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Sundays and Mondays

Sunday beckons with a bounty of San Diego farmers markets, each offering its own unique array of delights. From the coastal charm of Solana Beach to the bustling atmosphere of Chula Vista, and the quaint allure of Rancho Santa Fe Del Rayo Village, there’s something for everyone to discover.

At the Hillcrest Farmers Market, Sunday mornings are a vibrant affair, brimming with food vendors showcasing an enticing selection of fresh produce and artisanal products. Meanwhile, over at the La Jolla Open Aire Market, the seaside setting adds an extra layer of enchantment to your shopping experience. Here, amidst the ocean breeze, you can peruse a diverse range of goods, from cut flowers to handcrafted jewelry, all while enjoying complimentary dog-sitting, live music, and relaxing massage services.

And as the weekend draws to a close, why not kickstart your week with a visit to the Welk Farmers Market on Monday? Nestled amidst majestic mountain views, this market offers a serene backdrop for sourcing your weekly certified organic produce. While browsing the stalls, you can also partake in scavenger hunts or try your luck at weekly raffles, adding an element of excitement to your shopping experience.

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Tuesdays and Wednesdays

For breathtaking vistas of San Diego Bay, venture across the bridge to Coronado Island and immerse yourself in the charm of the Coronado Farmers Market, held every Tuesday. But that’s not your only option; Tuesdays also offer a bounty of farmers’ markets to explore, including Otay Ranch, Pacific Beach, Mira Mesa, San Marcos, Downtown Escondido, and Vail Headquarters.

As Wednesday rolls around, the culinary adventures continue with a diverse lineup of farmers’ markets awaiting your exploration. From the laid-back vibes of Ocean Beach to the bustling energy of Little Italy, there’s no shortage of delights to discover. In Little Italy, tantalize your taste buds with kefir soda and peruse boutique clothing stores for the latest trends. Meanwhile, in Santee, indulge in incredible macarons that will surely satisfy your sweet cravings. And if you’re craving a taste of international cuisine, head to Carlsbad State Street for authentic Kenyan fare.

In the evening, the Ocean Beach Certified Farmers Market comes alive with live bands and unique art vendors, offering a delightful blend of music and creativity. Don’t forget to also consider a visit to the Little Italy Certified Farmers Market for even more culinary delights and artisanal treasures.

Shopping for fresh produce

Thursdays and Fridays

On Thursdays, make time to explore the vibrant farmers’ markets in Linda Vista, Mainstreet Oceanside, North Park, and Scripps Ranch. And as the afternoon sun casts its golden glow, immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of one of San Diego’s trendiest neighborhoods. The North Park Farmers Market awaits, offering a tantalizing array of grass-fed beef, locally sourced produce, and pastured chickens. Here, amidst a diverse crowd of artists and innovators, you’ll discover an eclectic mix of flavors and inspirations.

Come Friday, indulge in the delights of the La Mesa Village Certified, Borrego Springs Certified, and Rancho Bernardo Certified farmers markets. While fewer in number, these markets still offer a wealth of products and services to tantalize your taste buds and delight your senses. From fresh fish and artisanal cheeses to Christmas tree broccoli, there’s no shortage of culinary treasures to uncover.

For early risers on Friday morning, the Rancho Bernardo Certified Farmers Market beckons with a tempting array of baked goods, hot food vendors, fresh produce, and handmade crafts. And be sure to save room for some homemade fudge at the Borrego Springs Certified Farmers Market, where every bite is a taste of pure indulgence. With so much to see, taste, and explore, Fridays are for savoring the simple joys of farm-fresh goodness and community camaraderie.

Saturdays

Make the most of your Saturdays by indulging in a day of shopping and culinary delights at some of San Diego’s finest farmers’ markets. From the bustling Tuna Harbor Dockside to the charming ambiance of Little Italy Mercato, there’s a market to suit every taste and preference.

At Tuna Harbor Dockside, Del Mar Certified, City Heights Certified, Vista Certified, Poway Certified, Fallbrook Main Avenue Certified, and Temecula–Old Town farmers markets, you’ll discover a treasure trove of international gourmet treats, handmade goods, fresh-baked bread, and artisanal foods. From savory delights to sweet treats, there’s something to satisfy every palate.

For a truly unforgettable experience, make your way to Little Italy Mercato, where five blocks of culinary delights await. Here, you can peruse the stalls for fresh-caught fish, artisan-cured meats, and locally sourced produce, all while sipping on a perfectly brewed espresso. And if you’re feeling active, why not join one of the fitness classes offered with a stunning ocean view at the Del Mar Certified Farmers Market? With so much to see, taste, and explore, your Saturdays in San Diego are sure to be filled with unforgettable moments and culinary adventures.

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There is a world of difference in the ways we celebrate the two most important people in our lives, our parents. On Mother’s Day, we spoil Mom with flowers, fancy dinners, and vacations to faraway places, but for Father’s Day, well, he is lucky to get a cheap coffee mug and a corny card. We don’t know why the differences are so drastic, but we do know that this year should be the year where everything changes, the year that you surprise him with a trip to San Diego, a stay in one of our Drift Vacation Homes holiday hideaways, and the knowledge that you recognize all he does for you and appreciate him more than he will ever know. Read below to learn more about fun San Diego Father’s Day activities.

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Nothing Fancy 

For most of us, our dads are relatively easy to please. They don’t want fancy food served by stuffy waiters, they don’t need white tablecloths, and the vibe of their favorite restaurants is casual and laid back and although the city of San Diego is known for its elevated culinary scene, there are more than a few diners in the region that we can promise your dad will love. Rudford’s Diner, 2900 El Cajon Boulevard, has been a local staple for 75 years, open 24 hours a day and serving reasonably priced all-American meals. Its large counter may remind dad of the counter he hangs out at his own favorite restaurant back home. Brother’s Family Restaurant, 5150 Waring Road, may not have been around for as long—its original opening day was in 1994—but it is famous the city over for Grandma Jennie’s Pancakes, so fluffy and filled with flavor it may change the way dad looks at pancakes forevermore. And finally, Perry’s Café, located at 4620 Pacific Highway, is a diner that all the truckers understand serves the best coffee in town and where the chicken fried steak tastes like childhood memories.

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Where the Big Fish Swim

Every amateur angler dreams of catching the big fish, the tuna that stands taller than he does, the marlin with its swordlike snout, maybe even the vermillion rockfish, whose scarlet skin shines bright under the sun, and your San Diego getaway offers the perfect time to help make your dad’s fishing dreams come true. San Diego Deep Sea Fishing offers both private and open-party fishing expeditions, taking dad and guests out to sea in luxurious sports fishing yachts that add drama and excitement to his fishing adventures. The cost of a fishing charter can be intimidating, but isn’t a little extra expense worth making his dreams come true?

The Green, Green Courses of Golf

With an average of 251 days of sunshine and only about 12 inches of rainfall every year, one might imagine that the game of golf might be a popular activity, and we can tell you that it is absolutely one of the top sports activities in the area, with the courses being amongst some of the best in the world. Balboa Park Golf Course, located at 2600 Golf Course Drive, is one of our favorite municipal courses, offering the chance to choose between 9- and 18-hole courses and providing an experience that is challenging without being intimidating. Riverwalk Golf Club, 1150 Fashion Valley Road, is another popular local course in San Diego, offering two choices for the 19th hole and a scenic landscape so peaceful it may help keep tensions low. For the best course in the area, however, dad needs to travel out of San Diego and towards La Jolla and the Torrey Pines Golf Club, located at 11480 N Torrey Pines Boulevard. Home to the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open, the championship course is perched on a cliff above the Pacific Ocean, offering a golf experience that Dad will talk about for years to come.

Take Him Out to the Ball Game

The Padres make their home right here in San Diego, hitting the balls out of the park from their home base in Petco Park, and although they are scheduled to be playing in New York on Father’s Day, June 16, they do have a series of home games taking place June 6th through June 12. Playing the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Oakland Athletics, there is just something special about watching a baseball game on a gorgeous summer day, and even if your dad isn’t a fan of the teams playing, we doubt that he would object to starting his getaway earlier in the week to ensure he gets a chance to experience Petco Park in person.

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Naps, Barbecues, and So Much More

All of these adventures are destined to make your dad feel loved, but it will be the moments spent at home with Drift Vacation Homes that will make him realize he is adored. Reserve his favorite escape today and prepare him for a vacation filled with refreshing naps, delicious barbecues, and so much more!

San Diego, with its sun-kissed beaches, vibrant culture, and endless attractions, is the quintessential summer destination. Whether you’re a beach lover, a history buff, a foodie, or an adventure seeker, summer activities in San Diego offer something for everyone. Planning the ultimate summer getaway to this Southern California gem requires a thoughtful approach to making the most of your time in America’s Finest City.

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The La Jolla Pier in San Diego

Exploring San Diego’s Beaches

With more than 50 miles of coastline, San Diego boasts some of the most picturesque beaches in the United States. From the iconic shores of Coronado Beach to the laid-back vibes of Pacific Beach, there’s a beach for every mood. Surfing enthusiasts can catch waves at renowned spots like La Jolla Shores, while families can enjoy the calm waters and scenic views at Mission Beach. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen, towels, and beach chairs for a day of relaxation and fun in the sun.

Immersing Yourself in Culture and History

Beyond its stunning beaches, San Diego is steeped in rich history and diverse culture. Explore the historic Gaslamp Quarter, where Victorian-era buildings house trendy boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. Discover the city’s maritime heritage at the USS Midway Museum, a floating aircraft carrier-turned-museum that offers a fascinating glimpse into naval history. For art enthusiasts, Balboa Park is a must-visit, with its world-class museums, lush gardens, and iconic architecture.

Three tacos on a plate

Indulging in Delicious Dining

San Diego’s culinary scene is as diverse as it is delicious, offering everything from fresh seafood to gourmet tacos. Sample authentic Mexican cuisine in Old Town, where traditional flavors and vibrant colors come together in a fiesta for the senses. Head to Little Italy for mouthwatering Italian fare, or explore the city’s burgeoning craft beer scene with a brewery tour in neighborhoods like Miramar and North Park. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to dine al fresco with ocean views at one of San Diego’s many waterfront restaurants.

Embarking on Outdoor Adventures

For outdoor enthusiasts, San Diego offers a playground of activities against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty. Hike along the rugged cliffs of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve for panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Kayak through the sea caves of La Jolla Cove or embark on a whale watching excursion to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. For a truly unique experience, rent a bike and cruise along the scenic paths of Mission Bay or explore the coastal charm of Coronado Island.

Check out the San Diego Zoo

Enjoying Family-Friendly Attractions

Families traveling to San Diego will find no shortage of attractions to keep everyone entertained. Spend a day at the world-famous San Diego Zoo, home to over 3,500 animals representing more than 650 species from around the globe. Cool off at SeaWorld San Diego, where thrilling rides, captivating shows, and marine life encounters await. Explore the interactive exhibits at the New Children’s Museum or embark on an adventure at LEGOLAND California Resort, where imagination comes to life brick by brick.

Planning Your Stay

When it comes to accommodations, San Diego offers a wide range of options to suit every budget and preference. From luxury beachfront resorts to cozy boutique hotels and budget-friendly motels, there’s no shortage of places to stay. Consider booking a waterfront room for spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean or opt for a vacation rental for added privacy and space. Be sure to book your accommodations well in advance, especially during the busy summer months, to secure the best rates and availability.

Why Book With Us?

Booking with Drift Vacation Homes offers an unparalleled experience of comfort and convenience. Our carefully curated selection of properties ensures that you find the perfect retreat, whether you’re seeking a serene beachfront escape or a chic urban oasis. With attention to detail and a commitment to quality, each of our vacation homes is designed to exceed your expectations, providing all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay.

From spacious living areas to fully equipped kitchens and luxurious bedding, every aspect of your accommodation is thoughtfully considered to enhance your comfort and enjoyment.

Additionally, our friendly and responsive team is dedicated to providing personalized service, ensuring that your vacation is stress-free from booking to check-out. Trust Drift Vacation Homes to elevate your travel experience and create unforgettable memories in your dream destination.

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A summer getaway to San Diego promises sun-soaked days, unforgettable adventures, and endless opportunities for relaxation and exploration. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on the beach, immersing yourself in the city’s rich culture and history, or indulging in culinary delights, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in America’s Finest City. With careful planning and a sense of adventure, your summer getaway to San Diego is sure to be an experience you’ll cherish for years to come. Contact us and reserve your San Diego vacation rental today.