Good New Year’s Resolutions in San Diego

2022 is a new year. And since the turning of the calendar page also has the tendency to inspire the turning over of new leaves, many of us are actively seeking opportunities for self-improvement. Thankfully, San Diego is a fantastic place to engage in a little renewal. “America’s Finest City” is home to lots of incredible restaurants, entertainment venues, and cultural attractions to help you get started. Need some ideas for good New Year’s resolutions? Check out the list below.

Healthier Diet

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If you resolved to eat healthier this year, you’ve come to the right place — San Diego is the place to be for changing up your food intake. Thanks to our large vegan and vegetarian populations, we have some truly fantastic plant-based restaurants in the metro (such as favorites Tender Greens, Donna Jean, and KINDRED), as well as local health-focused spots like Café Gratitude, Parakeet Café and Trilogy Sanctuary. Delicious CAN be good for you!

  • Donna Jean (2.6 miles away) 2949 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
  • Tender Greens (4.4 miles from the hotel)2400 Historic Decatur Rd Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92106
  • Parakeet Café (4.3 miles away) 1680 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Café Gratitude (4.5 miles away) 1980 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 
  • KINDRED (7.8 miles away) 1503 30th St, San Diego, CA 92102
  • Trilogy Sanctuary (11.1 miles away) Rooftop & Level 3, 7650 Girard Ave Suite 400, La Jolla, CA 92037

 Boost Your Workouts

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There are so many ways to raise your fitness game in 2022. Interested in kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding? Check in with the pros at Disco’s Paddle Surf, who can get you introduced to these fun sports at great places around San Diego Bay. Alternatively, you can give wakesurfing or yoga a try. Check out Mission Bay Aquatic Center or YogaSix in Point Loma, both of which offer classes from beginner to advanced in these activities.

Sing Along at More Concerts

There’s no better place to catch live music than at our sister resort Humphreys Half Moon Inn, which hosts rock, funk, and soul acts at the intimate venue Humphreys Backstage LIVE. And don’t miss their Humphreys Concerts by the Bay series which offers a wide variety of music and comedy sets in the property’s 1,400-seat outdoor amphitheater. This rundown from our friends at The Dana on Mission Bay is also a great concert resource. 

Check Out the Local Culture

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Want to feed your mind in 2022? We recommend starting with some of the renowned museums in Balboa Park. The Timken Museum displays art from around the Americas and Europe, while the Museum of Us explores anthropology and human history from the caveman era and ancient civilizations to the present. The San Diego Natural History Museum is also a great stop, with exhibitions focusing on wildlife, gemology, and more.

Try Some New Restaurants

San Diego earned a reputation as a foodie town thanks to our diverse melting pot of cultures. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find amazing examples of it on the menus in “‘America’s Finest City.” Check out this recent guide to San Diego’s best new restaurants from our sister property Holiday Inn Bayside if you’re looking for a nudge in the right direction. Of course, our own Bunz always serves the best burgers in town!  

Attend More Exciting Events

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2022 is poised to be the year when many of the city’s most popular events return from a necessary hiatus. Whether you’re looking to take in the thrill rides and home-grown fun of the San Diego County Fair, the high-flying military celebrations at Fleet Week, exciting pop-culture goings on at San Diego Comic-Con, or the colorful lifestyle celebrations of San Diego Pride, our SoCal events Calendar has a little something for everyone in store.

Regardless of your intended course for self-improvement, there’s no better home base for all of your adventures than Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle. Our Mission Valley hotel offers serious creature comforts, a convenient location, and extremely affordable rates. Check out our latest SPECIAL OFFERS, and take advantage of the travel deal that’s right for you.