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Top 7 Outdoor Things to do in San Diego While Social Distancing

Go-Car challenge

Under normal circumstances, there are a variety of outdoor things to do in San Diego. The perfect weather, world-class beaches, delicious eateries, and outstanding entertainment options have always attracted people. However, in the current situation, we need to get our kids out of the house while adhering to calls for social distancing.

In this article, we’ll share the top 7 outdoor things to do in San Diego while still keeping a social distance. It can be done!

  1. Visit one of San Diego’s beaches
  2. Visit the Little Italy Farmers’ Market
  3. Go golfing at Torrey Pines golf course
  4. Kayak the Sea Caves
  5. Visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields
  6. Go on a Speed Boat Adventure
  7. Take a GoCar out for a spin

 

1. Visit one of San Diego’s beaches

a person standing on a rocky beach

Photo Credit: Navin 75

You might have wondered which beaches are open in San Diego? Well, it’s official, nearly all San Diego’s beaches are now open! In addition, all ocean sports like swimming, surfing, kayaking, and paddling are allowed. That opens up a world of opportunities for fun in the sun.

 

2. Visit the Little Italy Farmers’ Market

a group of people at a fruit stand

The modified Little Italy Farmers’ Market is the perfect place to get outside and enjoy a day out of the house. You know a market has gone the extra mile to ensure it’s compliant when their events are endorsed by the City of San Diego

What’s to love? This market supports over 40 Californian farmers by giving them a space to sell their fresh, locally produced fruits and vegetables, herbs, flowers, artisanal cheese, pastured eggs, chickens, and meat. There is also an open-air dining experience, Al Fresco, that is not to be missed!

 

3. Go golfing at Torrey Pines golf course

a close up of a hillside next to a body of water with Torrey Pines Golf Course in the background

Photo Credit: Yuki Shimazu

As far as outdoor things to do in San Diego go, it doesn’t get any better than this. Imagine playing a round of golf with the clean ocean breeze around you and the spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean from the top of the iconic towering San Diego cliffs. Golf courses are open in San Diego, with some special requirements to keep everyone safe. 

 

4. Kayak the Sea Caves

The sun at high noon shines directing on to La Jolla Cove in San Diego

Kayaking the 7 sea caves in La Jolla is a family favorite activity. These spectacular caves are a natural wonder and to make it even better you might just be joined by the local dolphins!

 

5. Visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields

50 acres of never-ending flower fields is the perfect place to spend the day outdoors in San Diego, CA. The peak flowering season starts in March, but you can still enjoy a picnic, walk through the artist gardens, or view the Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse. If you’ve got green fingers, this has to be on your “Things to do in San Diego” list.

 

6. Go on a Speed Boat Adventure

san diego speed boat tour group

No better way to get the adrenaline pumping than on a self-driven Speed Boat! This is a San Diego favorite, and you get to push the limits of your need for speed while at the same time seeing some of the best not-so-typical San Diego sights

This family-friendly social distancing activity will be the highlight of your weekend. The speed boats are easy to steer and a lot of fun. Out on the bay, there is no better place to be by yourself with family.

 

7. Take a GoCar out for a spin

Go-Car challenge

Take a tour through San Diego as you’ve never seen it before! This GoCar tour is like no other, with the wind in your hair, you’ll take the narrow streets where the busses can’t go, you’ll experience the best (and most secluded) parts of America’s Finest City that most people never get to see.

The best part? This is a no-stress activity – as you drive, your GoCar will navigate, tell you San Diego’s history and stories, everything that makes this city so memorable.

Social distancing in San Diego can lead to the best adventure you’ve ever had!