San Diego abounds with activities for an enjoyable visit: sunshine,
scenery, seven miles of shoreline, fine eating, fun night life, and a wide
array of things to see and do, including Mexico!
The San Diego Zoo is home to 4,000 rare and endangered birds, mammals, and
reptiles and has 6,500 varieties of exotic plants.
Balboa Park includes the famous Zoo, 14 museums, art galleries and theaters
in ornate, Spanish-style buildings. Museum topics include art, cars,
aerospace, model trains, local history, science, and much more.
Sea World presents a variety of marine life in a large park in Mission Bay.
It features 5 shows and more than 20 exhibits and attractions, including
The San Diego Wild Animal Park is an 1,800 acre exotic animal and botanical
reserve dedicated to the preservation and protection of endangered species.
It features a 50-minute guided monorail tour, and has 2,200 animals roaming
free. It is a bit further afield, but provides an interesting excursion.
The Gaslamp Quarter is located downtown in the historic district, with
restaurants, theaters, galleries, and shops.
Old Town is characterized by adobe haciendas and beautifully restored
Victorian homes. You will find shops and restaurants, margaritas,
mariachis, and hand-crafted treasures from around the world.
Mexico is only twenty miles away. US and Canadian citizens need only valid
identification to recross the border and you can bring back $400 in
purchases. You can travel to Tijuana on the San Diego Trolley, a high-speed
trolley that runs from downtown to the border. If driving to Mexico, you
must have special insurance.