US Airways and United offer nonstop service from Reagan National and Washington Dulles, respectively, to San Diego.
WHERE TO STAY
3200 Carlsbad Blvd.
Nice hotel with large, light-filled rooms across the street from beach. Continental breakfast. Summer rates from $165.
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
3075 Carlsbad Blvd.
On a bluff overlooking the beach. Summer rates from $259.
WHERE TO EAT
Dini’s by the Sea
3290 Carlsbad Blvd.
Great location, fun place, active bar at night. Entrees $14 to $27.
Pizza Port Brewing Co.
571 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Pizza and salads $5 to $20. Beer brewed on site.
WHAT TO DO
So Cal Surf Lessons
Two-hour lesson $75 a person for two people, $95 for one.
4215 Harrison St.
Jet ski, kayak and boat rentals. Jet ski $95 for first hour, prorated for subsequent hours; boats $105 per hour.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido
Adults $44 per day, 11 and younger $34.