Top Things To Do In and Around San Diego
No one gets bored in San Diego. California’s second biggest city is a vibrant spot, offering plenty of attractions and some amazing weather. Whether you come here for work or holidays, we can guarantee that you will enjoy every second of it.
Culture, urban and nature
San Diego means, great outdoor fun even when you’re visiting its many museums and galleries. Balboa Park offers 15 museums and performing arts venues set in majestic buildings that belong to the Spanish Colonial Revival-style. Balboa Park is America’s largest urban cultural park – take a stroll through its enchanting gardens and you can take a cultural break anytime by walking into one of its museums, ranging from photography to natural history.
Another interesting fact that needs to be mentioned is that Balboa Park is home to the famous Tony Awards, that celebrates the best in Broadway talent.
If you’re tired of all the walking, the best and most affordable places to eat are to be found in Central San Diego. Due to the proximity to the Mexican border and its strong Hispanic heritage, here can be found some of the most delicious Mexican restaurants in California. Our choice would be Las Cuatro Milpas – a small and authentic place where their mouth watering dishes are totally worth the queues.
Outdoor fun in San Diego
San Diego features 70 miles of coastline. Luckily, the beaches are perfect in all the four seasons, making it possible for tourists to enjoy a good swim even in the middle of the winter. Our favorite is Mission Beach, a long and sandy beach close to the best bars and restaurants in the city from which we recommend Canes Bar and Grill, for the food and for the majestic ocean view.
Another amazing beach is the laid-back paradise from La Jolla. This beach is great for surfing so anyone passionate can have a glimpse of the romanticized Californian surfer lifestyle.
The San Diego Zoo is an amazing place to bring the kids, but can be fun for all ages. The zoo is well maintained and has over 4,000 animals representing more than 800 species, which makes it one of the world’s grandest zoos. Both fun and educational, the trip will remind you of how amazing nature is. Get ready to see polar bears, elephants, white rhinos, gorillas and many other rare and wonderful species.
Just a 30 minute drive north of San Diego lies the famous theme park, Legoland. This could be an excellent day out with your family. The kids can see all the lego themes they love, in real life. You’ll be surprised at the endless creative possibilities your kids can explore with even the simplest Lego bricks!
Of course, like most US cities, the best attractions are spread around a big area surrounding the city center. So, the best way to explore San Diego is by car. Why not book your San Diego car hire with easyCar today?