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How To Spend 24 Hours in San Diego — The Luxury Edition

Headed to San Diego for a quick visit? Want a list of activities that go beyond the ordinary? Then you’ve come to the right post! Seaforth Yacht Charters understands how far a little luxury can go in making short trips seem longer. After all, exclusive excursions make for higher quality experiences. You truly do get what you pay for!

 

Nowhere is that more true than in San Diego. This eclectic city surpasses almost all of its Southern California neighbors in being home to unique things to do, see, and consume (and yes, we are referring to eating). For a foray into the more elegant spaces of the city, use this list of how to spend 24 luxurious hours in San Diego as your guide. This itinerary is guaranteed to up the chic factor without sacrificing your chance for a little exploration.

8:00 AM: Say ‘Good Morning’ with Breakfast

Located in the heart of Coronado, The Henry is the perfect start to your day of luxury living. This Gatsby-era inspired eatery combines a classic dining-room feel with some modern twists. Its breakfast dishes include Irish oats, the Flower Child scramble, and avocado toast with bacon (along with several other yummy choices). Feel like you’re back in the 1920s as you explore The Henry’s art deco design, plush seating, and ambient lighting. If the weather’s nice, ask for a table on the patio so you can take advantage of that amazing California sunshine.

 

Review The Henry’s menu at its website or grab a seat at ​​1031 Orange Ave in Coronado.

10:30 AM: Get Your Shopping Shoes On

While San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, a not-so-well-kept secret is that it offers plenty of luxe things to do during the day as well. Spanning 16 blocks in the downtown area, the Gaslamp Quarter is a veritable treasure trove of Victorian architecture. Originally developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this district received a large boost with renovations in the 1980s. Since then, the Gaslamp Quarter has become home to a variety of high-end boutiques and specialty shops. Spend your morning browsing through some of these unique stores, where you can find everything from designer clothing to home decor. You can even give yourself a history lesson by visiting the Horton Grand Hotel and Yuma Building while you’re at it.

 

Learn more about San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter by visiting it’s website.

12:00 PM: Time For a Luxurious Lunch!

After your shopping excursion, you’ll probably be hungry. To keep the luxury feels going, grab a seat at La Jolla’s George’s at the Cove restaurant. This well-known staple is a favorite of tourists and San Diego locals alike. Its delicious meals are only trumped by the stunning ocean view visible right out its doors. George’s at the Cove specializes in contemporary California cuisine, including fresh locally sourced ingredients and boundary-pushing recipes. Acclaimed chef Trey Foshee is the resident master of this seaside gem and regularly whips up fish tacos, seafood platters, heirloom tomato salads, and root vegetable dishes.

 

Review George’s at the Cove menu at its website or grab a seat at ​​1250 Prospect Street in La Jolla.

1:30 PM: Pamper Yourself at a Spa

Enjoy a couple hours of self-love when you visit the Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s spa, an award-winning establishment that offers massages and facials. With an extensive menu of services designed to promote wellness and relaxation, the Fairmont’s spa also provides yoga classes and personalized consultations. Each treatment room is intentionally designed to provoke serenity with a couple of tasteful additions thrown in as well. After your massage, it’s worth exploring the grounds of the 5-star Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort. Meticulously manicured gardens and the gourmet restaurant, Addison, enhance the feeling that you are surrounded by luxury.

 

Book an appointment at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar Spa on its website or visit 5300 Grand Del Mar Court in San Diego.

3:30 PM: Create Some On-the-Water Luxury with a Yacht Charter

If you’re craving a little sea breeze in your hair, reserve a yacht rental with Seaforth Yacht Charters. With flexible departure and return times, you’ll work with Seaforth’s experienced staff to create the perfect afternoon on the water. Whether you sail from Glorietta Bay, Marriott Marina, or Safe Harbor Sunroad Marina, your yacht charter allows you to explore San Diego Bay and its surrounding waters safely and in a (literal) lap of luxury. For a sailing yacht, consider the Lagoon 380 or Beneteau 473, both large vessels with spacious layouts and fun amenities like a deck trampoline anyone! If you’re more interested in a power yacht, select the Sunseeker 57’ or Fountaine-Pajot 40’ Power Catamaran for some fast-paced travel over the waves.

 

Explore Seaforth Yacht Charters’ extensive inventory via our website or give us a call at 866-392-0551.

7:30 PM: Enjoy Dinner Under the Stars

When you get back to shore, it’s time to head to Little Italy’s renowned Born & Raised steakhouse. Paying homage to traditional steakhouses with its rich, dark wood furnishings and leather accents, this restaurant offers a rooftop dining area with a truly stunning view of the city. The establishment’s chefs select dry-aged steaks, which are particularly known to enhance tenderness and flavor. If you’re not a meat eater, don’t worry: Born & Raised offers a diverse menu of appetizers, seafood dishes, and salads. Finish your meal with some wine selected specifically to complement your order.

 

Make reservations for Born & Raised at its booking website or visit 1909 India Street in San Diego.

9:00 PM: Say Good-Bye to San Diego In (Drinking) Style

For all you night owls craving a last experience in luxury, conclude your evening at Raised by Wolves, a high-end cocktail bar in La Jolla. A hidden speakeasy, you will enter the bar via a rotating fireplace (yes, seriously!) and step into an elegant space filled with a sense of mystery. With its plush seating, ornate fixtures, and dim lighting, Raised by Wolves creates an intimate atmosphere both at its bar and corner nook seats. Expertly crafted cocktails are the highlight of its drink menu, and bartenders excel at mixing high-quality spirits with innovative ingredients to create unique and delicious creations.

 

Make seating reservations at Raised By Wolves on its website or visit 4301 La Jolla Village Drive in San Diego.

 

What a day! It’s time to sit back, make a toast, and get ready for your next trip to America’s Finest City. After all, just imagine the luxurious things you could do with another 24 hours.

 

If you’re interested in reserving a yacht rental, contact Seaforth Yacht Charters today!

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