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...]

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...]

Family Things to do in San Diego

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If you are thinking about planning a family vacation to San Diego, then it’s a pretty safe bet that lounging on the beach and enjoying the city’s near-perfect weather is probably on the agenda. However if it rains (or someone gets a sunburn), you might need to find an alternative plan. Don’t bother wasting your time searching for what to do - the San Diego Family Attractions package has you covered. The San Diego Family Attractions package by Smart Destinations saves you 34% on admission to the Natural History Museum, Fleet Science Center, Boomers and a Harbor Tour! Make the most of your time in San Diego with a visit to theNAT - also known as the Natural History Museum. One of the current exhibitions at the Natural History Museum, Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age, will teach you everything you every wanted to know about the huge wooly beasts (and their tusks) that … [Read more...]

Whale Watching San Diego Discount Tickets

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If you are looking for something exciting to do while you are visiting America’s Finest City, Whale Watching San Diego could be the tour for you! As part of a partnership between Birch Aquarium and San Diego Harbor Excursion/Flagship Cruises & Events, expeditions heading out into the harbor in search of gray whales and other marine life have been departing two times a day for the last 13 years. As part of a trip with Whale Watching San Diego, you’ll have the chance to be educated about gray whale baleen, barnacles, and prey by an expert from the Birch Aquarium. You can also feel good because some of the proceeds from the tour help support the aquarium’s education and conservation programs.  Besides gray whale adults and calves, you could also see finback whales, blue whales, humpback whales, minke, killer, and false killer whales. That’s not all. You might see sea … [Read more...]

Things to do for Teens in San Diego

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Taking a family trip with teenagers can be challenging. They are too old to do some things, too young to do others and generally think they are too cool to do just about anything but complain. That said, when you visit "America’s Finest City", even if your teenager doesn’t want to go to Legoland San Diego, there are plenty of other things to do in San Diego that your teenager should enjoy. Hop on one of the many San Diego Boat Tours and get a glimpse at the city’s beautiful harbor. The South Bay and North Bay tours each take about an hour and allow guests to see the Naval Sub Base, Cabrillo National Monument and U.S. Navy service fleet. For those people who really have their sea legs and want to spend a little bit longer out on the water, the Full Bay tour has you covered. This deluxe trip goes to the Harbor and Shelter Islands, Point Loma, the Coronado Bridge, and much more. … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things to do in San Diego on Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day Weekend traditionally marks the start of summer. How will you spend this summer holiday? If you’re looking for things to do in San Diego on Memorial Day weekend, check out our top ten list. Visit the San Diego Zoo. This world-famous zoo is home to more than 800 species of critter from around the world, from alligators and eagles to koalas and pandas. It’s also a leader in the conservation of wildlife, and is a must-see attraction for animal lovers. Plan to spend at least half a day here. Talk a walk through Balboa Park. As the nation’s largest urban park, Balboa Park is a beautiful place you’ll never tire of exploring. You can ride a bike, hold a picnic, or stop in any of the 17 museums. Even if you don't explore the museums inside, they're also well known for their spectacular and unique architecture. There are also several performing arts spaces, so try to … [Read more...]

Things to Do in San Diego Waters

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Anyone putting together a list of things to do in San Diego should take care to include attractions by San Diego's waters. With over 70 miles of coastline, it's easy to spend a day (or two!) exploring the waters with family and friends. Here's a look at San Diego's best beaches and attractions that get you closer to that pristine Pacific water: Beaches & Boardwalks Start your exploration of San Diego waters with a stop at the beach. A walk or bike ride along one of San Diego's many coastal paths and boardwalks will give you a good sense of San Diego beaches. The Oceanfront Boardwalk is one of San Diego's biggest, stretching three and a half miles along Mission and North Pacific Beaches. Besides its picturesque  views, the boardwalk offers up a number of shops, restaurants, and even a roller-coaster in Belmont Park. Belmont Park is also home to the Wave House, an all-in-one … [Read more...]

Romantic Things to do in San Diego for Valentine’s Day

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Looking for some special things to do in San Diego this Valentine’s Day? Check out some of our top recommendations for romantic, fun, and unique dates for you and your valentine this year. Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego Part of the pleasure in Valentine’s Day is the personal time spent with the one you love. For a uniquely romantic setting for your personal time this year, take a stroll through this one-of-a-kind garden. Nearly 100 years old, the Japanese Friendship Garden, San-Kei-En is designed to offer Zen serenity and peace. It was originally created as a gesture of friendship between the U.S. and Japan, and now attracts visitors from all over the world with its simple design and classic features. A visit to the Japanese Friendship Garden will cultivate the perfect state of peace and harmony for you and your partner. San Diego Museum of Art Since the dawn of time, … [Read more...]