Things to Do When Visiting San Diego

The city of San Diego is a premier destination for millions of visitors looking for fun in the sun each year. It’s proximity to L.A. and Mexico, along with its temperate climate and plethora of things to do, make it a great location for family vacations, girls’ weekends away, guys’ trips, and anything else imaginable.

Here are just a few of the things visitors to the city will want to see and do:

1) Balboa Park

This 1,200-acre cultural complex houses the Museum of Natural History, multiple art galleries and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The site’s Museum of Man features anthropological artifacts like Egyptian sarcophagi, peat bog mummies, Mayan relics, and the skulls of early lobotomy victims. Newer exhibits even include the history of cannibalism! The San Diego Zoo features almost 4,000 animals and is one of the few zoos in the world that houses and successfully breeds giant pandas.

2) The Beaches

La Jolla Cove Beach is a popular tourist spot because of its sheltered area making it safer for swimmers than other sites. The bluffs, seals, and birds make it a natural wonder one doesn’t want to miss! Coronado Beach begins at the famous Hotel del Coronado and continues north. It’s popular due to its pristine condition and closeness to Sunset Park. South Mission Beach is one of the city’s widest beaches and is a great place to play beach volleyball or basketball. It can get crowded but is usually a subdued atmosphere.

3) Knott’s Berry Farm

This theme park features 160 acres of amusement park rides like roller coasters and water rides. Each year the Farm offers “Knott’s Scary Farms, ” a popular Halloween draw for fans since the 1970’s. During the ticketed event, the park transforms itself into a family-friendly, haunted house-style attraction. During the winter Holidays, the park offers manufactured snow, craft exhibits, and visits with St. Nick.

4) Mount Soledad

Mount Soledad is a great place to check out the city after dark. The scene gives visitors a birds-eye view of the city lights and offers a secluded place for introspective conversations or sole reflection.

5) Night Fishing

In March, thousands of grunion fish come to the city’s shores at night to spawn. There are various beaches around the city where visitors are sure to get a good catch. Visitors are reminded, though, of the importance of getting a fishing license first.

6) Think About Staying!

While visiting, why not take a tour of some of the San Diego homes for sale? If the city is a great place to visit, it’s definitely a wonderful place to live. Consider making this paradise home year-round!

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