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.
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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 attraction at this bar, where specialty cocktails such as chocolate martinis are served and a DJ plays hip-hop and house music.
Twice a week at the Sè’s Kama Sìrèn bar, a rotating cast of Cirque du Soleil–type performers—aerial acrobats and mermaid contortionists—turns the open- air space into an interactive stage. Specialty What bartenders call molecular mixology: vodka-infused fruits and vegetables.
This California-based surf school runs intensive weeklong surf camps for women in Costa Rica, between the months of November and July.
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, is retro, with walls and leather chairs that glow orange.
Located in downtown San Diego right on the water in the city’s scenic bay, the USS Midway is the first aircraft carrier to be built after World War II and is now a museum dedicated to this massive ship and other military aircraft.
The shopping area has a year-round farmers’ market and a dog park, complete with a drinking fountain for your pooch.
Take an exhilarating morning hike through the home of the nation’s rarest pine trees as well as sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and La Jolla Point.
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 blue-lit bar.
This marine-inspired theme park has activities for kids of all ages, including several water rides like Shipwreck Rapids, a tube-style rafting adventure. Aquariums and permanent exhibits, such as Turtle Reef and the California Tide Pool, allow for up-close encounters with the animals.
Located about 25 miles north of San Diego, the 16,000-square-foot Spa at Rancho Valencia Resort has four terra-cotta-and-adobe casitas that house 10 treatment suites, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, complete with cardio and weight-lifting equipment and an Apparatus Pi
Housed inside the Tower23 Hotel, JRDN Lounge and Raw Bar is a colorful restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor space that serves cocktails, wines, small plates, and seafood. The bar has views of the ocean, and the handful of white stools there are always occupied.
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 Museum of Art. The massive park covers 1,200 acres and has around 100 attractions ranging from museums to performing arts halls.
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 sunset.