The city of San Diego is known around the globe for its miles and miles of white, sandy beaches, world-class theme parks, and perpetually sunny disposition. Undoubtedly, the reason you’re coming to visit us is to enjoy these perks! While you’re here, though, take some time to stop into some of the most unique shops in San Diego. They might become the defining feature of your trip.
There’s nothing more unique than “indie,” an art genre defined by its individuality. Come check out Simply Local, a marketplace for local indie producers of clothing, handmade jewelry, home decor, arts and crafts, and even food. You’ll find over 50 locally owned businesses featured here, which makes it one of the best ways to get to know San Diego and all of the shops in San Diego.
3013 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
The Girl Can’t Help It
Explore the golden fashion ages of the 20th century at this vintage clothing shop, from the 30s all the way to the 60s. The rare vintage apparel here has been featured everywhere from magazines to movies. It’s terribly hard to find genuine vintage fashion in good condition these days, so make sure to stop in and peruse the racks at The Girl Can’t Help It.
3806 Grim Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
This shop is a breath of fresh air. With its pastel color palette and the aesthetically pleasing shelving, it’s a pleasure simply to visit. But you’ll want to take home some of their gorgeous jewelry, plants, stationary, or sweets. All the products here are fresh and inventive, from xerographica kits to yummy champagne bears. They even offer workshops here sometimes, along with other events, so make sure to check the calendar during your stay in San Diego!
3801 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
WITH LOVE Gifts & Paperie
Grab some fun souvenirs here at one of the best shops in San Diego: scented candles, creative jewelry, books, and more. Grab a quaint, decorative greeting card to put a photo of your vacation into and send off to a loved one back one or take home some of their custom stationery to use all year round and remind you of your vacation.
1620 W Lewis St, San Diego, CA 92103
The Most Unique Shops in San Diego and Rental Homes!
If you’re the type of person who loves to explore the finer details of cities and find adventures off-the-beaten-path, take a stroll through our catalog of unique rental homes! Call 710 Beach Rentals today at (858) 598-3137 and we’ll help you find the one that’s right for you.
There are so many places to explore and sights to see here in San Diego, and you’ll want to fit as many of them as possible into your itinerary. One of the best ways to ensure you get to see the places you want and to get the most out of the day is to book one of our San Diego tours with an experienced guide who knows the area! Here are some of our favorites:
La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour
Take the family or a loved one kayaking along the coast on this La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour! Explore the sea caves and enjoy the sea life that lives around San Diego in its natural habitat. You’ll see sea lions, dolphins, fish, and maybe even a whale or two if you’re lucky! Equipment is provided and no prior experience is necessary to enjoy this tour.
San Diego Scenic Tour
Tackle the sights of the city with your very own tour guide on this excursion offered through San Diego Rides & Tours. On this outing you’ll get to spend some time in La Jolla, Mt. Soledad, Coronado Island, Balboa Park, Old Town, and even Downtown San Diego. It’s four hours of nonstop fun, all with an experienced guide commenting. It’s a small tour group, so you’ll be comfortable, and there are even drinks and snacks provided for you. Of course, you’ll be able to grab a delicious bite to eat on one of your stops as well, with some great recommendations from your guide!
Open Cockpit Biplane Sightseeing Ride in San Diego
This is a truly unique tour that you simply won’t find anywhere else, and you don’t want to pass this one up. Ride in an old-fashioned biplane over the city of San Diego and the open waters of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. This is a tour for two, since there’s limited room! Your pilot will be friendly and experienced, and you’ll depart together from Montgomery Field with Barnstorming Adventures and make your way over sandy beaches, downtown San Diego, and even around the inland area surrounding the city. Let your pilot know whether you want a peaceful and relaxing flight or if you want them to shake it up a little with some tricks!
Spend Your Nights with 710 Beach Rentals
Whatever adventures you embark upon by day, you’ll want a comfortable rental home to spend your evenings in. Get in touch with us at (858) 598-3137 and we’ll help you find yours today.
Everyone has a bucket list—a list of things to do before they die. Whether you have one written down or you just keep it in your head, it is there. On everyone’s bucket list should be a few opportunities that the San Diego area has to offer. Between the amazing city streets, beautiful beaches, and vibrant culture, San Diego offers pursuits for everyone. The following are a couple San Diego activities that would make great additions to your bucket list.
Visit Black’s Beach
While a visit to any of San Diego’s countless beaches provides for a great experience, Black’s Beach provides beauty and seclusion that you cannot find anywhere else. It is quite remote, so the only access is through a beautiful hike or a steep descent to the water. We recommend the long hike, as it is safer and quite the adventure in and of itself. Once you make it to the water, you can enjoy the most secluded beach in San Diego, featuring a wide sandy beach against astounding rock formations. This beach is also known as San Diego’s nude beach, so go ahead and strip down if you feel like it; maybe that’s on your bucket list as well! You can find Black’s Beach just north of La Jolla.
Try Your Hand at San Diego Surf Activities
People flock to San Diego from all over the world for its amazing waves. These conditions provide the perfect setting for learning to surf, or simply shredding the waves for those that already know how. To find a good place for San Diego surf, you simply need to find a beach and odds are there will be good waves for you. But the best destinations for surfing in San Diego are Tourmaline Beach and Windansea Beach, both in the La Jolla area. There are few feelings more satisfying than standing on your first wave. This is a fun and beautiful way to spend a day.
Watch a San Diego Sunset
If you are near the water, you are in an amazing place to view one of San Diego’s famous sunsets. But the best place to do so is the aptly named Sunset Cliffs. This incredible area is in southern San Diego, just to the south of Ocean Beach. Towering cliffs meeting sandy beaches provide the best vantage point in the city for gazing out over the ocean as the sun slips below the horizon. Peace and beauty will take on a whole new meaning after this experience.
Simply walking the streets or beaches of San Diego are amazing ways to spend a day and are worthy of securing a spot on anyone’s bucket list, but there are also many opportunities to do unique things in San Diego like the three mentioned above and countless more. Make San Diego a part of your bucket list adventures and you will be ecstatic that you did.