Pacific Beach Walk (Self Guided), San Diego

With year-round sunshine, a beautiful blue ocean to stare at and lively boardwalks to navigate, Pacific Beach offers superb seaside experiences. If you are into sports, rent surfboards and body boards and get out on the water. Even if you’re a novice and don’t know one end of a board from another, don’t worry. You’ll be able to sign up to lessons to get you confidently riding the waves in no time at all. Those who like to keep their feet on dry land can rent rollerblades and bicycles from shops near Crystal Pier. Then go for a walk along the Pacific Beach Boardwalk.

Pop into its shops and then relax in a bar or restaurant. As you will notice by spending any amount of time at Pacific Beach, this laidback location attracts a mix of families, students, beach bums, sporty types and young professionals. Travel a few blocks west of Pacific Beach for the collection of craft galleries, surf shops and taco stands. Here, you can also marvel at the mix of architectural styles, where 1930s-style beachfront cottages are right next to luxury condos.

At night, some of Pacific Beach's bars stay open until late. Whether you want to have fun and play all day and then party hard to the small hours, Pacific Beach will have what you’re looking for. The area is as cool as the ocean breeze that gently blows through it.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Pacific Beach Walk Map

Guide Name: Pacific Beach Walk
Guide Location: USA » San Diego
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: naomi

Walking Tours in San Diego, California

Create Your Own Walk in San Diego

Create Your Own Walk in San Diego

Creating your own self-guided walk in San Diego is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Embarcadero Marina Walking Tour

Embarcadero Marina Walking Tour

Adjacent to downtown San Diego and the Big Bay, Embarcadero Marina is a testament to the region's colorful maritime heritage, offering several outstanding ship museums, vibrant waterfront shopping and dining, and pristine views of the city skyline. Its numerous amenities make it the perfect place for a self-guided walk on your San Diego itinerary.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Historic Gaslamp District Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Top Museums Walking Tour

Top Museums Walking Tour

San Diego has over 90 amazing museums. They reflect the wide variety and interests of the region. The museums present a broad range of collections from classic to contemporary art and from natural history to science. Take this self guided walking tour to explore some of the best known museums in San Diego.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
Old Town Walking Tour

Old Town Walking Tour

Dubbed as "The Birthplace of California", Old Town San Diego claims to be the first European settlement on the West Coast of the present-day United States and thus, has a long and rich history. It is a charming and happening part of city to stroll around leisurely, with amazing 19th-century houses and lots of local merchants selling unique handicraft items – not to mention the many...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
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Balboa Park Walking Tour

Named after the Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Balboa Park is one of the largest cultural parks in USA. The park features 15 famous museums, wonderful gardens, renowned cultural venues and the San Diego Zoo. It is a must see attraction in San Diego and plays host to a constant stream of plays, musicals, museum exhibitions and live concerts. Take this self guided walking tour to discover...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles

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