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What is there to do in San Diego?
I'm visiting a friend in San Diego in August, staying from the 8th till the 20th. I'm from New Orleans. Any suggestions on what to do with my time in/around SD?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Depends on what are you into, There is the Gaslamp Quarter very close to the bay, the convention center, petco park, clubs, restaurants, really nice hotels. Here we have a trolley system that moves you around pretty well, buy a $5 day tripper which is good for the entire day on both trolley and buses. Seaworld in mission bay, Coronado Island has a nice stroll along Orange ave which at the south end you will find the Hotel Del Coronado, rent a bike or kayak to see more. Oh, there is also Tijuana, but just don't go alone, that is not recommended, the larger the group the better. There is also Balboa Park, not to far from Downtown, there you will find a bunch of museums like Natural History, Science, Air and Space museums, also there in Balboa park there is the San Diego Zoo, a must see.
There is a lot of good dinning around, trust me, I am a good eater. We have a close proximity to LA are attractions also, so there is also Disneyland (about 100 miles), in Anaheim, and not too far is Knox Berry Farm (about 110 miles). Further up there is Universal Studios (about 180 miles), and Magic Mountain (about 160 miles).
There is some fishing, but there might be better fishing in New Orleans. Any way, there is plenty thing to do here, specialy out doors, so bring your camera, sunglasses and sunscreen.Source(s): Me, resident in San Diego area since 1990. I hope I was helpful.
- Joe CLv 71 decade ago
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Some must see attractions are the world famous Zoo, Sea World, and Balboa Park. You can get a park passport which allows you entry to a dozen museums as well as the zoo.
Mission and Pacific Beach are your best bet for fun in the sun.
La Jolla offers great views, great food, and shopping.
Check out the surfers at historic Winansea Beach. Walk along the Cove and check out the caves. Take a stroll on Prospect St and check out the shops, galleries, and have some authentic Mexican food and Alfonso's. Then head to the Birch aquarium at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography. It has a spectacular view of the bluffs over the Pacific Ocean.
For nightlife, the Gaslamp Quarter offers dining, drinking and dancing. It's also the home of Petco Park and the San Diego Padres major league baseball team.
In July and August the Del Mar Racetrack is open.
The Old Point Loma Lighthouse at the Cabrillo National Monument offers great views of the dowtown skyline, San Diego Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. On a clear day you can see all the way to Mexico.
The Chargers play a pre season football game against the Seahawks Aug. 15
- luvSDLv 41 decade ago
Joe C pretty much said everything I would have said so there's no point in repeating it, but you can check this web site for some good pictures and info:
If I was to slim it down to 5 things I would suggest:
Torrey PInes Natural Reserve
SeaWorld or Legoland (if you have kids)
- silvermistLv 51 decade ago
I love New orleans!
Balboa park- zoo is there too..
Legoland- there's an outlet 3-5 mins away
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- One Lov3Lv 41 decade ago
well in san diego there's alot to do there's the beach good restrants. lots to see
have funn hope you enjoy it when you come down
i love san diego born & raised!!!