How To Pack For A San Diego Vacation

You can pack light when you visit San Diego. Ideal weather and beaches mean light clothes and swimwear are almost everything you need.

San Diego is in southern California, with winter high temps in the mid-60s and summer high temps in the mid 70s, so you can leave bulky sweaters and heavy jackets at home. With 70 miles of coastline and beaches around every turn, pack your swimwear. Our beaches are perfect for swimming, surfing, kayaking, and other water sports. With outdoor pools at your hotel, you don’t have to go far to dive into the water. The sun can be strong, so don’t forget your sunscreen!

There’s lots of other great outdoor activity in San Diego. The weather is perfect for a round of tennis or exploring on bicycle, but that doesn’t mean you need to pack a racquet or set of wheels; we’ve got complimentary racquet and bike rentals. You can also leave your fishing tackle at home and rent whatever you need to hook a big one. Do bring your hiking shoes if you plan to check out any nearby trails; a comfortable pair of sneakers or walking shoes is all you need to explore the walking and jogging paths outside our door on Shelter Island.

You may want to pack a dressier outfit for a night out at the clubs in the Gaslamp Quarter. The historic quarter is perfect for strolling during the day and has the hottest clubs in town for the night. Dressing up isn’t mandatory at our restaurant, the Blue Wave Bar & Grill, but the views and menu are so delightful, that wearing something nice will just add to your enjoyment.

Packing for San Diego travel should leave plenty of room in your suitcase for unique souvenirs from the shops in Old Town, the Gaslamp, and Little Italy. Best Western Plus Island Palms is just a few miles from those sites, as well as all the other attractions in town. You’ll be sure to fill up your suitcase with great souvenirs from the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and other sites. The one thing you must remember to pack is your camera. Don’t forget to bring spare memory cards, because you’re sure to fill those up, too.