From wildlife centers and theme parks to scenic beaches, San Diego offers something for everyone. See for yourself with Tripster San Diego.

1. San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo houses more than 3,700 animals and presents a truly one-of-a-kind experience, perfect for guests of all ages. I grew up visiting this zoo as a kid and have gone back as an adult, and the zoo just keeps expanding its programs and conservation efforts. See animal exhibits such as elephants, tigers, gorillas, monkey species, reptiles and more at one of the best zoos in America! Upgraded experiences include early morning photo expeditions, guided private tours, and 21+ evenings. Moreover, the zoo hosts an array of shopping and dining establishments as well as kids’ programs.

2. San Diego Zoo Safari Park 

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park showcases 1,800 acres of land in the San Pasqual Valley area. Featuring more than 2,600 endangered animals from all over the world as well as 3,500 plant species, guests can choose from a variety of safari experiences. Experiences include, among others, the Cart Safari, Cheetah Safari, the Behind-the-Scenes Safari, and the Flightline Safari. This hands-on experience enables guests to get close to animals like Sumatran tigers, elephants, cranes, and more.

3. Beaches

San Diego exhibits some of the most beautiful beaches you can visit in the state. For fun in the sun, check out any of these San Diego beaches:

  • Mission Beach
  • Coronado Beach
  • Windansea Beach
  • Imperial Beach
  • Blacks Beach
  • La Jolla
  • Ocean Beach
  • Torey Pines

4. Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm features more than 165 rides, shows, and attractions, as well as fun shopping and dining experiences. Showcasing roller coasters like Silver Bullet and Xcelerator, thrill rides like Supreme Scream and La Revolucion, and kids’ attractions like Flying Ace, this unique theme park is fun for everyone. 

5. LEGOLAND California Resort

LEGOLAND California Resort is one of the top Southern California attractions. Great for families, LEGOLAND features more than 60 exciting LEGO-themed rides and attractions. Guests can explore themed areas such as Dino Island, Castle Hill, Imagination Zone, and more. Moreover, guests can enjoy LEGOLAND WATER PARK, as well as themed shopping and dining experiences.  

6. USS Midway Museum

Situated along Navy Pier in downtown San Diego, USS Midway Museum boasts the longest-serving 10th century U.S. Navy Pier aircraft carrier. Guests can self-tour 60 different locations on the carrier as well as participate in family-friendly activities such as listening to authentic pilot conversations during Desert Storm.

7. SeaWorld San Diego

At SeaWorld San Diego, guests can explore exciting marine life exhibits, interactive shows, thrill rides, shopping, dining, and annual festivals. View aquatic life such as sea lions, otters, bamboo sharks, penguins, dolphins, and many more, or experience thrills on rides such as Mata, a high-speed double-launch roller coaster. Additionally, families will love the Sesame Street-themed area where kids can meet their favorite characters. 

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