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San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. Popular attractions include the world-famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California. San Diego offers an expansive variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the world.
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Vegetable and flower growers display their crops at open-air Farmers Markets in neighborhoods throughout the county. Shoppers wander past stands carrying calla lillies, sunflowers, and sweet peas while sampling fresh peaches or strawberries, depending on the season. At some markets, cooks whip up crepes, kettle corn and tamales; vendors sell garlic-stuffed olives, olive oil, cheese and honey, all prepared locally. The Del Mar and Coronado markets have a cozy neighborhood feel, while Ocean Beach and Hillcrest are full-fledged festivals with llama rides, live music and crafters.
Unique Communities of San Diego
Welcome to our treasured community of Bird Rock, this lovely neighborhood on the ocean shores blessed by natural beauty, great weather and vibrant and friendly residents and merchants. Come visit our website often to learn about our work, dine, play and shops – we would love to have you.
Since the 1880’s, La Jolla has been a favorite vacation destination. Boasting southern California’s most beautiful and majestic coastline and the finest weather in the world, La Jolla offers a varied selection of hotels, shopping, dining, events and attractions.
Balboa Park: the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction.
The Little Italy Association (LIA) is the only district management corporation of its kind in any Little Italy neighborhood in the United States. LIA deals with a variety of livability issues that range from sidewalk cleanliness to new building design review; from community schools to no-leash dog run parks. The Association pledges to advocate on behalf of its members’ best interests in the areas of public safety, beautification, promotion, and economic development while preserving the unique cultural resources that exist in the community.
In the historic Gaslamp Quarter, consisting of 16½-blocks around Fourth and Fifth Avenues, grand Victorian-era buildings are home to more than 100 of the city’s finest restaurants, 35 pubs and nightclubs and 100 retails shops, as well as theaters, art galleries, offices and residential/work lofts. When the sun sets, this downtown neighborhood attracts thousands of diners, shoppers, theatergoers, and nightclub patrons.
Theme Parks and Museums in San Diego
The San Diego Zoo is more than a zoo: it is a sanctuary for thousands of animals, a landscape of rare plants from all climates and a living classroom that entertains as well as educates. Learn about animals that lived in Southern California 12,000 years ago and meet their living counterparts at The Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey. The new 7.5-acre multispecies habitat features elephants, California condors, jaguars and more and offers guests insight about the Zoo’s conservation efforts to protect wildlife from becoming extinct like the mammoth and saber-toothed cat.
A visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a safari into adventure. Featuring huge open enclosures with herds of African and Asian animals, the Park is a unique experience that brings people thrillingly close to wild and endangered animals. One of the best ways to experience the wild open spaces is by taking the Park’s Journey into Africa tour, an open-air, soft-wheeled vehicle inspired by the legendary safari trains of Africa. The experience brings visitors to eye level with animals such as white rhinoceroses, giraffes, Cape buffalo, Roosevelt’s gazelles, African crowned cranes and more. The tour vehicles run on biodiesel, a clean-burning alternative fuel made from renewable resources and travel 2½ miles around the Safari Park’s expansive African field enclosures totaling 213 acres.
Come celebrate the wonders of the sea at SeaWorld® San Diego. Experience the all-new Shamu® show, One Ocean, and thrilling rides like Journey To Atlantis®. Get up-close to beluga whales, polar bears, sharks and penguins. And experience the amazing world of the sea turtle in the brand-new Turtle Reef.
Explore the wonders of the ocean at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, the public outreach center for world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Experience dazzling coral reefs, thrilling sharks, amazing seahorses, undulating jellyfish and three outdoor, living tide pools. Watch a diver feed the sharks in the aquarium’s two-story kelp forest tank, which showcases the beauty of the ocean just off La Jolla’s coast. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science.
The San Diego Museum of Art, the region’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum, provides a rich and diverse cultural experience for almost 250,000 visitors annually. Located in the heart of beautiful Balboa Park, the Museum’s nationally renowned permanent collection includes Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures.
Explore four miles of garden trails, enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Thanks to our mild climate, plants from all over the world thrive here. Our diverse topography provides a variety of microclimates giving the visitor a sensation of going from a desert environment to a tropical rainforest, all within 37 acres.
Experience family fun with an adventure of discovery at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Featuring incredible exhibits, on-water activities, and the world’s finest collections of historic ships. This impressive fleet includes the world’s oldest active ship Star of India, H.M.S. Surprise from the Academy Award winning film “Master and Commander”, California’s State tallship, Californian, the 1898 steam ferry Berkeley, the 1904 steam yacht Medea, a soviet-era Russian attack submarine as well as an American submarine, Dolphin. On board you’ll find incredible exhibits on maritime history, exploration, art, and heritage including an interactive children’s play area.
Welcome to the place where imagination is the destination. For young and old, big and small — it’s the happiest place on earth! Come build memories with your family that last a lifetime as you discover the wonder of this magical, fantastical world. When you enter one of the Lands that comprise Disneyland Park, stories come to life around you, immersing you in tales from some of your favorite Disney films.
Nothing provides more lasting memories than a great day at the park especially when shared with your beloved ones. That’s why, in addition to the most thrilling rides on the planet, you’ll find top-shelf entertainment at the park of Six flag’s magic mountain.