Hey reader, How are yo doing? Last few weeks I got so occupied to do any of the blogging action. I was full busy in planning, packing and booking for my *BIRTHDAY TRIP*. Yeah!!! August,10 was my birthday and I was shining everywhere in all the messages, phone calls, Facebook, Instagram. Big thanks to all my friends and family for showering so much of love and blessings(Bit late post, I don’t know how I forgot to publish it. Anyhow, now I am here. Better late than never)

Beating all the laziness and with the steaming cup of activeness I have blogged this all about ‘San Diego‘, one of the most dramatic,picturesque and scenic cities of California.

Below is the list of places to Visit in San Diego

#1 Sea world

It has marine mammal parks, oceanariums, animal theme parks.The parks feature killer whale, sea lion and dolphin shows and zoological displays featuring various other marine animals. It also has thrilling theme rides and roller coasters. Great activity for every kind of age group. This will take your full one day and don’t forget to carry caps and sunscreen lotion if its sunny. You can buy the tickets online or at the site.

If you are a roller coaster fan don’t forget to take ‘Electric EEL‘. Its  tallest, fastest roller coaster in San Diego.

#2 Seal Tour

Experience the best of San Diego on sea and land. Amphibian bus tour of 90-minute, fully narrated departs from Seaport Village or the Embarcadero.





You can buys tickets online to save your time and probability is you will get it on cheaper rates. After the tour you will be dropped at Seaport Village. This place is great to shop and eat.

#3 USS Midway Museum

It is a maritime museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier. The museum consists of the aircraft carrier Midway. Get the tickets from the site and experience the audio tour about all the aircraft and the life at the ship. This will take 4 hours minimum to explore the full ship.

USS Midway Ship turned museum.

On the deck of USS Midway Museum.

#4 Unconditional Surrender Statue

Standing beside the Midway museum “Unconditional Surrender,” is 25-foot-tall sculpture modeled after the iconic photograph from the end of World War II. In which a U.S. Navy sailor grabbing and kissing a stranger—a woman in a white dress—on Victory over Japan Day (“V-J Day”) in New York City’s Times Square on August 14, 1945.

#5 Coronado Island

A mere two-mile ferry ride from cosmopolitan, downtown, just across the Big Bay from downtown San Diego, Coronado Island beckons visitors with its pristine beaches, crystal waters and friendly beach town persona. Things to do on the Coronado island.

City view from Coronado Island at night.

#6 Gaslamp Quarter

Picture Courtesy Google as I forgot to click one:)

This bustling and festive neighborhood of downtown is known for its nightlife. Full of peppy clubs, dive bars and cocktail lounges and Balboa theaters have diverse programs of music, comedy and drama. Try to visit on Friday night to witness the party mode.

#7 La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove is a small, picturesque cove and beach that is surrounded by cliffs in La Jolla. It is popular with snorkelers, swimmers and scuba divers. A must see when your in San Diego.

La Jolla Beach view from La Jolla caves.

The whole vibe of the town is awesome, such friendly people and easy going atmosphere. Really great area to just walk around.

Note : Go off time, parking is limited.

Water Caves at La Jolla Cove.

#9 Sunny Jim Caves

At the La Jolla cove there is a little gift shop’Sunny Jim’. In here are stairs which leads to the water caves. Fee for reaching the spot is $5 per person.

Stairs at Sunny Jim for reaching the water caves.

#8 Ho Chi Minh Trail

Located in La jolla, it’s a hidden 2.4 miles trail with a very narrow passage. The entrance to the trail is a very small sign and possibly you can miss it in the first go. And if the trail is wet, it can get very slippery and many parts of the trail follow the edge of the cliff. So be careful.

Ho Chi Minh trail. View of the trail path.

It will open to the beach area where towards south you can great surfers and walking to north you will see bunch of nudists, it’s Black beach. For coming back you have couple of options either follow the same path to go back or walk towards black beach to climb the stairs which will lead you to the paragliding point.

If you are not in good shape then I would not recommend this as it may get very scary and risky at certain points( I had a bad fall on the wet path).

#9 Beach Day

San Diego has multiple beach options Pacific beach, Mission Beach , La Jolla beach, Ocean Beach. And all of them are good. I visited Ocean beach as I wanted to watch sunset from the Sunset Cliffs which is very near from this beach.

At Ocean Beach

#10 Sunset Cliffs

Sunset Cliffs is a neighborhood of Point Loma community. It’s such a serene place to have beautiful views of shimmering waves hitting the cliffs and watching dazzling sunset.

-At Sunset Cliffs

I am so madly deeply in love with this place. There was zumba going on, people were cliff jumping. Most recommended at sunset. 

 

#11 Balboa park

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. There is no entry fee to the park.

#12 Old Town

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is in the center of Old Town. Here you can experience life from the early Mexican-American period of 1821-1872 through rich living history programs. Watch forms come to life at the blacksmith and woodworker shops, and read a newspaper from the 19th century.

Glimpse of Oldtown

Cafe Coyote is the famous Mexican restaurant in Old Town San Diego. Food is so great and ambiance too.

#13 Potato chip rock

I have wanted to hike up to this rock but because of weather and time I had to drop this. It is outside of San Diego on top of the Mt Woodson summit(Lake Poway) and is a 4 miles trek each way to what is affectionately known as Potato Chip Rock. The hike is all up hill and the elevation is bit significant. So get prepared if you want to be there.

Picture Courtesy Google

If you want to do this get there early just before sunrise and it’s your best bet for less people and great photos. Don’t forget to carry water

I really hope this post helped you in figuring what to do in San Diego. Comment below to let me know how was the post.

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Love & Cheers,

Megha

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