The oldest city in California is San Diego. It has a lovely natural scenery and a gentle Mediterranean atmosphere and lots of sunlight for enjoying outdoor activities.

What to explore in San Diego?

The avenues of the Old Town, San Diego National Historic Park or the Gaslamp Quarter can be strolled for learning and shopping. San Diego beaches are one of Southern California's finest beaches, which offer more than 68 miles of coastline for sunshine, fishing and surfing in and around the area.

Balboa Park is a unique visitor dreamland. This site contains historic houses, libraries, parks and a green field. Spanish style and low-rise buildings combine with the natural surroundings is the prevalent architecture. The botanical and lily gardens, the Man Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Art Museum of San Diego and the renowned San Diego Zoo will be among the most significant highlights of the Park.

The San Diego Zoo, one of the oldest and most popular zoos in the United States, is a top tourist destination in Balboa Park. The visit is also one of San Diego's best things to do with children. The Zoo also shows an amazing collection of botanical plants, from all over the world grace the property.

The Gaslamp area is the center of the city's nightlife and next to Petco Park and the Convention Center. If you are looking for something to do in downtown San Diego, this is a perfect spot to explore. This zone features stunning entertainment venues, trendy stores, art galleries and restaurants that offer all forms of food from Persian cuisine to pizza. This is a perfect venue for live shows of music, comedy or theatre.

A spectacular view of San Diego and the Pacific Ocean makes Point Loma one of the finest places to visit. A large statue of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo is looking out over the territory he has found. The Old Point Loma Lighthouse, built in 1858, is also located in Point Loma. The restored lighthouse building can be viewed by tourists. Another common thing to do here is walking along the beautiful trails. Taking the one-mile Bay side Trail to the tide pools if you have elderly people or children with you.

Top tourist attractions in San Diego

  • Balboa Park
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Gaslamp Quarter
  • Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
  • Seaport Village
  • San Diego Beaches
  • Old Town State Historic Park
  • Point Loma and Cabrillo National Monument