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Things To Do in San Diego
Things to do in San Diego
Top 10 To Do: 
  1. Balboa Park: One of the most popular urban parks in the United States, this bucolic paradise is packed with an array of attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
  2. Gaslamp Quarter: A 16-block national historic district that offers visitors a variety of restaurants and shops, as well as an eyeful of Victorian architecture.
  3. Torrey Pines State Reserve: Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains one of the wildest landscapes along the Southern California coast, with miles of unspoiled beaches, chaparral, elegant Torrey Pine trees and a lagoon vital to many species of migrating birds.
  4. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park: Historic site in downtown San Diego that recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872.
  5. Maritime Museum of San Diego: This museum consists of three ships: the Star of India, the Berkeley and the Medea. Board one or all of them.
  6. Little Italy: San Diego's oldest continuous neighborhood business district has continued to be a vibrant ethnic business and residential community since the 1920s.
  7. Seaport Village: It is a 14 acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex recreating a harbor side setting of a century ago.
  8. Reuben H. Fleet Science Center: The Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park features hands-on exhibits and an Omnimax theater.
  9. Mission Bay Aquatic Center: It is the world's largest instructional waterfront facility. Every year thousands participants experience instructional and recreational opportunities in wakeboarding, sailing, surfing, waterskiing, rowing, kayaking, windsurfing, and kite boarding.
  10. Belmont Park: Famous for its historic wooden roller coaster, "The Big Dipper," this amusement park offers fun for all ages.
5 Things to Do With Kids:
  1. San Diego Zoo: Considered one of America's best, this famous zoo is home to some of the rarest animals in the world including giant pandas and koalas. Visitors explore animal habitats organized into 10 bioclimatic zones, from arctic tundra to rainforest.
  2. SeaWorld San Diego: Home to a plethora of fabulously talented sea creatures including the famous killer whale Shamu.
  3. Wild Animal Park: Come see animals close up in this wild atmosphere!
  4. Petco Park: It is spectacular in every way, combining the best sight lines in baseball with breathtaking views of San Diego. Architecturally magnificent, it celebrates the sea, the sky, the natural beauty, cultural diversity and unique spirit of the region of San Diego.  Check out the Padres in this stadium!
  5. Lego Land: Here, everyone in the family becomes a hero. There are more than 50 rides, shows and attractions!  
Best Time of Year to Visit:  San Diego enjoys beautiful weather year round with an average daily temperature of 70.5 degrees.  
Top 5 Things To See:
  1. Cabrillo National Monument: Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is located in Point Loma that overlooks the city and the Bay.
  2. Old Town Trolley: Two-hour trolley bus tours that visit major attractions such as Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Coronado and the Embarcadero.
  3. Mission San Diego de Alcala: Located in the Mission Valley section of San Diego, this historic mission was founded by Father Junipero Serra, who started a string of 21 missions along the California coast.
  4. San Diego Model Railroad Museum: One of the world's largest model railroad museums features a scale model railway that replicates San Diego's tracks.
  5. Coronado Bridge: A beautiful bridge connecting San Diego to Coronado.
5 Great Evening Entertainment Options:
  1. National Comedy Theatre: Nationally acclaimed improvisational comedy show. Clean, hysterical entertainment that is appropriate for all audiences.
  2. Old Globe Theatre: One of the nation's top regional theaters, the Old Globe continues to draw more than 300,000 people annually.
  3. Hornblower Cruises: Enjoy magnificent skyline views, fine cuisine and refreshing ocean breezes aboard a sparkling dining cruise.
  4. Incahoots: For a night of country music! Dance the night away to live music while taking a breat at one of the theme bars.
  5. San Diego Opera: Continues a tradition of producing world-class opera with brilliant established artists and exciting newcomers destined for international fame.
5 Great Restaurants:
  1. Delirio's: This is a new addition to the La Jolla/Bird Rock area, bringing an elegant setting, bold fusion cuisine, and a unique wine list to an unsuspecting location.
  2. Donovan’s Steak and Chop House: Offers a refined setting filled with upscale class and elegance. The menu showcases a variety of cuts of succulent USDA Prime steak, while offering a variety of other options from Australian rack of lamb to North Atlantic Salmon.
  3. Blue Point: It was the first seafood and oyster bar to open in the Gaslamp over a decade ago, and it remains one of the very best. Executive Chef Jonathan Hale pays special attention to interpreting seafood classics in fresh ways that delight all the senses.
  4. Nine-Ten: An evening here is not just a meal but a culinary adventure. It promises an unrivaled and extraordinary dining experience.
  5. Mille Fleurs: Picture a romantic retreat in the French countryside where days conclude with glowing fireplaces and elegant meals, and you have the essence of this restaurant. The fine dining delicately melds European culinary traditions with local California ingredients.
See Also Links
  1. Wikipedia on San Diego
  2. San Diego Visitor Information
  3. Trip Advise for San Diego



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