San Diego is essentially a tourists’ paradise. It has got plenty of tourist attractions including beaches, water parks, museums, monuments and parks. The climate here is ideal for every tourist to enjoy all these attractions including the serene beaches which seem to be endless. Here is a look into what makes this place favorite among tourists.
There are quite a lot of tourist attractions, especially for families traveling with kids. One can find numerous must visit places including the Balboa Park, Wild Animal Park, Sea World and La Jolla. Apart from these, Point Loma Lighthouse is an important monument which can not be missed at any cost.
Kid friendly attractions around San Diego include Belmont Park, Birch Aquarium, Cabrillo National monument and Children’s Pool Beach. Kids can enjoy numerous rides at Belmont Park which include a giant roller coaster, The Giant Dipper, is especially popular among kids of all ages. Birch Aquarium has various varieties of sharks, fish, octopus, corals and jellyfish.
Cabrillo National Monument is the place to have a splendid view of the Bay Area, Coronado, downtown and other places. Tide pool area here is of extreme interest for kids for enjoying the living tide pool ecosystem. Other places of interest include Legoland, Maritime Museum, Presidio Park and Children's Museum of San Diego. All these places have plenty of interesting stuff, especially designed for the kids.
One can visit the San Diego Wild Animal Park to have a glimpse of wild animals in their natural habitat. This park is spread across a large area and a great place for an exciting family visit. On similar lines, Sea World San Diego is an excellent place to enjoy watching marine animals in action.
Here, families can enjoy watching penguins, polar bears, sharks, dolphins and numerous other marine animals. Animal shows are organized on regular basis for amusement of tourists. Besides the animals, one may also enjoy various rides in the park. The roller coaster competes with the animals for being center of attraction. Sea World San Diego is a must visit place for families yearning for a complete entertainment package.
Mission Bay Playground and San Diego Padres are other attractions of the place. Mission Bay Playground is a vast playground and has plenty on offer for kids. It is ideal for indulging in all sorts of sports and flying kites as well! Play structures like pirate ships and others can be explored by kids.
San Diego has a long coastline which has a number of popular beaches. The most famous ones include Imperial Beach, Coronado, Mission Beach, La Jolla and Pacific Beach etc. The beaches such as Central Beach (Coronado), Ocean Beach and La Jolla are ideal for families.
There are a couple of airports which can be used to reach San Diego. San Diego International Airport is located at a short distance from the downtown. Domestic travelers may even reach here easily by train or road as well. Party excursions, gambling or dinner cruises are available at the Cruise Ship Terminal.