If you’re in San Diego then there is two things that I would definitely recommend. Number one, do not stay in the city, it’s fairly boring, not much to do. If it’s even remotely warm there is an area about 15 minutes out of town called Mission Beach. If you are interested in nice beaches and good nights out it’s definitely the place to stay. The local bars are good, people are friendly and beautiful beaches with plenty of room. I stayed at a hostel called the Banana Bungalow and as far as hostels go it was great. Right on the beach with a deck overlooking the water. They also organise a lot of fun nights, and if you want to go out the bar strip is walking distance away.
The other thing that I did while here, besides go out, get drunk, meet cool people, etc. is go to the San Diego Zoo. Now I’m not much of a zoo person, I think they’re all the same but it was quite good. So if you are a zoo or animal lover, then you’ll be in heaven. Check out some of the pics.
Banana Bungalow Hostel 707 Reed Ave, San Diego, CA, United States - (858) 273-3060
San Diego Zoo 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA, United States - (619) 234-3153 http://www.sandiegozoo.org/