Top 5 Must Do's in San Diego

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Southern California is a great place to go on vacation. This sunny part of the United States has a laid back personality all its own. Different from the glitz of Los Angeles, San Diego is more of a beach community that enjoys outdoor activities and a healthy lifestyle.


Don’t miss the beautiful San Diego beaches, they are all free and open to the public. The beach is a way of life here so you can always find people surfing, biking, running, rollerblading and playing Frisbee. Come here in the evening for a romantic sunset picnic. You can’t bring alcohol on the beach but there are plenty of restaurants close by to serve you.

Balboa Park

Most of the museums in San Diego are conveniently found in Balboa Park. There are more than 20 attractions here, including the Natural History Museum, the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Air and Space Museum. It is easy to spend a full day here and not see everything so spend your time wisely. The architecture here is also an attraction as most of the buildings are in the Spanish-Mexican style and were constructed here in 1915 for the Panama California Exhibition.

San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park

While in Balboa Park you should not pass up the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park. There are more than 3,500 animals in the Wild Animal Park which is almost 2,000 acres. This is the ideal place for up close photography. This ticket is not cheap and they are open 365 days a year.

The Gaslamp Quarter

In the center of San Diego is the Victorian National Historic District called Gaslamp Quarter. This Victorian area of the city has blocks of houses built between 1880 and 1910. The shopping here varies from art galleries to Adidas. There are more than one hundred places to eat a meal or drink a latte. After dark enjoy live music, night clubs and the theater as more than 50 places in this area boast some kind of nightlife entertainment. The trolley rides are also fun.

San Diego Maritime Museum

This is one of the best collections of historic ships in the world. The Star of India, the oldest active ship is here along with the Berkely and the Medea. Open 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., 365 days a year. This attraction is reasonably priced and grants you entrance to all these grand ships and historical exhibits. Boat rides of one to four hours are available for an additional price.

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Beginning July 28th and running through November 7th, 2010 Cygnet Theatre in Old Town San Diego's State Historic Park will be producing Alan Ayckbourn’s laugh-filled trilogy THE NORMAN CONQUESTS.  The three full-length plays (Including Table Manners, Round and Round the Garden and Living Together) run in rotating repertory and feature the same six characters played by the same six actors.  See one!  Or see them all! 

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