With its proud military history, San Diego offers plenty of exciting attractions to visitors, both on land and at sea. San Diego is one of America’s premiere destinations for travel and tourism. From huge theme parks to world-class museums, from miles of beach to natural hot springs, San Diego has it all. Here are some great San Diego things to do and see.
If you love the beach, you have to visit one of the most beautiful places in San Diego: the San Diego Natural Park. It has four miles of beautiful beach, surrounded by tropical landscaping, including towering palm trees and grasslands. The Park is home to Pacific Rim turtles, redwood trees, otters and much more. The sunset cliffs natural park is also a popular attraction, especially for travelers who love to watch the sun go down over the Pacific Ocean. It is located just near the city of Pacific Beach and can be reached by a drive or a bicycle.
For San Diego family fun, head over to Pacific Beach to spend a day or two at the Torrey Pines State Historic Park. The park was once home to an old Spanish shipyard, and the main drag in the park is the historic Torrey Pines Inn, which served as a venue for many important events in local history. The flower fields here stretch for blocks along the beach, and you can visit the nearby flower fields and take a walk to one of the park’s four white beaches. Another popular stop on a San Diego family vacation is point loma, which are known as the San Diego port, and is located south of the city. In point loma you can experience the rich history, surf shops and world-class restaurants.
While in point loma, stop at Pacific Coast Highway and hike the trail to Coronado Park. The trail begins at the beginning of Pacific Coast Highway, but make sure you are driving east into San Diego, not west. The historical journey along Pacific Coast Highway will give you plenty of Beach viewing sites, including the old school buildings that have been torn down, yet still stand, and many of the well-known landmark buildings, like the Coronado Hotel. Pacific Beach is home to many San Diego things to do including surfing lessons, the famous Balboa Theater and even, the world’s second largest roller coaster.
After visiting the many wonderful local beaches and parks, head back to the San Diego Zoo and the Museum of Contemporary Art. If you enjoy art, the museum is loaded with hundreds of examples of contemporary art from all over the world. While in the museum, stop at the U.S. National Zoo for some great educational opportunities to learn about the animals. The zoo offers many exciting things to do in San Diego, ranging from the Dolphin Plunge to the Gorilla Forest. You can also view a live feeding of seals at the zoo.
San Diego’s County Zoo is also home to many popular attractions including the Sea Lions and the Pet Porpoise Pool. The Sea Lions is among the many popular shows at the San Diego Zoo. The Sea Lions performs nightly at the Waterland Park and once a year they take visitors on a short safari to the Under the Sea World, where they can swim with stingrays and feed the giant squid. There is so much San Diego to see and do, and the only problem is deciding where you want to go.