beach, zoo and museum
A fun family favourite, where you can get up close to the local marine life, enjoy fun rides and be wowed by the performances.
One of the largest zoos in America housing around 4000 creatures, San Diego Zoo offers an enchanting and educational experience for visitors of all ages.
One of America’s largest urban green spaces, Balboa Park is an exciting spot packed with art, culture, and a world-renowned zoo.
A seaside village and a popular spot for holiday-makers for over a century, which today still retains its antique charm.
A popular San Diego attraction where you can get on board the USS Midway and learn more about the realities of Navy life.
Travel back to 1872 at this historic park, which features preserved buildings and recreations of San Diego life in the 19th century.
LIMTIED TIME OFFER: KIDS FREE OCTOBER 1–31 2019 Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom at the 100-acre (40-ha) San Diego Zoo, home to more than 4,000 animals across 800 rare and exotic species.
AWESOME AWAITS at LEGOLAND® California Resort, where families can have a hands-on, interactive experiences to make memories that last a lifetime! The Resort features more than 60 rides, shows and attractions! Join the crew on the new LEGO® CITY: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride where you will discover real sea creatures and LEGO treasures.
Climb aboard the USS Midway, known for serving in both Operation Frequent Wind in 1975 and Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Skip the lines with express entry and take the time to explore all the main areas of this famed aircraft carrier, including access to 29 carefully restored aircraft on the flight deck.
With this hop-on hop-off trolley tour, you can explore parks, the waterfront, and interesting neighborhoods at your leisure. Turn back the pages of history and learn how San Diego became the birthplace of California as you listen to an entertaining conductor share historical facts and amusing anecdotes.
Sit back and relax as you cruise San Diego Bay. Listen to an entertaining guide share history and highlights of the city while pointing out sites like North Island Naval Air Station, Cabrillo National Monument, USS Midway, and the Star of India—the oldest iron-hulled sailboat still afloat.
This adventure will take you through the heart of Chicago and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. This hunt has been evolving over time to be as entertaining as possible, while showing you as much as possible.
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