San Diego is renowned for its salubrious climate throughout the year, miles of pristine beaches and fabulous attractions to keep all members of a family busy and entertained. The city is the perfect holiday destination to rest, relax and rejuvenate.

Balboa Park

This park is a must-visit, as it contains 15 museums, like the Museum of History, and Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and Air and Space Museum. In addition, it is home to the Old Globe Theater and even a puppet theater. The city's famous zoo is also located within the boundaries of the park.

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San Diego Zoo

This perhaps is one of the biggest attractions in the city. Located in Balboa Park, the park is spread over an area of 7.5 acres. It is home to 100 animals and 500 different plants. The zoo provides a natural habitat to animals, including jaguars, elephants, Sumatra tigers, Malaysian tapirs, giant pandas, and several other exotic Asian animals.

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San Diego Museum of Art

If you love art, you will adore the museum, which houses pre-Renaissance paintings, artwork from the 19th to 20th centuries, and masterpieces from Flemish masters. In addition, it has artwork showcasing cultures from Japan, China and America. The museum also boasts of sculptures and painting from Persia and India.

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Birch Aquarium

Located in the University of California campus on top of a hill, this aquarium has a massive shark reef in a 13,000 gallon tank, tidal pools and more than 60 fish tanks. Once you finish admiring the marine life in the aquarium, take in the panoramic view of Pacific and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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Sea World

Located close to Downtown, Sea World is a major attraction in the city. It is where you can see the world famous killer whale Shamu. In addition, the Sea World also has splash areas, show and exhibits, making it an extremely interesting and fun attraction for kids and adults alike.

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Coronado Island

This is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Ferries leave from Downtown San Diego to Coronado Island, but people can also drive over the Coronado Bridge and take in the scenic vista. The island is home to Hotel Del Coronado, high-end shops and even quaint little shops that you will love to explore. You can ride the waterways of the island in a Venetian-style gondola or relax on the pristine white sandy beach.

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Other Attractions

The beautiful beaches of the city should not be given a miss. The most popular are Pacific Beach and Back's Beach, but there are many more just a little away from the city. The beaches are popular for their water sports opportunities, including surfing.

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Children will adore Legoland. There are creative structure made from Lego blocks and also games, rides and many other forms of entertainment. It is the perfect place to spend an entire day when the sun is shining brightly.

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Visit the Cabrillo National Monument to find out a little bit about the history of California. The view from the monument is breathtakingly beautiful. You can see the entire Bay and Downtown unobstructed. Be sure to visit the lighthouse and then head to the tide pools to spend some fun time splashing in water. In winters, this is an excellent place for whale watching.

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I hope you enjoy your next trip to San Diego, California.
 
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