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8 Ways to Embrace a Never-Ending Summer in San Diego

If you’re anything like us at Orli, you believe summer shouldn’t just be a season—it should be a state of mind. Nestled in the heart of La Jolla, we’ve found that San Diego offers a perpetual summer vibe. Here are 8 ways to keep the summer spirit alive and kicking in San Diego, even when the rest of the world says autumn is almost here.


1. Enjoy a Nostalgic Night at the Santee Drive-in Movie Theater

Cap off your day with a flick under the stars. The Santee Drive-in is a blend of retro charm and modern movies. It’s a reminder that sometimes, the best way to enjoy an evening is to take a trip down memory lane.

Image source: @santeedriveintheater


2. Ride the Waves at Windansea Beach

If waking up to the salty scent of the sea sounds like your jam, then a morning surf at Windansea Beach is a must. Beginners and pros alike can embrace the ocean’s call. And if you’re not up for surfing, there’s always a beach blanket and a refreshing kombucha on tap waiting for you back at Orli.


3. Spot the Sea Lions at La Jolla Cove

Sunbathing with a twist! Share your tanning spot with the playful sea lions at La Jolla Cove. These charismatic creatures will remind you that we all need to bask in the sun and dive into life.


4. Boat Around the San Diego Bay

Fishing, luxury yachts, or perhaps a cute little paddle boat? Take your pick and venture out into the San Diego Bay. Let the gentle waves, city skyline, and possibly a dolphin or two serenade you.


5. Chow Down on Authentic Italian Pasta

If food is the way to your heart, Little Italy will not disappoint. Chow down on authentic pasta dishes, grab a gelato, or indulge in a wine-tasting session. As they say in Italy, La Vita è Bella (Life is Beautiful) — and so is the food!


6. Hike the Torrey Pines National Reserve

Nature lovers, this one’s for you. From coastal cliffs to enchanting forests, a hike at Torrey Pines offers mesmerizing views that are Instagram (and soul) worthy. Let the majestic Pacific backdrop be your motivation.


7. Place Your Bets at Del Mar Racetrack

Put on your fanciest hat and immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of the Del Mar Racetrack. Whether you’re there for the horses, the fashion, or just the thrill of it, there’s something undeniably glamorous about this timeless tradition.

P.S. Check out our Guide to the Del Mar Races for the inside scoop on this iconic event.


8. Explore the San Diego Zoo

Not your average zoo visit. With over 3,700 animals, you can see the wildlife kingdom in all its splendor, not to mention the beautifully landscaped gardens. Say hello to your wild side— and perhaps even a panda or two.


Whether you’re checking in with us at Orli or simply passing through San Diego, these endless summer activities will make you wish your calendar only knew one season.

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