Looking for a classic Californian holiday? Then you have got to come to San Diego to enjoy the sun, sand and beach. There’s tons to do here, when you’re not soaking up the sun or taking long walks by the beach you can engage in some beach volleyball or enjoy thrilling rides at the San Diego amusement parks. The beachside restaurants serve up a storm; with live music in the background you can't hold yourself from shaking your legs and when you wish to relax take sips of lovely tropical drinks while enjoying the company of good friends.
San Diego Zoo is a major family attraction, so stay clear of the city during the summer and holiday season. The crowds subside from March to May and September through November. The limited tourist during this time will guarantee low prices on accommodation. You won’t even need to do advanced bookings. December to February is the rainiest period during the whole year. It may bring the carpet of lush greenery all around that is truly lovely to admire, but if you were planning on enjoying a beach, your plans may be dampened or drenched.
Pick your hotel based on the activities you want to do. You don’t want to unnecessarily spend additional money on travelling far. Strategic placement can help you save money. But if you can’t find a good place at a reasonable distance from the things you’d like to enjoy in San Diego, use the public system of transport to get from place to place. It can be both fun and cheap. Make your reservations in advance to avoid having to pay more than you plan on. Also avoid the San Diego peak seasons.
A host of attractions in the city provides opportunities for kids and families to enjoy as well as acquire some useful knowledge.
San Diego Zoo
The privately operated nonprofit zoo is built upon 100 acres of parkland area in Balboa Park. The zoo homes more than 3,700 animals covering over 650 species as well as subspecies. One of the few zoos to house the giant panda, it has recently added a “Koalafornia Adventure” attraction.
SeaWorld San Diego
The animal theme park supports an “oceanarium”, an outside aquarium, and a marine mammal park. The attractions include the Shamu Stadium comprising of the park's killer whales including their trainers, the Blue Horizons dolphin stadium, and the Sea Lions show.
San Diego Air And Space Museum
Formerly known as the San Diego Aerospace Museum, it is a space exploration and aviation museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum contains several original as well as reproductions of historic aircraft like the Lockheed A-12 Oxcart, Bowlus SP-1 Paper Wing, Apollo 9 command module "Gumdrop", Spirit of St. Louis replica, Curtiss 1912 amphibious aircraft, Northrop Grumman Global Hawk, etc.
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
The center is a planetarium and science museum in Balboa Park. It is the first science museum to support interactive exhibits including a planetarium, as well as an IMAX Dome. It set the standards for other science museums across the world to follow.
Other attractions in San Diego are Point Loma, Birch Aquarium, USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, The Rock Church, Cabrillo National Monument, The Casbah, Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village, Museum of Man, Star of India, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Maritime Museum of San Diego, and the Journey to Atlantis.