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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!

Summer is always synonymous with sunshine and fun, with the mid-year break offering much-needed time for relaxation. This year, why not treat the gang to an epic getaway to California’s picturesque city of San Diego? This Golden State gem has been a long-time premier vacation spot thanks to its impressive collection of riveting thrills, providing multiple ways to beat the heat while delivering memorable experiences. Here’s how to keep cool in the San Diego sun this summer with these fun San Diego summer activities.

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Parasail on the Pacific

Enjoy the soothing breeze on a scintillating parasailing adventure with San Diego Parasailing Adventures. The company has been a San Diego favorite since 1989, offering epic aerial thrills on the Pacific. Choose from several exhilarating adventures, including Cloud Hopper and Sky Rider, with a complimentary photo and video package to capture the thrill. Kids aged six and above can join in the fun, allowing for exciting family fun with your little ones.

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Swim at The Plunge

Established in 1925, The Plunge is one of San Diego’s go-to indoor swimming arenas. Choose from a one-hour, two-hour, three-hour, or full-day pass and enjoy access to all the facility’s amenities, including the lap lanes, keyless lockers, obstacle course, hot showers, and the fitness section. If you’re planning a lengthier summer escape, The Plunge offers a ten-day pass, giving you full access to the facility at a more affordable rate. The pool features a retractable roof that ensures cozy indoor templates and massive glass walls that offer gorgeous ocean views.

Chill on the Beach

Beat the heat with some old-fashioned relaxation by the water’s edge. San Diego boasts 70 miles of pristine shoreline, offering world-class braces where you can unwind as you relish the soothing ocean breeze. Encinitas is one of San Diego’s most popular family beaches, hosting serene picnic areas, showers, restrooms, volleyball courts, concessions, and a playground for the little ones. Other renowned local beaches include Imperial Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, and Coronado.

Ice Skate at UTC Ice Sports Center

Keep heat at bay with a chilled ice skating session at the UTC Ice Sports Center. Enjoy multiple hours of on-ice action with a day pass, giving you ample skating time regardless of the length of your session. UTC provides high-quality rental skates, gear, and amenities, ensuring a hassle-free skating session. If you’re vacationing with your kids, enroll them in a hockey camp where they’ll learn important ice skating and hockey skills under the guidance of professional, seasoned staff.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayak Tours

Paddleboarding and kayaking have been a long-time summer thrill, delivering relaxing experiences on the Pacific. Book an exciting excursion with Aqua Adventures and head out on a lovely tour of Mission Bay as you experience the serenity of the open water. A team of passionate professionals leads you out as you paddle through the water, promising a safe aquatic experience. Relish a fast-paced rush as you conquer the waves or go on a peaceful paddle across the bay.

Go stand-up paddleboarding

Enjoy Delicious Cold Treats

Cold treats are a bonafide way of beating the summer heat while delivering a sumptuous experience to your taste buds. Salt & Straw is a San Diego favorite, serving multiple delicious ice cream flavors, perfect for cooling down in the summer heat. Choose from 16 mouth-watering flavors, including Malted Chocolate Barley Milk, Double Fold Vanilla, Cinnamon Snickerdoodle, and Freckled Chocolate Chip. Salt & Straw makes all its ice cream in-house using milk rich in butterfat, giving it a unique, luscious, whipped, velvety texture that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Indoor Skydiving at iFly

If you’re looking for an adrenaline-pumping skydiving experience without jumping out of a plane 10,000 feet high, iFly offers epic indoor skydiving experiences. Suit up and enjoy the sensation of a free fall in custom-made wind tunnels, promising a memorable and realistic escapade. Each session lasts roughly one hour and forty-five minutes, including check-in, training, and flight time. Each flight lasts 60 seconds, although the total flight time depends on your chosen package. Unique air columns and certified, professional instructors ensure a safe and delightful flight session.

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San Diego delivers memorable holiday experiences, making this Pacific-side city one of the Golden State’s most cherished vacation spots. Once summertime comes around, beat San Diego’s sizzling sunshine with a cooling swim at The Plunge, tasty ice cream at Salt & Straw, or enjoy the soothing ocean breeze at a local beach. As you plan your mid-year escape to this beloved holiday hub, book your vacation rental with Drift Vacation Homes and choose from an impressive array of high-end holiday homes. We offer clean, premium, one to five-bed properties, accommodating three to 12 guests, ideal for various travel groups. Contact us today to secure your San Diego vacation rental and relish a summer getaway in the city’s coziest lodging.

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.

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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.

Memorial Day is a poignant time for reflection and gratitude, marking a moment to honor the brave individuals who have sacrificed for their country. It’s also an opportunity to embrace life, create lasting memories, and celebrate freedom with loved ones.

What better way to commemorate this holiday than by celebrating Memorial Day in San Diego? Known for its year-round perfect weather, stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and array of attractions, San Diego offers an ideal destination for a Memorial Day escape on the West Coast.

Stop by La Jolla Beach in San Diego

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Memorial Day Retreats: Vacation Rentals in San Diego

When it comes to accommodation in San Diego, our vacation rentals offer a unique opportunity to experience the city like a local while enjoying the comfort and privacy of a home-away-from-home. Whether you’re seeking a beachfront villa, a luxurious downtown condo, or a cozy beach house, vacation rentals in San Diego provide a range of options to suit every traveler’s needs.

Imagine waking up to panoramic ocean views from your private balcony, sipping your morning coffee as you watch the sun rise over the horizon. Spend your days exploring the city’s attractions or simply relaxing by the pool in the comfort of your vacation rental. With spacious living areas, fully equipped kitchens, and amenities like private pools and hot tubs, our vacation rentals offer the perfect setting for a memorable Memorial Day getaway with family and friends.

Celebrating Memorial Day in San Diego

Celebrating Memorial Day in San Diego offers a myriad of options to honor the holiday while enjoying the city’s vibrant atmosphere. Begin the day by choosing to participate in the annual Memorial Day ceremonies, where veterans and active-duty military members gather to commemorate the occasion.

Afterward, head to one of San Diego’s picturesque beaches for a day of relaxation and reflection. Join locals and visitors alike along the shores for a beachside barbecue or picnic with family and friends. Alternatively, explore the city’s cultural offerings by visiting Balboa Park, where you can stroll through the gardens, visit the museums, and enjoy live music and performances.

In the evening, attend a Memorial Day concert or fireworks display at one of San Diego’s waterfront venues.  Whatever you choose to do, reflect on the day’s significance while surrounded by the beauty and camaraderie of San Diego, honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

A Beach Lover’s Paradise

San Diego boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in California, each with its own unique charm. From the bustling shores of Mission Beach, where you can enjoy a lively boardwalk and endless water sports, to the serene stretches of La Jolla Cove, perfect for snorkeling and sunbathing, there’s a beach for every preference. Spend your Memorial Day lounging on the sand, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the refreshing ocean breeze as you watch the waves roll in.

Explore the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego

Cultural Exploration and Urban Delights

Beyond its stunning coastline, San Diego is a city rich in culture, history, and entertainment. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy, where you can stroll along bustling streets lined with trendy shops, art galleries, and world-class restaurants. Visit the historic USS Midway Museum, where you can step aboard a retired aircraft carrier and learn about the city’s naval heritage. Or immerse yourself in the arts at Balboa Park, home to numerous museums, gardens, and the renowned San Diego Zoo.

Outdoor Adventures and Natural Beauty

San Diego’s diverse landscape offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventures and exploration. Hike along scenic trails in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the coastline and dramatic cliffs. Embark on a whale-watching excursion from the picturesque harbor of Point Loma, where you can witness majestic gray whales migrating along the coast. Or venture inland to explore the stunning desert landscapes of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, home to rugged canyons, slot canyons, and unique desert flora and fauna.

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Why Choose to Book Our San Diego Vacation Rentals?

Booking your vacation rental in San Diego ensures a seamless and unforgettable holiday experience. With a wide selection of properties to choose from, ranging from cozy beach cottages to luxurious waterfront estates, you can find the perfect accommodation to suit your needs and budget. Plus, our vacation rentals offer added flexibility and privacy compared to traditional hotel stays, allowing you to enjoy your Memorial Day getaway on your own terms.

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A Memorial Day getaway to San Diego offers the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and create lasting memories with loved ones. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on the beach, exploring the city’s cultural attractions, or embarking on outdoor adventures, San Diego has something for everyone.

And since our vacation rentals provide a comfortable and convenient home base for your stay, you can enjoy all that this vibrant city has to offer while making cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Contact us today to learn more about booking your vacation.

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