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10 Things you Must do in San Diego


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September 14th, 2018

Last week on the blog we explored all the wonderful free adventures to have while living near AV8. This week, we are going to add more to that list as well as discuss additional activities. So take notes and start your bucket list with these 10 things you must do while living in San Diego.


1. Hike Potato Chip Rock

10 things Potato Chip Rock

For those looking for a great uphill hike with a surprise ending, then head on over to Potato Chip Rock. Near the end, there is a cliff shaped like a potato chip. On your first visit, we recommend you take a picture at the top, right along the edge. With a total of 6.9 miles, you are bound to have a great workout with an incredible view. That includes a scenery of the Pacific Ocean.

2. Dine at Liberty Public Market

Over at Liberty Station is the Liberty Public Market. Open daily from 11 AM to 8 PM, this public market features all sorts of food, beer, wine, produce, and even a test kitchen. With their special liquor license, visitors are able to browse what artisans have in store with a beer, or a glass of wine, in hand.

3. Buy Fresh Fish at the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market

For those interested in having the freshest seafood available, make your way over to the Tuna Harbor Dockside Market. Open on Saturdays from 8 AM to 1 PM, you are able to buy all sorts of seafood only minutes after they have been caught. We highly suggest getting there as soon as possible to miss out on the long lines.

4. Have Ice Cream at Mr. Frostie

We are aware that there are tons of ice cream shops to indulge in. However, Mr. Frostie’s soft-serve ice cream and chili cheese hot dogs are out of this world.

5. Watch the Sunset at Sunset Cliffs

Now, all you AV8 neighbors already have a fantastic view from the Flight Deck. However, there is something truly magical about the sunsets from the Sunset Cliffs. That especially goes for all the dolphins you are more than likely going to see swim by. Some of the cliffs you can venture into are from Ladera Street, Luscomb Point, and Osprey.

6. Visit the USS Midway Museum

Along with being a massive ship, the USS Midway Museum is a part of American Military history. This museum includes 60 exhibits and 29 restored aircrafts. 

7. Run through the Flower Fields

When March comes back around, make your way over to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad. Even though the flowers are not in bloom, the Carlsbad Ranch is open year-round and makes for a great space for private events.

8. Snorkel in La Jolla

For any of you who have not yet snorkeled, La Jolla is the perfect place to do so. In this underwater wonderworld, you will also get a chance to swim with sea lions.

9. Pick Flowers and Fruits at Suzie’s Farm

There is nothing like picking fresh veggies, fruits, and flowers right from the ground. Whether it be strawberries, apples, or vegetables, there are tons to pick all year round. And, of all the 10 things we have mentioned, this is one of the best activities to do with the family.

10. Hike Black’s Beach

For those looking for a secluded hike, then make your way over to Black’s Beach. The trails here can be challenging but once you get to the top, it will all be worth it.


Well, there you have it. A solid list of the top 10 things you must do while living in San Diego. Now, go explore!

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