If you are preparing to take a trip to San Diego during the current pandemic or if you are a local, it will take some extra planning to find out what your options are for enjoying this beautiful city. While many businesses have been able to reopen, make sure to check out what mandates are in place before booking any excursions. If going on a boat cruise in San Diego or enjoying another popular activity in the area, check if you need to wear a mask and what precautionary measures are being taken to ensure the safety of everyone involved. If you need some help getting started, here a list of some places that are open for business you can include in your itinerary.
The San Diego Zoo
While many museums, aquariums, and similar businesses that are located indoors have been required to shut down, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Safari Park are outdoor venues and therefore allowed to open their doors to the public. Both parks are running at half capacity and some popular attractions are temporarily unavailable, but you can still enjoy viewing the animals and plants on display.
Next Level Sailing
No San Diego experience is complete without a sailing adventure. Enjoy the best whale watching San Diego with Next Level Sailing, and don’t forget to take your camera! Your trip takes place on a 139-foot yacht and includes secluded fine dining and live music. You can also schedule a private trip for your next work event or family gathering. This is a way to enjoy an intimate wedding or other celebration.
Campland on the Bay
For a night spent camping near the beach, Campland on the Bay offers both RV spots and traditional camping sites. You can rent water sports equipment from the marina, and there are many other amenities the whole family can enjoy including live entertainment, a dog park, volleyball nets, a children’s playground, swimming pools, a gym, restaurants, showers, and more.
While some beaches are still closed off to the public, Coronado beach is open and ready to be explored. While group activities are not allowed and social distancing measures are in place, households are able to enjoy time at the beach. Masks must be worn if within six feet of another person, and the fire pits and dog beach are temporarily closed. The Coronado Municipal Golf Course and the Boathouse are both open with a reservation.
While the most recent mandate has restricted indoor dining, many restaurants in Little Italy are open for business as chairs and tables have been brought outdoors. Enjoy Italian cuisine from Barbusa Modern Sicilian, Buon Appetito, Caffe Italia, and more. To ensure seats are available, it is a good idea to reserve a table ahead of time and to keep your party small.
From private boat charters to delicious meals enjoyed outside, there are still many ways you can enjoy a trip to San Diego during times like these. Make the best of your vacation by enjoying any of these venues while keeping your family healthy and safe.