What To Do On Your San Diego Vacation

by Richard Chapo - Date: 2007-02-09 - Word Count: 399 Share This!

San Diego is one of the top vacation destinations in the country. If you are planning a trip to our city, here are some things you should consider doing while here.

Beaches. Obviously, most people come to San Diego to sit on the beaches. Well, you will not be disappointed. You have a lot of choices as there are all types of beaches for different sets of people, mostly age related.

If you are looking for people in their twenties and a party atmosphere, Pacific and Mission beaches are the place to be. We are talking about a beach packed with kids, volleyball, surfing and a boardwalk full of people talking and just people watching.

If you prefer a mellower beach experience, head to northern San Diego. In local lingo, it is known as North County. For a moderately populated beach with plenty of families, Del Mar is the place. If you are looking for a lot more privacy, head to Solana Beach, where you can walk a couple of hundred feet from the entrance to the beach and be on a secluded beach up against the cliffs. The same generally goes for Encinitas. To find these beaches, just ask anyone in the area.

Once you get tired of the beaches, there are plenty of other things to see in the city. During the summer, you can take in a Padres game downtown. The baseball park is new, so it is good time. Just wear sunscreen or you can get baked like a lobster.

If you prefer to do some quality people watching, Balboa Park is the place. The park is both a collection of museums and, well, a park. Many people in the downtown area hang out in the area and there are some very interesting people indeed! If you are looking for eclectic San Diego, this is about the best place to find them.

While at Balboa Park, you can take in the San Diego Zoo as well. You know, the world famous one. In truth, it is pretty much as advertised. There is an impressive collection of animals. Be prepared, however. The park is large and has a lot of elevation changes. If you are going to be walking around, you will get a work out. Buy some water and keep hydrated.

Rick Chapo is with Nomad Journals - makers of travel journals that make great travel accessories.

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