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Things to do in San Diego

From sunbathing to a Legoland visit, San Diego has a wide range of things to do capable of satisfying every tourist. San Diego has more than ninety theaters and amphitheaters and many parks for those who prefer to enjoy nature.

This American destination is widely known for its family attractions, being the right place for family vacations. Among the many things to do in San Diego, whether you travel with your family, alone, with friends or the love of your life you can take a tour of the fantastic San Diego Zoo where you will find more than 4,000 different animal species.

SeaWorld and Sea Life Aquarium and Water Park are also an option offering the opportunity of a tour near amazing creatures, including dolphins, killer whales and sea lions. And if you are a nature lover and still don't know what to do in San Diego then you can always take a relaxing walk in the Balboa Park which exhibits an exquisite tropical vegetation. And for those who want a taste of art then take a tour in the Museum of Art, the Air and Space Museum or the Museum of Man.

This Travel + Leisure guide gives you the best tips for the best travel experience.

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  • Air Conditioned

    Known locally as “The AC,” the Air Conditioned Lounge is located in a non-descript white stucco building with red tile roof. The interior, however,... More
  • Alpine Beer Co.

    Career fireman Pat McIlhenney opened this microbrewery in 2002, but it wasn’t until 2009 that he became a full-time brewer. About 30 minutes outsid... More
  • Altitude Skybar

    Altitude Sky Lounge is an open-air bar on the rooftop of the 22-story San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter. Views of the city's skyline are the main ... More
  • Balboa Park

    Besides trails, dog parks, and play areas, the historic Balboa Park is home to such attractions as the world-famous San Diego Zoo and the San Diego... More
  • Ballast Point

    One of San Diego’s breakout breweries sprouted from a home brew supply shop called Home Brew Mart, and now occupies a Scripps Ranch warehouse due e... More
  • Bike Tours San Diego

  • Carol Arklind

    Special Booking: For several Texan clients, Arklind orchestrated a classic Scandinavian Christmas holiday, with an airport transfer by dogsled and ... More
  • Catharina Apodac

    Years as agent: 23. Specialties: Australia, New Zealand. Consulting fee: $150. More
  • Charles Hecht Gallery

    The gallery represents more than 100 European and American artists. More
  • Crush, San Diego

    Clubby blue-lit bar scene. A honeycombed wall made of PVC piping serves as a striking backdrop (and clever bottle storage) for this restaurant's bl... More
  • Doris White

    Excited about: Portugal as a soft-adventure destination. White’s a fan of the Vicentine Coast Natural Park, with easy hiking and biking paths.Years... More
  • Horseshoe Beach

    Named one of the top 20 beaches in the nation by Travel + Leisure, this isolated section of shoreline is located just south of downtown La Jolla, s... More
  • JEP Boutique

    Carries a small but chic collection of beachwear, from punky-preppy designs by Trovata to hipster shades by Initium. More
  • Jordan

    Housed inside the Tower23 Hotel, JRDN Lounge and Raw Bar is a colorful restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor space that serves cocktails, wine... More
  • La Jolla Cove

    The clear waters and beautiful sandstone cliffs of La Jolla Cove make it one of the San Diego area’s most breathtaking spots. Time your visit with ... More

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