In March, my husband and I along with my parents and children are going to California for vacation. We are spending half of the vacation at Disneyland and the other half at San Diego. I was wondering if there were some "must sees" in San Diego or the surrounding area. It will be my first trip so I want to get the most out of my trip.
Depending on your interests, I would recommend the following:
1. The San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Sea World, and Legoland. Legoland is located in Carlsbad about 30 miles north of San Diego and is a favorite for young children. The zoo is fabulous and the Wild Animal Park lets you view the animals in a more natural environment.
2. Drive to the top of Mt. Soledad for a great view of San Diego and the coastline. This is not far away in La Jolla.
3. Take a bay cruise or the ferry from downtown San Diego to Coronado Island. It’s a great view of San Diego from the water. (costs only $6 per person roundtrip). Once in Coronado you could browse the shops, play on the beach, or rent surreys or bikes to ride along the coast.
4. Have a bonfire on the beach. Most San Diego beaches have fire pits for this. Bring some marshmallows for roasting.
5. Kids enjoy eating at the Corvette Diner in the Hillcrest Area. This is a fun, 50s style diner with a live DJ and a corvette parked in the middle of the restaurant.
6. Kayak through the caves in La Jolla. It’s best to go early in the morning. There are a number of guided trips leaving from downtown La Jolla that have all of the supplies you need…including wet suits.