Fulfill Your Summer Bucket List

Labor Day is right around the corner and summer will be over before you know it, but there's still time to enjoy some of San Diego's best summertime activities. Michelle Guerin with DiscoverSD.com has compiled a list of five quintessential activities you should do before summer ends:

San Diego Staycations: We’re lucky to live in one of the best destination travel cities in America, and if you’ve yet to take advantage of an at-home summer vacation, you are missing out. I recommend taking a trip across the iconic blue bridge to discover Coronado. The two leading resorts – Hotel Del Coronado and Loews Coronado Bay Resort – offer everything from luxury hospitality to fine dining, spa indulgence, and sea-side activities. Looking to kick it up a notch? Click here for some more adventurous staycation options!

Warm Weather Shopping: While mall stores usher in fall fashion during summer’s peak, smart San Diego boutiques know the local climate and offer haute summer styles through September. Mog & Rue in Encinitas features such trendy transition must-haves as Level 99 Newport Pants in Gunmetal, Milly Geometric Print Dresses, Gypsy05 Maxi Dresses and Splendid Button Cardigans. Local shop owners know local shopping; thank our San Diego boutiques by treating yourself to a last call warm weather shopping spree before ocean breeze and bikini cover ups are well, covered up!

Outdoor Spa Treatments: If you’ve been stuck working indoors this summer, we recommend you beat the heat while indulging in a spa treatment at one of our favorite San Diego spas. Whether you prefer your pedicure by the pool or a full-service body wrap in a private garden cabana, San Diego spas have you covered. From island charm at Sea Spa to bay-side breeze at Blue Marble and countryside bliss at Rancho Valencia, every local must experience their favorite treatment al fresco at these luxury spas.

Rooftop Nightlife: If you’ve yet to party on one of the many posh rooftop lounges in San Diego, what are you waiting for? Ride the elevator up to one of the rooftops and take your nightlife experience to a whole new level. Pose by the fire pits at Float, dance under the stars on Ivy Rooftop or catch a local fashion show at Stingaree.

Sunday Funday: Summer weekends in San Diego start with Industry Wednesdays and run through Sunday Fundays. The must-try Sunday duo is brunch followed by a pool party. And of course, San Diego offers plenty of brunching and party-hopping options for you to try before summer is up. Scenesters can’t get enough of Sunday brunch at Firehouse and Maryjane’s. If you’re feeling swanky, splurge for Sunday brunch at Le Fontainebleau or El Bizcocho. Let your mimosa-fueled party spirit take you to Intervention at Hard Rock Hotel (pictured), SHINE at KIN Lounge or Euphoria on Ivy Rooftop. 

The end-of-summer fun doesn't end here! Here are more fun summer Bucket List ideas from DiscoverSD.com to keep you going 'till Fall! 

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