San Diego Attractions
With its miles of beaches, perfect weather, and countless attractions, San Diego is a top destination for tourists and new residents alike. From the bars, clubs, and restaurants downtown, to the rolling hills of the North County, San Diego has something to offer everyone. Here are 10 of the top things to do while in the San Diego area.
Visit a microbrewery
Go to SeaWorld
Watch a sports game
Go to the border
Eat mexican food
Go whale watching
Go to the Zoo
Visit La Jolla
Take a surf lesson
For those over the age of 21, San Diego is a must-visit city for beer sampling. San Diego is known for the numerous microbreweries scattered throughout the area that produce a variety of craft beers. If you are planning on drinking, always do so responsibly and in moderation.
San Diego is also home to the world-famous SeaWorld San Diego Theme Park. Come face to face with orcas, dolphins, sharks, rays, and many other types of animals housed in tanks and exhibits.
San Diego has two major resident major league sports teams, the San Diego Chargers NFL football team, which plays out of Qualcomm Stadium, and the San Diego Padres MLB baseball team, based at Petco Park.
San Diego lies just north of U.S.-Mexico border. The city of Tijuana lies just south of San Diego on the Mexican side of the border and is a popular weekend destination for tourists and locals. San Ysidro, one of the border crossings in the San Diego area, is the busiest border crossing in the world.
Due to its proximity to Mexico, San Diego is well known for having some of the best mexican food in the U.S. Regardless of which side of the border you’re on, you will find no shortage of eateries offering authentic mexican dishes.
Located on the Pacific Ocean, San Diego is a great place to spot whales, dolphins, and other marine animals swimming just offshore. Whale-watching boats from San Diego harbor offer up people a look at these magnificent creatures in their natural environment.
The San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park is one of the best zoological facilities in the United States. Wild animals from all parts of the world can be seen in exhibits replicating their natural habitat.
With a name that means “the jewel” in Spanish, it should come as no surprise that the coastal community of La Jolla is a true treasure of the San Diego. The cove and beaches of La Jolla are picturesque and a great place to spend a day.
Surfing and other beach activities are practically synonymous with the San Diego lifestyle. Surf lessons can be booked from a number of local surf schools that also provide boards and wetsuits to clients.
The hills and open spaces around San Diego county are laced with scenic hiking trails. Hikes provide a great way to explore the undeveloped areas of the county and enjoy the outdoors.