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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!

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One comment

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



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