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Why San Diego is the Perfect Winter Vacation Destination

As vacationers start to plan their winter escapes, many will flock to warmer winter weather. As locals, we know San Diego is the place to be! From the weather to the holiday events and everything in between, this city proves time and time again that San Diego is spectacular in the summer, but shines just as bright in winter.

These are just some of the reasons you should save your San Diego vacation for the winter.

1. Of course we have to start off discussing the San Diego winter weather. Instead of spending your winter shivering inside, enjoy San Diego’s beautiful winter climate. With average winter temperatures in the low 60s, most San Diegans can be seen in flip flops and light sweaters all winter long. We’ve also been known to hit the beach the second the temperature reaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit, which happens more than you’d think in the colder months! However, if you do want to experience the winter snow, extend your San Diego vacation by tagging on a trip to nearby Julian or Big Bear.

2. Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park is one of the largest winter celebrations in San Diego. Get in the holiday spirit with magical lighting displays, the Polar Express, Santa, Christmas trees and more.

3. The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights takes place on December 13th and December 20th, and will feature more than 80 boats lavishly decorated according to the theme “Christmas around the world”. This year, Tidal will offer premium seating, drinks and appetizers for the December 20th parade. Don’t tell anyone, but it’s the best seat in the house!

4. From mid-December to mid-March, San Diego plays home to more than 25,000 California gray whales! “Whale Watch Weekend” programs throughout January are especially popular, with as many as eight gray whales migrating per hour.

5. SeaWorld San Diego celebrates the holidays every year with “Wintery Wonderland”. From Santa to Shamu, countless memories can be made at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. Plus, enjoy the park just a bit more with Paradise Point’s exclusive SeaWorld water taxi and back VIP entrance.

This blog post is part of Paradise Point’s Countdown to Winter celebration! Plan your San Diego winter vacation with all of the activities the city has to offer, and save 30% on rooms here in Paradise.

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