USS Midway MuseumAttractions » Museums910 N Harbor Drive, 92101View siteThe USS Midway Museum is not only one of the countryï¿½s longest-serving aircraft carriers, but it is also a museum that celebrates World War II history. The museum is currently located in San Diego, Calif. The museum boasts 60 exhibits, 25 restored aircraft and two flight simulators. The self-guided audio tour is narrated by real sailors from the Midway. Guests will have the opportunity to visit an engine room, sleeping quarters, jail, post office and flight control on board. Admission to the museum for adults is $18 with discounts for seniors, students, members of the military and minors. The museum is open daily.
Seaport VillageShopping » Shops & Malls849 West Harbor Drive, 92101View siteSan Diego is a beautiful and exciting city for everyone. There are plenty of beaches, world class restaurants, and places to relax. One of the most serene places to relax in San Diego is Seaport Village. The location could not be better; it is a ten minute walk from the Gaslamp area, and only a couple of minutes from the convention center. Any visitor to the area will enjoy watching the boats, relaxing on the grass, or people watching. Other people will enjoy the nightlife and the unique restaurants. A visitor who enjoys boats should sit on the south end; they can view all the vessels coming into the bay, sometimes even Navy vessels. Everyone will find something they enjoy in Seaport Village.
Cabrillo National MonumentAttractions » Historic Landmarks1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, 92106View siteA majestic landmark on Point Loma's southern tip, Cabrillo National Monument honors Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and his 1542 landing in San Diego Bay. His was the first known and recorded European landing on the Pacific Coast of North America. The half-acre of land was set aside for a monument by President Woodrow Wilson in the early 1900s, and President Calvin Coolidge authorized the building of the landmark in the 1920s. The sculptor and artist Alvaro de Bree of Portugal sculpted Cabrillo's 14 foot statue limestone with his face gazing out across the bay. Today the monument includes a park with natural and cultural features and resources like the Point Loma Lighthouse, the tide pools and the wildlife. The entrance fee for visiting the Cabrillo National Monument is $5.00 per vehicle and $3.00 for bikes and individuals, and the receipt is good for an entire week of visits to the park.
Coronado BridgeAttractions » Parks & NatureSan Diego is known for many attractions, Sea World, Balboa Park and Coronado Bridge. The bridge opened in 1969 and originally was purposed to connect Coronado Island to San Diego city. The bridge stretches over 2 miles and was the first structural bridge across the water in the San Diego Bay. This bridge was an integral part in connecting the city to San Diego City, since Coronado Island is its own city. The Coronado Bridge is a 5 lane bridge that until 2008 was the largest box girder in the world. Upon its opening the bridge did require a toll, but as of 2002 there is currently no toll to use the bridge. The bridge has lanes 2 west bound, 2 eastbound lanes as well as an interchangeable lane for traffic volume. This bridge is only for motor vehicles, so there is no available pedestrian walk ways or bike paths.
Torrey Pines State ReserveAttractions » Parks & NatureCoast Highway 101, 92037View site Torrey Pines State Reserve is located at 12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego CA. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a wilderness area surrounded by urban centers. This unique environment is the home of the country's rarest pine tree, the Torrey Pine. This tree is rare, and only grows in the state park and on nearby Santa Rosa island. The fees to enter the park vary on any hourly basis. The fee for a day pass vary between $10-$12. The park has many trails of varying difficulty. There are many beaches located at that offer solitude and a chance to experience an uncrowded experience. Guided tours are offered to visitors and leave from the Visitor Center on weekends and holidays at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
Mission BeachAttractions » Sports & Outdoor ActivitiesMission Boulevard at Garnet Avenue, 92109A lot of people come to San Diego for the beaches. Unfortunately, some of the beach towns are not exactly exciting. Coronado, Imperial Beach and La Jolla are fun for people who value relaxation. Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach are for people who want to party their hearts out. Mission Beach is the perfect compromise; there is a ton of partying at the beach while there are also a ton of people enjoying the sun and waves. The area is home to a fun boardwalk; fantastic people watching opportunities and the area is just a few minutes away from anywhere in San Diego. Anyone visiting the area should make sure to rent a surfboard and a bike. Others who want to relax can do that too; there are plenty of white sand beaches for all to enjoy. Mission Beach is a perfect place for families and single people alike to visit.
Old Town San Diego State Historic ParkAttractions » Parks & NatureSan Diego Avenue at Twiggs StreetWhen people visit San Diego, they conjure up images of sitting on the beach. While sitting at the beach is fun; there are cultural events that tourists can enjoy. One place that every tourist needs to visit is Old Town historic park. The park is just a few minutes north of downtown San Diego off the 5 freeway, near the 8 interchange. Old Town is also home to a San Diego transit center, which makes it easy to access via train, bus and trolley. Little kids, teenagers, and adults will all love not only the atmosphere, but also all of the great restaurants. When going to Old Town, remember to allocate a half day, as there is a lot to see and do.
Balboa ParkAttractions » Sports & Outdoor Activities1549 El Prado, 92101View siteBalboa Park in San Diego California is one of the largest public parks in the U.S., if not the world. The park itself is free and open to the public. Select activities, such as its many museums, do charge entrance or use fees. The park contains ball fields, tennis courts, hiking trails, picnic and grilling areas, pools, and much more. It is a rich resource for the local residents of this world class city. It is also a significant draw for visitors. The beautiful year round climate of southern California makes Balboa Park an inviting destination no matter the season. The southwest corner of the park is cheek to jowl with the skyscrapers of downtown San Diego while its other borders fall in areas with a more suburban feel. It is a beautiful jewel of natural greenery set against the backdrop of one of the most urbanized counties in America.
SeaWorld San DiegoAttractions » Parks & Nature500 SeaWorld Drive, 92109View site Seaworld in San Diego, California is one of the most recognized attractions in the entire United States. Seaworld has over 200 acres of land where visitors can explore and encounter hundreds of different species of animals such as killer whales, dolphins, fish, polar bears and much, much more. The admission price for Seaworld in San Diego is $78 for an adult park visitor and $70 for a child park visitor, and the parkï¿½s opening and closing hours change depending on the month. At this park, visitors will be able to walk plenty of terrain and ride several different rides such as the Kraken or the Shipwreck Rapids. Visitors can even encounter popular characters such as the popular character Elmo. The most famous resident of Seaworld is the killer whale called Shamu who is the star of several of the shoes. Overall, Seaworld is a great place to visit.
Seaport VillageAttractions » Shops & Malls849 West Harbor Drive, 92101View siteSan Diego is a beautiful and exciting city for everyone. There are plenty of beaches, world class restaurants, and places to relax. One of the most serene places to relax in San Diego is Seaport Village. The location could not be better; it is a ten minute walk from the Gaslamp area, and only a couple of minutes from the convention center. Any visitor to the area will enjoy watching the boats, relaxing on the grass, or people watching. Other people will enjoy the nightlife and the unique restaurants. A visitor who enjoys boats should sit on the south end; they can view all the vessels coming into the bay, sometimes even Navy vessels. Everyone will find something they enjoy in Seaport Village.
Petco ParkAttractions » Arenas & Stadiums100 Park Boulevard, 92101Petco Park is a phenomenal baseball stadium located in downtown San Diego. The park opened in 2004 and has been a pitchers paradise ever since. The stadium replaces the outdated Qualcomm Stadium located in Mission Valley. Inside the stadium, visitors enjoy spectacular views of Downtown San Diego as well as views of Coronado. The park is situated near a lot of hotels, in fact; the Omni hotel is right next door to the park. Guests at the Omni even have their own private entrance to the stadium. Anyone coming to the park should be prepared for a pitchers dual. With the thick air from the harbor, what would be home runs, become routine fly ball outs. Nevertheless, ballpark is beautiful and anyone visiting San Diego should visit Petco Park.
San Diego ZooAttractions » Zoos & Aquariums2929 Zoo Drive, 92101View siteThe San Diego Zoo is located a few miles from downtown San Diego. It is easily accessible by car, and the zoo offers free parking; otherwise you can take the bus directly from downtown. The most famous attraction at the zoo, without a doubt, are the Pandas. With the weather of San Diego being almost perfect year round, the San Diego Zoo is a great place to visit no matter what time of the year it is. If you are not afraid of heights, makes sure to take the gondola ride. The cost of $44 for adults and $34 for children under 12 is well worth it as the zoo offers a lot of amazing sights.
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