Things to do in San Diego California

The city of San Diego is the second biggest city in California. Forbes magazine named it the ninth lowest crime rate city in all of US. It is known for its endless sandy beaches, sunny climate all-year-round, the US Navy, world-class San Diego hotels and attractions.

A plethora of recreational activities and breathtaking sights await the visitors in San Diego including the following:

Balboa Park. Balboa Park is the biggest urban cultural park in entire US. The park features a number of amenities such as performing arts center, botanical garden, sports complex, museums and a zoo. It is a great place to relax. A cornucopia of trees and flowers surround the park providing a refreshing view.

Seaworld. Seaword is one of the biggest marine parks in the world. It is a great place for children and families. Shows are provided all throughout the day. Visitors are treated to shows featuring sharks, dolphins, penguins, orcas, killer whales and aerial performers. The performances follow a schedule. Be prepared to get wet if you watch one of the shows.

San Diego Zoo. San Diego Zoo is the world’s most technologically advanced animal park. The enclosures of the zoo are very unique. They are based on themes such as rainforests, African jungle, tundra, Arctic plains and others. The reason for the theme is to mimic the animals’ natural habitats.

Museums/Galleries in San Diego. Museums are found in all parts of San Diego. The museums in Balboa Park including Museum of History, San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego Museum of Art and San Diego Automotive Museum are very popular to visitors. Well-known museums outside Balboa Park are: San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum, San Diego Maritime Museum, Children’s Museum and San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.

Surfing in San Diego. Surfing is a very popular activity in San Diego. San Diego has numerous beaches great for beginner as well as professional surfers. Some of the popular surf spots include La Jolla, San Onofre, Carlsbad, Tourmaline, Leucadia, Oceanside, San Elijo State Beach and Mission Beach.

Golfing in San Diego. San Diego boasts more than a dozen golf courses with varying degrees of difficulties. The Torrey Pines Golf Course is probably the most famous among all the golf courses in the place. Other notable golf courses include Twin Oaks, Coronado Municipal Golf Course, Presidio Hills Golf Course and Riverwalk Golf Course.

With so many attractions to visit, it is only apt that you choose the perfect accommodation that can bring you closer to these landmark destinations. One of  San Diego hotels  within close range to these famous sites is Mission Valley Resort. Mission Valley Resort is located near Old Town in the Interstate 8. Its proximity to well-known destinations makes it an excellent base for tours.

San Diego Vacations Rentals / Beach Houses / Watching Pacific Ocean

 

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San Diego Vacations Rentals with SANDIEGO.US

Looking for a place to stay on vacation that is more than a hotel. San Diego Vacation Rentals is a great site to find the perfect place for you. From one bedroom suites to homes on the beach many options are available. Packed with photos about the place you want with exact representation of the place you are getting. No need to fear the unknown. Look no further than San Diego Vacation Rentals. Find what you want at this all in one site. It is the place to find the accommodations that fit your needs and will provide a home away from home during your stay.

Do you need details about a property? The site includes a description as well as amenities. Want to know what the place looks like prior to arrival. Check out the photos that are available. The photos will help you choose exactly what you want in a vacation spot.

Are you looking for a quiet one bedroom for two or a four bedroom for an expanded family? Many options for space can be found. No need to book more than one room when everyone can stay under the same roof and still have separate space. Beach going trips are made even more enjoyable with one of the beach houses.

Thinking about having a family picnic on the patio while watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. San Diego Vacation Rentals has just the place you need. Enjoy your vacation with a house just minutes from major attractions. A wide variety of choices perfect from a romantic weekend getaway to a family vacation.

San Diego has many interesting and fun attractions such as the zoo and many more things too numerous to mention. Wouldn’t staying in a house be better than cramming everyone into a small hotel room. Places to spread out, relax and enjoy the vacation instead of trying to fit everything into a single room or joint rooms. You will have privacy and will be able to enjoy time to yourself.

When going to San Diego, look no further than San Diego Vacation Rentals for your accommodation needs.

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San Diego Beaches – Find Hotels Near Your Favorite Beaches

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San Diego Beaches

San Diego Beaches

There are several beaches in and around the San Diego area. Black Beach used to be known as Torrey Pines State Beach and Torrey Pines City Beach. Black Beach is a sandy strip situated at the bottom of 300 foot cliffs and is two miles long. There is a glider port atop the cliffs overlooking the beach, where Para gliders, remote controlled gliders, and hang gliders can be seen soaring. The safest way to get to the beach is from adjacent beaches to the north and south. High tides and surf can also obstruct the access. It’s best to stay away from the majestic cliffs due to slides that can happen because the cliffs are unstable. There is surfing and a lifeguard.La Jolla Shores, located in La Jolla, is approximately a one mile long sandy beach. This beach has the most gentle waves during the summer. San Diego La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve lies adjacent to La Jolla Shores. Many novice scuba classes are held at the shores. There isn’t any fishing and removing objects is prohibited and possession of game is unlawful. Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Scripps Pier, is at the north end of the beach. The pier isn’t open to the public. Steven Birch Aquarium is about ½ a mile from La Jolla Shores.

Tucked between sandstone cliffs, is La Jolla Cove. This is a very small beach with extraordinary beauty and is one of the most photographed beaches in Southern California. La Jolla Cove is north facing and is ideal for snorkelers, scuba divers and swimmers, due to the small surf in the summer. Sometimes the visibility of the water can exceed 30 feet. La Jolla Cove is with in the San Diego La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve. This helps ensure the marine life remains plentiful.

There is a small beach partially protected be a seawall, this beach is The Children’s pool. This was to be a fully protected swimming area, but sand has filled in much of the area. This beach is very picturesque with panoramic views. Seals and Sea Lions are present on or near the beach much of the year. There is a marine mammal reserve, called Seal Rock, which is just off the shore. Wipeout beach is to the south and Shell Beach is to the north or this beach. The reefs that are just off shore make this a popular beach for scuba divers.

The beautiful scenery, surf breaks and rocky shore are what Windansea Beach are best known for. Sandstone rocks along the beach offer a secluded atmosphere for sunbathing.

Extending approximately one mile north of Crystal Pier to Pacific Beach Point is, North Pacific Beach. There are 75 foot high cliffs that border this beach. There is also an extension of the boardwalk traversing the cliff top. This runs along much of the south end of the beach. There is Tourmaline Surfing Park at the north end of the beach.

One of the busiest beaches is Pacific Beach. Pacific Beach is located just south of Crystal Pier and extends south before becoming Mission Beach. Pacific Beach is in the city of San Diego. It draws large crowds of tourist and locals every summer.

Mission Bay is a large beach. It is approximately 46 percent land and 54 percent water, with 27 miles of shoreline, 19 miles are sandy beaches. Mission Bay is used by sail boaters, rowers, motor boaters, water-skiers, swimmers, joggers and picnickers. There are many species of fish, birds and other animals. There is a nature reserve at it’s northern end near Crown Point.

At the center of the Golden Strand is Mission Beach. It spans just over one mile in length between South Mission Beach and Pacific Beach. Mission Beach is on of the most popular beach areas in San Diego. Large crowds go to Mission Beach in the summer. Belmont Park is adjacent to Mission Beach.

At the south end of the Golden Strand, which runs from Pacific Beach Point to the Mission Bay Channel is South Mission Beach. South Mission Beach is one of the widest beaches and is popular for sports.

Located in the community of Ocean Beach is, Ocean Beach. It is approximately one mile long and is broken up by several rock jetties. There is a volleyball area near the north end. There is a 24 hour dog beach called Dog Beach. At the south end of the beach is the Ocean Beach Municipal Pier, which is available for walking and fishing.

To find a hotel near any of these beaches, check out this website www.san-diego.us. They will be able to help you find what you need in a hotel.

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