San Diego California Travel Guide
San Diego is filled with romantic getaway opportunities that include a wide range of lodging, fine dining, shopping and miles of sandy beaches. While this adventure guide emphasizes the downtown metropolitan area, additional adventure opportunities can be found on our travel guides for La Jolla, North Coast SD, East County and Imperial Valley.
San Diego Adventure Tours
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San Diego Harbor Cruise
– Admire beautiful ships, city skyline and aquatic marine life.
San Diego Trolley Tour – Hop On, Hop Off.
– Guided tour to many historic sites, museums, convention center, embarcadero and more.
San Diego Sunset Dinner Cruise
– Journey along San Diego’s historic harbor while enjoying fine food, professional service and live music.
Ensenada Mexico Day Tour
– Dine on a Mexican lunch at one of Ensenada’s best restaurants, and shop for a bargain in the heart of town.
Wild Animal Park Tour – With Shuttle
– enjoy a day of fun and education for the whole family.
Combo Bus and Boat Tour
– Explore San Diego attractions from both land and water.
San Diego Seal Tour – The Duck Tour
– San Diego’s original amphibious water and land adventure!
Gaslamp Quarter Segway Tour
– great for first time Segway riders who are curious to find out how a Segway works.
San Diego Zoo Tour – With Shuttle
– Visit World Famous Zoo
Sea World Tour – With Shuttle
– visit one of the world’s premier marine adventure parks.
City Tour / Harbor Tour / Tijuana Tour – Combo Package
Sailboat Whale-Watching Cruise – Seasonal
– December to April is the best time to spot these mysterious creatures in the Pacific Ocean.
Mountain Bike Tours
– Explore San Diego’s best wilderness parks.
Sea World Trainer for a Day
– 8 hour tour to participate in amazing behind the scenes activities with the sea life.
VIP Nightclub Tour
– Discount passport to San Diego’s best clubs.
La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour
– Our most popular kayak tour.
Sail in America’s Cup
– The famous racing yacht now makes daily bay tours.
Airborne Sightseeing Tours
– Ride in the cockpit of historic aircraft
Hotel Shuttle Service to Los Angeles Attractions
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San Diego Adventure Tours
Ultimate Thrill Adventures in San Diego – including surfing, kayaking, mountain biking, sea caves, trapeze, and skydiving.
Shop-XD-Airborne San Diego Aerial Tours
Get high above beautiful San Diego – fly in hot air balloons, historic warbirds, skydiving, sunset flights.
Many first class Vacation Resorts are located in the beautiful San Diego. With its striking Mediterranean influence San Diego has gained a well-deserved reputation as one of the most beautiful vacation destinations imaginable.
For fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean and the San Diego skyline, drive to the tip of Ft. Rosecrans on Point Loma.
Tour Sea World San Diego – Mission Bay
Giant marine zoological park and aquariums. Home of Shamu the Killer Whale and other great adventures.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps – La Jolla
Located adjacent to the world-renown Scripps Institute of Oceanography this facility has large salt-water aquariums primarily dedicated to the study of both cold water and tropical water marine life of the Pacific Ocean.
Tour Legoland California – Carlsbad
Only themepark of its kind in America, over 40 major rides and attractions in the bright Legobrick colors.
San Diego Harbor Tour
Navy Ship Tours / Maritime Museum
The San Diego Embarcadero and Harbor plays host to exciting venues including tourism attractions, cruise terminals, bayfront festivals, romantic dining and much more. The Maritime Museum of San Diego features one of the finest collections of historic ships in the world, including; the world’s oldest active ship Star of India.
San Diego Wild Animal Park – Escondido
Cageless zoo lets you see major animals in their natural environment.
The San Diego Zoo – Balboa Park
The 100-acre World-Famous San Diego Zoo cares for more than 4,000 individual animals representing 800 different species. Its collection, as well as its collection of over 6,500 species of plants, is acknowledged as one of the finest in the world.
Mission Bay Park
Miles of bayside shoreline with facilities for picnicking, boating, camping and fishing. Popular watersport activities include sailing, water-skiing, swimming, wind-surfing and jetbikes.
Metro Area San Diego Beaches
Campgrounds, picnics, wildlife, surfing and other watersports.
Del Mar Beaches
La Jolla Shores
Tour Balboa Park San Diego
Over 1400 acres of beautiful gardens, grassy picnic area and groves of exotic palm and eucalyptus trees – Balboa Park is home to some of the funnest museums and other attractions of San Diego.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. Five original adobes are part of the complex, which includes shops, restaurants and a museum. La Casa de Estudillo is a mansion built around a garden courtyard.
Cabrillo National Monument – Point Loma
Located on the tip of Point Loma – this major landmark offers the best scenic views of the San Diego skyline and a host of other great features. It is also a great vista to watch the big ships sail in or out of San Diego Bay. The monument includes a tall statue of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo who is credited with the discovery of San Diego Bay on Sept 28, 1542 and the first European to ever set foot on what is now the US West Coast.
Tour Palomar Observatory – Mount Palomar
In the 1930’s Caltech scientists began their search for a remote location for an observatory in the Southern California and Arizona mountains. When first installed in 1947 it was the world’s largest telescope.
S.D. Padres Baseball
Enjoy Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres at their new signature baseball park, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. This facility, which includes some quirky features and a 95-year-old warehouse, is sure to a hit a home run with local fans.
San Diego Chargers NFL [Sep-Jan]
The Chargers were one of the original eight teams of the AFL founded in 1960. In the years since then, the Chargers have made seven trips to the playoffs and three appearances in the AFC Championship game.