Let Us Plan Your Morning in San Diego

San Diego is more closely identified with sunshine than perhaps any other American vacation destination, short of “Sunshine State” Florida — certainly, more than any other city — so salute the abundant rays with the below activities you can enjoy in the morning. From drinking a delicious cup of coffee from Better Buzz to cruising along the beach, these are ideal ways to kick off your day.

Wake in One of Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside’s Well-Appointed Rooms

Start the morning with the sunshine streaming through your window right here at Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside. In your inviting room or suite, one of 292 accommodations on-site, you’ll have a choice between soft or firm pillows, plus a four-function showerhead, Bath and Body Works products, and a convenient hair dryer.

Eat Breakfast at Point Loma Café

Sit down for a bite to eat next door at Point Loma Café, set right across from America’s Cup Harbor. Our favorite breakfast item is the Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast, but the restaurant also serves omelettes, sour-cream pancakes, breakfast burritos, faijta-style skillets with buttermilk biscuits, and other mouth-watering treats. Even better, kids under 12 eat free here, and seniors always get a 10% discount.

Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard on the Marina

Watersport-gear rentals are available just across the street, at Disco Paddle Surf. It’s so easy to reach the marina, just five minutes away, and a few hours of scenic kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding on these waters will put you in a peaceful mood for the rest of the morning.


Rent One of Our Complimentary Beach Cruiser Bikes and Cruise the Neighborhood Along the Bay Boardwalk

A great way to get to know the neighborhood is by biking along the boardwalk, en route to Shelter Island. Conveniently, our hotel boasts a fleet of beach cruisers for you to make use of. Pick one up and take in dramatic views of the fishing boats and waterfront restaurants. You may even choose to stop at Mitch’s Seafood for a bit and watch local fishermen bring in their latest haul.


Grab a Cup of Coffee at Better Buzz Point Loma (0.4 miles away)

Need a morning pick-me-up? Try a hot or iced coffee from Better Buzz, whether a macchiato, an espresso, a cappuccino, or a mint-mocha latte. You can provide your stomach with some fuel for the day also — try an avocado toast, yogurt parfait, or açai bowl.


Explore Cabrillo National Monument’s Tidepools and Lighthouse  (5.2 miles away)

Now that you’ve got your bike and are properly fueled up for the day, enjoy the scenic 35-minute ride to Cabrillo National Monument. (Alternatively, a car can get you there in 15 minutes.) Admire the tidepools and lighthouse at this site where the first European settlers in the Americas landed in the 16th century.