Best Attractions San Diego
If the thought of a vacation conjures images of arguments over where to go, what to do, bored kids and total mayhem; then San Diego is the place for you.
In fact, if you can’t find activities in San Diego and its surrounding region to make everyone happy, you’re simply not looking. If also, like this ill informed tourist, you believe that five days should get it all done; wrong again. It’s just not going to happen. So best to extend that vacation.
The first attraction on your list should be, the Information Center and San Diego’s is located at 2688 East Mission Bay Drive. That’s right. Not their famous Zoo or a performance by Shamu but the information center. Why? Because here you will collect all those vibrant glossy brochures and maps that provide the essential information you’re going to need about attractions, hours of operation, how to get there and costs.
It’s always a good idea to have information before visiting for information. Confused? Don’t be. Quite simply, vacation time is precious, you don’t want to waste a moment. Knowing the attractions you’re most interested in, is a definite advantage. Information centers can be hectic and San Diego’s attractions are abundant. You could spend a whole morning reading up on it all at the Information Center.
Armed with your list of “must see” destinations, you can be in and out, required brochures in hand, and on your way to having fun.
Below is an indication of the most popular attractions. A little further research online and you’ll soon have your “must see” list in hand. In reality you could spend several weeks in San Diego and still not take in every site, attraction, entertainment and dining experience, but the cities diversity ensures there is sure to be something to please everyone.
Adventurers And Thrillseekers
Belmont Park Amusement Center is home to the historic Giant Dipper Roller coaster. Situated on the beach front, this family friendly center definitely gives you a ride with a view!
Knott’s Soak City Water Park is 33 acres of unforgettable water adventure. Its attraction, Pacific Spin is an experience you don’t want to miss.
Legoland – It’s not all about blocks! In fact there are more than 50 rides, numerous shows and enormously fun interactive events for the kids to enjoy.
San Diego Zoo houses over 4000 animals from countries all over the globe in an environment dedicated to conservation and preservation.
San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park – Wow! Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Rhino’severy wild animal imaginable seen in an environment that reflects their natural habitat.
SeaWorld is home of the late Shamu, an abundance of thrill seeker rides and attractions and shows to dazzle and delight.
The Wave House FlowRider offers wave riding in a safe and controlled environment. Ideal for children.
Wild Rivers Water includes over 40 rides and attractions, including side by side wave pools.
Social, Cultural & Historical
From the historic Gaslamp Quarter, with its abundance of eateries, galleries and nightclubs, to the tranquility of the Japanese Friendship Garden located in Balboa Park, there are enough attractions to satisfy mind, body and soul.
San Diego is host to a huge assortment of Museums covering the Arts, Science, History, Sports, Music and Space to name but a few.
Water activities abound, from scuba, fishing and snorkeling to the more adventuress para-sailing and watercraft entertainment.
Relax with a game of golf at a number of great courses or take in the sites of the region on a horse trail ride.
Choose from a huge array of dining establishments, dance away the night at one of over 50 nightclubs and entertainment venues, have a flutter at one of the Casinos or take in one of the many tours offered of the regions sights and further attractions.
Then when you’re done, start researching that return visit!