A SoCal Kind of Christmas.
POSTED BY SAN DIEGO SURF SCHOOL TEAM
‘Tis the season for sharing the stoke and 70 degree weather. Whatever your plans might be this Holiday season, we hope San Diego makes a debut. From delightful beach weather, to Holiday parades, San Diego delivers it’s own special kind of winter wonderland-making it one for the books. While you are in town, here are a few spots to be sure to visit!
San Diego Zoo & Wild Animal Park
Beach by day, jungle by night. See the World Famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park in a “light” like never before. The infamous Jungle Bells winter festival begins December 13th with beautiful animal sculptures, Holiday music, treats and of course Santa. This is a top attraction for families, visitors, and locals alike for an evening out on the town.
Christmas Lights Road Trip
There are plenty beautiful displays of Holiday lights are around the country. Here in SoCal, with weather on our side, it’s not uncommon to grab a hot coco or dark chocolate mocha, pile up in a car and head out for “mission-Christmas lights”. A few noteworthy spots around town include: The Griswolds kind of Christmas located along 12631 Stoutwood St in Poway; Carmel Mountain Ranch’s Fairway Village; and Stonebridge Parkway in Scripps Ranch to name a few. And just in case sitting in a car roaming around town doesn’t quite bring the holiday jingle, then the infamous San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is noteworthy to enjoy over 100 boats spreading their cheer along the Shelter Island and Coronado.
Liberty Station, Point Loma
Located in the quaint community of Point Loma, is the not so quaint Liberty Station. One of the many historic spots in San Diego, Liberty Station has transformed to be a “portal of the past, experience for the present, and promise for the future.” Formally known as the Naval Training Center San Diego, 50,000 recruits beginning in 1923 would find themselves in the mess hall, barracks, and training grounds. The present day Liberty Station, shares a remarkable tale of storylines as the buildings have transformed into microbreweries, art centers, and a picturesque winter wonderland destination for ice skating, holiday lights, and plenty of delicious treats in the it’s own take on the Pike’s public market.
Hike, Bike & Surf-Simply Get outside
The beauty of being in San Diego over the holiday season is simply being able to be outside-all the time. From surfing, to sunbathing, hiking, and Holiday festivals, it’s one of the many reasons San Diego has become a year round destination, especially the holidays. There are great hikes around town for the family and for the explorer. A few family friendly hikes include Torrey Pines, Iron Mountain, and Annie’s Canyon Trail. When not in the water, hiking, running and cruising on our beach bike along San Diego’s boardwalk and bay are our go to enjoying the sunshine (and cross training).
May your Holiday season be Merry, Bright, and a whole lot of Stoke!