San Diego is California's second largest metropolis and the seventh largest city in the nation.
The area's great climate, miles of sandy beaches, famous theme parks and other attractions make San Diego and Southern California one of the top year-round vacation destinations in the United States.
European influence on California history began in this area and spread northward with the establishment of a string of Missions, each a days travel distance apart and stretching to what is now San Francisco.
Don't miss the Spanish and Mexican architecture, museums, galleries and world famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park.
There's plenty to see and do in San Diego and the many communities that surround this historic city.
A San Diego guided tour is a great introduction to the area. Take a day trip to Mexico or relax and enjoy an air conditioned ride directly from your hotel to theme park entrance gates. A 124 page San Diego Travel Guide is included with each order for the Go San Diego Card which provides visitors with unlimited admission at over 35 San Diego attractions and tours for one low price.
Petco Park opened in San Diego in early 2004 in the East Village and is right next door to the Convention Center.
La Jolla Bike and Kayak, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Whale Watching, Gaslamp Walking Tour, Coronado Historic Walking Tour, Petco Park tour, Belmont Park unlimited rides, Wave House FlowRider, admission to a dozen unique museums in Balboa Park as well as San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park Best Value Tickes plus tours, discounts on shopping and dining and a full color San Diego Guidebook all for one low price.
The San Diego Embarcadero waterfront is host to the Maritime Museum and nearby Santa Fe Station. Also close by is another San Diego Seaport attraction opened in 2004 the Battleship Midway.
You'll also want to visit San Diego neighborhoods like Little Italy, Mission Bay and downtown including Horton Plaza. Coronado, Point Loma, La Jolla and Torrey Pines are nearby exciting destinations. Mission Beach with its Belmont Park amusement center is the most popular beach community in San Diego.
For the ultimate California Vacation Tour take a 7-Day San Francisco, Yosemite National Park and Three Theme Parks Bus Tour Package. You will begin and end your adventure at LAX airport in Los Angeles. Highlights include; Disneyland or Adventure Park, CA, Sollvang, Hearst Castle, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, San Diego Sea World and Universal Studios.
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