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Go Casual

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Bring a hat, Flip Flops, walking shoes, Bathing Suit, T-shirt, Shorts, and bring a sweater or light jacket for the chilly evenings. You can go very casual in San Diego so you won't need anything too dressy unless you plan to go out a lot. Shorts are usually okay for most circumstances.

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Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear Beach Towel

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Jun 16, 2004

Travel light.-No need for a lot of things to bring

Luggage and bags 1 small back-pack,or carry-on will do ! -

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Flip-flop Sandals a must f. the beaches,or just about any where around.- Swimwear.- Aftr. November a wet-suit for Surfers.- Sunglasses.- UV- lotion,etc.-Maybe a visor,or sun-hat.--otherwise T-Shirt + shorts is all you ever need.-

Toiletries and Medical Supplies No.15 Sun-lotion.

Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear A chair f. the beach,or blanket etc.- WATER-BOTTLE,-maybe a sun-Umbrella. - (It is all rentabl.) - bikes boats,Surf-boards,Kayaks.Baby -jogging-Strollers,etc.

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Dec 25, 2004

Beach clothes

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Except in the middle of winter, where you might need a sweatshirt, you rarely need any cold weather clothing. You probably won't need raingear except in mid-winter or early spring.

Toiletries and Medical Supplies Sun tan lotion, the highest level.

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Sep 20, 2002

Flip Flops - standard SD footwear! And a sweater..

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear Flip Flops or Thongs, whatever you call them, are very popular in San Diego, as are any other comfortable open toed shoes or sandals. I wouldn't wear them out to a fancy dinner but they are essential everyday shoes for many people (myself included!) for most of the year (we do tend to wear actual shoes during the wintertime). I would also bring a light sweater if you're visiting anytime from Spring through the Fall as nights can get a little chilly, even during the summertime (unless we're in the midst of a heat wave of course). During the winter, sturdier jackets and sweatshirts usually suffice for keeping you warm, but we do get weather requiring gloves and scarves deep into the wintertime.

Toiletries and Medical Supplies Always bring your sunscreen to sunny San Diego! Of course, if you forget any essentials, there's lots of places to buy from, from supermarkets to pharmacies.

Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear I would recommend bringing a beach towel, or buying one when you get here if you forget - I always travel with one no matter where I go, and it's very versatile.

Miscellaneous Don't forget sunglasses, a must to keep the bright sun out of your eyes.

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Aug 15, 2007
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Luggage and bags 21" roller or whatever...

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear it's average of 70 degrees year round. comfy wear... shorts a must. flip flops and sport shoes. light sweater or a wind breaker for the occasional rain shower.

Toiletries and Medical Supplies sunscreen a must.

Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear i suppose if you're driving bring it all... because san diego has it all. (coronado, la jolla, fiesta island, julian, corral canyon...)

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