Pacific Beach Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 98%Family Travelers
- 51%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (16)
- Pacific BeachMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversNov 08, 2013
The beaches back in the Bay Area are no contest to the ones here. The weather is so nice that even if it's a little windy, you don't have to bundle yourself up when you walk around. Couldn't help but notice the board at the lifeguard building saying that the water temperature was in the 70s. If that's not enough incentive to make you wanna strip down and get in the water, then I don't know what is! As you walk around, you'll see nice hotels, a pier area, a few shops, bars, and restaurants along the way. I was able to get good parking both of the times I came here, seeing as I came during the morning. I'd love to check out the night life one day. It would also be cool to ride a bike down here. Watching the other visitors made me wonder if I could still do it. I guess I'll have to find out...
- Pacific BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Apr 11, 2013
Amazing part of San Diego. If you are young and ready to party this is an even better part of San Diego to come visit. Check out Garnet Street for all the bars and restaurants. Check out Mission blvd for beach rentals and more restaurants. The beach will be crowded during the summer and parking near the beach will be impossible
- Pacific BeachJul 05, 2012
Pacific Beach California, great for surfing ...................................................................Grab family and freinds and firewood for a bomfire. Watch the fireworks on the 4th of JULY.......................................................
- Pacific BeachMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
OK, this is a wide ranging place - but at least if you get this far you need to at least dip your toe into the water. Then got to the Atlantic and do the same thing, or not. I liked walking along the beaches and watching people enjoy the environment.
- Pacific BeachJul 04, 2012
It seems that people either Love Pacific Beach or Hate It.
But come on people---it's a Beach town near tons of colleges. Know what to expect and search for the opposite!
I, personally, am a fan. PB has a TON of cute shops, restaurants (both commercial and Mom & Pops), bars (which I tend to stay away from--can you say "CREEPERS!"), amazing California Beach views, and parking is pretty manageable. There's quite the mix of high end and baller-on-a-budget places to choose from, as well.
I personally, like heading up to the grassy areas on the cliffs of PB. You get to scope out the great surf, gorgeous waters, and picnic without sand in your food. :)
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