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Top Destinations  ·  Southern California  ·  San Diego Area

San Diego - Coronado - La Jolla - Encinitas - Del Mar Travel Vacation Guide to Activities and Recreation

Things to do in San Diego and the surrounding area:
 
San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park:

San Diego Wild Animal Park, San Pasqual Valley Rd 5 miles east of I-15, Escondido. Animals in large, natural settings. Includes 17-acre African village and monorail tour to view roaming herds.
(760) 747-8702.

SeaWorld, Mission Bay

Horton Plaza

Old Town San Diego

Pacific Beach, in town of same name. Adjoins Mission Beach to the south.

Black's Beach, La Jolla. Clothing-optional beach also popular with surfers.

La Jolla Beaches. A number of fine beaches located in coves below the cliffs of La Jolla. Children's Pool Beach is good for swimming or watching resident sea lions.

Stephen Birch Aquarium-Museum, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. Part of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, this complex includes a kelp forest and interactive exhibits.
(858) 534-3474.

Carlsbad. Known for its flowers and antique shops, this beachside town has fine old buildings.

Julian. Colorful mining boom town of the 1870s.

Anza Borrego Desert State Park. California's largest state park covers an extensive area of Sonoran Desert and adjacent mountains. Featuring palm oases, native American rock art, rare endemic plant species and hiking trails. Popular hike from the Visitor Center to the oasis in Palm Canyon, 3 miles.
(760) 767-5311.

Butterfield Stage Route, Anza Borrego Desert State Park. County road S-2 parallels the mid-19th-Century route used by the Butterfield stagecoach from Los Angeles to El Paso Signs identify wheel tracks.

Mission San Antonio de Pala. Small mission built as a branch of Mission San Luis Rey.
(760) 742-3317.

Oceanside Shoreline. Extraordinary beaches, boating, and deep sea fishing.
(760) 722-1534 Oceanside Harbor District.

Here is a listing of all the things to do in the San Diego Area for the things to do listings for each town, select one of the following:

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