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5 San Diego Neighborhoods Perfect for Memorial Day Weekend

by Kimberly Inlander

May 11, 2023

© San Diego Mission Bay Resort

Destinations / North America

Travel to San Diego for Memorial Day weekend and celebrate the unofficial start of summer in these five neighborhoods perfect for family travelers.


Mission Bay

Book a room at San Diego Mission Bay Resort and enjoy kid-friendly activities like a wading pool, bonfires and s’mores nights, games and nearby proximity to favorite attractions like San Diego Zoo.



© Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


Marriott Marquis, nestled between the Gaslamp District and Seaport Village, makes a perfect downtown homebase with guestrooms facing either the skyline or harbor, six restaurants, two outdoor pools and more.


Del Mar

Follow the California coastline to L’Auberge Del Mar, in Del Mar, to check out the results of its recent renovation. With luxury accommodations, a pool overlooking the Pacific and so much more, it’s sure to delight.


©Kona Kai Resort and Spa

Shelter Island

On a private beach on Shelter Island, Kona Kai Resort & Spa delivers with waterfront Vessel Restaurant, Spa Terre, private cabanas, poolside cocktails and Action Sports Rentals center.


La Jolla

Explore luxe La Jolla with a stay at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, full of comfortable accommodations, three on-site dining outlets, a full-service spa and grounds reminiscent of a secret garden. Its Greenfinch Bar is currently In Bloom, a floral-focused pop-up experience.


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