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.

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San Diego Summer 2011 – Find the best Hotels and Attractions

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San Diego Summer 2011 – Find the best Hotels and Attractions

Whether you are planning your summer 2011 trip to San Diego for a few days or a few weeks, check out this amazing website, www.san-diego.us, for some amazing travel advice to help you plan your trip of a life time that you will remember forever. This article will help outline the San Diego Hotels as well as San Diego Attractions that are worth looking into.

Whether you are wanting to take in that San Diego sunshine, and get a tan to take back home with you for your friends to be jealous of, or hoping to catch some waves while visiting San Diego, the San Diego Beaches are just perfect to accomplish both of those tasks.

For those of you wanting to see Sea Life up close, try taking in a show at Sea World. They have shows with Sea Lions as well as with Orca Whales that are just fascinating. This can be a great way to cool off in the hot summer sun. Sea World shows offer a seating section called the “Soak Zone” where if you are seated in this section you can pretty much guaranteed to be cooled off shortly after the show starts. The show has stunts where Orca’s jump clear out of the water, right next to the edge of the tank to ensure that a majority of their audience gets a shower of water.

Other’s in your group might prefer a trip to the famous LEGOLAND. When visiting LEGOLAND, depending on the age of the children, you will want to have at least a couple of hours blocked out for this experience. When you get there, be prepared to be blown away by the amount of Lego’s on display as well as for purchase. The imagination and creativity that goes into Lego building can be just amazing. LEGOLAND has displays available that have thousands of Lego’s that make up the design of the creation.