Seaside tours, fine dining, exotic wildlife, and jetpack adventures—all while mixing with Clarity PPM movers and shakers? Come in a couple days before RegoUniversity starts or enjoy the area in the evening.
San Diego has something for everybody. Here are just some of the incredible things to do during down time.
The Gaslamp Quarter
Known as the “Historic Heart of San Diego,” the Gaslamp Quarter is a Victorian architectural and entertainment hub. Dine al fresco at sidewalk cafes, rooftop lounges, or upscale restaurants owned by celebrity chefs. A variety of international and local favorites are guaranteed to please any palate. Small boutiques and shops are also located within easy walking distance for those in need of retail therapy or a souvenir to bring home.
The Gaslamp Quarter has an abundance of cultural offerings, including the Sparks Gallery, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, and historic Balboa Theater, where Indie Rock legends Tegan and Sara will be playing on September 30th. Jazz enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Chick Corea Trilogy, performing on October 2nd.
San Diego Bay Tours
San Diego is home to the third largest harbor on the West Coast, so dozens of ships and tours could add excitement to any itinerary. Deep sea fishing and nature cruises are available at the historic H&M Landing. Navy SEAL boat tours of Coronado Island provide an up close look at marine animals like seals and blue whales in their natural habitat.
For the sailors, a classic yacht outing can provide exciting whale-watching and sunset-viewing opportunities. Historians might enjoy sailing on a replica of the very ship Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo manned in 1542 when he sailed into the San Diego Bay. The San Salvador Sailing Adventure is a four-mast, 100-foot galleon Renaissance experience that comes with free admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
The world-renowned San Diego Zoo Safari Park is dedicated to conservation and education—and they offer a variety of unforgettable animal encounters. Visit the Animal Ambassador Stage for face-to-face contact with the Park’s animal ambassadors. Register in advance for trackside seating along the Cheetah Run. Join a Caravan Safari if you want a chance at feeding a giraffe while you drive around two field enclosures. Go behind-the-scenes with elephants.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a conservation organization committed to saving species around the world and fostering human-animal connections.
La Jolla Beaches
Nearby La Jolla is home to miles of sandy Pacific shoreline. Go surfing on powerful waves at Windasea Beach or Black’s Beach, a premier pro surfing destination since the 1960s. Torrey Pines State Beach offers a large reserve with trails, pine trees, and majestic cliffs for hiking. Visit La Jolla Shores for a picnic and paddle boarding, or spend an afternoon relaxing while watching the calm tides. It’s easy to find a firepit for an evening bonfire, too.
Shell Beach is a costal tide pool where anemones and starfish are easy to spot—no aquarium fee or diving required. For restorative views, Wipeout Beach is just off the beaten path and offers amazing photo opportunities. Discover sparkling rocks and shells, colorful fish, crabs, and other aquatic creatures.
Mission Bay Paddle Boarding
With more than 20 miles of coastline, Mission Bay is known for its protective coves where yoga, fitness classes, and paddle boarding abound. We love bird-watching, and there are rare beauties at Mariner’s Point, which is home to the California Least Tern. At Perez Cove, the Great Blue Heron is a common sight among Torrey Pine trees. Even Ospreys can be spotted here all year long.
Inside the Quivira Basin, sea lions and seals float in the water and interact with visitors. Rent a paddle board or kayak to spot sand dollar beds, opal eyes, and the occasional octopus.
Aqua Adventures offers lessons and tours, as well as paddle board yoga. Their snorkeling tours, including Marine Bio 101, are great for beginners. SnorkelMatt gives lessons on invertebrates, sea turtles, urchins, octopi, and small fish.
Jetboard and Jetpack Adventures
At the Mission Bay Sports Center, adventurers can soar over the bay on Jetboards or Jetpacks. Thorough training is delivered by Certified Flight Instructors for packages ranging from 15 to 60 minutes. Learn about the fundamentals of hydroflight, including steering, elevation, and hovering at heights of up to 30 feet. Professional footage of your flight is sure to impress friends and family back home.
Fly Guys Watersports allows participants to fly above the water or swim in groups of up to 16 people. It’s a memorable experience that they say is as safe as riding a bike.
Miramar Air Show
From September 27 – 29, San Diego’s Miramar Air Show will salute first responders, featuring the US Navy Blue Angels, Golden Knights, and Leap Frogs. Performing acrobatic feats at up to 12,000 feet, this military air show will be conducted by veterans with thousands of hours of experience in their craft.
Music will be conducted by the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band, established during World War II. Many of us will be coming in early to see these national favorites in-person. General admission is free.
Pacific Beach Breweries
For those who enjoy a craft brew, Pacific Beach is the place to be. More than 100 options offer a taste for every palate.
The SD TapRoom is a relaxed sports bar where patrons can kick back and catch the game while sampling in-house craft beers. At the Pacific Beach Fish Shop, you can celebrate Taco Tuesday made with freshly caught fish that some say is the best in SoCal.
Amplified Ale Works is a kitchen and beer garden that provides a music-themed community for visitors to eat, drink, and take in ocean views on an outdoor patio. Offerings include twenty varieties across the flavor spectrum.
Join Us for RegoUniversity 2019
Come to RegoUniversity–sponsored by Broadcom–this fall in San Diego at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa. We’re holding it from September 29-October 2. Enjoy waterfront views from private cabanas along the coast, and explore the many dining and recreation opportunities in the area. RegoU is the best place to learn Clarity PPM and network with industry leaders. Register today.