Top 5 must-visit tourist attractions in San Diego
San Diego Attractions
1. Balboa Park
You can enjoy the whole day at Balboa Park by actively exploring activities such as performing arts, dance classes, gardens, museums, and much more. Balboa Park is among the most popular San Diego attractions and has seventeen museums you can see. A few of them include The Museum of Photographic Arts, The San Diego Natural History Museum, and The Fleet Science Center. If that doesn’t catch your interest, maybe the performing arts will. You can watch a variety of musical performances, listen to live music, or laugh your heart out with the comedy shows. If that doesn’t do it for you, join their dance classes! It consists of dancing genres from swing to line dancing. There is even folk and cultural music for those of you who wants to explore the cultural side of San Diego. After all that fun, there is plenty of room to relax by having a picnic at the Balboa Park botanical gardens and enjoying a nice lunch with a view.
2. Torrey Pines State Reserve
According to The cutural lanscape foundation, in 1899 Torrey Pines State Reserve was established on 364 acres of former pueblo land by the San Diego City Council. Located some 21 miles north of San Diego, the site covers 1,750 acres of seaside woodland, coastal shrubland, and salt marshes, alongside miles of sand beaches and scenic trails. The park preserves the torrey pine, considered one of the rarest pine trees in the world, and which is endemic to the La Jolla region.
Torrey Pines State Reserve will get you off your feet. Here, you can enjoy some nice hiking trails that leads you straight down to the beach. Head down before sunrise and walk along the Three-Fourth Mile Beach Trail that overlooks the stunning view of La Jolla Shores. You can also take the Guy Fleming Trail that offers panoramic views and a variety of plants and flowers. There are plenty of activities and restaurants that can keep you busy all day here at the Torrey Pines State Reserve.
3. Mission Beach
Want some fun in the sun? Then Mission Beach is where you want to be if you are wanting to play some water-sports or simply just spending time with your loved ones. Here, you can surf the wave, go boogie boarding, swim, surf, volleyball, sport fishing, scuba ping, you name it. Mission Beach also has a boardwalk that stretches nearly 2 miles if you are fond of biking, walking, or even jogging. Along the Mission Beach Strip, there is an amusement park called Belmont Park for all ages. It has bumpers cars, rock climbing, an arcade, and their infamous roller coaster, The Big Dipper. After a long day, you can relax and let loose by visiting the local restaurants and bars that is known for their friendly and upbeat ambiance.
4. Seaport Village
Among top must-try destination in San Diego recommended by SanDiego.com, this wonderful San Diego attraction is 14 acres and full of fun boutiques, great dining and seasonal live music events. Take the whole family and spend a day or two enjoying this escape. Seaport Village San Diego is close enough to Downtown San Diego that you can go there easily, but far enough that it's a great escape.
Seaport Village is the center of entertainment on a fourteen-acre waterfront. You can grab some ice cream from Ben and Jerry and shop in some of the most interesting boutiques that can’t be found anywhere else. This waterfront has fifty-four shops to find whatever you like, seventeen restaurants from casual to fine dining. You can also enjoy a drink or two and watch the sunset with an incredible view.
5. Old Town San Diego
My last recommendation is Old Town San Diego otherwise known as the Old Town State Historical Park. It is considered the birthplace of California. In 1821, when Mexico gained independence from Spain, a small group of Mexican settlers began building homes at the foot of the hillside below the first mission and Presidio. Because wood was scarce at the time, sun-dried adobe bricks were used. Thus, the buildings had a different look, a brownish-red color and rough exterior, cited by Sand Diego Sightseeing Tour.
|If you want to go back in time then this is the place to go. This historical park is fanous for their museums, shops, and restaurants. The shops in this area are based on the lifestyles of the Native Americans, Spanish, and Mexicans that you shouldn’t miss out on. Here, you get the opportunity to see a big part of San Diego’s culture and history. If you don’t like exploring on your own, they have a guided walk tour that gives you the opportunity to relive the historical sites in San Diego.|