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Southern California is a top travel destination for a reason; wherever you go there is so much to enjoy for every interest level or age. There are countless things to do in San Diego; when we travel there as a family these are some of our favorite activities. Pick and choose or add your own to the list of the best things to do in San Diego but whatever you do, just take in the beauty of the area.
Visiting Southern California and want to know the best things to do in San Diego? Here is your list. Travel on friends…
Traveling has been said to be the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. That sentiment is obvious when you visit San Diego. There are so many things to do in such a beautiful setting that it may require more than one trip. That’s fine though, you’ll want to return to cross more tasks off your list of the best things to do in San Diego. To get you started, we’ve done some of the “hard” work for you.
Visit Belmont Park
This little gem is in one of our favorite areas – Mission Bay. From bumper cars to games and a big roller coaster, Belmont Park has it.
Cruise the San Diego Harbor and see the area from the ocean; it adds a whole different perspective.
Soak up the Sun in Seaport Village
We love Seaport Village! Filled with restaurants and shopping, this entire area if on the water and you can walk and spend time outdoors while you take it in.
Visit Old Town
Fiesta De Reyes has an old California vibe with restaurants and dining all its own.
Stay and Play in San Diego
Marriott has deals participating in their Stay and Play in San Diego package which gives you a way to save on hotels with traveling to San Diego.
Located 10 miles north of downtown San Diego, Birch Aquarium offers learning for the entire family. Plus they have a seahorse nursery – how cute is that?
Stay at the Residence Inn
The Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayfront offers the best of both worlds with two hotels in one and views of the bay from just about everywhere in the hotel. It is walking distance to the USS Midway and near so many things to do.
Visit the USS Midway
You don’t even have to leave the port to experience this part of history. If you don’t do anything else while in the area, make sure you do this as it is voted the #1 thing to do in San Diego by TripAdvisor.
Kayak the 7 Caves
This is on our list to do next time as we have heard amazing things about it. The cave entry is right on the ocean and the packages offer a variety of safe and fun ways to kayak and see the caves.
Go the Gaslamp Quarter
One cannot go to San Diego without going to the Gaslamp Quarter. Filled with food and shopping, this area lights up at night for a perfect night out!