For pre- and post-cruise vacationers, San Diego offers a variety of day trips, all within San Diego County. The seaside resort of La Jolla is only 15 minutes north of the city center. Borrego Springs, a tiny desert town that is home to the largest state park in the contiguous United States (Anza-Borrego Desert State Park) is only 85 miles east of San Diego.
Suggestions for accommodations in these destinations: La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 12 miles north of downtown San Diego. The original structure of this 90-room resort was built in 1927 and resembles a Spanish-style hacienda. Residing on 14 acres, the resort is one of only two beachfront properties in the exclusive La Jolla Shores section of La Jolla.
Borrego Springs is home to the AAA-Four Diamond La Casa Del Zorro Desert Resort. Families will enjoy one- to four-bedroom casitas, each with fireplace, private pool and/or spa. The 42-acre resort is situated in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.