San Diego’s Top Hidden Gems

February 25, 2021

As one of the most beautiful destinations in the U.S., San Diego is a hot spot for world travelers and tourists. The location boasts spectacular views of the water and bustling nightlife to enjoy when you want to rub shoulders with the locals. If you want to find a few hidden gems before your visit, here are a few attractions and spots to add to your itinerary, suggested by the welcoming team at Sunrise Inn San Diego, one of the most budget-friendly and ideally located San Diego hotels you’ll be able to find.

Sunny Jim Cave

Sunny Jim Cave is almost impossible to find unless someone tells you about it. As a large underground cave, it’s been visited by the public since the 1900s and is only accessible through the 143-step man-made tunnel. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and access only costs $3 for kids and $5 for adults. Inside, you’ll find a lot of unique colors on the rocks in a tranquil setting.

Miss B’s Coconut Club

Located in Mission Beach, Miss B’s Coconut Club is a great place to order tiki drinks in the unique mugs that have been served by the bar for many years. Here, you can find a wide variety of tropical rums and order a Cuban sandwich with a side of coconut ceviche. The eatery is also a popular spot because it has 20 local and microbrew tap handles, and it also has kombucha on tap.

The Secret Swings

The Secret Swings is a great spot to take photos to post on social media because of the beautiful views of the ocean you’ll enjoy after hiking up a hill. The swings are hidden in the trees close to the University of California San Diego and are accessible from Expedition Way. The handmade seats are fun to swing on and offer a free way to enjoy a unique view of the city from a place that’s considered to be a secret among the locals.

Spruce Street Suspension Bridge

Built in 1912, the Spruce Street Suspension Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that’s a great place to take your pets and children. It’s located in a serene natural setting surrounded by lush trees. The bridge is free to access, and you’ll find parking on the street.

Black’s Beach

Although there are a few main beaches in San Diego most visitors frequent, Black’s Beach, located in La Jolla, is a hidden gem. The beach is a great place to surf, and it’s less crowded because it can be difficult to access. The expansive views and rocky terrain make it a beautiful place to have a picnic or go for a stroll when you want to escape the crowds.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive place to stay while you enjoy exploring the incredible hidden gems in San Diego, reserve your room today at Sunrise Inn San Diego. When they’re looking for comfortable yet cheap hotels, San Diego visitors will be amazed by our unbeatable rates as well as our spacious rooms, stunning views of the harbor, and proximity to the best tourist attractions in America’s Finest City. Call one of our friendly staff members today at (619) 223-5544.

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