Archive for the ‘San Diego’ Category

4 Reasons You Need a San Diego Vacation This Summer

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

4 You Need a San Diego Vacation This Summer | PC Housing

Summer is an exciting season—we wish it could last forever.

Alas, we must use its limited time frame wisely. As you arrange your summer plans over the coming weeks, you’re bound to encounter some tough decisions. On that front, we have good news: a San Diego vacation is an easy choice, and we can tell you why.


7 Best Sushi Spots in San Diego (For Every Occasion)

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

7 Best Sushi Spots in San Diego For Every Occasion | PC Housing

San Diego has way too many sushi spots.

You’d expect nothing less from the gastronomically-inclined harbor city, but still, it can be daunting. This issue is compounded by the fact that sushi cravings come in a hundred different flavors. For every night your palate craves an exquisite balance between citrus and monkfish liver, there’s another night where all you want is salty ramen and deep-fried fish smothered in plum sauce.

Luckily for you, we’ve compiled the best San Diego sushi destinations for every occasion. Read on and prepare yourself for your next spontaneous sushi outing.


San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations for Everyone

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations for Everyone | PC Housing Blog

Everyone has their own approach to merrymaking on St. Patrick’s Day. While St. Patty’s is frequently touted as a time to drink your body’s weight in Irish beer, that’s not for everyone. Whether you value Irish jigs, shamrock-inspired sweets, or even rolling green hills, there’s something for you in San Diego for St. Patrick’s Day 2016.


9 San Diego Gems Only Locals Know

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

9 San Diego Gems Only Locals Know | PC Housing

San Diego is a big place. While you can consult Yelp for things to do, locals know the best off-the-grid places, from beaches to hole-in-the-wall eateries. Here are just a few spots you won’t want to miss if you visit San Diego.


Find the Most Authentic Mexican Food in San Diego

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Find the Most Authentic Mexican Food in San Diego | PC Housing

You can hardly mention San Diego without mentioning Mexican food. Being so close to the busiest border crossing in the world means that there is a tremendous Mexican influence in San Diego, and food is no exception. From seafood to barbecue to fine dining, there is perhaps no better city in the USA to find authentic Mexican food than San Diego.

But beware, you may never be able to eat at your local “Tex-Mex” chain again after hearing about these 6 most authentic Mexican food spots in San Diego.


Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in San Diego

Monday, December 28th, 2015

New Year's Champagne | Where to Spend New Year's Eve in San Diego | PC Housing

Not to make any of you panic, but there are only just a few days left in 2015. That means that you should be making your New Year’s Eve plans ASAP to avoid being left out in the cold on the last night of the year. But with so many great events going on in San Diego, how do you know where you should spend your New Year’s Eve? Don’t worry. We have you covered with these 4 different ways you can spend New Year’s Eve in San Diego.


Most Scenic San Diego Locations to Make Your Friends Jealous in Winter

Monday, November 30th, 2015

If you’re in San Diego this winter, consider yourself lucky. Ice, snow, sleet, or temperatures below 60 degrees are not things you’ll have to worry about. While everybody else is digging their cars out of snow piles, you’ll be deciding what beach you should visit next. That means you should make the most of your winter visit to San Diego and take a trip to these scenic San Diego locations that will make your friends jealous this winter.

San Diego Sunset | Most Scenic San Diego Locations to Make Your Friends Jealous in Winter | PC Housing


Best Restaurants Near the San Diego Convention Center

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Chances are that if you’re in San Diego for a business trip, you’ll be heading down to the San Diego Convention Center at some point. And in between all those talks, roundtables, interview panels, networking events, and whatever else goes on at conferences these days, you’re bound to get hungry and be ready to explore the best food downtown San Diego has to offer. So bust out of the convention center and head off to one of these five best restaurants near the San Diego Convention Center.

Best Restaurants Near the San Diego Convention Center | PC Housing


Best Places to Get Work Done in San Diego

Monday, September 28th, 2015

No matter where you are in the world, sometimes you just can’t escape work, even if you’re as somewhere as beautiful as San Diego. Luckily if you’re travelling to San Diego for business or on vacation and need somewhere to get work done, there are plenty of great spots for you to choose from. That’s why we put a list together of the best places to get work done in San Diego, so you can have your pick of productive places in America’s Finest City.

Best Places to Get Work Done in San Diego | PC Housing


Get Outta Town: Top San Diego Day Trips

Monday, August 24th, 2015

From beaches to world-class zoos to fun-filled neighborhoods, there is no shortage of things to do in San Diego that will keep you entertained all year round. Although it’s hard to leave San Diego for any reason, there are some pretty spectacular destinations close enough to San Diego that will make you want to get outta town for the day. So get ready to start exploring with our four favorite San Diego day trips.

Get Outta Town: Top San Diego Day Trips | PC Housing

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Julian57 miles/75 minute drive from Downtown San Diego

While still officially in San Diego County, Julian feels worlds away with its rustic, old-California charm. Made famous by the 1870 California Gold Rush, Julian is now famous for something much more delicious, apple pie. An early settler brought a few apple trees to Julian and the rest is history. Julian apple pies are now world-famous and no trip here would be complete without sampling a slice of this perfected pie at the Julian Pie Company or a pint of apple cider at Julian Hard Cider.


Other great things to do in Julian are:


Ensenada, Mexico83 miles/2 hour drive from Downtown San Diego

It’s not often you can take a day trip to another country, but San Diego is so close to Mexico that you can head south of the border with ease. While you can have a great time exploring the border town of Tijuana, venturing further south to Ensenada is much more rewarding. You can easily enjoy great mexican food, culture, and nightlife here while still being able to make it back to San Diego easily.


Our favorite things to do in Ensenada are:

  • Get outdoorsy and take advantage of the great surfing, kayaking, and mountain biking options in the area.
  • Have gourmet Mexican seafood from a world-renowned street cart at La Guerrerense.
  • Enjoy a drink at the oldest cantina in Ensenada, Hussong’s Cantina. No trip to Ensenada would be complete without one.


Palm Springs139 miles/2 hour drive from Downtown San Diego

With 354 days of annual sunshine on average, Palm Springs is one of the few places that is actually sunnier than San Diego. Palm Springs is a desert town that is all about relaxation with enough resorts, spas, and golf courses to make your head spin.


Our favorite Palm Springs activities are:


Disneyland94 miles/90 minutes driving from Downtown San Diego

If you’re bringing your family to San Diego, no day trip could be better than visiting the original Disneyland in Anaheim. The world-famous ‘happiest place on earth’ is only an hour and a half drive away from San Diego has all the famous rides, attractions, and characters that make this place so famous. Make sure to also visit the newer Disney California Adventure Park as well once you’ve finished seeing the original Disneyland as well to enjoy all the newest attractions and developments there.


Our best Disneyland recommendations are:

  • Go on an off-day (a weekday, preferably not during the peak summer months) to avoid big crowds and long lines.
  • Take a stroll through Downtown Disney after you’re finished at the park for great shopping, restaurants, and entertainment options.
  • Make a silly face when getting your picture taken on Splash Mountain.


From family fun at Disneyland to cold cervezas in Ensenada, there are so many great day trips you can take from San Diego. Plus, since they are all day trips you get the added bonus of still being able to sleep in your luxury San Diego vacation rental that night. Contact us at PC Housing today to find out more about vacation rentals in San Diego.