Our new tour combines all the best things about living in San Diego:
First, we will SUP in the San Diego Bay and stop for photos under the Coronado Bridge; and cheers with a local craft beer for our paddlers that are 21+ years old. The Bay is generally calm and a great place to learn how to SUP. You can easily paddle around on your knees and then if/when you feel comfortable you can graduate to a standing position.
After SUP we'll dust off the sand and load up into a DD van; complimentary craft beer provided for the ride. Then we'll drive over the Coronado Bridge to visit a couple local Indie breweries to give you a taste of what our world-class San Diego brewers are brewing these days.
Tours start and end at Tidelands Park in Coronado. However, we can arrange round trip transportation to Tidelands Park for a small fee (less or equal to what you would pay to uber).
For groups of 1-5 we offer this 3 hour tour for $70 (+ cost of beer and food, optional), you can buy tickets here though on Airbnb Experiences or you can contact me directly.... CALL BREANNA AT 760-383-1717 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE A RESERVATION.
For groups of 6 or more we can customize this experience specific to your tastes, time-frame, and budget. Tours inclusive of food and beer are available too.
Your Tour Operators will be Vicki Carson of SUP Coronado and Breanna Frazier of The DD Van & Brewery Tours San Diego ***note: there may be certain days where Vicki or Bre will be replaced by a different SUP instructor***. They have each had 10 years experience in the San Diego tourism industry and aim to provide professional, educational, and fun experiences. They both operate licensed and compliant businesses.
Mission Beach and Pacific Beach are two different places. A lot of times tourists ask us to take them to Mission Beach but what they really want is Pacific Beach (or vice versa); and then they end up calling another taxi or walking 40 minutes to get to where they want to go.
Yes, Mission Beach is a great beach and there are a few great spots to grab a drink or burger, but Pacific Beach and North Pacific Beach offer a larger restaurant and bar scene.
Then, to confuse things even more, there's also Mission Bay.
Here are the highlights for Mission Beach, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach (PB), and North Pacific Beach (North PB):
The Catamaran Hotel - 3999 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
For a spot to catch a Sunset or watch the fireworks the best family Beach Bar is the Catamaran. It does have a flair for the islands and there are colorful fish and birds everywhere.
The Hotel del Coronado - 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
The Hotel Del is a historic beachfront hotel in the city of Coronado, just across the San Diego Bay from San Diego, California. It is one of the few surviving examples of an American architectural genre: the wooden Victorian beach resort. It is the second largest wooden structure in the United States (after the Tillamook Air Museum in Tillamook, Oregon) and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977 and a California Historical Landmark in 1970.
During the winter holiday season you can actually ice skate while the sun sets!
Sunset Cliffs - Ocean Beach
A drive along sunset cliffs at any time of day is breathtaking but add a sunset and your heart will jump around. There are spots to pull over and get out of the car (or DD Limo, wink wink) along the route. Warning: Be careful walking on the cliffs as there are no guard rails and tourists have fallen to their deaths taking pictures. Go up the hill to Catalina Blvd (Point Loma) and you will have a beautiful view of the sunset reflecting off the glass-windowed-buildings that are the Downtown San Diego Skyline.
Absolutely Not to be missed… The San Diego Zoo
This year the zoo is celebrating 100 years of pure enjoyment to delight folks of all ages. With specially designed habitat exhibits you can experience a worldly assortment of all the animals as well as a petting zoo for even our smallest visitors. There are many places to dine in the park that suits budgets for all families as well as Rock Star behind the scene experiences. If you have time, the zoo is located in Balboa Park and a wonderful carousel from 1906 sits just outside the entrance.
Address: 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
S’MORES ON THE BEACH
A beach bonfire is a time honored tradition California residents and visitors have enjoyed for many years. Most beaches and the bay provide fire pits for free on a first come first served basis and you bring the wood. Call your friends and family sing a song around the bonfire and make s’mores! Please do not forget to extinguish your fire before you leave.
If it is raining outside (which it usually isn't) find a fireplace!