Spring break San Diego takes advantage of a potent combination of great weather and ocean views. The southern California city has some of the best beaches and brew pubs along the Pacific, without the traffic and without the hassle of borders. Whether you're planning a spring break visit in February, March, or April, you can expect to find bright blue skies and great waves. A 2016 San Diego spring break package is perfect for anyone who wants warm weather and their time in the sun.
San Diego Spring Break Image: Student City
An alternative to crossing the border into Mexico, San Diego's spring break scene is fast becoming a favorite of many students, and it's getting closer to being on the list of top 10 spring break trips. When you book a San Diego spring break package during this time of year, you'll find a great destination packed with things to do and great weather. It's also a starting point for cruises to ports of call along the Pacific, both north and south if you wish to head south to hotspots such as Acapulco or Mazatlan.
Back on land, the excellent beaches are part of what makes this destination so fantastic. Students tend to favor Mission Beach, which stretches for two miles between Pacific Beach and the mouth of Mission Bay. A large boardwalk rims the beach, providing plenty of room for biking and rollerblading. On the sand, there's plenty of room for parties on the beach during spring break 2016 in San Diego. Mission Beach also is home to an amusement park, just like you would find along the East Coast on Coney Island or Ocean City. Belmont Park, which is free to enter, has roller coasters and water rides waiting to be enjoyed.
The nearby Pacific Beach is another spring break favorite. The waves are especially perfect for surfing during the same time as spring break San Diego. The February waves are fueled by Alaska's winter storms, while the rest of spring is much more unpredictable. If you've never surfed before, there are plenty of shops and instructors who can turn you from a newbie into an expert. Spending the week surfing is an excellent alternative to time in the classroom.
After the sun sets, San Diego's thriving nightlife scene is perfect for the spring break set. Many of the clubs are clustered around Pacific Beach as well as the Gaslamp Quarter. With dozens of places to choose from, spring breakers can find the perfect spot to fits their style. While this isn't Las Vegas, there's still plenty of fun to be had. Chilled-out beach bars, dance clubs, and sports bars are all available in San Diego.
Many of the hotels provide special San Diego spring break package rates during this season. When you don't have to worry as much about the cost of your room, you'll have more money for having some fun in the sun. Several of the bars and pubs have specials for college students during this same time, too. If you're planning to head west, spring break is a great time to book vacation packages.
If you're looking to pack some more into your trip, there are plenty of interesting places to explore when you're not partying or sunbathing. The world-famous San Diego Zoo is one of the anchors of Balboa Park, also home to 1,200 acres and some 85 cultural institutions. Several theme parks are located within a short drive of San Diego's hotels and beaches. Spring break is a great time to visit SeaWorld or Legoland. It's not a far drive to Disneyland or Universal Studios farther up the coast.