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San Diego Travel Tips for a Spring Journey

With its cooler temperature, colorful flower displays and a long list of events to choose from, you will find springtime is a very special time. We’ve picked out our favorite things to do for a spring journey to San Diego. You’ll have all the San Diego travel tips you need to satisfy your nature, food, art and museum needs.

San Diego Calendar of Events in Springtime

The best San Diego calendar of events happens in the spring. These events include the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Japanese Friendship Garden, the Uncorked San Diego Wine Festival, Sip ‘N Savor and the slightly random but endearing Fallbrook Avocado Festival.

The Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Japan’s national flower. As you admire the cherry blossoms, you can browse local arts and crafts in the upper garden. There are performances such as ondo dancing and taiko drumming, a beer and sake garden, a tea garden at the Inamori Pavilion, and street food in the lower garden courtyard.

If you’ve come to San Diego for its food scene, the Uncorked San Diego Wine Festival and Sip ‘N Savor are a great place to start. At both, you’ll get the chance to try hundreds of wine and food pairings. There also are local ciders, food trucks, lawn games and music.

San Diego also offers much smaller, niche events, like the Fallbrook Avocado Festival. There’s food, wine, beer, music and arts and crafts. Tens of thousands of people have been attending this event since the 1960s!

Take a Trolley Tour

A trolley tour is a great way to get a broader view of the city. And with cooler temperatures, you won’t be sweating your butt off. With Old Town Trolley Tours, you’ll see then Maritime Museum, the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, Seaport Village, Little Italy, Gaslamp Quarter, the Whaley House and Hotel del Coronado. Purchasing a ticket gets your free admission to 10 museums. Visit Old Town Trolley’s website and check out a full list of stops.

Flower Power

San Diego puts on an incredible springtime flower show whether in one of its many manicured gardens or its wildflower fields.

Visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields and enjoy a miniature rose garden, sweet pea maze and a rose garden featuring 50 All American Rose Selection winners. Or head to Balboa Park and stroll through a botanical garden, the ornate Spanish-style Alcazar Garden and California Native Plant Garden. Visit the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park for an exquisite display. There’s actually a wildflower hotline, which you can call to check whether the flowers have bloomed yet; it’s helpful when planning your trip!

We love our city and can’t wait to share it with you no matter when you visit—winter, spring, summer or fall. Call us today to find out more San Diego travel tips and to find your perfect vacation home with 710 Beach Rentals.