Things to do in San Diego

April 1, 2007

Some folks have asked for suggestions on things to do here, so we’ve put together a short list below:

San Diego Zoo – Obviously a favorite. You can spend anywhere from an hour to a whole day here.

San Diego Wild Animal Park – Run by the zoo, it is very cool but a much different feel from the zoo. There are many more wide open spaces with a “safari” feel.

Sea World – Multiple marine life exhibits, including their star Shamu. Many other activities including a water park for the kids, rides and shows.

Legoland – Amazing displays built out of actual legos, including a scale model of Las Vegas that just opened this week. Rides are appropriate for kids 5-12 years old.

Beaches – Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, or our favorite La Jolla Shores. Torrey Pines State Park is also great for hiking above the cliffs along the ocean.

Balboa Park – The location of the zoo, but there are also many museums and open park land.

Seaport Village and Old Town – These are both a bit “touristy” but have fun shops and restaurants to explore.

Coronado – Just across the Coronado Bay Bridge from downtown, many cool restaurants, shops, and the historic Hotel Del Coronado.

Tijuana – For those who want to go south of the border, Tijuana is about a 30 minute drive. Don’t call us for bail money…

Wine Tasting – There are many great wineries in Temecula, too many to list here but Wilson Creek is one of our favorites! The Orfilia Winery in Escondido is good too, and a little closer to SD.

Los Angeles – Too many to list, including Disneyland, Six Flags, and more just two hours away.

Getting around:

The easiest way is by car, but there are several alternatives:

Balboa Park Tram: This is a “trolley” that visits many different tourist destinations
Old Town Trolley: Similar to Baloa Park Tram, provides “on and off” service to many locations.
San Diego trolley: San Diego’s version of the subway. Somewhat limited in destinations, it is fairly dependable where it does go. Good alternative for going to Tijuana.

Hope this helps. Have fun!

One comment

  1. Thanks for sharing. I’m planning to visit San Diego this November. Thanks again!!

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