5 Top Tourist Destinations for San Diego

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San Diego is one of the best cities for a visit, even among Californian cities. Check out these top tourist destinations if you plan to visit.

Sea World 

Sea World is one of the defacto San Diego experiences. Located on a bay near the Pacific Ocean, Sea World continues to expand over the years, adding rides, and an amazing Turtle exhibit. But be sure to catch as many shows as you can as each is very original and entertaining. You might have to visit more than one day to do everything.

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is one of the best zoos out there and world renowned. It will probably be one of the best zoos you ever visit. Tripadvisor voted it the best zoo in the world. The San Diego zoo houses over 3,700 animals. You can buy a bus pass and ride around the large 100 acre area. The Panda area is a popular part of the park. You don’t have to have kids to visit, it’s a great date spot too! At the end of the day, you can check out San Diego’s night locations.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

You may have visited a zoo but the Safari Park offers a completely new and original animal experience. Connected to the San Diego Zoo, you can sometimes get group deals to visit both.

The Safari Park offers more exotic animals in a much more open space. If you like to walk, this is the place for you. But you can also try several rides such as the Africa Tram for rides around the park. If you want to spend more money, there are some customized personal safari tours.


Lego fans, this is the place for you. A short drive north of San Diego, Legoland has enough to do for an entire day. If you have younger kids, they will love this place. However, if you’re not a huge fan of Legos or have older kids, you might want to select somewhere else to visit. Be sure to check out Fun Town Police and Fire Academy and if it’s hot, Pirate Reef.

Birch Aquarium

If you like fish as friends, you have to head here. Located a short drive north of San Diego, the Birch Aquarium overlooks beautiful La Jolla. After your time there, visit the La Jolla cove to watch a sunset.

See more than 5,000 fish in 60+ habitats plus a museum featuring cutting edge research from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Take in spectacular panoramic ocean views, get hands on with interactive activities, see a feeding, and dive deeper into the world under, in, and above the oceans.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is an aquarium and the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium at Scripps has an annual attendance of more than 439,000, including more than 40,000 school children, and features more than 3,000 animals representing 380 species.More at Wikipedia