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36-Hour Beach Vacation

TXTS 4 Teachers

36-Hour Beach Vacation

Laurie King

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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