What to do in San Diego, CA

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San Diego

San Diego Tourist Attractions & Activities

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Top places to visit

1. San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo welcomes around 5 million visitors every year, and it’s easy to see why. Spanning a huge site, the zoo houses about 4000 animals from over 650 different species and subspecies. All of these creatures live in realistic habitats, with most exhibits out in the open air.
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San Diego Zoo which includes a pond, zoo animals and landscape views

2. SeaWorld

Ever since it first opened in 1964, SeaWorld® San Diego in Mission Beach has drawn kids and big kids alike. Visitors come here to get closer to the amazing marine animals on show. Why not head over to Dolphin Point where you can feed and even train the performing bottlenoses—these intelligent mammals love to do tricks. It is even possible to arrange to get into the water with the impressive beluga whales, but make sure you book in advance.
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Seaworld featuring marine life and interior views as well as a small group of people

3. Balboa Park

Spanning a vast space of 486 hectares, the huge Balboa Park contains an incredible and eclectic wealth of attractions. Home to gardens and trails, museums and galleries, theatres and restaurants—not to mention its own world-famous zoo—the park is a popular spot, frequented by visitors and locals alike.
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One of America’s largest urban green spaces, Balboa Park is an exciting spot packed with art, culture, and a world-renowned zoo.

4. Mission Bay

Mission Bay is great for sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, Jet Skiing, cruising, wakeboarding… and the list goes on. This natural lagoon is surrounded by endless sandy beaches and you can skate, cycle or jog along the famous Mission Beach Boardwalk. Or how about walking, sunbathing and picnicking in the bay’s many seaside parks? Reserve one day for SeaWorld, Mission Bay Park’s huge aquarium with theme park. Fiesta Island has sporting events, bonfire rings and dog parks.
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Mission Bay showing a beach

5. Mission Beach

The first holiday homes were built along the shore at Mission Beach all the way back in the 1920s. The resort boomed in the 1960s with new developments re-invigorating the place. And ever since then the visitors have not stopped returning to lounge beneath the West Coast sun and wander along the boardwalk by the beach where street performers and artists, rollerbladers and skateboarders keep the atmosphere lively.
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Mission Beach showing tropical scenes, a sandy beach and street scenes

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