It’s not easy being San Diego. A beautiful city that doesn’t get the attention it deserves just because its neighbor is none other than Los Angeles. But, the birthplace of California has some things to offer that LA doesn’t, so next time you’re in the sunshine state, don’t forget to pay your tribute to the one and only – San Diego.
Seaworld is located in Mission Bay and is home to Shamu, the most-known killer whale in the world!
The attractions include the Penguin Encounter, Sea Turtle Bay, Wild Arctic and Shark Encounter.
Visitors can also feed sea lions, swim with dolphins or learn how to communicate with beluga whales.
If that’s not the definition of fun, we don’t know what is. The Shamu Stadium draws the most crowds, who come to watch the park’s killer whales twist and back-flip to rock music during regular live shows.
Located in Carlsbad, this 128-acre land offers visitors more than 50 attractions and rides in eight different play areas! Children can build and create their own Lego heroes or villains, watch recreated scenes from Star Wars and pose with life-sized Lego models of Chewbacca, R2-D2 and Darth Vader.
The park is also home to the world’s only Lego-themed water park.
Old Town State Historic Park
With its distinctly Mexican flavor, the Old Town State Historic six-block park is home to dozens of Mexican restaurants and gift shops, basking in color!
The park is an open-air museum with carefully-preserved or restored buildings, including San Diego’s first newspaper office and the city’s original court house.
Coronado Island was developed in the late 1880s as a playground for the rich. The island (actually connected to the mainland by a thin strip of land) is packed with low-rise buildings of various styles: Victorian houses, Spanish villas and beach cottages are scattered all around.
The island’s beaches filled with white sand are regularly voted one of North America’s top ten beaches. The North Beach attracts the surfers, while Silver Strand State Beach is popular for swimming, biking and camping.