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San Diego Attractions and Activities

San Diego area Attractions and Activities

San Diego Zoo

Since its humble beginning back in 1921, the San Diego Zoo has blossomed into one of the world’s top zoological parks. A must-see attraction for San Diego visitors, this zoo is much more than a collection of animals to gawk at. A trip to the San Diego Zoo is a priceless experience, an opportunity to get close to thousands of creatures from across the globe - big and small, common and extremely endangered.

Just an ordinary day at the San Diego Zoo is extraordinary. Take a guided bus tour along exotic landscapes full of fascinating residents. Feed a giraffe. Get an aerial view of the zoo from high atop the Skyfari tram. Learn about the zoo’s commitment to conservation. Catch the sea lion show and be ready to laugh out loud. And when it comes to special exhibits and events, this zoo really knows how to wow a crowd. More about SanDiego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
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Seaworld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego While classified as a theme park, SeaWorld San Diego is much more than a parcel of property packed with exhilarating rides, entertaining shows and costumed characters.

SeaWorld San Diego is much more than an aquarium with gift shops. It’s a place where the mysteries of the deep are brought to the surface, and kids of all ages can experience the wonders of nature’s underwater realm. It’s a place that offers educational opportunities and provides for marine life conservation. Add some Sesame Street residents, and even the tiniest tots will enjoy any day at SeaWorld San Diego.

SeaWorld gives its guests the thrill rides they love and the spectacular shows that feature animal antics at their wettest best. Journey to Atlantis brings the tale of the fabled lost civilization into the modern world via a rocking roller coaster that makes a big splash. SeaWorld San Diego’s Wild Arctic and Shipwreck Rapids rides represent opposite ends of the Earth. The impressive shows starring finned and flippered performers fill the park’s arenas. The talented dolphins, seals and orcas at SeaWorld San Diego are always up for another curtain call. Read more about Sea World San Diego

Seaworld San Diego
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Downtown San Diego

While discovering the treasures of Downtown San Diego is not on most visitors’ to-do list, it should not be overlooked. The beautiful beaches, outdoor attractions and recreational facilities get most of the area’s publicity. But the easy access and diverse offerings of Downtown San Diego make this part of the city a pedestrian’s paradise. It’s an easy walk from site to site, a convenient trolley ride from one end of Downtown San Diego to the other. Unique shops, fascinating museums, delightful eateries, trendy nightspots … so much to see and experience in Downtown San Diego. Read more about Downtown San Diego

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San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Although it occupies just a small part of Downtown real estate, the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is packed with places to see and things to do. While the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is proud of its designation as a National Historic District, it is definitely not stuck in the past. Historic buildings house trendy shops full of the latest fashions and restaurants that boast everything from classic dishes to nouvelle cuisine. Art galleries featuring an eclectic array of creative offerings are everywhere in the Gaslamp Quarter. And when the sun goes down, the night spots light up, with entertainment to suit everyone from dancers to devotees of jazz and rock. Read more about San Diego Gaslamp

Gas Lamp District
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Old Town San Diego

Both tourists and longtime residents should have a wonderful time wandering through the historical area known as Old Town San Diego. Everyone from a fervent fan of Victoriana to a committed connoisseur of American West memorabilia will enjoy seeing the vast array of buildings and artifacts made by Old Town San Diego’s Native American, Spanish and Mexican residents that date back to the days of horseback and stagecoach travel, and one-room schoolhouses. Sprinkle in some lush expanses of greenery, some award-winning restaurants and some one-of-a-kind shops, and enjoy the Old Town San Diego scene. A visit to the many charming places in Old Town San Diego will enlighten all. Read more about Old Town San Diego

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