Socially Distanced Activities in San Diego

There’s no denying that the pandemic has put a damper on many of our long-treasured social activities. Whether you prefer parties, concerts, festivals, conventions, or some combination of all of them, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify the risk of enjoying any outing where crowds tend to convene — provided they aren’t canceled outright for the sake of public safety. 

Still, for those of us who like to get out and enjoy a little adventure now and then, there’s hope. The perfect year-round weather and variety of available activities here in San Diego makes this an ideal place to get out and engage in a little R&R despite the social-distancing recommendations. 

These socially distanced activities in San Diego provide some great ways to have a little fun while staying safe.  

Take a Hike

Heading out to trek one of the countless picturesque trails in and around San Diego is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise. The 5,800-acre Mission Trails Regional Park is just minutes from the downtown area. Cabrillo National Monument sits at the tip of Point Loma and offers hikers of all levels plenty of options. Torrey Pines Natural Reserve affords amazing views of the Pacific, plus loads of unique wildlife and vegetation. No matter where you go, you’re guaranteed an invigorating adventure.

Serve It Up

Tennis, anyone? If you enjoy hitting the court (and then hitting a few volleys back and forth), we’d be happy to direct you to our on-property tennis courts. Not only is tennis a great way to get some exercise and soak up some of that famous San Diego sunshine, but staying on your side of the net keeps you a safe distance away from your volley partner. 

Pedal Pushing

Cyclists will find much to love in San Diego’s many bike paths. The Bayshore Bikeway is a 25-mile trip along gorgeous San Diego Bay that includes the Silver Strand bike path — an easy 10-mile ride between Coronado and Imperial Beach that’s suitable even for novice bikers. Road riders who are moved to take a trek up the 101 will see some seriously scenic stretches of North County coastline adjacent to the ocean. Along the way, you’ll discover beautiful beach towns like Del Mar, Leucadia, and Encinitas. 

Underwater Adventures

There’s no better place to have a little space to yourself than under the sea. Thankfully, San Diego is chock-full of amazing spots to scuba or snorkel to your heart’s content. From the cliffside caves of La Jolla to the kelp forests of Point Loma, it’s hard to go wrong with sub-surface sightseeing here. Not sure where to start? Check out this get-going guide courtesy of one of our local sister hotels.

Love the Links

Golf is the original socially distanced day out, and dedicated duffers will find loads of great greens and fine fairways in San Diego. Torrey Pines Golf Course is a great place to get started. You’ll also find world-class public courses at Mission Bay, Riverwalk, and The Crossings at Carlsbad. So grab your clubs and get swinging!    

Park It

Balboa Park is in many ways the cultural center of San Diego. Given that it’s larger than New York’s Central Park, this gorgeous outdoor area is also a great place to make sure you get plenty of space. Balboa is perfect for picnics, loaded with public art, and is also home to many museums and other attractions. There’s always something happening here, so enjoying a little outdoor recreation here is sure to be a memorable experience. 


Just Beachy

San Diego is famous for its serene and stunning beaches, and for good reason. Miles of sandy stretches sit adjacent to sapphire-blue Pacific waters, sandstone caves and cliffs, and even tide pools. Whether you head to La Jolla, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, Coronado, Mission Beach, or any of our other countless famous shores, you’re guaranteed a relaxing — and socially distanced — day in the sun.