San Diego Attractions
We're more than a Zoo. It's true.
Here are some San Diego attractions you might find fun on your next visit. They are in no particular order because we're a bit laid back here.
Chula Vista Nature Center - Located on Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, the Chula Vista Nature Center is an internationally recognized zoo and aquarium exhibiting plants and animals native to San Diego Bay and wetland habitats.
Midway Museum - Tour the Midway, one of America's greatest fighting ships. We recommend making this a day trip. At minimum, you'll need three hours to see everything.
Maritime Museum of San Diego - In addition to preserving the maritime past, this museum offers numerous events throughout the year. In our opinion, the entry fee to tour the Star of India, the Berkeley and the H.M.S. Surprise is the best value in San Diego.
San Diego Wild Animal Park (I know, it's part of the zoo but it's really not)
Gaslamp Quarter - Most of this area in downtown San Diego was at one time Chinatown. This name fell to the political correctness of the 90"s when the city was undergoing rejuvenation. Today the Gaslamp Quarter is a rich source of fun and amusement for visitors to San Diego and home to PETCO Park where the Padres play.
San Diego Trolley - It really is fun to ride the trolley. Part of San Diego's transit system, the Trolley can take you from El Cajon to Tijuana.
SeaWorld - Started as a small park on Mission Bay, Seaworld, San Diego, is now a major amusement park. Most of the rides will get you wet so dress accordingly.
LegoLand - More than 50 rides for the kiddies. This park in in northern San Diego County so mind the traffic getting up there.
Belmont Park and the Mission Beach Giant Dipper - An old-time roller coaster is about all this has to offer. Oh, yes, there's that miles-long white-sand beach, too, and, of course, Mission Bay is right across the street.
Ocean Beach - The hippie bus stopped here (actually it broke down here and stayed) so you can walk back in time along Newport Blvd. and find everything from antiques to head shops. One resident describes OB as, "Ten square miles surrounded by reality."
La Jolla Children's Pool - Located near the downtown village area of La Jolla, this pool was originally built for children to have a safe place to swim. Now it's a favorite sunning spot for dozens of harbor seals. You are cautioned not to disturb the seals. There are fines for doing so.
Bikes & Beyond
Hornblower Cruises & Events
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Next Level Sailing - This is an opportunity for sailing enthusiasts to actually crew on and sail two America's Cup yachts. The most famous one, Stars & Stripes, successfully defended the Cup under the leadership team of Dennis Connor and Jack Sutphen.