You've decided to visit San Diego and aren't sure what to do. Or, perhaps you live here and would like to explore the city more than you have in the past. Not to worry, this list of 10 best San Diego attractions helps pack a fun-filled itinerary regardless of age, budget or traveling companions.
Have kids? San Diego is one of the most popular family-friendly destinations in the world. If you can pull them away from the gorgeous sandy beaches, SeaWorld offers special experiences like dinner with Shamu or behind the scenes tours. LEGO enthusiasts definitely need to head up to LEGOLAND and neighboring SEALIFE Aquarium for a day.
All ages should plan a visit to the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Not only will you enjoy seeing pandas, hippos, koalas, polar bears and more roam spacious enclosures, you will also be supporting the Zoo's conservation efforts while learning along the way.
Budget-conscious travelers can take advantage of the beach, stroll through Balboa Park and perhaps duck into a museum or two. It's also free to soak up California history and sunshine in Old Town though a Mexican food meal there doesn't have to break the bank either.
Attractions are spread out all over the city, so think ahead regarding what to visit, when and how to get there (rental cars are advised). If you're short on time, any of the big amusement parks are O.K. to be seen in half of a day, too.