10 Reasons to Visit San Diego

La Jolla Beach Families -Courtesy Joanne DiBona SanDiego.org

San Diego, CA, consistently ranks as one of the happiest cities in the United States – which isn’t entirely surprising, given the incredible weather, 70 miles of coastline, and renowned craft breweries.

Discover the place for yourself during the NCA 2016 Annual Convention, March 17-19, which will include a pre-conference Leadership Symposium and a luncheon benefiting the International Women in Coffee Alliance.

Until then, here are the top 10 reasons we’re daydreaming about a sunny San Diego escape:

1. Nature > Instagram

Behold the original #nofilter.

Pacific Beach Sunset -Courtesy Joanne DiBona SanDiego.org (1)Photo: Joanne DiBona SanDiego.org

2. Set sail on Coronado Bay

Cast off cabin fever and “seas” the day. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Sailboats in Coronado Bay -Courtesy Joanne DiBona SanDiego.org (1)Photo: Courtesy Joanne DiBona, SanDiego.org

3. Find space to think

A view this serene could almost make you forget this morning’s commute.

Encinitas Pacific Shore View -Courtesy Joanne DiBona SanDiego.org (1)Photo: Joanne DiBona, SanDiego.org

4. Make new friends

You’ll have a whale of a time, whether you’re meeting the local wildlife or networking with the NCA Convention attendees.

Whale Watching -Courtesy Bob Grieser Next Level SailingPhoto: Bob Grieser, Next Level Sailing, SanDiego.org

5. Reach new heights

Adventure is a matter of perspective.

Biplanes Flying Over Shoreline -Courtesy Joanne DiBona SanDiego.org (1)Photo: Joanne DiBona, SanDiego.org

6. Drink a great cup of coffee

Living up to their craft brew reputation, the city’s coffee community has the “breadth and depth to rival any major city.” Check out the list of local participating shops from the San Diego Caffeine Crawl while you’re in town.

coffee-culturePhoto: Julie Rings via SD Coffee Network

7. Be inspired 

Learn about the epic USS Midway at Naval Base San Diego, which houses the Pacific Fleet of the U.S. Navy.

Downtown USS Midway -Courtesy Joanne DiBona SanDiego.orgPhoto: Joanne DiBona, SanDiego.org

8. Go play

Pro tip: No one cares if you’re terrible when you’re on a course this beautiful.

Torrey Pines Golf Course at Sunset -Courtesy SanDiego.orgPhoto: Torrey Pines Golf Course, SanDiego.org

9. Chill out

Go ahead and catch some waves – or just soak in the laid back surfer vibes.

Pacific Beach Crystal Pier Surfers -Courtesy Joanne DiBona SanDiego.org
Photo: Joanne DiBona SanDiego.org

10.  Get comfortable

Visit the iconic Hotel del Coronado, official home of the NCA 2016 Annual Convention.

Del_Aerial_1600x1067Photo: Hotel del Coronado

 

What’s your favorite thing about San Diego? Share your recommendations in the comments! 

 

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