Our most recommended
especially for anyone who has children. This is
easily is the cream of the crop on our list.
This was the ORIGINAL Seaworld. View many types
of animals such as polar bears, dolphins,
penguins, manatees, orca whale and beluga
The rides are
entertaining especially for children.
We do recommend
that you pay extra to get the 2 day pass if you
plan on being in the city for a while. This pass
includes a behind the scenes tour which differs
every day but always has something that is
unique and interesting. For instance we got a
close up view of a rescued pilot whale.
This is the
future of zoos as far as we are concerned.
Animals roam free amongst one another in over
2000 acres of land. The animals which are mostly
of African origin seem quite happy. This
location is 35 miles outside of the city limits
which makes renting a car the best option to get
This was our
favorite attraction, and we actually preferred
it to the San Diego Zoo (which was still
impressive as described below)
The amount of
animals is spectacular. For us a must-see
exhibit is the lions it is incredible how active
they are at times. You can watch them in all of
their glory only feet away from you.
We do recommend
that you take time to feed the giraffes. Little
children will enjoy the one hour train ride.
Make sure to eat at the 'Heart of Africa' which
feels like eating inside the African savannah as
it offers amazing views of the nearby habitat.
Famous San Diego Zoo:
The most famous
zoo in the world has had a lot written about it.
This zoo is famous for both how well they treat
animals and the number of animals on exhibit.
This zoo placed San Diego on the map as a
tourist destination and it should not be missed.
They have all of
the major animals such as mountain gorillas,
primates, panda bears, lions, giraffes, and much
San Diego is well
located on the map for whale watching. This is
because whales migrate for feeding from December
to March. Grey whales are well worth seeing in
Aquarium at Scripps
A gem of an
attraction that is not well known but it should
be. This is first and foremost a research
station but they also offer an educational
public exhibit. You can view various types of
sharks including nurse, horn, leopard, and angel
For children they
offer a small aquarium for to touch tide pool
animals such as starfish. Something else that
should entice you is the amazing view that
overlooks the ocean, it is simply one of the
best views anywhere.
raises their own coral reef (as to not damage
wild reefs) and these are amazing to see.
Our favorite is
nonetheless the large number of sea horses, with
100s of different species that you have never
heard of and certainly never seen anywhere else.
These sea horses are majestic in how they
A cute area of
town that enables you to walk around and visit
different museums and small shops. You can take
the trolley but we recommend walking to get a
more immersive experience.
You cannot visit
San Diego without stopping at Balboa Park. This
is essentially the heart of the city. This is
the home of the San Diego Zoo as well as 13
museums. Museums include the Natural History
Museum and the San Diego Museum of Man. There's
also a Science Center which is nice for the
This is a great
place to go for a leisurely walk around the
harbor. They have stores to visit, an old
aircraft carrier, or take a harbor tour which
last two hours.