Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, San Diego is widely known as “America’s finest city.’ The city of San Diego offers abundance of fun attractions for visitors of every age because of miles and miles spread of white-sand beaches and amazing weather. The climate is just so idyllic there that the residents feel fortunate to live there and that is why it is also the second-most populous city in California. With slow-paced atmosphere, colorful Hispanic heritage and friendly people, San Diego is a perfect fun-filled getaway! Sit back, relax and unwind while you read on to discover the best that San Diego has to offer.
VISIT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO
How can you visit San Diego and not go to the ever famous zoo? The trip would be just incomplete without this tour. Home to more than 3700 animals, this zoo has more to offer than mere animal sightseeing. Once you enter the zoo, you’re definitely not leaving before dusk because it is spread over an area of 100 acres so it’s going to take an entire day. With hilly trails in view, hop on the tour guide bus or fly on a gondola lift to experience the ultimate ride for the animal lover inside you. Have your lunch on a treetop patio, grab a brew and indulge in a gourmet funnel cake from poppy’s patio in discovery outpost. It’s one of the most famous tourist attractions for both kids and adults.
VIBE OF GASLAMP QUARTER
The Gaslamp Quarter is San Diego’s National Historic District with a collection of trendy shops, galleries and restaurants spread over an area of 16 city blocks from Broadway to San Diego Bay. This Historic District attracts locals and tourists for its interesting visuals. The vibe of this area is something else. You can simply stroll down the streets and admire the Victorian Architecture, visit a fine gallery or enjoy live theatre and acrobatics as well. If you’re someone who is up for a nightlife every time, then there’s no looking further. Private cabanas at this place offer the greatest decor and sound systems, so when you head there, they will never disappoint you.
HEAD TO THE BALBOA PARK
Balboa Park, as fancy as it sounds, is considered the cultural heart of San Diego just to the north of downtown. Spread over 1200 acres, it is the world’s largest urban cultural park with incredible museums and gardens. One of the key highlights in here is the gorgeous Japanese garden meant for meditation. The Balboa Park has a sensational Spanish Architecture with low-rise buildings which is sure to take your breath away. Choose from over fifteen museums including the Museum of man, air, space and dinosaur too. Even if you don’t have time to get into these buildings, the park itself is a wonderful place to be.
ENJOY THE VIEW AT POINT LOMA AND CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT
This is where Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s 16th-century historic landing took place. The history of his incredible ‘Voyage of Discovery’ is told through a variety of displays and exhibits at the Cabrillo National Monument. Point Loma provides such a breathtaking view out over San Diego and the Pacific Ocean and this is where a handsome and towering statue of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stands proudly gazing at the bay he sailed into. Another attraction here is the Point Loma Lighthouse which reflects how life looked like in the 1800s and is open to visitors so sit back and take snaps of the magnificent view.
SWIM AT LA JOLLA COVE
If you plan to relax and enjoy a dive or swim in the easy-breezy weather of San Diego, then La Jolla Cove is your place to visit. The cool waters of his place are home to leopard sharks, colorful fishes and an abundance of seals. As there is not much sand there, this beach is not a place for sunbathing because of lots of seaweed. You can rent a Kayak and explore the cove all day. For breathtaking views, wildlife spotting and a place to relax, head over to this amazing underwater park and have a great swim.
There is no shortage of places to visit to see and things to do so your hardest decision will be to figure out how much you can fit in your trip.