Top 5 Fall Experiences in San Diego for Families and Couples

Check into a private cottage nestled on the water's edge at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort.
Check into a private cottage nestled on the water’s edge at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort.

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly outings or a romantic getaway for two, check out five of San Diego’s top fall staycation experiences.

Edited by Madelyn Harris.

1. The Chopra Center

Instead of spending your time like a tourist, opt for a luxurious health getaway. Nestled in North County, The Chopra Center is a premier health and wellness resort and spa, welcoming visitors with its world-class treatments. Guests can choose from innovative treatments such as massages and Ayurvedic healing treatments or, experience their all-inclusive luxury package, which includes an immersive sensory experience. Expect personalized treatments, massages, access to their pool and hot tub, and other indulgent surprises. The Chopra Center, 2013 Costa Del Mar Rd., Carlsbad.


Experience AquaVie's fall treatments featuring ginger and cinnamon.
Experience AquaVie’s fall treatments featuring ginger and cinnamon.

2. AquaVie Fitness & Wellness Club

Move over pumpkin spice. The luxurious downtown wellness club is introducing new spa treatments featuring two spices that are just as nice: ginger and cinnamon. Guests can choose from a variety of seasonal treatments, including the Fall Warming Massage with ginger, cinnamon and orange oil, the Cinnamon Scalp Oil Treatment, Ginger Glow Hydrating Facial or Citrus Coconut and Ginger Pedicure. View website for full list of treatments and pricing. 234 Broadway, 619.557.3663.


3. Paradise Point Resort

With the emergence of SoCal “winter,” there is no better time for parents to escape with an intimate couple’s staycation. The Mission Bay resort’s new Chemistry in the Kitchen package offers an idyllic bayside bungalow stay for two, paired with a private cooking class with one of the property’s skilled chefs. $864+. 1404 Vacation Rd., 858.274.4630.


Travel into San Diego's past by staying in a renovated historic cottage in Warner Springs.
Travel into San Diego’s past by staying in a renovated historic cottage in Warner Springs.

4. Warner Springs Ranch Resort

Get a glimpse into the life of the Old West by staying in one of ten renovated historic cottages just over an hour northeast of San Diego. Remodeled to reflect the rich, rustic past of the beloved San Diego resort, each cottage includes one queen bed or two double beds, private bathroom and high-speed internet. $59+ per night. 31652 CA-79, Warner Springs, 760.782.4214.


5. Lakehouse Hotel & Resort

Tucked away in North County, the resort on the shores of Lake San Marcos is the ideal place to partake in a wide-range of outdoor activities with friends and family. Guest rooms and private cottages are nestled on the edge of the water and overlook the lake’s woodland surroundings. The resort has everything you need for a weekend away, including a swimming pool, sunset boat rides, a golf course and the property’s restaurant, Decoy Dockside. 1035 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, 760.621.0909.



Sign up for FREE to receive our exclusive Weekend Roundup!

Get the best things to do in our favorite SoCal spots delivered to your inbox every week

Los Angeles

Orange County

San Diego