San Diego is one of the largest city in the United States and sometimes referred to “America’s Finest City”. Famous for having the best of accommodations and great hotels, warm beaches, lovely weather, residents known for their welcoming attitudes and loads of entertaining activities, San Diego is among the loveliest travel destination for tourists all over the world. There are lots fun filled activities as well as amazing hotels located in exactly the right places. When it comes to having the best of fun with friends and families, San Diego is a perfect destination, regardless of what you are in need of – a place to relax and unwind, outdoor activities, nightlife or attractions. There are over 70 miles of outstanding beaches in this magnificent bay. San Diego offers people of all ages the opportunity to have the fun of their life from biking to kayaking to surfing etc. Below is a list of fun things to do and places to visit whenever you are in this great and fun filled city.
San Diego Zoo
Home to over 4,000 endangered animals which represents over 800 species and sub species, San Diego zoo is a renowned zoo covering a space of 100 acres with the best of botanical and animal collection. It is one of the places for family fun in San Diego. From the zoo’s entrance, you’ll find elephants, monkeys, flamingos, koala bears. If you would love to see the polar bears, you’ll have to take the Skyfari Aerial Tram which offers a panoramic view of the zoo and the San Diego skyline. Kids will definitely love this part of the visit the most. You can also decide to take the 35 minutes bus tour to see the massive zoo. You can visit the Children’s Zoo sited close to the Skyfari entrance specifically made for kids. San Diego Zoo is definitely a place of fun for all ages and offers a compliment pass to military.
SeaWorld San Diego
Home to over 13,000 marine animals, Seaworld offer guests a lot of adventurous activities filled with excitements. The wildlife are adequately cared for by animal care specialists, veterarians and trainers. Seaworld San Diego offers tourists the chance to get up close and personal with the marine life. You’ll be opportune to see a real hammerhead shark and if you seem not to be thrilled with that, you can go to the adrenaline park where you can challenge yourself to The Manta roller coaster and get a chance to fly through the air like a Manta Ray or the Shipwreck Rapids where you’ll rush through the currents. Kids can visit the Sesame Street Bay of Play to enjoy the kid-friendly rides such as Elmo’s Flying Fish and lots more. There are also loads of stores where you can shop including the Turtle Rescue Shop, Arctic Trading Post, Shamu Shop, Dolphin Treasures and much more. If you need a place where you can keep you and your family entertained all through, then Seaworld San Diego is the place to be!
Mission Bay Beach
Due to its reputation of being among the loveliest places to people watch, Mission Beach has turned out to be one of the most renowned beaches you can find in the world today. It’s got such great swimming water. It is a place where most tourists decide to relax and unwind. The beach is usually crowded making it the ideal place to people watch. There are loads of fun filled activities you can engage including beach football, beach volleyball and various other beach like activities. You can also visit the Wavehouse for a drink or take a fun filled ride on their wave machine. There is also a Board Walk by the beach where you can enjoy a ride on the wooden roller coaster. Mission Beach is a must-visit whenever you are in San Diego.
Seaport Village Carousel
Situated downtown, Seaport Village is an antiquated shopping village where you can have great lunch or go shopping while enjoying amazing views as well. You can have a remarkable ride at the historic carousel which was hand-carved in 1895. The animals one can ride includes a lion, dragon, giraffe, horse, teddy bear and so much more. Your time spent at the Seaport Village Carousel will be splendid and valuable.
Mingei International Museum
Located in the west end of the nation’s largest urban cultural park, Balboa park, Mingei is a place where you’ll find whatever you need. The museum have six gorgeously designed galleries which displays changing exhibition of craft, folk art and paintings from various cultures all over the globe. It offers free admission to residents, active duty military personnel, and students at local colleges and universities on the third Tuesday of every month. You can pose for a picture with the big alligator outside the museum, touch, climb or walk under it. For the best of arts and paintings, Mingei International Museum is the place to be.
Escape with a Flight to San Diego
By Military Travel Exchange