Things to do in San Diego, Ca?
I am planning a trip to San Diego for 1 day sometime in September or October what are some fun things to do in San Diego? I looked up a couple of places and things to do like Whale Watching, Cabrillo National Park, and I know that La Jolla Cove has scuba diving. The thing is I don't know how cold it will be by then. I also want to go somewhere where there is a lot to do and see. Any suggestions? Thanks
- Joe CLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Sept and Oct are two of the best weather months of the year. Expect warm/hot days and cool nights with clear skies and no chance of rain. There is also a good chance of a Santa Ana condition that can send temperatures into the 80's and 90's. You'll need a jacket at night.
San Diego is one of the nicest cities in the country. It's a major tourist destination and there are tons of things to do.
Mission and Pacific Beach are your best bet for fun in the sun. Belmont Park has a vintage wooden roller coaster (one of two remaining seaside coasters on the west coast) as well as other rides. There is a boardwalk that runs the entire 3 mile length of both beaches. It's a great place to rent a bike or skates.
Some must see attractions are the world famous Zoo, Sea World, and Balboa Park. Balboa Park is the largest urban cultural park in the country. You can get a park passport which allows you entry to a dozen museums as well as the zoo.
Other attractions in the park are the Air and Space Museum, Ruben H. Fleet Science Center, the Natural History Museum, the Automotive Museum, the Model Railroad Museum, the Botanical Gardens, and the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world (free concerts on Sunday).
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.
La Jolla offers great views, great surfing, great food, and great shopping.
Check out the surfers at historic Windansea 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 at 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.
Take the trolley from Downtown 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 restaurants in the area. Pizza Bella has the best pizza in town as well as homemade Italian food.
The Old Point Loma Lighthouse at the Cabrillo National Monument offers great views of the downtown skyline, San Diego Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. On a clear day you can see all the way to Mexico.
The USS Midway is an aircraft carrier turned into a museum
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.
The Padres are in 1st place and in a pennant race in Sept, and hopefully baseball playoffs and World Series in October.
The Chargers play home games Sept 19 (Jacksonville), Oct 3 (Arizona), Oct 23 (New England) and Halloween (Tennessee).
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- 1 decade ago
I would absolutely check out Balboa Park. Balboa Park is home to more than 15 museums, the famous San Diego Zoo, several arts and international culture associations, historic architecture and famous botanical gardens. I would recommend even eating at the Prado, which is right in Balboa Park.
I've included a list of all the free things Balboa Park as to offer below, including a timetable of all the museums that offer free admission. http://www.balboapark.org/calendar/detail.php?Even...
You should also visit the Gaslamp Quarter which is the city's historic downtown neighborhood, now home to many of the city's finest restaurants, a plethora of pubs and nightclubs, theaters, galleries, and at least 100 retail shops. They actually have a bunch of free events going on all the time, so check out their website: http://www.gaslamp.org/
Seaport Village is also an extremely cute area, with a bunch of retail shops and restaurants. Check it out: http://www.seaportvillage.com/
San Diego also has a bunch of free concerts going on in various parks during the summer. Bring a bottle of wine and a blanket, it's a really great time. Here's the info: http://www.signonsandiego.com/feature/free-summer-...
- sarrattLv 44 years ago
you may head all the way down to San Diego Sea international! Many say its the terrific sea international interior the international! The San Diego Zoo would be an incredible place to have some kinfolk relaxing as you watch dissimilar animals! you may pass to coronado island in case you like to too!
- 1 decade ago
well it depends on what person you are, i have been to san diego and the best part of my trip was going to see an american football game. i was not a big fan at first but it was an amazing experience. it is also a great vibe.
if not a NFL game try shopping it is great out there.
hope this helps have a great trip :)
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- luvSDLv 41 decade ago
Take a look around this web site and see what kind of things you like.
- 1 decade ago
National City is the best city in SD County. Everything you want is there.
- 6 years ago
can I surf in October
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It will be hot and dry