It’s a new year which means it’s time for new adventures! We’ve recently shared our favorite attractions in Lexington, Kentucky, and Aspen, Colorado. But with the cold weather’s arrival, we’re heading on the private jets to San Diego, California. San Diego is the perfect destination this time of year and has a multitude of attractions for business or leisure.
Why Aero Charter Clients Love San Diego
San Diego is known for its ideal climate and miles of pristine beaches and family attractions. The weather is lovely all year long, with an average February temperature of 66 degrees, very little rain, and no snow since 1967.
What to Do in San Diego
If you’re traveling to San Diego, California, you can’t leave without sampling its cuisine, spending the night at the best location, and exploring the most popular attractions.
Best Places to Eat in San Diego
When you’re surrounded by the ocean, you must take advantage of the local catch. The Fish Market offers fresh Dungeness crab and local spiny lobsters rolled right off the dock. Pair your dish with an appetizer of perfectly seared crab cakes and our favorite signature cocktail: the Fugu Hibiscus Mule.
For a more southern twist on fresh seafood, Crab City offers up an irresistible Louisiana Oyster bar and focuses on Cajun combos including crawfish, clam, mussel, shrimp, snow crab, king crab, and clams. They’ve got a fun and unique ordering process: you choose the boil, flavor, and spice level and finish it up with your favorite add-on sides.
And after sampling the “surf” try out the “turf.” Who can turn down a perfectly prepared steak from Born and Raised Steak House? They also feature smooth whisky and tableside-prepared ice cream. The ambiance is intoxicating with amazing woodwork and the cocktails are nearly too beautiful to drink.
For a unique experience, Herb and Wood focuses on rustic, wood-fired dishes. It uses simple ingredients and highlights Mediterranean flavors. Chef Brian Malarkey is one of the most renowned restaurateurs in the country. If you’re looking for freshly made pasta, wood-fired pizzas, or a delectable smoked entree, look no further.
Best Activities in San Diego
There is a wide variety of attractions in San Diego, California from family attractions to miles of beautiful, sandy beaches and historical landmarks.
The first stop should be the beautiful Coronado Beaches. These long sandy beaches literally sparkle due to the mineral mica in their sand. Coronado has regularly been voted one of America’s finest beaches by sources like The Travel Channel. Visitors can surf, paddleboard, fish, play beach volleyball or simply watch the sunset in this beautiful location.
The renowned San Diego Zoo houses over 12,000 animals. You will hear amazing stories about each animal. It’s worthwhile to visit and enjoy close-up contact with the animals. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park features large field enclosures where herds of Arabian Oryx, giraffe, and African Rhinos roam free. The safari tours are highly interactive as well.
There’s no better way to experience ocean life at SeaWorld San Diego. You can experience animal interactions, ride roller coasters and watch live presentations with activities for all ages.
If you’re planning a family excursion, you can’t miss LEGOLAND and experience what it has to offer. LEGOLAND has more than 60 rides and is home to SEA LIFE Aquarium, LEGO Water Park, LEGOLAND Hotel, and LEGOLAND Castle Hotel.
If you’re more of a history buff, the first Spanish settlement was established in San Diego in 1769. The city is considered the birthplace of California and is filled with historic sites like Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.
Best Places to Stay in San Diego
Now that you’ve planned your activities, are you ready to lay your weary head at one of these amazing hotels that suit your needs?
Hotel del Coronado (on the aforementioned Coronado Beach) has been a world-famous place to stay since 1888. It features four distinct “neighborhoods”:
- The Victorian classic beachfront hotel
- The Cabanas social and music hub
- The Views contemporary guest rooms and suites
- The Beach Village gated community of cottages and villas
The Hilton San Diego Bayfront is on the waterfront. Inspired by California’s distinct coastal influence, expansive windows celebrate the view overlooking San Diego Bay. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront features six dining ventures and a spa to rejuvenate. The hotel is also located near the San Diego Convention Center, so you’ll be able to enjoy your time in California even if it’s for a business trip.
Bahia Resort Hotel is also a great option. It’s located in the business district and on the beach with views of Mission Bay and Mission Beach. With it being within walking distance to the ocean, it’s an amazing resort for families with a multitude of room options to fit your needs.
Aero Charter’s other favorite hotel is known as San Diego’s Island Resort: Paradise Point Resort & Spa. The resort is located across from SeaWorld and other attractions like historic Old Town, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter, and the airport. It’s a secluded escape with all of the top comforts and amenities, but there is also event space and meeting facilities to conduct business conferences.
How to Travel to San Diego
Now you’ve planned your trip itinerary and know where you’d like to stay, let’s help you get there with the most suitable private jet in our Aero Charter fleet.
Skip the airport lines and crowded flights and reach your destination on your time with the ease of private travel. Aero Charter’s private planes and extraordinary customer service team can help you get to your destination with a luxury, stress-free and safe flight.
If you still have questions about traveling with Aero Charter or about San Diego, reach out to our charter flight team or get a charter flight quote.
Are you ready to explore San Diego, California with Aero Charter? Book a trip with us today!