As the saying goes on, ‘’Art is like fine wine, the older it gets, the better it becomes,” which seems to be fitting to the oldest town in California- San Diego. Over time, San Diego has proved that being the oldest city would get them out of style because the city is just booming with places that tourists can’t get enough of.
There are several San Diego vacation rentals that you may utilize while having the time of your life in San Diego. This is your place for a quick getaway and to have an opulent taste of beach while enjoying others sceneries.
Here are the top 10 best attractions in San Diego you should never miss.
1. Balboa Park
Sanctuary to green pasture and historical infrastructures, this 1,400 haven showcases Spanish-inspired buildings with botanical gardens and lily pond that has been in the park ever since the Panama California Exhibition around the 20th century. The park has also museums to choose from, like the San Diego Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Man as well as San Diego Zoo where tourists may interact with the well-kept and nurtured animals.
2. Gaslamp Quarter
This place wouldn’t just give you the early 20th-century vibe due to the Victorian building that were kept and restored, Gaslamp Quarter is also the National Historic District that vibrant at day and night. Over time, the place has adapted well with the trends of the 21st century, from five-star hotels to high-end restaurants while continuously restoring galleries and other historical shops that have been part of the history of the place.
3. Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
Don’t be surprised if you’ll stumble on some of the largest ships you’ve seen in your existence for this is where Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum lies. Inside the museum, you’ll be introduced to 60 exhibits and 25 reinstated aircrafts.
4. Mission Beach
Aside from all sorts of animal creatures and cinematic places you’ve visited, San Diego has also stored for you the iconic Southern California life- Mission Beach. This is the place to do rollerblades, skateboarding and even cycling. You may also lazily sunbathe here and observe how locals do their stuff here. Amusement park, restaurants, and performances from local artists may also be able to witness during your stay.
5. Old Town State Historic Park
A quick glance at the Old Town State San Diego Historic Park and it will tell you the history that lies within the oldest city in California. The place that you can visit for free heavily leaves Mexican and American history. It is now currently a place for shops and restaurants. This makes it the most visited state park in California.
6. Point Loma and Cabrillo National Monument
This is where you’ll the monument of the first person who has landed on the West Coast of the USA. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. And where you’ll find a statue of him looking of the land he has discovered. Aside from this historical place, it also gives an astonishing view of San Diego. In particular the Pacific Ocean with an offering to visit the Old Point Loam Lighthouse that will give you a sense of tranquillity.
7. San Diego Zoo
Not only that the San Diego Zoo is part of Balboa Park. But did you know that this is one of largest and most visited zoo in the whole United States of America? Yes, it is. The zoo has exotic animals which are some have been bred there, just like the pandas. The setting of the zoo is commended for it is specifically created and maintained to be a cosy and adaptive inhabitant for animals.
8. Seaport Village
A quick tip if you’re planning to visit Seaport Village- it would be ideal to; 1) visit the place in the afternoon if you want to feel like you just came in straight from a movie. 2) park your car a little bit far away from the place because of expensive parking space and it gets crowded as well.
So what would be our perks in visiting this village at the waterfront? A picnic with your friends or family would be perfect while watching performers. This will totally make you feel like you blend just right in the place.
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9. Sea World
From the name of the place itself. It would definitely spark interest for it invites an eccentric adventure for all of us. Your intuition is telling you the right thing for Sea World is one of the main attractions in San Diego. A common favourite for families to bond with their relatives and kids. Sea World is a traditional activity for locals because of the astounding performance showcased by whales, dolphins, and even sea lions.
You can also enjoy different amusement rides like roller coasters. You also have a chance to take a closer look at the sea creatures through a tunnel aquarium. This is where kids and kids at heart would appreciate the sea life more.
10. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
The most-loved place in San Diego. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. When your feet land on this place, you’ll think that you’ve just visited one of the pictures on your computer you just use for wallpapers. It’s the perfect spot to witness the sunset. That’s why it has been a common destination for romantics (and even the hopeless ones). And if you have visited this during migration of sea animals, you might even see whales migrating to Baja California in Mexico.
If you have never travelled outside the country before or if you really want to get out of your comfort zone to try something new and maybe even become a better version of yourself. San Diego is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy. Not only the places but the culture and the people living in the place long enough to tell you great stories that have only happened in San Diego.
Have you been to San Diego and have some recommendations? I’d love to hear them.
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