Best San Diego Attractions for Summer 2013

San Diego Attractions Summer oldmap2013There’s a reason San Diego was voted one of the two best places for summer. It’s known for comfortable weather all year round and summertime is no different. Visitors come from all over and more often than not, they are escaping the rising temperatures back home that can often be too hot to enjoy. Since the weather is certainly not a problem, there is a lot of summer fun to be had in “America’s Finest City.”

The top San Diego attractions vary to fit any traveler’s needs, from relaxing on the beach to adventures at the Zoo and exploring the town. So, don’t’ miss out on all that the area has to offer during summer 2013!

  • San Diego Zoo: This world-famous zoo is home to thousands of animals roaming throughout its 107 acres. Explore tons of exhibits from reptiles to elephants and insects to birds. Don’t miss out on their Safari Park located in San Diego’s north county region, that lets adventurous souls get out there in the natural habitats of antelope, giraffes and others. Locals and visitors alike come to the Zoo and Safari Park during the summer months to enjoy the sunshine alongside the world’s most amazing animals.
  • SeaWorld San Diego: Another top attraction in San Diego, SeaWorld is full of exciting sights and shows for the whole family to enjoy. Visit the sharks in an underwater tunnel, watch Shamu show off his tricks and learn all about marine life from turtles to belugas. For extra excitement, hop on one of the thrilling rides that will leave the heart racing or its passengers completely soaked.
  • Beaches: This list can’t continue much longer without mentioning this natural attraction bringing so many vacationers to San Diego. Surrounded by 70 miles of beaches, an itinerary would be incomplete if it didn’t include a trip to the sandy shores of San Diego. Plan a day resting, an afternoon of surfing or an evening watching that beautiful west coast sunset on beaches all over the city.
  • Balboa Park: Ranked as one of the top parks in the world, Balboa Park holds many attractions within its 1,200 acres. Visit 15 museums, various performing arts centers, dog parks, carousel rides and even the San Diego Zoo all on a backdrop of lush gardens. Nestled close to downtown, Balboa Park is the largest urban cultural park in the nation.
  • Petco Park: Built as the home park for the San Diego Padres in 2004, Petco Park was designed to include amazing views of San Diego and the game for all attendees. Located in the Gaslamp District, the park gains a unique touch by incorporating buildings from the neighborhood into the park, such as the Western Metal Supply Building in left field. Grab a hotdog and a beer and spend the afternoon cheering on an MLB team while the season is in full swing.
  • Bike and Kayak Tours: The perfect way to explore San Diego’s endless beaches and iconic sights is on a bike or kayak. Get out in the sunshine to see the natural beauty along trails or in various sea caves. Tours are offered in Coronado, La Jolla and almost everywhere else! For a little less structure, rentals are also available to explore scenery freely.

San Diego remains one of the top vacation destinations and offers endless fun and exciting attractions to explore this summer. One way to fit all of these attractions into an itinerary is to purchase a Go San Diego Card. Save money on top attractions and get the full Southern California experience of beautiful San Diego!

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Happy 4th of July! Could San Diego be the perfect place? Summer 2011

Could San Diego be the perfect place?

If you are lucky enough to visit San Diego, you should stay in the best hotel in the city, the Omni hotel. This is a four star, 32 story luxury hotel and one of the most popular in the city. This hotel boasts 511 beautiful suites and guest rooms. It has an outdoor terrace, with a heated Jacuzzi and pool along with a stone fireplace. This hotel has fantastic views of the bay, the beautiful downtown skyline and also the ballpark. There is a skybridge to the beautiful Petco Park ballpark, home of the Padres baseball team. So this is the absolute best place to stay if you are a baseball fan.

This Omni hotel is home to one of the finest restaurants in the city, McCormick and Schmick’s seafood restaurant. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Morsel’s is a gourmet coffee and pastry shop. It is open daily.

The Terrace Bar and Grill is open on the weekend until the end of October. Your favorite cocktail and snacks are delivered to you as you lounge by the pool or watch the ball game on one of the huge TV’s

Don’t fall in love with the hotel so much that you forget to see what beautiful San Diego has to offer. Almost right outside your door is the famous Gaslight Quarter historic district. This area is known as the “happening place,” because of its more than 80 restaurants, bars, nightclubs and boutiques. A must see.

Balboa park is another must see attraction. It has 12 museums, amazing botanical gardens and an IMAX theater.

Old Town is a place to enjoy the history of San Diego.

Coronado Island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, along with LaJolla, an upscale area boasting beautiful beaches, cliffs and people.

Two of the most popular things to do while in San Diego are the World Famous San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

There is much shopping available at Horton Plaza, a 7-block area of shops, restaurants and theaters where people are in awe of the architecture. Also Seaport Village is very popular because it is shopping at the beach.

I guarantee, once you’ve been to San Diego, you will vow to go back.

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San Diego Hotel Deals – Courtyard San Diego Central ~ Rates from: $104.00

San Diego Hotel Deals – Courtyard San Diego Central ~ Rates from: $104.00

Welcome to the newly renovated Courtyard San Diego Central hotel, featuring a new, state-of-the-art lobby experience with contemporary modern decor, flexible spaces to work or relax, complimentary WiFi, and innovative technology with access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our “Go Board.” Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you will experience a refreshing stay at the San Diego Central Courtyard hotel with inspired dining and relaxing guest rooms with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Go for a swim in our large outdoor heated pool and spa, or enjoy a beverage in our tropical Courtyard with an outdoor fireplace. Our hotel in the Central San Diego area is located just minutes away from major businesses such as Northrop Grumman, Resmed, SDG&E, Cubic, Kyocera, Bridgepoint Education, Paychex and MCAS Miramar. Local attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Qualcomm Stadium, Petco Park, Gaslamp District and our beautiful beaches are just minutes away., The pool, whirlpool and pool deck will be closed for renovation from December 20, 2010 through December 29, 2010. The pool facilities will re-open at 3pm on December 30th.

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