If you find yourself walking around San Diego wondering where to swim, there’s probably something wrong with you, as the Pacific Ocean is RIGHT THERE! However, when you get tired of making your way through tourist-packed beaches, dodging sharks, and washing the sand out of your crack (especially the sand…), you should check out of some of these other places to beat the heat like you’re Dirk Nowitzki.
Tubing the San Luis Rey River at the La Jolla Indian Campground
22000 Hwy 76; Pauma Valley; 760.742.1297
Tucked away at the base of Palomar Mountain, you’ll find the La Jolla Indian Campground, where you can rent inner tubes and spend the day floating down the San Luis Rey River or pitch a tent and awkwardly hunch down in your tube stay a while.
Hiatus Pool and Lounge
7955 La Jolla Shores Dr; La Jolla; 888.535.6206
Tired of the overcrowded pools downtown? Get to the recently revamped pool at Hotel La Jolla for a mellower vibe. Enjoy the sunset and a few cocktails at Hiatus, the poolside lounge. There’s live music in the evening Thurs-Sat and a giant fireplace to dry you off.