What are the must see and dos in san diego?

Question by Jamie: What are the must see and dos in san diego?
im going next week with my 18 year old brother. Where can we dine with ocean views that are not too expensive? Where can we have a good evening that i can drink but he can still get into? Best beaches to go to in october? I want to do some shopping where there are stores he might like. What water activities can we do i october?

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Answer by Joe C
San Diego is one of the nicest cities in the country. It’s a major tourist destination and there are tons of things to do. With 70 miles of beautiful beaches, countless parks and gardens, major league sports, dozens of golf courses, world class museums, Tony Award winning theater, great cuisine, best weather in the country, and the best zoo in the world, it’s my choice as THE place to visit in the US.

Be aware that the ocean water is always cold because it’s a northern current. Mission and Pacific Beach are your best bet for fun in the sun. Belmont Park has a vintage wooden roller coaster (one of two remaining seaside coasters on the west coast) as well as other rides. There is a strand (boardwalk) that runs the entire 3 mile length of both beaches. It’s a great place to walk, run, sun, rent a bike or skates.

Some must see attractions are the world famous Zoo, Sea World, and Balboa Park. Balboa Park is the largest urban cultural park in the country. You can get a park passport which allows you entry to a dozen museums as well as the zoo.

Other attractions in the park are the Air and Space Museum, Ruben H. Fleet Science Center, the Natural History Museum, the Museum of Man, the Automotive Museum, the Old Globe Theatre, the Hall of Champions, the Botanical Gardens, and the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world (free concerts on Sunday).

North County San Diego is home to the Zoo’s Safari Park. There are multi acre enclosures where herds of wild animals roam plus lots of hiking trails. It’s worth the visit and is a different experience from the zoo. You can ride a zip line, tour the park on a Segway, or take a photo caravan into the enclosures and feed the giraffes.

La Jolla offers great views, great surfing, great food, great theater, and great shopping.
Check out the surfers at historic Windansea Beach. At low tide you can walk out onto the tide pools. Walk along the Cove and check out the caves. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art. Take a stroll on Prospect St and check out the shops, galleries, and have some authentic Mexican food. Then head to the Birch Aquarium at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography. It has a spectacular view of the bluffs over the Pacific Ocean. The Tony award winning La Jolla Playhouse is located nearby on the campus of UCSD. For a few laughs at night, The Comedy Store is on Pearl St.

Take the trolley from Downtown to Old Town. There is a state park there that recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872.

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse at the Cabrillo National Monument offers great views of the downtown skyline, San Diego Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. On a clear day you can see all the way to Mexico. It’s a great place to go whale watching as they migrate along the coast.

The USS Midway is an aircraft carrier turned into a museum

They only place that you can drink and he can get into are restaurants

Have some authentic Mexican food at Alfonso’s. Jose’s Courtroom is where the locals hang out to drink and eat. The Spot offers Chicago style food with both deep dish and thin crust pizza. For gourmet cuisine, it’s George’s at the Cove.

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2 Comments → “What are the must see and dos in san diego?”

  1. Birdy B

    Mar 29, 2014

    You could go to north county fair a mall, 21 to drink in CA, zoo, seaworld, safari park(wild animal park) , midway, old town, El Indio mexican restaurant

  2. Dmitri

    Mar 29, 2014

    The ocean water is a little warmer right now since we had an unusually hot and muggy summer. It’s about 72F now. The best beach in SD in my opinion is Torrey Pines State Park. Here are some pictures so you can understand what I mean: http://www.google.com/search?q=torrey+pines+state+park&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7TSNA_enUS386US386&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=y911UJ29DcOg2QXgnIDIBg&biw=1525&bih=751&sei=zd11UI_eGYSiqQGC6YHgCQ

    Shop downtown, near the good nightlife of the Gaslamp District. You might want to snorkel with the harmless leopard sharks in La Jolla Shores, or kayak in the caves. Go to the basic touristy stuff, like SeaWorld, Balboa, the zoo, Safari Park, Soak City, even Legoland for the kid in you.

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