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San Diego Zoo
If you have never been to the San Diego Zoo before, I would suggest going on the guided tour first. It only lasts about 40 minutes, and takes you around the entire zoo. The tour has plenty of stops where you can see many of the most popular animals such as African elephants, tigers, and bears. The Zoo is huge, so taking the guided tour is also a good way to familiarize yourself with its layout....read more>>
San Diego Scuba Diving
As a scuba diver you'll find an exciting variety of marine life in Wreck Alley, in various kelp forests and in La Jolla's massive underwater park.
The park combines La Jolla Submarine Canyon and Scripps Canyon, an underwater treasure of marine life including some of the more bizarre creatures among us.
The valley of this huge canyon system is about 1600 feet down. Its steep walls rise into two branches just made for convenient scuba diving access from the beach at either the La Jolla Cove or La Jolla Shores.....read more about San Diego Scuba Diving >>
Things to see and do around San Diego
The California Center for the Arts 2005-2006 Performing Arts Season presents exciting performances by classic celebrities, jazz legends, opera performances and Broadway favorites. Attend performances at either the Center Theater or the Concert Hall of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
Whale watching season runs from mid-December to mid-March in San Diego County. More than 15,000 California gray whales head south from Alaska to the warm water breeding areas of Baja California. A glassed-in observatory at Cabrillo National Monument, on the panoramic Point Loma peninsula, is a great place to watch the whales. You can also examine whale exhibits, and listen to presentations featuring the whales and their habitat. Whale-watching tours are available from local boating companies throughout the season.
San Diego Beach Scene - Visit San Diego's beaches for a wide range of experiences. The Continental Shelf extends many miles offshore, protecting the area from localized North Pacific storms and swelss from the Southern Ocean. The temperate climate makes San Diego's many beaches safe and pleasant all year-round. Three distinct beach areas offer variety of experience and scenery. The North County coast features sandstone bluffs and fine beaches from Torrey Pines to San Onofre. The Central Coast is marked by dramatic headlands at La Jolla and Point Loma with the impressive waterways of Mission Bay in between. In the South Bay, the beaches of Coronado and the Silver Strand make San Diego one of the world's great seaports.....read more about San Diego >>
San Diego Attractions for Kids
The San Diego Zoo is one of the cityís most popular attractions. This incredible zoo is known for its skillfully simulated habitats from around the world. A special Childrenís Zoo will let your kids get close to the wildlife in the petting zoo area, and see a variety of baby animals in the nursery. The park offers bus rides and air trams for transportation, which makes navigating the zoo easier for those with shorter legs.
Kids of almost any age are sure to flock to Legoland California. Replica buildings made from blocks are just one of the wonders that will enthrall young visitors. While this park is suitable for children of all ages, there are a good number of rides and attractions within Legoland that are specifically designed with toddlers in mind, so parents of young children donít have to worry about keeping the littlest ones entertained while the older ones have some fun.
Your children wonít want to miss the famous Shamu Show at SeaWorld San Diego. Here they can view amazing aquatic environments and see several exciting live animal shows. SeaWorld also offers a variety of thrilling rides for kids, including a wet and wild water coaster.
Take a trip to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, where you can experience what California was like in the 19th century. Historical homes and adobes are part of the park, and give a real taste of what the West was like. Guided tours are available, and the park offers a nice selection of shops and restaurants......read more about San Diego Attractions for Kids »
San Diego Area
San Diego and it's surrounding cities are where the blue skies, sandy beaches & Mediterranean-like climates can give you a day of everything and nothing all at the same time. In this article you'll find everything from great beaches to visit as well as other attractions in and around San Diego, Carlsbad, La Jolla, San Elijo and Del Mar.
La Jolla Cove is a beautiful place. It's a small beach that's tucked in between sandstone cliffs. It's known as "one of the most photographed beaches in Southern California" and is only a short distance from the community of La Jolla. So make sure to bring your cameras. The Cove is a popular location for scuba divers because water visibility at the Cove has been known to exceed 30 feet! Scripps Park is right next door and makes the perfect place for picnicking.
San Elijo State Beach offers swimming, picnicking, surfing and this "bluff-backed" stretch of sand is very popular with scuba divers and snorklers. The San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Preserve is a 1000-acre wildlife reserve that is popular with migrating and nesting waterfowl. There are many species of birds that have been counted there. 270 species so far.......read more about attractions in and around San Diego »
Sea World - San Diego
Swim with the Dolphins at Six Flags Marine World in collaboration with Ocean Discovery.
The new Caribbean-themed destination is the only place in Northern California where guests can personally interact with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, southern stingrays and warm-weathered penguins.
The 2-acre area provides guests the opportunity to interact with and feed some of the world's natural wonders while learning about the animals and the importance of natural habitat conservation and protection.
Ocean Discovery provides interactive experiences with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins inside a custom designed 200,000-gallon pool where guests can have direct contact with the animals and their trainers. During designated times guests can touch and feed the dolphins with the assistance of the Park's veteran trainers. Additionally, visitors can enjoy the dolphins from an underwater viewing area....read more about swimming with dolphins in California >>
The great thing about whale-watching out of San Diego is that you leave from
the San Diego waterfront. If you take an afternoon whale-watching cruise, that
leaves the morning to do things like visit the USS Midway Museum or tour a
Russian submarine, or see the sailing ship from Master and Commander. Itís also
fun to grab a burger and beer at the Beach Bay Cafť where, coincidentally, we
boarded our whale-watching tour.
...read more about whale watching in San Diego Harbor California >>