With the ongoing pandemic leaving the travel industry a little more cautious and restricted than it was a year ago, travelers and hometown adventurers alike have been required to get creative in planning their next adventure and making sure it’s Covid-friendly, too.
Luckily, California natives have it a little bit easier to explore the great outdoors. Home to vibrant sunsets, towering palm trees, and breath-taking seascapes, San Diego, California is an idyllic location for a stay-cation that feels lavish and luxurious (and safe) even despite Covid-related restrictions. So, here are our top five Covid-friendly activities and locations to visit in San Diego.
La Jolla Cove
Whether you’re looking to find the town’s secret beach swings or get a glimpse of rock-perched seals and sea lions, La Jolla Cove is a great location for a day a relaxing day outdoors. For a one-of-a-kind experience, make a reservation at Sunny Jim’s Sea Cave for a private 30-minute sea cave tour—the perfect spot to enjoy lunch and a coffee.
There’s nothing quite like a California sunset, and what better place to watch a sunset than Sunset Cliffs? Well-known to most SoCal natives, Sunset Cliffs offers a chance for Californians and travelers alike to watch radiant colors takeover the sky from new heights.
Though the 1,200-acre historic park’s notorious museums are all temporarily closed due to Covid-19, Balboa Park is still a stunning location to enjoy California’s natural beauty. Adorned with gardens, walking trails, and historic architecture Balboa Park is a Covid-friendly location that’ll surely take your breath away even if you’re only passing through.
Hike Up To Potato Chip Rock
Get your steps in with a hike to San Diego’s infamous Potato Chip Rock. The thin rock sits atop the Mt. Woodson summit, and scenic views from the summit include those of the Pacific Ocean and local lakes. Though nearly eight miles roundtrip, most hikers say the view is worth the distance.
Torrey Pines Gilderport
If you’re looking for a new way to explore California, Torrey Pines’s Gliderport is the perfect activity to take on. Paragliding through the San Diego skies, you’re sure to get new eye-opening views that’ll definitely be worth a few pictures.
In ordinary times, adventuring around California may look a little bit different, but now is the perfect time to explore the outdoors—or if you’re a California native, explore your backyard. With these five outdoor spots, adventuring around California safely seems like a breeze.