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If you’re looking to get away from the bitter cold to a more temperate climate for this coming winter season, California is the place to go. But it’s not just the easy climate that makes San Diego a dream vacation spot for the winter. You’ll find that the holiday spirit here is unparalleled and that there are endless seasonal San Diego activities to participate in, along with natural wonders alive and thriving.

 Holiday Magic

Winter is one of our favorite times of year because of the way the entire city lights up and gets into the spirit of the holidays and the season. See the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, a themed, on-the-water show that’s been wowing San Diego for almost fifty years now. Take the family ice skating for a taste of old-fashioned holiday fun at the seasonal outdoor skating rink in town, which is only open for a limited time from November to early January.

Staying by the Seaside

Experience all the wonders of a trip to the seaside during your stay. The whales are migrating, which means you’ll want to grab your sea legs and a ticket on a whale watching tour. There are no other creatures in this world quite as majestic as the massive whales that make their way up and down the coast of California each year. Make sure to visit Sunset Cliffs too for the site’s namesake: a lovely ocean sunset. Consider making this spot your setting for a holiday card pic! You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better backdrop than the winter sea and the blood-orange California sky at sundown.

Beat the Crowds at These San Diego Activities

Winter is arguably the best time of year to pay us a visit here in sunny San Diego, because the real crowds hit during the summer. Choosing a winter getaway to the seaside means you have more sand to yourself on the beach. You’ll feel like you own the place, especially with your comfortable and furnished rental home calling your name at the end of each winter’s day full of San Diego activities.

Get Started on Your Winter Getaway

Come to San Diego this winter to beat the snow and the winter gloom. 710 Beach Rentals is here and waiting to provide you with the beachside rental home of your dreams! Take a look through our catalog of rental homes today, and give us a call at (858) 598-3137 to take the first step.

Whether you are traveling to San Diego for the warm winter or are taking a holiday trip with your family, the city has plenty of fun activities during the winter season. Here are some of the top events happening during the winter in San Diego.

Balboa Park December Nights

Every December, Balboa Park holds a two-night event to celebrate the holidays. This year’s event will be held on December 7 – 8. All museums and institutions in the park are free and open to the public. Festivities include live music, caroling, light displays, food from around the world, theater, and dance performances.

Dr. Seuss in Balboa Park

 Talk a walk in Balboa Park and enjoy the holiday lighting. Make sure to stop by the Old Globe Theater to take a trip to Whoville. The theater has a display of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas to correspond to their annual performance of the book. The snow-covered Whoville display will be up from November 3 – December 29. You can also purchase tickets for the theater performance on the Old Globe Theater’s website.

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Enjoy the sparkling waters of the San Diego Bay as nearly 100 boats put on a holiday lights display. The annual Port of San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is held for two weekends over the month of December. This year’s parade will take place on December 9 and December 16. Some of the most popular spots to view from land are Harbor Island, Shelter Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Coronado’s Ferry Landing, and Cesar Chavez Park.

Winter Whale Watching

Each winter in San Diego from December – April more than 20,000 gray whales make the 5,000-mile trip from Alaska to the warm waters of Baja, California where the females give birth to calves. You can watch these whales traveling south for the winter from the shores of San Diego or take a chartered boat ride off the coast. Whales typically travel alone or in pods of two but during peak migration season they are typically in much larger groups.

Planning Your Stay During Winter in San Diego

If you are looking for accommodations in San Diego, consider booking one of our vacation rentals. We offer a variety of homes, from cozy beachfront cottages to larger homes situated in the hills of San Diego. Our homes are fully furnished with high-quality furniture and equipped with the essentials for the perfect beach vacation. Each home also has a full-sized kitchen stocked with everything you need to cook your family their favorite dinner or make breakfast in the morning. Many of our homes have views of the Pacific Ocean as well as outdoor seating areas where you can enjoy the salty air and ocean breeze.

For more information on our vacation rentals or to book a home, please contact one of our rental specialists today.