• Michelle Serafini

Staycation Ideas for San Diegans


The Lakehouse, reminiscent of a summer lake home

People vacation in San Diego from around the world. For many of us locals, when we think of a Staycation, we think often think of the famous hotels…Hotel Del Coronado, La Valencia, Rancho Valencia, or the Four Seasons Aviara. All of these are amazing places, but here are four great Staycation options that might not be on your radar.


Crystal Pier Hotel | Pacific Beach

We all dream of staying in a resort with over-the-water bungalows. There is no need to hop on a plane, family owned since 1961, the hotel bungalows at the Crystal Pier offer modern amenities and private patios accompanied with the background sounds of the ocean waves rolling in. There truly is no other place quite as unique as Crystal Pier Hotel.


Lakehouse Hotel & Golf Resort | San Marcos

Reminiscent of a summer lake house, this understated resort located on Lake San Marcos is a refreshing deviation and promises a tranquil escape from life’s daily stresses. With two breathtaking golf courses, award winning dining options, and endless lake activities there is something for everyone.


Omni La Costa Resort | Carlsbad

Eight sparkling pools, seventeen tennis courts, and two championship golf courses are just a few spectacular outdoor activities making the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa a special California getaway. It will be easy for you to unwind and recharge at the Wellness Spa offering a host of thoughtful amenities. Enjoy culinary delights at the restaurants and gaze at the vistas as you stroll through the Santa Barbara styled buildings of this delightful resort.


Catamaran Resort & Spa | Pacific Beach

With Mission Bay as its backyard and the Pacific Ocean across the street, this Polynesian-styled resort offers casual elegance with palms trees, koi ponds, tiki torches, exotic birds, and rushing water features.


Whether you enjoy sunbathing at the beach, relaxing by the pool, rejuvenating with one of the Catamaran Spa’s services, lounging in the hot tub that overlooks the bay, paddle boarding, or celebrating at the summer Luau events, you will find yourself on a tropical escape right here in San Diego.