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Best things to do in San Diego

“World Famous San Diego Zoo! You will want to spend an entire day here. Fun for the whole family. Ride the double decker bus for a tour of the entire zoo and then hop on and off the bus to see your favorite animals up close and personal! ”
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“San Diego's famous Balboa Park - museums, architecture, gardens, fountains and more ... 2 miles away.”
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“Fun family day, we love their small water park area for the kids. So be sure to bring an extra set of clothes to change them into. ”
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“Spend the day with the family at SeaWorld. Discount tickets often available at Costco or online.”
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“Our favorite beach hike ! All ages can enjoy this gorgeous spot.. bring your camera and get ready for stunning views ! Various trails available .. we love waking down the beach by looming cliffs till we reach stairs that lead to the top ;) it’s a few miles so makes for a great workout ! You’ll be so happy you made it here ;) ”
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Shopping Mall
“Fashion Valley Mall is an upscale, open-air shopping mall in Mission Valley in San Diego, California. The shopping center has 1,720,533 sq ft of leasable floor area, making it the largest mall in San Diego and one of the largest in California.”
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“Wonderful historic restaurants, bars and shopping. Walking distance to the San Diego pier. Outstanding live music and late night dancing.”
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“A San Diego Icon! Tour the USS Midway Museum Aircraft Carrier located in Downtown San Diego ”
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“La Jolla Cove is one of the most popular and beautiful San Diego destinations! There are gorgeous views from the grassy bluffs where you can enjoy a relaxing picnic, and you can venture down steps to see tide pools, caves, and best of all, seals and sea lions napping on the sand and playing in the water! This area is very popular, so free parking is often full, but you can drop off your party and park in nearby paid garages if all of the close spots are taken. ”
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Shopping Plaza
“Waterfront shopping and restaurants. Quick Uber ride to downtown. They do have paid parking also. ”
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Baseball Stadium
“Take in a Padres game at unique Petco Park. In addition to a great game, you will enjoy the park-like feeling of this stadium nestled in downtown San Diego.”
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“If you’re looking for authentic Mexican food or family friendly night life this is the spot. Check out one of the many delicious Mexican restaurants (our favorite is Cafe Coyote) most places are very authentic and even make their own tortillas. After dinner take a stroll down the historic street and visit the Mexican sweet shops, ice cream parlors and gift shops full of everything from Mexican blankets to luchador masks and everything in between. Several bus and trolley tours start in or visit old town including general sight seeing, seal tours or even ghost tours. ”
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Theme Park
“Belmont Park is San Diego’s beachfront amusement park and boardwalk offering something for everyone since 1925. Find the info you need to plan your day, whether it’s filled with adventure-packed activities for the whole family or laid-back beachfront dining and drinks with friends. Free admission and free parking! ”
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“There are numerous museums, a beautiful arboretum, access to the famous San Diego Zoo right next door, beautiful strolls through a well-preserved San Diego landmark. ”
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National Park
“Cabrillo National Monument is at the southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula in San Diego, California, United States. It commemorates the landing of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. Entry is free with National Parks Annual Pass.”
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Seafood Restaurant
“If you’re looking for the beach town feel Pacific Beach is a good option. This bustling beach area is packed with bars, restaurants, hotels, and surf shops lining miles of sandy beaches. Casual beach side restaurants and a boardwalk style paved trail great for biking, walking or even rollerblading. Many places to join a game of beach volley ball, frisbee or flag football. This beach is the most visited in San Diego so arrive early to snag parking and a good spot. Remember to bring a blanket or towels. At the south end of the beach is a small amusement park with rides and games for the kids. In the evenings this beach is full of nightlife catering to the 20-something crowd with a very college town vibe. It can get very crowded so if you’re looking for a more relaxing vibe try Coronado. ”
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