You want to learn to sail so why not pick a convenient destination to take your sailing courses? San Diego is the ideal location to visit because you can mix in your ocean adventures with some sightseeing and some cultural sites. Throw in a visit to a wild animal park and sample some craft beers and you can easily see why a sailing vacation in Southern California’s other beach city is the spot to choose to work on your sailing education.
The Weather is Perfect
It’s always sunny in San Diego, or at least that is what the locals will tell you. It is said to have an average of 300 sunny days per year. While the visitor’s bureau may inflate that number, you can’t argue with average temperatures that hover around 70 degrees. Summers are not too hot, and winters are never too cold. You can sail in San Diego all year long, and the wind is consistent.
Sure being on a boat is better than sitting on the shore but if we take into consideration that some of our travel companions will not be sailing, why not send them to the beach? Or, better yet, reserve a day away from sailing and take in a beach day. Head to La Jolla where you can gawk at sea lions basking on the rocks after an afternoon of window shopping and sun worshipping. Attempt the walk to Black’s Beach for some surfing or take in the scene at Mission Beach where food and drink are just as important as finding a good spot on the sand.
Sailing With Whales
If you decide to learn to sail in winter, you’ll be treated to some whale sightings. The Pacific gray whales migrate along the coast of San Diego, so you’ll see calves swimming along with the adults in early spring while early winter treats you to southbound pods heading to Mexico. There are regulations in place to keep you from getting too close to the whales. However, nobody has told the whales this so often enough they come looking for you. There is something quite magical about coming up close to a whale in the open ocean.
Things To Do
Once you decide to learn to sail in San Diego, you’ll realize that there is so much to do that you’ll have to carve out some time for fun off the water. For those looking to view some wildlife, the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park is a big draw as is Sea World. The Gaslamp Quarter is a section of downtown where inventive cuisine takes residence alongside craft breweries and nightlife options that range from ultra lounges and nightclubs to dive bars and live music venues.
Sailing Schools are in Abundance in San Diego
ASA has six affiliates in San Diego all within a few miles of the heart of Downtown San Diego.
Sailing Schools in San Diego
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