An RV Excursion to San Diego and Points South

Downtown San Diego

Downtown San Diego

Heading to San Diego in your RV may end up being one of the most exciting vacations you could ever take. Southern California offers amazing opportunities for outdoor recreation and traditional sightseeing activities and more.

You will find plenty of RV campgrounds with all the amenities you could desire. There are many to choose from, including Campland on the Bay, La Pacifica RV Resort and Mission Bay RV Resort where there are deluxe spaces for extra-large RVs. At Santa Fe Park RV Resort, you’ll find a beautiful natural setting.

Once you settle into your spot and have made a comfortable home base, you can begin with all the activities. Love to fish? There are lots of lakes around the San Diego area, such as Lake Morena and Lake Jennings where you can catch bass, catfish and bluegill as well as plenty of trout. At Lake Cuyamaca you will also find sturgeon and crappie.

Of course, there are the favorite attractions that pull in the crowds to San Diego. You will have to make time for them. Stop at Balboa Park, with a number of shops and adventures. Don’t miss the San Diego Zoo. You have giraffes, tigers, lions and many more great animals who will really appreciate your visit. Sea World is a must-see, where you can get up close to the dolphins and sharks.

One great way to see the area is on horseback. Get out on the trails and really experience the landscapes of this beautiful Southern California region. A lively mount just adds to the adventure. To rent a horse and ride the trails, check out Happy Trails Horse Rentals or Another Side of San Diego Horseback Riding Tours.

If you want an enlightening experience, try some of the San Diego museums. The Museum of Contemporary Art is great for all ages, and if you have kids with you, stop by the New Children’s Museum on West Island Avenue. There are all sorts of interactive activities here for your children. You’ll enjoy it too! Some others you shouldn’t pass up are the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Air & Space Museum and the San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

Take back some fresh veggies, fruit and fish and eggs to your RV so you can whip up some wonderful meals. Farmers Markets in San Diego are famous for their delicious bounty. You’ll find a wealth of great food at Borrego Springs Farmers Market on Fridays, at Carlsbad Village year round on Wednesdays and at City Heights Farmers’ Market on Saturdays.

Oh gosh, we can’t forget the beaches. Around San Diego the Pacific Ocean beckons. You can surf, picnic or swim at La Jolla Shores, where the kids can take scuba lessons. At Ocean Beach the whole family will find things to entertain, from playing volleyball to hiking and surfing.

Now it’s time for some evening fun! You can have dinner out at least one night and catch a movie. This is always a great way to spend some time. You’ll find every kind of cuisine you can imagine, from wonderful crab dinners at Truluck’s and Italian dining at Baci Ristorante to California cuisine at Indigo Grill and French fare at Mille Fleurs.

When you have kids dining out with you, you’ll want some kid-friendly dining spots. Try a real 1950s setting which always fascinates the little ones at the Corvette Diner. Another great place is the Cafe Coyote where the Mexican food is the best.

Other choices for activities for an evening in San Diego include attending a comedy club for a lot of laughing. The Comedy Palace is one of the top choices. Live theater is another option. You’ll find a wide array of places to go but the San Diego Civic Theatre and the Lambs Players Theatre come highly recommended.

You may have your own plans for other activities and outdoor fun to have in San Diego. There certainly is a lot to do and see. After you have thoroughly exhausted all possibilities in town, you can head south of San Diego to Baja California. Just drive 90 miles and experience some of the most incredible scenic driving you can imagine. You will now be able to consider your San Diego tour complete. You can take your RV and head home, or you can carry on northward and see the many sights in Los Angeles. But that’s another tale!

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