San Diego Mancation

San Diego is an awesome place for guys to have a great “just the boys” adventure. It has a lively flavor that will appeal to males of any age, but especially those who have the stamina to hang out and exert some real energy. Its temperate climate and extensive beaches are renowned, so it is an attractive destination much of the year.

If you love golf, San Diego is the place for you. Boasting more than 90 golf courses, it provides the player with every imaginable location. Whether you prefer ocean, mountain or desert, the climate is such that you can play year round. The gorgeous views and the world-renowned reputation make it a delight for golfers. The course at Torrey Pines -- one of the municipal courses -- is home to the Open PGA Tour event held annually. Other municipal courses are Balboa Park and Mission Bay.

Maybe fishing is your passion; San Diego provides deep sea fishing in the waters of California and Baja, Mexico. Or you might want to try a shark fishing charter where you have the opportunity to catch blue shark, mako and thresher. While the shark fishing is catch and release, it is an experience you will never forget. Learn about the sport and the sharks themselves. Do not be intimidated by others who appear to have more experience. After going over emergency and safety information, remember the kid in you and just have fun!

The absolute best in mancation adventure is paragliding or hang gliding. The two are similar in nature, but slightly different in their execution. Neither is motorized and both rely on the wind. In paragliding, you are harnessed into a chair-like apparatus that is strapped to a parachute, and you use ropes to guide your flight. However, hang gliding requires that you lie face down. The heavier hang glider requires stronger wind gusts than the lighter-weight para-glider. Because both sports require more than the average skill, it is wise to fly in tandem with an instructor, or if you choose, take a class to become proficient enough to solo. The weather is the best indicator of whether you can fly or not, so it is a good idea to check wind conditions before you go.

Another great activity is the speed boat adventure tour. You get to man your own speed boat -- and carry along a couple friends -- while a trained guide communicates with you via a two-way system. Whether slowly cruising the harbor or taking off like a jet ski, you will have an exhilarating experience that is sure to impress the ladies back home.

The challenges and adventures San Diego has to offer is a mancation dream. At the end of a day of exciting experiences, you might want to relax with a good cigar. Cigar bars have become popular since the 1990s and are perfect places to wind down at the end of a day of manly exploits. For a more laid-back ending to your vacation -- and before you head back to the rat race -- try a cigar bar where you can have a drink and savor the satisfying aroma of premium cigars while engaging in conversation with fellow aficionados.