San Diego locals know that the hottest part of the season is late summer. The sun beats down on us through October, and that sun can be unforgiving if you don’t know how to stay cool in America’s Finest City. Having lived in San Diego almost all of my life, here are a few not to miss spots.
Iced Coffee at Extraordinary Desserts
The term “shaken over ice” usually applies to cocktails—but at Extraordinary Desserts we give our Zumbar organic cold pressed coffee a shake before pouring over ice to create a much needed jolt of caffeine. It’s a great way to start the day.
Stand Up Paddle boarding in Mission Bay
A unique way to experience San Diego is to enjoy our calm mornings at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center. Begin at 8 a.m., and for only $28 you can rent a paddle board and cruise the San Diego Bay for two and a half hours. Just make sure to pack your sunscreen.
San Diegans have this “thing” where we become very passionate when we recommend the best place to get fish tacos. This hidden gem in Point Loma hits the spot for me—they grill fresh, local fish and serve it on top a corn tortilla with lime crema, shredded cabbage, and salsa fresca.
Bobboi Natural Gelato – La Jolla
Enjoy a scoop of fabulous gelato against an equally fabulous view of the La Jolla Cove. They feature an ever evolving menu of inventive flavors like Pineapple Basil or Charcoal Vanilla that are sure to cool you down.
Rose Float at Extraordinary Desserts
Pink is the perfect color of summer. We stir up rose wine with succulent scoops of our house made Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk and shaved ice topped with strawberry puree. It’s a refreshing and sweet treat with a kick of rose.
IN THE AFTERNOON
Hike Torrey Pines
Ditch the early morning crowds and head to Torrey Pines in the afternoon once the sun has peaked for unbelievable views of the Pacific Ocean. Best to wait until the afternoon when the ocean winds keep you cool.
Margaritas at Javier’s
Enjoy the spirit(s) of San Diego at one of my favorite spots. Marvel at the décor and enjoy a great conversation with friends over unforgettable Tequila cocktails. P.S., the potato tacos are a must.
Mai Tai’s at Bali Hai
My staff loves to congregate at this historic San Diego sunset spot because the drinks are strong and the view is incredible.
Boards and Bubbly at Extraordinary Desserts
Grab a signature board and a bottle of bubbly at our Banker’s Hill location to round out a long day in the sun. Our boards can cater to any palate as we feature meats, artisan cheeses, and fresh organic vegetables paired with signature dips and spreads. These are best shared on our breezy, open patio with a bottle of sparkling Beau Joie champagne.
It’s easy to beat the heat if you know where to find it.