Top 10 Places to Visit in San Diego

San Diego is one of the most beautiful cities in California. There are several beaches, with very different styles from one another. The city is full of museums, parks and restaurants. It is a perfect place for those who want to relax and have fun at the same time.

Top 10 Places to Visit in San Diego:

1- Balboa Park:

The largest cultural park in the United States.  The park is one of the oldest in the country.  Its name was given in homage to the Spanish explorer, Vasco Núñez de Balboa, and both the park and its historical buildings received the title of National Historic Patrimony, for the beauty and cultural importance that they have.





2- Check out the Marina:

There are beautiful boats, bars and restaurants.



3- San Diego Zoo:

World-famous tourist spot in San Diego, which is considered the most important on the planet.  This is because it has an infrastructure built according to each habitat of the more than 4 thousand animals that live there.


4- Check out the Old Town:

There are many stores, restaurants and bars. Eat lunch at the most famous Mexican restaurant, Cafe Coyote.




5- Visit the USS Midway Museum:

Founded in 2004, it is a space dedicated to the history of the USS Midway.  The oldest aircraft carrier of the United States Navy is gigantic.  It was used between the 1945 and 1992.  Today it is one of the most frequented attractions of San Diego.  The space is situated near the Tuna Harbor Park, where there is the famous Sailor-Kissing-Nurse Statue. The USS Midway Museum has 60 exhibits of fighters, airplanes, helicopters and other objects.



7- Coronado Island:

This beach is located on an Island, near the Hotel Del Coronado. It is a great place to have drinks on the beach or at the bar.



8- La Jolla:

Considered one of the most expensive neighborhoods to live in, in the United States, it has an abundance of restaurants and hotels.  The beach is famous for the beautiful sunset and for the different residents who live in La Jolla Cove, which are dozens of sea lions.




9- Ocean beach:

A perfect place to hike, watch the sunset and the surfers. Have a drink and some snacks at Nati’s, the best restaurant, around the beach.



10- Check out Gaslamp Quarter:

Located in the center of the city, there are nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and stores.

San Diego is a very warm and energetic city.  There are beautiful beaches, friendly people and the weather is great most of the year.  San Diego is our favorite city in California.




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