There are 17 days until most teachers report back to school. Don’t despair: there is still plenty of time to get in some epic summer adventures. For starters, you can do a 36-hour beach trip for under $300! Check out our plan:
6 a.m. - Noon
Pack a cooler and drive to San Diego ($120 in gas, round trip)
Listen to these podcasts to pass the time:
Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Grab a couple of tacos at City Tacos ($8)]
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Visit the tide pools at Cabrillo National Monument. It’s also a great photo spot if you are looking for that “look at me rocking summer vacation” photo. ($15 entrance fee)
3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Beach time! Drag out that cooler you packed and have a picnic on the beach. Stay for the sunset.
Find a hotel away from the beach and downtown for the best prices. Pick one with free breakfast. ($100)
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Boat ride across the bay. Take the ferry from downtown San Diego to Coronado. ($10, round trip, plus a few bucks for parking downtown)
Walk around Coronado. Grab a slice of pizza on Coronado at Village Pizzeria Bayside ($15)
Noon - 6 p.m.
Drive back to Phoenix. Listen to those podcasts you didn’t finish.
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