The 4 Best Ice Cream Shops in San Diego

San Diego is known for its sunshine and idyllic climate. However, you might need a break from the heat when things warm up. One of the best ways to cool off is with an ice cream treat. There are plenty of excellent ice cream shops that call San Diego home, each with its own distinct characteristics. It’s tempting to try them all, but you likely don’t have the time. That’s where the Bluewater Vacation Homes team comes in; we’ve put together a list of our favorite ice cream shops in San Diego to help you cool off with refreshing and delicious ice cream.

San Diego Ice Cream Shops: A List of Our Favorites

We have you covered whether you’re looking for ice cream in San Diego, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, or La Jolla. Warning: don’t read on an empty stomach, or you’re sure to start craving a sweet treat. 

Cali Cream Homemade Ice Cream

There’s an abundance of ice cream shops in downtown San Diego, but Cali Cream Homemade Ice Cream makes a strong case for being the best. They offer a wide variety of homemade ice cream flavors, producing tasty and creamy combinations. Can’t decide on one flavor? They offer ice cream flights, allowing you to try multiple flavors. In addition to serving up ice cream in cones and bowls, they also offer malts, shakes, and sundaes. 

Bobboi Natural Gelato

To make it clear, we know that gelato isn’t ice cream, but Bobboi Natural Gelato is so good that it deserves a spot on our list of favorites. Bobboi serves up both traditional and unconventional gelato flavors made locally. The head chef, Monica Maccioni, even studied at a gelato school in Italy, so you can count on getting authentic, refreshing gelato when you visit Bobboi. You can find Bobboi gelato shops in La Jolla and Little Italy.

Pacific Beach Ice Cream Co.

Ice cream at the beach is a combination that you must try, and you can experience that at Pacific Beach Ice Cream Co. Stop in and grab an ice cream cone, bowl, milkshake, or sundae on your way to the beach; it’s just a short distance away. They offer seasonal flavors, many of which are collaborations with other local companies such as Julian Pie Company and AleSmith Brewing to concoct unique yet magnificent tastes.

Dreyer’s Ice Cream

If you’re looking for a place dishing out massive scoops of ice cream, look no further than Dreyer’s Ice Cream in Mission Beach. Here, the portions are ginormous, which can cause a bit of a mess, but the taste is phenomenal. In addition to ice cream, they offer an assortment of other refreshing treats like shaved ice. Conveniently. Dreyer’s is located near Belmont Park, allowing you to enjoy an ice cream on your way to some of the area’s biggest attractions. 

Cool Off with a Luxury San Diego Vacation Rental

If a trip to one of San Deigo’s best ice cream shops hasn’t chilled you enough, return to your vacation rental from Bluewater Vacation Homes to cool off after a busy day exploring the city. We offer San Diego vacation rentals with pools; taking a dip is a fantastic way to cool off on a hot summer day. To book your rental, please check availability online or call us at 858-0605-1497.

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