Attractions in San Diego

Top 7 must see attractions in San Diego

America’s finest city San Diego is the oldest town in California which is US Navy’s Pacific Fleet and sits adjacent to the US Mexico border.  It is with 70 miles of beautiful beaches, natural beauty and climate with plenty of sunshine, San Diego offers a fun and inexpensive getaway during all seasons of the year.The coastal seat makes it ideal destination for adventures. Swimming to sunning, hiking to diving San Diego offers more than this. Consistently sunny weather, Live Music, dancing, tropical drinks, beach volleyball, classic amusement park and mouth watering cuisines this is famous place for travelers. It is recently rated as the fifth wealthiest city in the US by Forbes Magazines.
Here is the list of top attractions in San Diego

1.      San Diego Zoo, San Diego
It is one of the largest and most famous zoos in the US. With over 3700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies is the largest zoological membership association in the world which owns more than 250000 and 130000 child membership.  The zoo is situated in the Balboa Park, a destination on its own with museums, botanical gardens, restaurants, trails and open spaces.

“This zoo is first class. There are several very rare animals here (including 2 pandas; there are only 13 in the United States). The park is very well kept and the staff is very friendly and helpful.” Write one of the travelers on travel forum.
o   Address      : 2920 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park

      2. SeaWorld
This is main attrition particularly for families and main attraction in the city. There are 26 animal habitats, 10 rides, 20 shows, 2 play areas, 4 special limited time events and 11 distinctive experiences. There many ways to enjoy here some of the top points are Sky tower, Shipwreck, Sham Underwater viewing, Ride Manta Petting Stingrays, Tide Pools, Wild Arctic, Rocky Point, Dolphin Point, Clyde and Seamore etc.

o   Address      :         500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109, United States
o   Official site  :         http://seaworldparks.com/seaworld-sandiego/

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      3.   Balboa Park
Spread over 1200-acre, Balboa Park is a popular urban cultural park which is consists of open space areas gardens and museums. The park includes 17 museums, 8 major gardens and the world famous zoo San Diego zoo. Home to green belts cultural treasures, architectural grandeur, lush landscape, stunning gardens and award winning performing arts, Balboa Park has something for everyone.  The top activities of this park are Balboa Park Carousel, Alboa Park Miniature Railroad, Balboa Park Visitors Center, Photographic Arts Building, San Diego Zoo, Sefton Plaza, Spanish Village Art Center, and United Nations Building etc .

o   Address      :         1549 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101
o   Official site  :         http://www.balboapark.org/    

      4.    Gaslamp Quarter.
This is a district of Sand Diego which is popular for several entertainment, night life venues and events and festivals. Rising from the 16 square-blocks are Victorian-era buildings and sky scrapers that stand side by side housing more than hundred of the city’s finest restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, offices, residential and retail shops.

o   Address      :         614 5th Avenue, Suite E San Diego, CA 92101
o   Official site :         http://gaslamp.org/

         5. U.S.S. Midway
The USS Midway was America’s longest serving aircraft carrier of the 20thcentury. 20,000 sailors served aboard the carrier approximately and it is known for several naval aviation breakthroughs as well as several humanitarian missions. Explore galleys, officer’s country, sleeping quarters and 4 acre flight deck. Audio tour included in the admission price, this is a must see for entire family.

o   Address      :         USS Midway Museum, 910 N. Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 9210
o   Official site :         http://www.midway.org/

     6. Seaport Village
Seaport Village is built on landfill over Punta de los Muertos (Point of the Dead) where the Spanish expedition of 1782 buried those who had died of scurvy. Seaport village was opened in 1980 which is a 14 acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex recreating a harbor side setting of a century ago. Includes 54 one of a kind shops, 13 casual dining eateries, 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants, and located in close proximity to local hotels.  

o   Address      :         849 West Harbor Dr.San Diego, CA 92101United States      
o   Official site  :         http://www.seaportvillage.com/

       7. Point Loma
It’s a community within the city which is geographically a hilly peninsula. The peninsula has been described as “where California began”. Rich in nature, people and history, Point Loma is perfect your tour.  Sunset Cliffs, Harbor Island, Shelter Island, Shelter Island, Ocean Beach, Liberty Station, Sail Ho Golf Course, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery are some of the famous attractions at Point Loma.
o   Address      :           Point Loma, San Diego, CA, USA
o   Official Site :         Point Loma


Some other attractions

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  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Ocean Beach
  • Museum of Man
  • Heritage Par
  • Natural History Museum
  • Pacific Beach
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
  • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • Old Town Trolley Tours
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum

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