After living in San Diego for about six years there is one thing that I have learned: my Sundays are bound to be fun days! After an exciting weekend of shopping and going out, sometimes there isn’t much room in my budget for my ‘Sunday Funday’. Fear not because something else I’ve learned from living in America’s Finest City is that you can still have an outrageous day, even if it’s on a low budget. That being said, here is my perfect ‘Sunday Funday’ on a budget!
I Want to Ride My Bicycle! – My sidekick for my low budget Sunday is my bike. Once it is geared up with portable speakers and a pinwheel I am off for a tasty and affordable brunch. It is unbelievable how many bike paths are mapped out for your riding pleasure. I take the path from Ocean Beach to Mission Beach. It’s an enjoyable ride with gorgeous views of the beach and marina. Once in Mission Beach you have the boardwalk at your disposal. ‘People watching’ is a must and definitely goes down in the free entertainment column. I can’t think of a better way to get from one place to another than on a bike. If you don’t own a bike you can always rent one! You can rent a bike from Cheap Rentals in Mission Beach for $5 an hr or $9 for the whole day!
Bottomless Mimosas – After cruising the boardwalk it’s time to meet up with my friends at Cabo Cantina for Sunday Brunch. Cabo Canitina is the go to for an affordable Sunday Brunch because they have Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s for $9.95 until 3pm! After scoping out a prime patio seat it’s time to sip on some Mimosas and order some tasty food. Some of my favorites include the Heuvos Ranchero’s ($7) and the Baja Breakfast Burrito ($5). After my friends and I have gotten our fill it is off to the beach for some beach volleyball!
Serve, Set, Spike – Most of San Diego’s sandy beaches are lined with volleyball courts for your playing pleasure. It’s great to get a group of friends together and play some volleyball. It’s fun, a great workout, and it’s FREE! Plus there is always the perk of taking a break and jumping in the ocean!
Daily Serving of Vegetables: Bloody Mary Style – When the sun gets to be a little too much, it’s time to bike over to Lahainas for a thirst-quenching Bloody Mary. I’m a Bloody Mary girl and Lahainas is definitely in my top 5 for Bloody Mary’s. The best part is they are only $5! Make sure you have cash though because that’s all they except. In addition to the fantastic Bloody Mary’s, Lahainas has a huge outdoor patio area that is right on the beach!
Flashing Lights – As the day dies down it is time to hop back on the bike and head back to Ocean Beach. As the sun sets, it offers completely different views as it did on the bike ride over. The cherry on top of the ‘Sunday’ is the firework show from Sea World that I get to enjoy from my roof. For those who can’t see the fireworks from their roof, you also have the choice to view the whole show for free and up close and personal at the bay. You can park at the park off of Perez Cove Way and sit back and enjoy the show! It’s a true delight!
There is nothing like enjoying a wonderful Sunday in America’s Finest City without breaking the bank! My legs may be burning from the bike ride, but my wallet is definitely not hurting. Altogether I spent about $30.00! What is your idea of a perfect Sunday Funday on a budget?