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Best Spring Break Trips in San Diego

Windandsea Beach in California

San Diego is the perfect destination for a fun-filled spring break, with its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and endless activities. One of the best ways to experience all that San Diego has to offer is by taking a speedboat tour with Speed Boat Adventures. Not only will you get to see some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, but you’ll also have the chance to spot sea lions and dolphins.

Spring Break Trips by Land & Sea

In this blog post, we’ll share some of the best spring break trips you can take in San Diego, including some of the top attractions to see on a speedboat tour. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there’s something for everyone in America’s Finest City, so let’s dive in and explore the possibilities!

a small boat in a body of water

Experience the best of both worlds with Speed Boat Adventures’ San Diego Land and Sea Special!  You jump in a GoCar and explore San Diego at your own pace in the world’s first storytelling car.  Go where tour buses don’t go and experience some of the best parts of San Diego that most visitors never get to see.  As you drive your car will navigate, crack jokes and tell you the stories that bring San Diego to life. Then you get to go on a two hour Speed Boat Adventure Tour of San Diego Bay where you get to drive your very own speedboat on a guided narrated tour of the bay.  Just follow the guide on this high-speed adventure past nuclear submarines aircraft carriers and other fascinating things that change on every tour. This combo land sea adventure makes for the perfect day in San Diego.

Whale Watching San Diego Spring Break Trips

a small animal in a body of water

Spring break is a fantastic time to go whale watching in San Diego, and San Diego Whale Watch is one of the local operators that offers guided tours to help you spot these incredible creatures. Their tours are led by experienced naturalists who will provide you with insights and information about gray whales and other marine life in the area.

San Diego is Ideal for Beach Spring Break Trips 

There’s a perfect beach for everyone here in San Diego. If you’re looking for a family-friendly beach head over to Coronado, La Jolla Shores, and/or Mission Beach by Belmont Park. If you are a surfer wanting to shred the gnar… check out the beaches in Ocean Beach or near Scripps Pier. Other popular beaches are Windnsea, Pacific Beach and Marine Street.  If you want to learn to surf during your visit here, there are also a lot of great beginner surf spots in San Diego.

Want to Go Hiking on your Spring Break Trip?

If you are looking for a way to stay active during Spring Break one of these San Diego hikes will be good for you. Here are our favorite hikes in San Diego: Torrey Pines, Potato Chip Rock, Iron Mountain, Cowles Mountain, Devil’s Punchbowl, Three Sisters Falls and Mission Trails.

Take a Trip to the San Diego Zoo this Spring Break

Visiting the world famous zoo is a must while in San Diego. The zoo is home to more than 3,700 animals. If you’re looking to purchase zoo tickets, head over to our website. You can also purchase other popular attractions like the USS Midway, Safari Park, and Old Town Trolley Tour tickets.

Spring Break Trips to Carlsbad to see the Flower Fields in Bloom

The flowers are blooming this Spring. Of course, you can do a day trip to Anza Borrego Desert to see the Superbloom, but to have a shorter drive you can just head to Carlsbad. The Flower Fields are open every day, 9am-6pm from March 1- May 12.

Take your Spring Break Trip to the Sky in San Diego

Want to get your adrenaline pumping?! Check out three ways you can in San Diego:

  1. Go Skydive with Skydive San Diego 
  2. Hotair Balloon with Magical Adventures
  3. Fly high in the sky with San Diego Sky Tours

You’ll get the best view of San Diego with these fun adventures in the sky!

Best Sunsets on your Spring Break Trip to San Diego

San Diego is famous for its stunning sunsets, and there’s no better way to enjoy them than by dining at one of the many restaurants located on the oceanfront. One of the best places to catch a breathtaking sunset is George’s at the Cove in La Jolla. The restaurant’s Ocean Terrace offers a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the La Jolla Cove, making it an ideal spot to watch the sunset while enjoying delicious California cuisine.

Another fantastic option is Eddie V’s Prime Seafood in Downtown San Diego, which boasts a rooftop lounge with a stunning view of the harbor and the skyline.

For a more laid-back atmosphere, try the Sunset Terrace at Pacific Coast Grill in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, where you can enjoy fresh seafood and cocktails while taking in the view of the ocean. Whatever your preference, San Diego’s oceanfront restaurants provide the perfect setting to enjoy the stunning beauty of the sunset while indulging in some of the city’s best cuisine.

Plan Your Spring Break Trip in San Diego

San Diego is the ultimate spring break destination, offering a wide variety of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages. From whale watching tours to sunset dining on the ocean, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful coastal city. If you’re looking for a unique and exciting adventure, a speedboat tour is a great way to experience the thrill of San Diego’s coastline. Alternatively, you can take a more leisurely approach with a whale watching tour or enjoy a romantic sunset dinner at one of the many oceanfront restaurants. Whatever you choose, a trip to San Diego is sure to be an unforgettable experience that will leave you with lasting memories.