Go Back  Fodor's Forum > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page > San Diego in Mid March... Spring Break Nightmare????
Notices

San Diego in Mid March... Spring Break Nightmare????

Reply

Oct 13th, 2011, 09:52 AM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 30
San Diego in Mid March... Spring Break Nightmare????

We are looking to take a vacation to San Diego in Mid-March for 5-6 days. While we are not homebodies, we are not 22 year old college students either. Does San Diego typically draw a large spring break crowd or is it no different than other times of the year? This has us concerned. We do not mind crowds, after all, we are going as tourists also, but the spring break-college crowd is not what we really have in mind. Any help would be appreciated!!
Jenny_Peterson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 13th, 2011, 10:16 AM
  #2
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 413
I don't think you have anything to worry about. I took my 12 year old daughter there for a mother/daughter trip in mid-March 2010. It wasn't a busy time at all. We didn't see any college spring breakers at all, although we might not have visited the areas they would gravitate to. We had a great time and I think you would too. Here is a link to my report if you're interested:

http://www.fodors.com/community/unit...ghter-trip.cfm
travelerfromtx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 13th, 2011, 10:47 AM
  #3
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 30
That was an awesome trip report!!! We were thinking of heading to LA for a day or two for some of the very things you mentioned!! Thanks so much for the input!
Jenny_Peterson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 13th, 2011, 10:53 AM
  #4
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 11,899
I wouldn't worry about it. There are spring breakers in SD, but it isn't the type of spring break crowd that gets featured on Girls Gone Wild or even on MTV. Not like the Florida Panhandle and places like that. A lot of it is probably because March on the CA coast can be chilly and the water is cold.
november_moon is online now  
Reply With Quote
Oct 13th, 2011, 11:08 AM
  #5
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 30
Thanks for the input. We had spoken about Florida but we are definately not looking for an MTV experience!!! Let's just hope for not much rain!
Jenny_Peterson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 13th, 2011, 11:10 AM
  #6
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 413
Thanks Jenny! I hope you have an awesome trip!
travelerfromtx is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 13th, 2011, 01:46 PM
  #7
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 11,899
SD doesn't get much rain in any month, even in the winter, so you are probably safe. We were there once in February during a big storm (big storm being a relative term) - and while it did rain some, we still were able to put the top down on the convertible most of the time. Most of our pictures from that trip show us in shorts and sandals.
november_moon is online now  
Reply With Quote
Oct 14th, 2011, 05:08 PM
  #8
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 30
Well we booked our trip!! We are going 7 days, 6 nights, 4 nights in San Diego and 2 nights in Long Beach...staying on the Queen Mary!!! Now I need to start a new topic for info on Long Beach/LA area!!
Jenny_Peterson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 14th, 2011, 08:02 PM
  #9
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 10
Hope you have a great time! San Diego is my favorite place in Southern California.
WillBrown is offline  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:19 PM.