With wonderful weather year round, San Diego offers a wide variety of options to fill a tourist’s (or local’s) day! From sightseeing and walking by the calm Pacific waters to enjoying culinary excellence and visiting the infamous San Diego Zoo and parks, there is plenty to do! Make your trip to San Diego one for the books with these great options:
Enjoy the Embarcadero
San Diego has many places to discover, yet Embarcadero is one destination that most visits can’t pass up! With many popular attractions, the Embarcadero makes San Diego one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The USS Midway Museum is one of the city’s most popular museums.
Previously an aircraft carrier, Midway sailors served the United States of America and truly displayed our country’s core values of freedom, peace and strength. When visiting this museum, you will enjoy a self-guided audio tour complete with a view the sailors’ sleeping quarters, 29 restored aircrafts, and leave with a rich history about this fascinating time.
Seaport Village is also a must-see with its enchanting boutiques, unique restaurants and live music. To capture more beautiful views of the city, discover the harbor tour companies such as the Hornblower Cruises and the Flagship Cruises. The Maritime Museum of San Diego reveals the process of restoring, maintaining, and operating many historic vessels. The Star of India is one of the world’s oldest active ships that can be viewed at the museum.
For a relaxing time in San Diego, pack a picnic in Embarcadero Park, where you can enjoy the view of the bay and the sailboats passing by, truly a one of a kind experience.
Enjoy the Food
San Diego is home to the most exotic foods, but at the same time, the best American food. They have dishes that range from great burgers to a slice of little Italy to the best seafood on the West Coast. It’s all here in San Diego, so be sure to get your some great breakfast, an outstanding lunch, and a wonderful dinner.
Take a Walk in the Park
Not just any park, Balboa Park, located near the San Diego Zoo, is the place that encompasses San Diego’s culture best, with its beauty that is admired all over the world. A day in San Diego wouldn’t be complete without visiting the historical botanical building, the amazing 15 museums and the Tony-Award Winning performing art venue, The Old Globe.
Balboa Park has an educational value to it as well, making it perfect to bring the family. Take advantage of the opportunities to attend workshops, classes or seminars to can provide a great learning experience and expand your knowledge in several subjects. You can enjoy a strenuous workout outdoors by taking a jog on the dirt trail and passing by the beautiful Spanish colonial style buildings.
Gain Knowledge on California’s Roots
California has an amazing history comprised of both Mexican and Spanish culture and heritage. There are several sites to consider to unravel the cultural heart of the city. One of these popular attractions is located in Point Loma, Cabrillo National Monument.
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo became the first European to climb out of his boat in 1542 onto what is now the West Coast of the U.S. Cabrillo was the first to discover the San Diego Bay, making the Cabrillo National Monument one of the most visited national monuments in the United States.
Discover more San Diego history in Old Town, just north of downtown, where you can find restaurants, shops, historical buildings and missions that encapsulate the city’s fascinating heritage.