San Diego has a lot to offer its tourists starting from parks to national monuments to museums to what not. It would not be an understatement if we say that San Diego has something or the other to offer to anyone who comes to visit. This article will aim at summarizing attractions in San Diego that you should not miss if you are there but do not for a moment consider that these ten attractions are all that San Diego has to offer. These tourist attractions in San Diego are truly just a cherry on the cake that the place is.
10. San Diego Zoo
We know that your reaction to the first entry on our list of San Diego attractions would probably bore you because we know what they say, if you have seen one zoo you have seen them all. But trust us, this zoo will please the hell out of you. All of the animals are kept in as best possible a way as the management could and we bet you do now know what the specialty is: the two pandas that were loaned by China in 1987. The two pandas have made so many little pandas and all these baby pandas attract so many tourists every year that its not even funny. The people visiting the zoo really enjoy when the birthdays of the little black and white darlings get ice cakes on their birthdays. Trust us, visiting the San Diego zoo can turn out to be a real treat since you get the opportunity to be up close and personal with the animal
9. Coronado Beach
We next come Coronado which is more of a peninsula than an island. This is perhaps one of the most fun places that you can treat yourselves too if you happen to be in San Diego. Although the beach is small in size it offers a handful of entertainment. The hotel on the beach is one of the best in the city and the places is far enough from the busy parts of the city to make a stroll along the waves, an immensely pleasurable endeavor.
8. Cabrillo Monument
The next tourist attraction on our list is the Cabrillo Monument. As the name indicates, this monument is dedicated to the European Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo who first set foot into California. If you make it to the top of this statue, you will perhaps get the best view of all of San Diego possible. What you will also get to see, while at this monument, is the historic lighthouse. We would also like to warn you that although this is a great tourist place, if the visibility is not clear enough, driving down to it can take quite a lot of time causing much frustration.
7. Gaslamp Quarter
We next come to place that will certainly attract lady tourists like a magnet for Gaslamp Quarter is the shopping central of San Diego. It is not only urban shopping that the place is famous for, it is dining, shopping and entertainment, a lethal combination of fun activities that will keep you busy from morning till dusk, with pleasure.
6. La Jolla
The best part about San Diego, if you are a lover of beaches and water in general, is that once you head West, you will be faced with one beach or the other and the same goes for La Jolla. Once you get there, it is up to you to figure out how best you can enjoy your time there. Since it is a beach we are talking about and that too in the summer season, we suggest you should go take a run along the tide, build sand castles, swim and just let your worries wash away. And sunset on the beaches of San Diego, man is that heaven in its own.
5. Safari Park
The next tourist attraction in San Diego that we are about to mention is the Safari Park. Now we know that all you might have seen your share of Safari Parks but the one in San Diego stands out just a little bit. Since it is a Safari Park, you can find all sorts of large animals here, wild and otherwise, but the best part is that they are kept here in their natural habitat. They can be seen roaming around the large open places via the Safari Tour which will be one of the most delightful experiences ever. It takes nearly an hour to get to this place and to be totally honest to it, you should at least spend a day here.
4. Maritime Museum
Now if you are more of the sailor type and are interested in boats for instance, the Maritime Museum would delight you to no end. The museum will give its visitors the opportunity to explore all kinds of historic ships. Furthermore, if you are enthusiastic enough, you get to actually sail a real life ship. How about that for a day out on town?
3. Sunset Cliff Natural Park
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, as the name indicates and as the attached depicts, is one of the most beautiful places from where you can witness the famous San Diego sunsets. It has more than 50 acres of hillside sections out of a total area of 68 acres of recreational park, including sea caves and arches. The cliffs also give you an astounding view of the Californian Gray Whales as they migrate.
2. Lego Land California
We all know what lego is right? Those little brick like plastic cubes that stick onto one another and can be snapped apart with little effort. Lego are small building blocks that kids are really fond of as far as toys are concerned. Legoland is inspired from Lego. While adults busy themselves with the huge Lego creations, the little angels can thrill themselves with the rides especially designed for them. Legoland is right next to Sea Life Aquarium which can also turn out to be a great treat for tourists.
1. Sea World
Sea World is actually a collection of parks also linked to California and is home to the killer whale Shamu and its various descendants. You need to make sure to make enough time meaning a day or at least half of it so that you are able to properly enjoy all the activities which end on a brilliant display of fireworks. There are several ocean animals on display here but if you are not the sort of person who likes to see them captive then we suggest you give this place a miss.