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Sun and fun in San Diego.
Nothing beats a trip to San Diego. With year round sunny skies and more than 70 miles of beautiful coastline, there's plenty of adventure waiting. Read on to discover all of the fun things to do and start planning your trip.
Take on America's Finest City together.
You deserve a vacation, and San Diego is ready to welcome you back. Rest assured that your resorts are Vacation Ready, with enhanced cleaning standards and safety protocols in place. You have three options to choose from: WorldMark Balboa Park, WorldMark Inn at the Park, and WorldMark Mission Valley. Read on to discover all of the fun you can have in San Diego.
Outdoor pursuits for the whole family.
BeachesWith 70 miles of glorious coastline and year-round sunny skies, no visit to San Diego is complete without a trip to the beach. Tucked between sandstone cliffs, La Jolla Cove is one of the most photographed beaches in Southern California. One of the gentlest beaches in the area, La Jolla Shores, is perfect for novice scuba divers and families alike. A popular viewing spot for harbor seals, Children's Pool boasts panoramic views and a picturesque beach. And Windansea Beach is an ideal stop if you're looking to catch some waves.
HikesFrom rugged deserts to pristine coastline, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking in San Diego. For a quick escape, head to the hills, valleys, and open spaces of the 5,800-acre Mission Trails Regional Park. For more tranquility, head to Cabrillo National Monument to explore the natural and cultural history of San Diego. Or, head to the largest state park in California, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, for 500 miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas, and miles of trails. If ocean views are what you're after, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is perfect for peaceful walks on the beach.
Golf CoursesHailed by Golf Digest as "one of the top 50 golf destinations in the world," San Diego is a golfer's paradise. Scratch golfers and newbies alike will awe at courses laid out among seaside settings, desert mountains, and inland valleys.
Water ActivitiesSan Diego's three harbors — Oceanside, Mission Bay, and The Big Bay — all offer marina facilities, boat rentals, and boat tours. Hornblower Cruises boasts a variety of options from whale watching to dinner cruises to harbor cruises. Experience caves, sea cliffs, and marine life on a kayak tour. Learn about San Diego's seafaring history with a trip to the Maritime Museum.
Popular San Diego attractions to try.
Balboa ParkReferred to as the "Smithsonian of the West," Balboa Park is home to major museums, beautiful gardens, and the San Diego Zoo. Shoot for the stars with a visit to the San Diego Air & Space Museum. For classic car enthusiasts, a trip to the San Diego Automotive Museum is sure to be a treat. Experience peace and serenity with a stroll through the Japanese Friendship Garden.
SEA LIFE AquariumSEA LIFE Aquarium is perfect for families with children age 3-12, however, people of all ages will love exploring all of the amazing underwater creatures.
Birch AquariumPerched high on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean, Birch Aquarium is home to more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond.
USS Midway MuseumVisit the USS Midway Museum to see the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century and one of the most-visited historic naval ships in the world. Bring your own wired earbuds or headphones to enjoy a self-guided tour, narrated by former Midway sailors.
Mt. Soledad National Veterans MemorialGet a 360-degree view of San Diego and the Pacific Ocean from atop the 822-foot peak of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. The area near the Memorial is also a prime spot for hiking.
Where to eat together.
Gaslamp QuarterHome to more than 90 historic buildings, the Gaslamp Quarter is the perfect backdrop for a stroll after your meal. With more than 100 restaurants, there are plenty of options for everyone. Enjoy a delicious steak at The Butcher's Cut, savor progressive bar fare at barleymash, sample fresh-catch cuisine at Lionfish, or sip margaritas at Rockin' Baja Lobster.
La JollaIt's easy to have dinner with a view around La Jolla. George's At The Cove is known as one of the region's best for rooftop dining, and its varied menu will please everyone's palette. For a fine dining experience, head to Michelin Star-rated Nine-Ten. Head to Caroline's Seaside Cafe for a beachside breakfast.
Little ItalyA chic, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, Little Italy is bustling with gastropubs, restaurants, and patio cafes. Fans of the show "Top Chef" may recognize the names behind some of the area's top restaurants — like Juniper & Ivy from Chef Richard Blais or Herb & Wood from Chef Brian Malarkey.
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