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San Diego’s weather is, simply put, fabulous. That said, our summers are not quite as mild as our winters. The many days of sunshine crank up the temperatures, especially as June Gloom gives way to sunny July. Don’t let that deter you, though! San Diego has tons of activities perfectly suited for summer. If the sunshine is getting to be a little too much for you, here are some great San Diego activities to help you relax.

The Beaches

The first and most obvious remedy for too much heat: visit the beach! The surf will be a wonderfully welcoming temperature, and the ocean breeze makes even the sands much more bearable than areas further inland. Whether you want to savor the natural world at Torrey Pines State Beach, people-watch at Mission Beach, or bringing your dog to Ocean Beach, San Diego is the perfect spot for any beach-lover!

SeaWorld San Diego

No one loves the cold like arctic and Antarctic critters do! Visit SeaWorld, and there’ll be two exhibits in particular that will leave you cool and refreshed. The Penguin Encounter gives you an up-close view of over two hundred penguins, and the Polar Bear Plunge showcases the mighty polar bears enjoying themselves in their simulated natural environment. It’s cool, and it’s adorable! SeaWorld is between Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach—easy to get to if you’re near either the I-8 or the I-5.

Aquatica San Diego

Also part of Sea World, Aquatica is San Diego’s premier water park, done as only Sea World could do it! The rides here are the best places to get water-borne thrills. Plus, you can see aquatic animals up close. What other experience combines a zoo with a water park? Aquatica isn’t actually near Sea World—it’s near the South of the City, southeast of Chula Vista. It’s perfect for beating the heat.

Nighttime Activities

If the sun is too much for you, don’t worry—it’s got to set sometime! After the sun goes down is the perfect time for many activities. Belmont Park is open until 11, and carousing it is just as much fun by night. Walk from bar to bar as the nightlife comes alive. If you’re a music lover, check out what sorts of bands are playing in Balboa Park’s Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts!

Stay Cool at Home!

While it’s easy to talk for hours about all the amazing activities San Diego offers, it’s perfectly fine to stay cool inside your air-conditioned vacation rental! Look for a rental property with air conditioning included and you’ll never have to deal with temperatures above 72° for your whole stay. With such fabulous conditions inside, why not take time to enjoy your other amenities, such as your cable TVs and free Wi-Fi?

If lounging around in a beautiful air-conditioned home sounds like the perfect vacation, call 858-598-3137 today to set up your dream getaway!