San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world class family attractions. Popular attractions include the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California. San Diego offers an expansive variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the world.
The most difficult decision to make regarding a vacation to San Diego is determining what to do and see among the region's vast and diverse offerings. San Diego County promises a truly remarkable vacation experience for everyone.
Here are a few things to get you started;
SeaWorld San Diego
One of the best and most popular ways to explore the wonders of the sea in San Diego is at SeaWorld. Home of Shamu the orca, SeaWorld has become as synonymous and iconic as San Diego itself. Fun for families and children of all ages, a day spent at SeaWorld is guaranteed to be filled with fun, learning, thrills, chills and much more. From exhilarating rollercoaster rides, inspiring and lively animal shows, up-close encounters with sea animals, and interactive and educational exhibits throughout the park, there is plenty to see and do each time you visit.
LEGOLAND California, Waterpark & SeaLife Aquarium
Located 30 miles north of downtown San Diego, LEGOLAND® California is a 128-acre family theme park nestled in the seaside community of Carlsbad. With over 60 interactive rides, shows and attractions, as well as restaurants, shopping and beautiful landscape features incorporating dazzling statues made entirely of LEGOs, the theme park is specifically geared for families with children ages 2 to 12. In addition to the LEGOLAND theme park, there are two other LEGO-themed parks on the grounds to explore. In the summer, the LEGOLAND Water Park opens to the delight of kids and adults alike. Families can cool off on a warm summer day at the water park on one of their two sandy beach wading areas, or explore the more than 20 LEGO slides. For year-around aquatic fun, visit LEGOLAND's SEALIFE Aquarium to explore the ocean's wonders. The Aquarium's educational and interactive exhibits provide a dynamic and wondrous setting for kids to observe and interact with sea creatures big and small.
San Diego Zoo & Zoo Safari Park
Beloved by San Diegans and tourists alike, the World-Famous San Diego Zoo is a sanctuary for over 4,000 rare and endangered animals and a collection of rare plants from all climates. A living classroom that entertains as well as educates, the San Diego stands as a model for zoos around the world. Or explore the wonders of wild animals at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park (formerly known as the San Diego Wild Animal Park). Located 35 miles north east from downtown San Diego in the inland region of Escondido, nestled in the majestic foothills of the San Pasqual Valley. Take one of their many Safari rides, where you can observe animals as they are in their natural habitats.
Old Town San Diego
Known as the birthplace of California, Old Town San Diego teems with a lively, authentic atmosphere, not to mention great Mexican food and souvenirs. Old Town State Park boasts 17 museums and historical sites, many of which are free to explore. Old Town San Diego is also a departure point for the Old Town Trolley Tours, which offers a fun, often humorous, sightseeing tour of San Diego. And, be sure not to miss the Whaley House, which tops Travel Channel's American's Most Haunted list.
With so much on offer you will need to make the most of your time and there is no better way to pack in as much as you can than by using a rental car. Don't think it's expensive as rates are cheap in California. Plus you can pull over at any time to site back and admire the stunning views in the comfort of your own car hire.