We can try and fight it, but it’s inevitable. Summer will soon be coming to a close. Luckily, we found the perfect outdoor excursions to help you and your family bid summer adieu. Explore San Diego in a way you may not have before — by water! Flip through the slideshow to check out our picks for the best water-centric ways to see our beautiful, coastline city. But, we’re warning you — you may never want to sight-see by land again.

Coronado Ferry

Add in some adventure and take out some stress for your next trip to one of San Diego's favorite hot spots, Coronado. Instead of driving over the bridge and dealing with the scarcity of available island parking, opt for a nostalgic 15-minute ferry ride across the bay. The ferry is operated by San Diego Harbor Excursion and is $4.25 each way for adults and free for kids under three. Once across you'll arrive at the Coronado Ferry Landing, a waterfront marketplace stacked with over 25 shops and restaurants to get your getaway off to the right start.

Coronado Ferry Landing
1201 1st St.
Coronado, Ca 92118
Online: coronadoferrylandingshops.com

What’s your favorite way to experience water in San Diego? Tell us in the comments!

– Aimee Della Bitta