San Diego Tourist Attractions
Guide to Fun Things To Do In San Diego
There are way more San Diego tourist attractions than you might imagine, so I hope you're planning to stay awhile. If your vacation time is short, you'll just have to choose from this humongous array of fun things to do.
Of course, different things will interest different people, whether you are a family with teenagers, a group of friends on college break, parents with toddlers, honeymooning newlyweds, or retired baby boomers enjoying your freedom. There's definitely something for everyone here, from tours to museums to theme parks to historical sights.
And if you're on a beach vacation, take some time out to see what else this town has to offer:
Balboa Park Museums -- A staggering 15 museums to explore! S an Diego Museums -- Other museums outside of Balboa Park USS Midway Museum -- A navy aircraft carrier with many restored aircraft San Diego Air & Space Museum-- learn about aviation and space flight history New Children's Museum -- interactive art museum for kids of all ages
Theme Parks and Major San Diego Tourist Attractions
Of course, everyone's heard of
San Diego Sea World, home of Shamu the legendary killer whale. The world famous zoo is an unforgettable experience, with animal exhibits, shows, and giant pandas!
Wild Animal Park San Diego is now called the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. See wild animals in natural habitats while on a safari-like experience. They also have shows and other exhibits. Legoland California is in Carlsbad in North County San Diego and features fun lego themed rides for kids and lego lovers of all ages. Belmont Park San Diego is a beachfront amusement center with various rides and a roller coaster. Boomers! San Diego has go carts, bumper boats, mini golf, batting cages, an arcade and a mini theme park for little ones.
Other Sights Around Town
of these listed below are free San Diego tourist attractions for
just looking around, but some charge admission if you want to shop, dine,
or take a more in depth view... Balboa
Park San Diego -- besides all the museums, a gorgeous place
to just walk around on a nice day Tijuana
-- the San Diego Trolley can take you there, but it's not such a safe
place anymore...if you do go, better to take a guided tour Cabrillo
National Monument -- there's a visitor center, tidepools,
great views, historical learning experience, a lighthouse and
more Gas Lamp District -- a
Victorian National Historic District with shopping, dining and
nightlife Little Italy San
Diego -- an historical yet modern urban business district
which has been restored Mission San
Diego de Alcala -- the first of the 21 California missions,
this one is still an active Catholic parish and has a visitor center and
gift shop Old Town San Diego -- historical Mexican area for tourists with shops and dining Bazaar
Del Mundo -- in Old Town, this open Mexican style market has
unique shops and al fresco dining Seaport Village -- shops, entertainment and restaurants by the bay Birch
Aquarium -- part of the Scripps Institute, located
just north in La Jolla Coronado -- lovely beach, resorts, marina, restaurants...take the ferry or famous bridge and for beach vacationers, let's not forget... Mission
Bay San Diego -- the largest man-made aquatic park in the
U.S., with an endless variety of boating and water activities
possible San Diego beaches -- take advantage of the great weather here!
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