21st December 2011, in Blog
San Diego is a fantastic place to visit year-round, but due to its “fun-in-the-sun” stigma, it is most popular during the summer. Luckily for you, this can mean amazing off-season deals at some of the area’s hottest spots. With the San Diegan climate typically ranging from 60-80 degrees, you can escape the cold winters of the east coast or central states, and step out into the sunshine of the west coast. There is always something to do so the options are limitless as to how you can spend your time while staying here, and because it is the off-season, prices for all types of adventure and accommodations are sure to go down. Are you ready for some of our top picks on how to spend your winter days in San Diego?
Let’s start with a very unique and awe-inspiring adventure – whale watching. Each year the California gray whales migrate from Alaska toward the coastline around the San Diego area from January to April. Visitors have the opportunity to book a cruise with a number of different companies to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Cruises can last a couple of hours or even longer if you decide to book one that includes dinner and entertainment. Vacation peak times are from May to August, and because of this tickets are in higher demand during the summer, and are often offered at higher prices. Visit during the winter months and you will find lower prices and less crowds, but an equally amazing experience!
If you are a sports enthusiast there are a variety of spectator and participant events to meet a wide range of interests during the off-peak season. For example, several marathons are scheduled in the San Diego vicinity, and it’s a great time of the year to be a runner as the weather and scenery provide an optimum experience whether you’re new to the marathon scene, or a seasoned veteran. Plus, there are plenty of other attractions in the area so it’s fun for the whole family. Knott’s Berry Farm, the Air and Space Museum, Sea World, and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are just a few of the local attractions that offer exciting and affordable day ventures.
Finally, because there are less tourists visiting the area during the winter months, many hotels offer great deals. One such place is the Ocean Park Inn. Located just steps from the sand in sunny Pacific Beach, the Inn is the perfect place for you to enjoy all that San Diego has to offer. Ocean Park Inn offers many amenities including spacious rooms, complimentary continental breakfast and wireless internet, and an amazing value for your dollar. Visit their website today at www.oceanparkinn.com to discover what off-season perks you can take advantage of this year.
Let the ‘off-season’ become your ‘on-season’ this year with an exciting and affordable winter getaway!