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Things to do in San Diego?

A few friends and I are planning to go to San Diego for a few days for our high school senior trip. We plan to check out Comic Con, but we were also wondering of other cool places to visit and things to do. We are going to be coming from the bay area, so anything on the way would be fine too. I thought of maybe trying to surf there, visit some night clubs etc. Anything would really help us out, because none of us have ever been there and know practically nothing about it lol.

Basically, we just want to know of any worthwhile activities.

5 Answers

  • Joe C
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Mission and Pacific Beach are your best bet for fun in the sun. Belmont Park has a vintage wooden roller coaster as well as other rides.

    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. The park is pretty amazing. Don't miss it.

    North County San Diego is home to the Zoo's Wild Animal Park. There are multi acre enclosures where herds of wild animals roam plus lots of hiking trails.

    Take the trolley from the downtown Convention Center to Old Town. There is a state park there that recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. There are also a lot of resturants in the area. Pizza Bella has the best pizza in town as well as homemade Italian food.

    La Jolla offers great views, great food, and shopping.

    Check out the surfers at historic Winansea Beach. At low tide you can walk out onto the tide pools. Walk along the Cove and check out the caves. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art. 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.

    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.

    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.

    Pacific Beach also has some great nightlife.

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  • K
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    If you are driving from the Bay Area on a weekday, you'll want to avoid the LA traffic. Sometimes we split the drive by getting out of the Bay Area in the evening, then spend the night at Harris Ranch off highway 5. If you get up early you can either stop somewhere in LA (like Universal Studios) to spend the day, or head through to San Diego.

    Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and La Jolla would be good choice for your age range. They offer surf lessons at Pacific Beach and La Jolla. If you are on a budget Mission Beach is nice because it has Belmont Park rollercoaster right near the beach, and it is fun without being too expensive.

    You can't go wrong with the beaches, but there are also lots of other fun things to do - check out

  • 1 decade ago

    Comic-Con 2009 is over. Unless you are talking about 2010.

    ▬You could go to the beaches, Sea World,Rent a Jet Ski,Skydiving,World Famous Zoo,

    ▬Visit La Jolla Cove and see the magnificent sunset on the ocean. La Jolla Cove is one of the most spectacular natural settings in the world.

    ▬Go to Downtown: Historic Gaslamp, Take a scenic, one-hour drive to Mt. Laguna. Once there, hop out for an invigorating hike and enjoy the fresh mountain air whispering through the pines.

  • 4 years ago

    Definately pass to the San Diego Zoo. i could additionally propose Sea worldwide, Balboa Park and its many museums, old city. in case you're making plans a visit, attempt looking while a play/musical is going to be ib city. it relatively is everywhere around city like the old Globe or Civic Theatre.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    sea world is fun check that out while you are there.

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