Inn near Pacific Ocean Beaches and SeaWorld San Diego
Located about a block from the Pacific Ocean, PB Surf Beachside Inn is close to some of San Diego’s best swimming and surfing spots. It’s also just a few minutes from Mission Bay Park, where you’ll find a number of coves, beaches, and canals. The best way to see the scenery is by boat, but there are plenty of walking and biking paths nearby, too, with nice picnicking spots along the way. Another nearby attraction: SeaWorld San Diego, where you can ride a tube-style raft through whitewater rapids or watch an orca show.
After a day of exploring the California coastline, you can relax in a spacious king or two-double room. Each unit features beachy decor that includes ceiling fans with blades shaped like palm leaves, Pacific Ocean photographs on the walls, and flat-screen TVs sculpted out of sand. In the morning, the inn sets out a free continental breakfast spread with pastries, muffins, coffee, and juices.
San Diego, California: Historical Attractions and Electric Nightlife in Southern California
San Diego’s sunny, comfortably warm weather and 70 miles of coastline have long attracted vacationing out-of-towners, but the city’s inland scene is no slouch, either. The Gaslamp Quarter is arguably the trendiest listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The area forms both the historic center of town and a hub of San Diego nightlife, with nearly 100 Victorian-era buildings occupied by high-end boutiques, jewelers, and gourmet restaurants.
A stroll through iconic Balboa Park takes you past 17 separate museums, as well as the world-famous and much beloved San Diego Zoo. There’s also the vibrant Spanish Village Art Center, a living gallery where local artists produce pottery, handblown glass, and oil paintings for sale.
Farther north, in Old Town—site of the first European settlement in California—shops in Mission-style stucco buildings sell colorful wrestling masks, woven baskets, and maracas. Nearby stands the Whaley House Museum, dubbed one of the Most Terrifying Places in America by the Travel Channel. Ghosts of former residents are said to inhabit the rooms, which are filled with Victorian furniture, eerie dolls, and squeegees for ectoplasm cleanup.