How to Make the Most of a Short Trip

Everyone loves to have a week or two to really enjoy their vacation, but life doesn’t always allow for full vacations. Maybe you’re lucky to be able to get away for a weekend. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t have a great experience. San Diego and La Jolla in particular has plenty to offer, no matter how long you plan to stay. Are you worried that you’ll miss out by only having a limited time for your trip? Here are our tips for making the most of your short trip:

Stick to a Carry-On

One of the perks of a short vacation is that there’s less to pack. You may be able to avoid paying for checked bags by packing only a carry on bag. Your carry-on can fit your clothes for a few days (even more clothes if you roll them rather than folding), any hygiene products, a change of shoes, and a book to read during downtime. You’ll also likely be allowed a personal item, such as a shoulder bag or laptop bag, before you have to check anything.

Choose Your Accommodations Carefully

There’s plenty to consider when it comes to booking your stay. Distance is one thing. If you want a beach vacation, you’ll want a place located near the beach. If you have a particular tourist attraction in mind, you may want to aim for something close to that. If you want privacy and comfort, you may opt for a place that’s a little more intimate than a large hotel.

Being in the heart of San Diego may mean shorter distances to some of the locations, but also heavier traffic. Many of our guests at The Bed & Breakfast Inn love our close proximity to La Jolla Cove and the many shops downtown, as well as the comfort of our rooms and the laid back nature of La Jolla.

Get a Direct Flight If You Can

If you have a limited time to see and do it all, the last thing you want is to be stuck in an airport for a few hours waiting for your connecting flight. If you have the opportunity to get a direct flight to your destination, it’s worth the investment to take it. This will give you more time to enjoy your vacation, as well as the chance to fight any jet lag that may come from switching time zones.

Make an Itinerary

When you have a week or two for your vacation, you have time to lag and wonder, “What should I do next?” If you only have a couple days, however, you want to cut down on wasted time as much as possible. That’s why it’s a good idea to plan what you want to do before you arrive. Research the restaurants available, the shops, the attractions, etc. This is also a good time to buy tickets or make reservations if need be in order to beat the crowds, as that will cut down on some of your waiting time, as well.

Interested in visiting La Jolla for a few days? Don’t forget, when you book direct with The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla, we price match your rooms and even throw in a 5% discount. Book your stay today.

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