San Diego has an array of activities that visitors young and old will enjoy. Below are some of the most popular:
This theme park includes live sea animals, rides and shows with special attractions like “Shamu Close-Up”, “Penguin Encounter” and “Manatee Rescue”. Great for kids of all ages.
•San Diego Zoo: http://www.sandiegozoo.org/
The 100-acre Zoo is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. It is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.
•Balboa Park: http://www.balboapark.org/
The nation's largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction.
•Gaslamp District: http://www.gaslamp.org/
Vibrant, eclectic, and endlessly entertaining, the Gaslamp Quarter covers more than 16 city blocks of downtown San Diego, with hundreds of specialty shops and dozens of trendy restaurants, bars and avant-garde playhouses.
•Old Town: http://www.oldtownsandiego.org/
Historic Old Town is nestled in heart of San Diego, with over 150 restaurants, shops, and historical sites. Old Town, the Birthplace of California, is just a short walk from the San Diego Trolley Transit Center and a short drive from most San Diego destinations.
•Mission Bay: http://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/parks/missionbay/index.shtml
Mission Bay Park is the largest man-made aquatic park in the country, consisting of 4,235 acres, approximately 46% land and 54% water. The park offers a wide range of recreational activities including paths for walking and jogging, and playgrounds for children. It is one of San Diego's most popular locations to fly a kite, picnic or sail a model yacht.
At LEGOLAND® California everyone in the family becomes a hero on more than 50 super rides, shows and attractions! There's fun for everyone, including even the youngest guest. Areas include “Fun Land”, “Land of Adventure”, “Pirate Shores” and “Castle Hill”.