La Jolla Mom
Evenings can get chilly, so bring a light jacket or wrap.
Pack a pair of flip-flops that you don't mind getting sandy.
You'll be doing a lot of walking, so bring comfortable and supportive walking shoes.
Bring closed-toed shoes for men or nicer sandals for women for nicer restaurants and going out at night.
You can enjoy the beach in San Diego year-round, so don't forget to pack swimwear.
UV shirts are important for sun protection at the beach and pool, especially for kids.
Pack water shoes if you have space in your suitcase for tide pooling, kayaking, and snorkeling.
Bring a casual, easy-to-pack maxi or day-to-night dress for versatility.
Men may want to bring nice jeans and a button-down shirt for dining at nicer restaurants.
Both jeans and shorts will be necessary for men, women, and kids in any season.
In addition to shorts and T-shirts, you'll need sweaters and long pants during the late fall, winter, and early spring, and a light raincoat may be advisable.