Andy asked in TravelUnited StatesSan Diego · 9 years ago

Outdoor things to do in San Diego?

My family and I are going to San Diego In December. On vacation we like to do things like go hiking and going to state parks and things like that. What kind of things like this are around/ in San Diego?

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  • Joe C
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Explore Balboa Park and the zoo. You can walk for days on all the trails, gardens, and canyons.

    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.

    http://www.balboapark.org/info/passport.php

    Other attractions in the park are the Air and Space Museum, Ruben H. Fleet Science Center, the Natural History Museum, the Museum of Man, the Automotive Museum, the Old Globe Theatre, the Hall of Champions, 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 Safari Park. There are multi acre enclosures where herds of wild animals roam plus lots of hiking trails. It's worth the visit and is a different experience from the zoo. You can ride a zip line, tour the park on a Segway, or take a photo caravan into the enclosures and feed the giraffes.

    http://www.sdzsafaripark.org/

    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. It's a great place to go whale watching as they migrate along the coast. There are a series of trails that take you from the promontory down to the ocean

    http://www.nps.gov/cabr/index.htm

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

    Check out the surfers at historic Windansea Beach. At low tide you can walk out onto the tide pools. The most extreme tides of the year are in December and you can walk 100 yards out onto the uncovered reef. 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. The Tony award winning La Jolla Playhouse is located nearby on the campus of UCSD. For a few laughs at night, The Comedy Store is on Pearl St.

    http://aquarium.ucsd.edu/

    BTW there are a couple of special holiday events in December that San Diego is know for. If you are in town then be sure to check them out.

    December Nights is the first weekend Friday and Saturday night in December in Balboa Park. The entire park is lit up and full of festivities. All the museums are open for free and the Organ Pavilion is center stage for a free holiday season entertainment spectacular.

    http://www.balboapark.org/decembernights/

    The Parade of Lights is the 2nd and 3rd weekends in December (Dec 9th & 16th). Local boat owners decorate their boats with Christmas lights and sail around the bay at night. Everything from a dingy to sailboats, to large yachts participate.

    http://www.sdparadeoflights.org/

    Also the Chargers play 3 home games in December.

    Dec 2 vs Cincinnati

    Dec 16 vs Carolina

    Dec 30 vs Oakland

    http://www.chargers.com/tickets/index.html

  • 5 years ago

    "Harbor Cruises" located in the downtown area of San Diego is a pleasant time and a great meal. The food is first-rate and the view is something to do not forget. Open bar can be an delivered perk. It's located on the finish of Harbor power. I higly endorsed this to you, I went to a x-mas party there and used to be very impressed. The cruise takes you across the bay for roughly three hours. One more position is called the "Shout condo" also located in the downtown San Diego area on fifth ave. That is an interactive resturant and bar-the group participates.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Hi Andy! There are soooooo many fun places and things to do in San Diego. Here is a list of the top 47 attractions in San Diego. I hope this helps and have fun in San Diego with your family!

    Patty

  • Fox
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    too many to list (seriously)

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