San Diego is already a nationally known Spring Break destination, no need to roam! Save your gas money and let Yelp help you take advantage of these local locations. They’ll make you feel as though you’ve made a great escape, all the while sticking close to home.
La Costa Resort & Spa
2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad
Preen in your bikini, take a swing on the links, or have breakfast in bed at this award winning North County San Diego resort. Locals love the mini Vegas feel, with a DJ spinning at the adult-only pool on the weekends and a spa that rivals any of our neighbors out East. For families, there are plenty of activities, including Kidtopia and waterslides! Don’t forget the shopping and dining on site too.
San Diego Botanic Gardens
230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas
Travel 15 different world regions in one day! Visit the 37-acre park, complete with astounding collections of exotic and native plants. There's a waterfall, interactive children's garden, informative classes, bird watching, and more. Explore this treasured local sanctuary and the 4 miles of trails, from bamboo gardens to the tropical rain forest, it's a day trip that will take you to another world.
San Elijo State Beach Campgrounds
S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff by the Sea
That smell of roasting marshmallows brings back childhood memories and the view can’t be beat. Cliff side on some of the finest real estate along Historic Highway 101 in North County, the campground rates will kick your rent’s booty: Why not pitch a tent for a night or two? The Cardiff Seaside Market and famous favorite Pipes Cafe are right across the street -- not to mention surf rentals nearby and Bull Taco on site for a low maintenance hyper-local vaca!
Maderas Golf Club
17750 Old Coach Rd, Poway
Nothing says SoCal perfection like a day on a top rated golf course and Maderas delivers. Rated in America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses for 2013, the waterfalls, lakes, and wildflowers will make you forget all about rush hour traffic on I-5 and get some spring back in your step. Cheers to your escape with some local suds at The Grille, located on property. It features a beer list of born and bred local breweries including Stone, Lightning Brewery, Green Flash and more.
Sunrider Jeep & Wine Tours
By reservation only, Temecula
Climb past the Cabernet into an open top jeep and cruise through the vines! It’s easy: Make reservations and grab a group of friends and they'll set up a picnic with some Pinot, help you relax with some Riesling… you get the idea. The guided off-road tours feature insider local info, back road trails, vineyard one on ones, and of course, plenty of grape tastings and wine! Yelper's proclaim: "Alcohol + Jeep + Off-roading = OMG."
Trish Sanderson is the community manager and marketing director for Yelp North County San Diego. She leads the local community of Yelp reviewers both online and off.