Halloween in San Diego 2014

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Looking to spend your Halloween in sunny San Diego? Check out our list of a few top San Diego attractions to make your holiday festive and fun. All of these activities are family-friendly and showcase some of the best highlights of the San Diego area. Ideal for locals and tourists alike, these attractions are guaranteed to be fun for you and your family to explore! Haunted Trail in Balboa Park Winding through San Diego’s famed Balboa Park, this haunted trail is a mile-long walk through all kinds of spooky scenery. Constructed sets feature everything from local legends to exotic horrors, like this year’s haunted plantation and an eerie reconstruction of New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. You’ll even get to witness live scenes from the hit TV series, “American Horror Story.” Wander into the “Experiment Maze” if you’re feeling brave, or creep past a group of spooky clowns. … [Read more...]

Make a Splash at SeaWorld San Diego

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“Splash” into fun this summer at SeaWorld San Diego! The one-of-a-kind marine park that’s as invested in education and conservation efforts as it is in having fun, SeaWorld is a can’t-miss experience for kids of all ages. SeaWorld San Diego is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, so you can expect all kinds of wonderful and surprising things with each new visit. Marvel at fantastic animal performances, get to know the local populations of marine life, and perhaps make friends with a penguin! Then, hop aboard one of SeaWorld’s thrilling theme park rides, like the high-speed coaster “Manta” and the water ride “Journey to Atlantis.” The most popular show at SeaWorld San Diego remains Shamu’s iconic performance, “One Ocean.” Although the show is actually performed by several different killer whales (none of whom are named Shamu these days), it’s … [Read more...]

Adventures at LEGOLAND San Diego

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Looking for an attraction that will keep kids entertained all day in San Diego? Perhaps one that you’ll enjoy as well? LEGOLAND San Diego, an entire theme park dedicated to the colored building blocks we all knew and loved as children, may be just what you need to complete your San Diego vacation. With 30,000 LEGO models, over 60 amusement park rides, and dozens of shows and building zones spread over nine themed park areas, LEGOLAND San Diego is the perfect place to let your imagination run wild. With a location conveniently just 30 minutes north of San Diego in Carlsbad, LEGOLAND has become a favorite of Southern California tourists. Here are just a few of the cool things you can expect to find at the park this summer. Bronte, the Welcome Dinosaur As you enter the park, wave hello to Bronte, the bright red dinosaur standing nine tall and 34 feet long, made completely out of … [Read more...]

Best Restaurants in San Diego

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Dining in San Diego is an amazing experience. With fantastic options in every genre you can imagine, and world-class food in a diversity of cuisines that only California can produce, you’ll want to make each and every dining experience count. Whether you’re a vegan looking for the freshest local meals, a family trying to get the kids fueled up, or a couple looking to check out the hottest spots in town, we’ve got something for you on this list. Plus, you can always check out the nearby attractions to get to know the neighborhood a little bit better! For Families Waypoint Public www.waypointpublic.com 3794 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104 California comfort food, plus an indoor play area for kids! Nearby Attractions: Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Natural History Museum Crab Hut www.crabhutsd.com 1007 5th Avenue, #101 San Diego, CA 92101 Creole/ Southern style … [Read more...]

Summer 2014 at the San Diego Zoo

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The San Diego Zoo is a perennial favorite San Diego attraction for animal lovers of all ages. Located in the northern part of Balboa Park, the Zoo is home to 3,700 animals from 650 different species. A visit to the San Diego Zoo is a must-do activity for any San Diego vacation!  For the full Southern California animal experience, we also recommend paying a visit to the expansive San Diego Zoo Safari Park – a stunning 1,800 acres of African and Asian wildlife. First, some tips for visiting the San Diego Zoo. The Zoo encompasses approximately 100 acres of rather hilly terrain, so plan for active walking or take advantage of the Skyfari Aerial Tram or Express Bus to shuttle from point to point. Due to its size, the number of unique exhibits, special programming, and animal experiences, it’s impossible to see everything in one day. We recommend planning for two different visits … [Read more...]

San Diego 4th of July Fireworks 2014

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While San Diego is notorious for its sunny weather year round, the summer is an especially exciting time to visit the city. Unlike other southern parts of the country, temperatures are bearable in July, usually settling in the high 70s. One of the most exciting San Diego attractions to take part in this summer is the Big Bay Boom Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, which is known as one of the biggest and best fireworks displays in the country. For the Big Bay Boom, fireworks are launched simultaneously from four barges strategically located throughout San Diego’s North Bay starting at 9 PM. Orchestrated to originally produced music selections, broadcast by The Walrus 105.7FM, the fireworks show can be seen and heard from anywhere along the waterfront. Some of the best viewing spots are Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the North Embarcadero, Coronado Ferry Landing, Seaport Village, … [Read more...]

Cheap San Diego Attractions Tickets

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How do you make a trip to the most scenic city in Southern California even better? By loading up on San Diego Attractions Discount Tickets of course! If you want to get some exercise and take in a show while you are visiting San Diego, you can kill two birds with one stone (and save money while doing it) by going to a Who Dunnit? Gaslamp Quarter Murder Mystery Adventure at Dick's Last Resort. A scavenger hunt-style adventure, the Gaslamp Quarter mystery challenges attendees to collect clues and evidences to prove the guilt or innocence of their host, Dick. Interested parties can save 10 percent off of tickets! A hot deal that is distinctly American, the beer, burgers and baseball package from the Omni San Diego Hotel combines some of the quintessential elements of summer. The packages comes complete with one-night deluxe accommodations for two at the Omni, general admission … [Read more...]

San Diego Summer Events 2014

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Due to the stellar weather, summer is probably the best time of the year to visit one of America’s prettiest cities, San Diego. The weather is always great in Southern California, but summer in San Diego certainly takes things up a level (or two). The great weather will only be further complemented by the slate of summertime San Diego Attractions that are coming up in 2014. One of the San Diego Attractions that will be taking place in early summer is the San Diego Surf Film Festival from May 7 – 10. Although surfing may not have originated in San Diego, surf culture has woven itself into the city’s fabric in a big way and the San Diego Surf Film Festival is simply a celebration of the passion the locals feel for riding the waves. The 2014 SDSFF will feature more than 25 international films, dozens of filmmakers, a surf art gallery, live music and art and “raging … [Read more...]

Top San Diego Tourist Attractions

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When it comes to planning a family vacation, you'll find that no destination beats San Diego for ideal weather, quality of attractions, and variety of things to do. Seventy miles of pristine beaches, an average year-round temperature of 70.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and fun recreational activities divided among the land and the water make this popular tourist destination a place you’ll want to come back to again and again. With a San Diego attractions pass, nearly 50 top San Diego attractions are available for you to explore at your leisure. Depending on your vacationing preferences and how much time you have available, you can pick your favorite attractions or try to see them all! Either way, there’s no need to decide ahead of time – that’s what makes a San Diego attractions pass so flexible. Of course, the discounted admission prices and skip-the-line perks don’t hurt … [Read more...]

School Vacation Travel Tips

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School vacations present a wonderful opportunity for kids to let loose, adults to cash in on some much needed relaxation, and for the whole family to get the bonding time that’s so hard to squeeze in this time of year. Plus, after a long winter, we can all use a getaway, whether its to the sandy beaches of Oahu or to the Big Apple to visit the New York attractions you know and love. This year, plan a family vacation that’s fun, affordable, and hassle-free for everyone. While this may seem like a challenge, you’d be surprised how fun the process can be when you stick to some pretty easy guidelines and use convenient attraction passes. Try implementing these travel tips on your next vacation for smooth sailing all the way through. Know your budget. It’s important to remember not to fantasize you have more in your vacation savings than you do or to underestimate your … [Read more...]