Summer Activity Ideas from 55 Plus Communities in La Mesa, California
Soak Up the Sun with Us at Our All-Inclusive Waterford Terrace Community
Things are heating up in beautiful La Mesa, California. Although our Southern California weather is famously beautiful year-round, there’s nothing like Summer to inspire us to find new activities and get outdoors.
To keep things interesting and find some new things to do this summer, the team at Waterford Terrace Independent Retirement Community in La Mesa, CA has compiled a list of activities to try. Enjoy all that San Diego has to offer, or stay in the comfort of our all-Inclusive resort-style community!
Hit the beach
Lucky for us, Waterford Terrace is just a quick drive to some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California. Pack a cooler full of snacks, bring your favorite book, gather some friends and/or family and head out for a day spent in the sand. Below are some of our favorite beaches in the area:
Ocean Beach City Beach – A beautiful beach with a bit more of a rocky shoreline that makes for beautiful sunsets.
Bermuda Beach – A quieter beach, perfect for a relaxing solo day to spend catching up on your favorite book or to be enjoyed with a group of your peers.
La Jolla – A little more north, but worth the drive! This beach is great for watching the seals sunbathe or to walk around the local shops. You also get breathtaking views of the cliffs overlooking the ocean.
Mission Beach – This long beach is a San Diego favorite! Walk the boardwalk or find a great spot to hang out at for the day. If you’re staying into the evening, bring some firewood for a little beach campfire.
Take a trip to the city
One of the best things about our La Mesa retirement community is its amazing location, just minutes from bustling San Diego and all of its summer fun. Head into the city this summer to enjoy local restaurants, shopping, art, festivals, and more! Whether you prefer to have brunch and take a stroll or shop until you drop, our location makes it easy to access all the city has to offer. And if you don’t feel like driving, you’re in luck! We offer our residents transportation to shopping, cultural events, and more.
Visit the local zoo
People travel far and wide to visit the San Diego Zoo each year, and lucky for us, it’s just a quick drive from our community! Whether you have family in town to entertain or just want to explore something new and hang out with animals from around the world, the San Diego Zoo is a great place to spend your day. Simply walk through the Zoo or get the full experience by taking a guided bus tour, hopping on the Skyfari Aerial Tram, or sitting in on the wildlife presentations.
Reconnect with yourself
The warmth of summer invites us to take everything we’ve been doing inside, outside! Reconnect with yourself by bringing your favorite activities outdoors throughout our community.
Meditate and ground yourself outside in our walking & sitting areas.
Gather your peers and bring your favorite board games outside.
Read a new book or write in your journal outdoors.
Try a new fitness or wellness class that we offer.
There’s no shortage of things to do this summer at Waterford Terrace and in the La Mesa area. We’re so excited to soak up the sun with our residents and hear all the stories of what you’ll be getting into this summer!
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Dedicating time to take care of your wellbeing at any age is the key component to practicing self-care. Luckily, adding self-care to your routine doesn’t have to take too much time; it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour or more, depending on what works with your routine and preferences. Since self-care looks different for everyone, keep reading to learn about the benefits of self care and some self-care activities from our community in Austin, TX: ow.ly/Ggaz50Khm8T
Protecting your skin throughout all of the seasons of the year is an important, but often overlooked, aspect of health. Using sunscreen is extremely important when it is hot and sunny outside, but it is also important to moisturize your skin too!
Moisture helps your skin repair itself. This comes in handy if your skin is damaged by something more serious, like the sun or an infection. A good amount of moisture in your skin also help reduce the likeliness of minor skin problems like tightness and itchiness.
Make sure you are using both sunscreen and moisturizer this summer!