NYC and San Diego are my top two favorite cities we’ve lived in, and they could not be more different. I love NYC for the constant stream of new things to do and San Diego for its chill beach vibes. It’s fun to play in NY, but San Diego is somewhere we could see ourselves settling down (if it weren’t for astronomical housing prices).

Scripps Pier + 101 Things to Do in San Diego Bucket List // Local Adventurer

If you’re visiting or living here, use these quick links to help you plan your time.

San Diego Destination Guides: Ultimate Bucket List / Instagrammable Places / Rock Climbing Spots / Breweries

Neighborhood Guides: North Park / South Park / Normal Heights

Attraction Guides: Torrey Pines / Carlsbad Flower Fields / Pearl Dive In Movie / Maritime Museum / Sunken Ship / Mushroom House / Air & Space Museum / Sunny Jim Cave / Legoland / Cabrillo National Monument / Secret Sea Cave / Hotel Del Ice Skating / Taylor Guitars Factory Tour / San Diego Zoo / Wild Animal Park / Whale Watching

Hiking Guides: Ho Chi Minh Trail / Potato Chip Rock / Cowles Mountain

Road Trips: Day Trips / Weekend Trips from San Diego

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