One visit to the world famous San Diego Zoo will make you want to come back and to bring all your friends. Situated in the heart of Balboa Park, just outside of downtown, the zoo proudly displays every kind of animal from giraffes to giant pandas. Visit their website at SanDiegoZoo.org.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park was created to give animals a bit more space and the ability to live in a more natural state. The Safari Park is a bit of a drive away but is a very popular day activity. Visit their website at SDZSafariPark.org.
The home of Shamu is also home to one of the great conservatories of the world’s oceans. Sea World seamlessly marries entertainment with education about the world’s largest resource: our oceans. Visit their website at SeaWorld.com.
A great way to get an overview of the city is to take a city tour. One of the most developed tours is also one that is quite fun. Hop on and off of the San Diego Trolley Tour that takes you throughout the city and gives a great overview of this great city. Visit their website at TrolleyTours.com.
Old Town brings San Diego’s modern roots alive. Taco Tuesday is the best night of the week at any of the well-established eateries serving authentic Mexican cuisine. Visit their website at OldTownSanDiego.org.
Downtown San Diego is small but worth a few days of exploration. Two of the most visitor friendly areas are Little Italy and the Gaslamp District.
If you are lucky enough to visit during the summer or fall you are invited to experience a baseball game by our San Diego Padres in their downtown ballpark, Petco Park. Also, if you’re around during the fall and early winter feel free to head up to Mission Valley and see the San Diego Chargers play a football game in Qualcomm Stadium.
A great day trip outside the city of limits of San Diego is not complete with an afternoon in La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, or Encinitas. Each of these towns on the north coast of San Diego County offer beautiful views of the grand Pacific Ocean. Along the way you find the famous Southern California beach culture. Make sure you enjoy some great pizza at Pizza Port (PizzaPort.com) and some amazing surfing spots.