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Embrace the San Diego Lifestyle: 5 Exciting Activities for Newcomers

July 4, 2023 

Are you considering a move to San Diego, California? Get ready to immerse yourself in a city that combines sun-soaked beaches, a vibrant cultural scene, and endless opportunities for outdoor adventures. From the moment you step foot in America’s Finest City, you’ll be captivated by its laid-back atmosphere and diverse array of attractions. Whether you’re a beach enthusiast, a foodie in search of delectable brunch spots, an art lover craving inspiration, or an outdoor adventurer seeking scenic hiking trails, San Diego has it all. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a journey to discover five fun things to do in San Diego, ensuring that your experience in this coastal paradise is nothing short of extraordinary. So, pack your bags, embrace the warmth of the sun, and let Bedford & Driggs be your guide to an unforgettable stay in San Diego.

1. San Diego Beaches

With over 50 beaches in San Diego County, spending a day at the beach is a must-do activity. Each beach offers a unique experience based on its neighborhood. La Jolla, known for its manicured beaches, is a great place to start. La Jolla Shores, Black’s Beach, and Torrey Pines State Beach are among the favorites. Other fantastic options include Windansea Beach, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Coronado Beach, Mission Beach, Solano Beach, and Del Mar Dog Beach. Whether you want to relax, catch a sunset, surf, or enjoy water activities like paddleboarding and snorkeling, San Diego’s beaches have it all.

2. Grab Brunch & Walk Around Downtown La Jolla

Head to the stylish neighborhood of La Jolla, located on the northern end of San Diego. Start your day with a delicious brunch at one of the many restaurants along Prospect Street. Two highly recommended spots are Brockton Villa Restaurant and The Cottage, both offering mouthwatering dishes and charming ocean views. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll around the area, explore the boutiques, and appreciate the artwork at Legends Gallery. Don’t forget to visit the beautiful beaches of La Jolla Cove or La Jolla Shores for a relaxing afternoon.

3. San Diego Museum of Art and Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Balboa Park is home to numerous museums, including the renowned San Diego Museum of Art. Here, you can explore collections from around the world, spanning thousands of years. Right next door, the Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego showcases the work of contemporary artists. With two locations, ICA North in Encinitas and ICA Central in Balboa Park, you can enjoy thought-provoking exhibitions that highlight the art of today. Both locations offer free admission through a pay-as-you-wish initiative, allowing you to indulge in an art-filled afternoon.

4. San Diego Hiking Trails

Experience the unique beauty of San Diego’s hiking trails. While the region’s climate may differ from Northern California’s lush forests, the dusty and hot landscapes present a captivating charm. Explore some popular trails within San Diego County, such as Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma (Bayside Trail), Mount Woodson (Potato Chip Rock), Torrey Pines State Reserve, Cowles Mountain at Mission Trails Regional Park, and Three Sisters Falls. Each trail offers its own distinctive features, providing opportunities for breathtaking views and memorable outdoor adventures.

5. Liberty Station Park

Formerly a naval training center, Liberty Station Park is a historic park surrounded by shopping and art. Besides its grassy areas and scenic views of the San Diego Bay, the park hosts open studios and outdoor art installations on the first Friday of every month. Take advantage of this opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture. Nearby, you’ll find the lively Liberty Public Market, a gourmet food court housed in an old navy building, offering a diverse array of dining options.


As you prepare for your move to San Diego, keep in mind the abundance of exciting activities this city has to offer. From the beautiful beaches that line the coast to the vibrant art scene and thrilling outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Stay with us at Bedford & Driggs’ fully furnished apartments during your visit to explore the city with ease and comfort. Our flexible stay arrangements allow you to familiarize yourself with different neighborhoods and experience the San Diego lifestyle to the fullest. Let us be your trusted partner in making your transition smooth and enjoyable, ensuring that you create lasting memories in this sunny coastal paradise. Welcome to your home away from home in San Diego!

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