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10 Things to Do in San Diego if You’re Having a Bad Day

Here’s How to Cure the Bad Day Blues and Bust Your Quarantine Boredom

In the midst of a pandemic, feelings of boredom, anxiety and depression are common. Whether it’s a hectic day of working from home or you’re feeling downright antsy, it’s essential to find ways to put your mind at ease. Luckily in San Diego, there’s a thousand things you can do to get your serotonin flowing! We’ve come up with a list of things to do to help you get out of the house (safely) and switch up your daily quar-routine. Things to Do San Diego


1 | Have Yourself a Spa Day

Sunny’s Spa and Beauty Lounge at The Seabird

Nothing is better than treating yourself to a “me day” when you’re down in the dumps. Relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at this waterfront spa at The Seabird Resort in Oceanside. Cozy up in a fluffy robe, grab a glass of champagne and recline on the balcony daybed with glistening views of the water while you await your therapist. If you’re looking for not only a treatment but an experience, reserve the three-part Soul Ritual to refresh and reconnect with yourself. Encompassing your whole body, the Soul Ritual begins with a personalized aromatherapy sound bath. The echoing sounds will soothe and quiet your mind before the meditative body scrub that follows. With special attention to your scalp, hands and feet, the calming, 60-minute, full body massage makes up part two of this sensory treatment. The grand finale features a thermal blanket body wrap with a tranquil neck and shoulder massage.

After you’ve primped and pampered yourself, mosey on over to The Cove and experience The Seabird’s take on a classic, Mediterranean grotto with a lavender-infused dry sauna, cool mint mist shower and heated marble seating. You’re sure to walk out of Sunny’s Spa feeling reinvigorated, renewed and without a care in the world!

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2 | Head to the Shore Things to Do San Diego

San Diego is known for its beautiful coastline! Once you’re off work, grab a sweatshirt and head down to Pacific Beach or the La Jolla Shores and take a leisurely stroll on the sand. After all, there is nothing a little vitamin sea can’t fix!

3 | Take an Online Yoga Class

RA Yoga

Get your blood flowing and set your mind straight with a virtual yoga class! RA Yoga offers a variety of live classes from Vinyasa to Yogalates. Exercise in general is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety, so no matter what kind of workout you choose, you’re bound to feel better afterwards.

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4 | Order a Cocktail Kit

You & Yours Distilling Co., Latchkey Brewing Co.

Take your at-home happy hour to the next level with one of You & Yours Distilling Co.’s to-go cocktails. All of their delicious drinks come in two sizes, 16 (2-3 cocktails) or 32 (4-5 cocktails) ounces, and are filled with freshly juiced produce and Y&Y spirits! If you consider yourself more of a beer drinker, Latchkey Brewing Co. offers crowlers of locally brewed beer to go. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, you can enjoy a pint on their patio with the purchase of a meal from one of their on-site food trucks.

You & Yours Distilling Co.
1495 G St
San Diego, CA 92101

Latchkey Brewing Co.
1795 Hancock St
San Diego, CA 92110


5| Grab a Coffee Things to Do San Diego

James Coffee Co.

Every good day starts with a cup of joe. Head to James Coffee Co. for a handcrafted signature beverage that is sure to put some pep in your step! From the spicy Mexican mocha to the sweet honey cinnamon latte, James Coffee Co. is the perfect place for a morning pick-me-up. You can also place your order to-go or even have it delivered to your doorstep!

James Coffee Co.
Locations: Little Italy, North Park, Bankers Hill

6 | Stream a Virtual Concert Things to Do San Diego

Seaport Village

We are all missing the magic of live music right about now. Lucky for us, downtown’s Seaport Village has launched a new streaming channel featuring weekly concerts, performances, workshops and more! Get the concert experience from the comfort of your home via Seaport Streams. For a full list of upcoming virtual performances, click here

Seaport Village
849 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101


7 | Indulge in a Spa Day Things to Do San Diego

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Nothing like a spa day to ease your stress! The Catamaran Spa at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is the perfect place to go when you need a peaceful escape. The spa offers a wide selection of pampering treatments from aromatherapy massages and detox wraps to personalized facials and pedicures.

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
3999 Mission Blvd 
San Diego, CA 92109


8 | Bike Along the Beach

If you’re ever in Downtown La Jolla, you can’t help but notice the waves crashing on the beautiful La Jolla shores. Go grab your bike and ride along the shore during sunset; the view is surreal. Stop by the La Jolla Cove and pay a visit to the sea lions while you’re at it. Getting in touch with nature is a great way to take your mind off of things!


9 | Raise a Glass Things to Do San Diego

Miss B’s Coconut Club

It’s called “happy hour” for a reason! Grab your quarantine pals and enjoy tropical drinks and Carribean-inspired bites on Miss B’s Coconut Club’s open-air patio. Having something to look forward to at the end of the week will lift your spirits and give you extra motivation.

Miss B’s Coconut Club
3704 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109


10 | Snag a Sweet Treat

Le Parfait Paris

Treat yourself to a tasty box of assorted macarons from Le Parfait Paris. With flavors like lavender honey, Italian espresso and campfire s’mores, you’re sure to leave with a smile on your face. Order a box to go and share them with your family or roommates!

Le Parfait Paris
Locations: Gaslamp Quarter, Liberty Public Market, Mission Valley


11 | Enjoy A Sunset With Your “Buds”


Head to Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma and catch a gorgeous sunset. Be sure to stop by Klover—one of San Diego’s top cannabis dispensaries—and pick up some tinctures, edibles or prerolls. This cannabis company strives to educate the community on marijuana and its many properties while also utilizing their massive space to help develop and display the burgeoning art scene in the San Diego/Tijuana area. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the budtenders at Klover can help you find the perfect strain to help you relax and enjoy a perfect SoCal sunset.

3500 Estudillo St
San Diego, CA 92110

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