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Nice-to-Have Items to Pack for San Diego

Bring a warm travel blanket for Padres baseball games, sunsets, outdoor concerts, and other activities in San Diego.


A waterproof travel blanket can be useful for damp grassy areas in parks and at the beach.


A good, leak-proof collapsible water bottle is helpful for filling up and taking to the beach, on hikes, and for general sightseeing.


Don't let a dead smartphone ruin your plans - bring a portable charger.


Binoculars can be useful for whale watching and spotting other wildlife during hikes and at locations like Cabrillo National Monument and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.


Small pocket kites can provide entertainment for kids in a variety of places around town, such as Ellen Browning Scripps Park, Mission Bay, Seaport Village, and the beach.


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