5 Things to Do in San Diego for Spring Break

Celebrate spring and enjoy all the great destinations our city has to offer.

Spring break may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a great time! We’ve rounded up a list of some of the most fun things to do in San Diego for spring break, whether you’re looking for activities to do with your kids or you’re a student yourself looking to enjoy your time off.

Our San Diego spring break ideas include:

  1. Take in some spring scenery
  2. Plan a beach day
  3. Go on a shopping spree
  4. Try a new restaurant
  5. Find some zen outside

Keep reading to learn more about these things to do if you’re visiting or sticking around San Diego for spring break!


Take in some spring scenery

Nothing says spring quite like flowers, and we have plenty of opportunities to spend a day frolicking around in them around San Diego! 

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are one of San Diego’s most famous spring destinations, and for good reason. There are more than 50 acres of flowers in spectacular colors, waiting for you to walk around, take a tractor tour, and of course snag some great shots for your Instagram. The Flower Fields run through May 9, and tickets are required this year due to COVID-19 protocols.

You can also check out beautiful blooms and other plants at Balboa Park’s multiple gardens, the San Diego Botanic Garden, and the Water Conservation Garden.


Plan a beach day

One of our favorite things about living in San Diego is that you never have to go far for a great beach day! Whether you’re looking to surf, fish, pack a picnic, or just enjoy the sun, you can’t go wrong with any one of our city’s 31 beaches. 

You can check out a full guide of San Diego’s beaches here to find the one that best fits your spring break goal!


Go on a shopping spree

Spring is a great time to revamp your wardrobe or refresh your home decor. If you’re looking for some new clothes, check out our guide of some of the best shops in San Diego split up by style. You can also catch some rays while you shop with plenty of opportunities for outdoor shopping around San Diego.

You could even spend each day of your break checking out the shopping scenes in different areas like Gaslamp Quarter, Del Mar, and La Jolla.


Try a new restaurant

Indoor dining is back in San Diego as COVID-19 restrictions ease up, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to try out a new restaurant and support a local business if you’re comfortable dining indoors. Check out a San Diego-focused dining guide like Eater, The Feed from San Diego Magazine, or SanDiegoFood.net for some great recommendations.

If you rather stick to outdoor dining, you still have plenty of options for exciting spring break meals! Check out this guide to plan your outdoor dining adventures with everything from seafood and Mexican to Italian and classic American dishes. 


Find some zen outside

It’s been quite a year- why not use your spring break to reset, relax, and get in touch with nature? Try out a yoga class on the beach or, if you’re looking for something a little less relaxing, paddle-board yoga on the water! 

You could also spend your spring break getting away from it all by hiking or biking in one of San Diego’s 100 parks, or paddling away from your problems in a kayak.

No matter what you choose to do with your San Diego spring break, give yourself extra free time to do it with pick up and drop off laundry service from LNDRY. We’ll handle your laundry so you can focus on the fun!






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  1. Nathan
    January 15, 2024, 2:08 pm

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