5 Sights to See in San Diego

1. San Diego Zoo

If you’re lucky enough to have an afternoon off, the iconic San Diego Zoo has been voted #1 zoo in the world, making it a part of many people’s San Diego bucket list.  And the San Diego Zoo Safari Park gives you a once-in-a-lifetime experience to get up close to animals like cheetahs and giraffes.

https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/

2. San Diego Art Institute

The beautiful San Diego Art Institute highlights Southern California’s contemporary art across its many cultural backgrounds and media. They also believe that making it accessible with a low entrance fee of $5.00 allows you to experience all of their impressive, uber-modern collection.

https://www.sandiego-art.org/

3. Balboa Park

The U.S.’s largest urban cultural park is both a sprawling green space with gardens and trails and the location of countless iconic San Diego museums including the Air & Space Museum, Natural History Museum, Art Institute, Museum of Man, and more.

https://www.balboapark.org/

4. La Jolla Cove Sea Lions

The sea lions and harbour seals that cover the shoreline of La Jolla Cove (a quick 20-minute drive from downtown San Diego) are a must-see. These super-cute – and funny – marine mammals swim, play, and sunbathe along the rocky shores and are a popular attraction for San Diego’s visitors.

https://www.lajolla.com/article/la-jolla-cove-seals-8-things-need-know-before-visiting/

5. The Beaches

Every San Diego tourist has one destination at the top of their list: the beach. That’s because this southern Californian city is surrounding by countless beautiful beaches. Take your pick and make a short trip to one of the picture-perfect public beaches, ideally in time for a sunrise or sunset.

https://www.sandiego.org/explore/things-to-do/beaches-bays.aspx