Home to one of the longest coastlines in the country, California is famous for its year-round sunshine, its palm trees and, of course, its glittering sandy beaches. And when it comes to dream beach vacations, sunny San Diego knows how to deliver. Imagine cruising the turquoise-blue waters of the Pacific on a paddleboard or cycling past on a beach cruiser. Perhaps you’d like to spend the day building sandcastles, or watching the surfers from a front-row seat along a lively boardwalk.
After a day snorkelling or riding a Jet Ski next to marine life, you’ll be wanting a breezy, comfortable space to return to. Picture yourself accessing your hotel room through a tropical garden. You can stay on a private island or check into a Pacific Beach surf haven, where airy spaces draw on sea-foam greens and images of sailboats to put you in the maritime mood. You might end your day with an evening swim next to the glow of firepits by the pool’s edge, or with a sunset cocktail on your private balcony.