The Coolest Things to Do in San Diego

If you’re planning a trip to San Diego, you’re probably researching the different things to do around the city. Maybe you’re looking for the best bars in town or the city’s best family-friendly activities, and maybe you’re simply looking for the top five coolest, most-fun, always-exciting things to do in San Diego — well, look no further. Read on for our ultimate San Diego recommendations.

Hit Up the OB Farmers Market 

Enjoy Ocean Beach like a local by heading to the 4900 block of Newport Avenue on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. for the OB Farmers Market. Browse the booths of fresh produce, handpicked flowers, arts and crafts, organic goods, and delicious food. After getting your fill of delicious eats, dance to live music and watch the sun set over the coastline.

Visit a Brewery … or Two 

Known as one of the country’s craft beer capitals, San Diego boasts a ton of local breweries with unique brews and scenic views of the city. Head to Mike Hess Brewing’s Ocean Beach Tasting Room to cool off with a pint on a hot San Diego day. Just three blocks from the beach, this is the perfect hangout after a day in the sun. In the mood for more? Just down the coast is Modern Times Brewing, offering 32 taps of delicious, unique brews. Taste their core beers, pilot batches, and mysterious experiments — if you dare!

Grab A Drink At A Rooftop Bar

Catch the sunset disappear beneath the waves at Cannonball Mission Beach. This uber-trendy rooftop sushi bar is the perfect place to catch up with friends, grab drinks, and enjoy a beautiful view. Head over early to grab a table along the back patio — the perfect vantage point for savoring the San Diego sunset.

Swim With Sharks in La Jolla

Live on the wild side and swim with local leopard sharks in La Jolla. The sharks congregate in the shallow waters during the summer months, drawing snorkelers from far and wide to swim with them. Typically favoring waters 10 feet deep or less, these sharks won’t attack humans and can be found near The Marine Room restaurant. Need gear? There are several shops within walking distance where you can rent snorkeling equipment.

Eat a Late-Night California Burrito 

Burritos are popular all over California, but the “California Burrito” is a San Diego specialty. Most Mexican restaurants in town have one on their menu, and the question of which is the city’s best is a heated debate. To taste of one of the contenders, head to Nico’s Mexican Food — their California Burrito was ranked the second-best burrito in America by The Daily Meal.