If you´re taking a trip to San Diego soon, you’ve made a great choice! San Diego, also known as America´s Finest City, is full of life, diversity, art, delicious food, beaches and fun activities. You will be blown away by the beauty and the relaxing atmosphere of San Diego.
Here are 5 things you shouldn’t miss on your trip to San Diego:
Balboa Park is the biggest urban cultural park in all of the United States. This gorgeous, green park includes 15 different museums, expansive gardens, art galleries, theaters, and is home to the San Diego Zoo. Take a walk through the gardens, sit by the ponds, and relax while taking in the scenery and fresh air. Have a picnic, and afterwards, check out one of the many museums or head to the zoo.
La Jolla is an affluent seaside community in the north of San Diego. It´s one of the most popular destinations in California due to its breathtaking ocean views, boutique shopping, surfing, fine dining and art galleries. The beaches are some of the best in San Diego for having picnics, sunbathing, surfing or scuba diving. On the beaches of La Jolla, sea lions are known to gather in large groups to lay out in the sun, it’s always entertaining to go and observe them!
If you like amusement parks, you´re in luck. In San Diego, you have many options to choose from. There are big, popular parks with many rides and attractions such as the famous SeaWorld and LEGOLAND. If you´d like something smaller and simpler, visit Belmont Park. This beachfront park is a traditional Californian theme park by the sea. Belmont Park has rides, food, shopping and even wave machines! Wavehouse is located in Belmont Park and creates artificial waves for you to surf on. At Wavehouse, you’ll always have the perfect wave to catch, the challenge is staying on the surfboard!
Seaport Village, a waterfront shopping and dining complex located downtown by the San Diego Bay, is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike. It offers a variety of restaurant options from casual to fine dining. If you´re looking for the perfect souvenir to bring back home, have a look at the many shops in the area. If you want live entertainment, there are numerous events throughout the week such as concerts and poetry nights.
San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is known as one of the best zoos, if not the best, in the U.S.A. The zoo can be found in Balboa Park and stretches over 100 acres of land. The San Diego Zoo is special because it pioneered the concept of open-air, cage-less exhibits. The zookeepers try to make the living conditions as similar as possible to the animals’ natural habitats. The San Diego Zoo boasts over 3,700 animals and 700,000 exotic plants – it´s a must-see for anyone taking a trip to San Diego.
Enjoy your trip to San Diego! Follow Dreaming California’s webpage for more travel advice for California and the rest of the United States.