San Diego Weekend Getaway: The Perfect 3-day Itinerary

San Diego, California: beaches, Balboa Park, sunsets, and snorkelling!

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Sunny beaches. Snorkeling. Watching a vermillion sunset over rugged cliffs and sea caves while listening to the barking of sea lions. That got a bit specific, but hey, welcome to San Diego, the country’s most southwestern city and the perfect place for a weekend getaway!

San Diego is nicknamed America’s Finest City for its beaches, zoo, strong Spanish and Indigenous culture, and sunny weather year-round. And as Ron Burgundy from Anchorman describes it, San Diego is classy – but it is also cultural, artsy, historical, and naturally beautiful. But we’ll let the breathtaking views, iconic sights, and never-ending food options speak for themselves!

San Diego is pretty much paradise, so it might be hard to leave after your weekend in San Diego is over, but this extensive guide will tell you how to make the most out of your San Diego weekend getaway.

We tapped a local and San Diego enthusiast, Rio Villa, who has crafted the perfect guide to spending three days in San Diego! Rio is a twentysomething, Filipina-American world traveler who was born and raised in San Diego. After teaching English abroad in Barcelona, Spain she STILL decided to return to San Diego! Today she’s sharing her love for her favorite city in the world with the ideal 3-day San Diego itinerary. Take it away, Rio!

Psst: Planning more Californian adventures? …. Check out some of our other posts for inspiration!


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