with shower and space for up to four people, getting off the grid is easy here.

Take a tour of your own home

The best way to learn something new about your surroundings is by asking an expert! Take a tour of an area you already seem to know and find out all about its history. San Diego is chock full of stories and a Segway tour, high adventure tour, or brewery and winery tour could be the best way to explore.

After a day of tourism and falling in love with San Diego all over again, it's natural to need a break. Top off your staycation with a luxury cottage by the beach and its large front deck, 55-inch curved 4K flat screen television, and comfortable bar stools.


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