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Visiting San Diego and Surrounding Cities

There are many reasons to visit San Diego, California. There’s plenty to do and see in America’s Finest City. Even better, San Diego is close to other interesting places like Tijuana and Carlsbad.

Taking a day trip to Carlsbad, less than an hour away to the north when traveling by car, opens the door to many adventures. View Palomar Mountain or the beautiful coastline by taking an Air Tour. An aerial view of the coast or majestic mountains is sure to be one you won’t soon forget. Nature lovers will also enjoy the view of 50 acres of floral enchantment at the Flower Fields at Carlsbad.

A visit to Legoland Resort is sure to have something for every member of the family. According to VisitCarlsbad.com, the theme park has upwards of 60 rides, shows, and other types of attractions. Legoland is also the home of Sea Life Aquarium. The aquarium offers several great exhibits like the Shark and Ray Lagoon exhibit, the Freshwater exhibit and the Sea At Night exhibit. Enjoy lunch at the Ocean Journey Cafe between exhibits.

Tijuana is a short drive immediately south from San Diego. Crossing the border into Tijuana from San Diego opens the door to the art and design capital of Mexico. Take tours to see historic architectural design. Visit La Caja, the fine art gallery. Stroll through Pasaj Rodriguez to see stunning street murals. You’re sure to be hungry as you enjoy the sites of Tijuana. It is one of the taco capitals of Mexico. There are numerous vendors and food trucks.

Visiting San Diego allows you to benefit from all the city has to offer. Take a craft beer tour. Visit local breweries to enjoy the city’s craft beer selection. San Diego has some of America’s top rated beaches. Water lovers can swim, surf, snorkel, or relax on the beach. La Jolla Cove has some of the area’s clearest water. It has protected underwater preserves which are ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. If you’re ready to relax, grab a blanket and head to Torrey Pines State Beach for a 5.6-mile hike along the California coast, or simply enjoy a seaside picnic while watching hang gliders. Golf lovers will enjoy the 36 hole golf course at Torrey Pines. The breathtaking ocean views are a bonus.

For those who love the local farmer’s market, you’ll really love picking strawberries at Suzie’s Farm. If you’re visiting in the Spring, the Strawberry Jam is a family event for strawberry picking followed by live bluegrass performances. A ferry ride to Coronado Island is another fun excursion for San Diego visitors. Coronado Skate Park is a skater’s paradise. The Coronado hotel offers a great restaurant and spa. Bike and kayak tours are another great way to enjoy the beauty of Coronado.

A visit to San Diego gives you the ability to access almost any type of activity you desire. Whether you choose to have a very busy schedule, sightseeing and enjoying the activities available in the area or a more leisurely trip enjoying the beaches, spas and watching hang gliders as you enjoy a picnic, San Diego is sure to deliver an experience you will thoroughly enjoy.