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Places to Visit in San Diego

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  • rjpontour
    Margate, UK85 contributions
    Wow, simply stunning, great exhibits on board, a retirement ceremony with lots of top brass on the deck which was a bonus to watch, the gift-shop is a little pricey, but you have to visit when in San Diego
    Written 26 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • yianna v
    3 contributions
    omg the seals are so cute! you get to see them and walk up close but do not touch them that is illegal. but you can take pictures
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • RobinHoo
    St. Michaels, MD57 contributions
    Of course it is the greatest zoo we've been to. Of course the animals are amazing and in naturalized, educational settings. What is unexpected is the very friendly, very helpful staff and the supplemental children's activities: sculptures to climb, soft hills to slide, and the new Children's Zoo water adventure-feature with squirting spurts to cool and enchant. Do not miss this zoo!
    Written 23 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • terrib9591
    Beavercreek, OH15 contributions
    This is a part of the National Park system. A lot of history present regarding the Point Loma light house, National Cemetery, etc. Nice view of the naval base. Lots of opportunity to watch planes, helicopters and ships move around the area.
    Written 23 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Lexibelle
    Phoenix, AZ954 contributions
    This is such a great place to visit. The rose garden is lovely. It's huge and there's much to see. You can spend the whole day here. We did go on a Monday and most of the museums were closed but we did enjoy walking around seeing the gardens & just hanging out. We also enjoyed the Globe area where the arts and plays are held. We grabbed a snack at the coffee shop open which was quite good. It was connected to the Folk art gift shop which also had a few pieces to see. The best thing about it was free. We loved it and the Rose garden alone was a stand out. You will definitely get your steps in visiting this very large area.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • RobinHoo
    St. Michaels, MD57 contributions
    A pleasant, wide beach with gentle waves allowed the young children (2-7) to play, dig, and splash with abandon. Lots of activity, but room to set up and hang out.
    Written 23 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Ted W
    7 contributions
    The glideport between La Jolla and Del Mar is maybe my favorite place on earth. You have RC Gliders flying their planes on one end and Paragliders and Ultra-Light aircraft on the other end of this high field overlooking the ocean at Black Beach the only clothing optional beach in the San Diego area. Wow what a fun place. Do Not miss this !!
    Written 5 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Bobej
    Litchfield Park, AZ407 contributions
    Wanted to see the seals and sea lions do we drove over to the park early morning and found parking on the street. Not a lot of animals on the beach but it was nice seeing a few pups. We were told they come to the beaches in larger numbers from February through May so we were a little late.
    Written 14 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Beth M
    3 contributions
    Don't go near the wildlife! Don't be that guy!
    That said... it's a great place to go watch the wildlife swimming, playing and diving into/around the water. I recommend taking the bus, it's an easy ride and you won't deal with parking.
    Written 14 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • orange-u-tall
    Henderson, NV748 contributions
    The best way I can describe the aquarium is that it appeals to families in a multitude of ways. It is highly visual, and that keeps the younger children occupied. While it is fun and educational, I felt it geared itself to cast a wide net for the entire family.

    I was pleased with our visit, as it made me yearn for a deeper dive into marine biology, no pun intended.
    Written 22 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • PatriciaPhillips33
    Sterling, VA10 contributions
    January 2022 I made a dive to the La Jolla Caves through SCUBA San Diego. It was great. As an older, east coast boat diver, who had never done a shore entry in surf conditions, I had a wonderful time in a completely new environment (and temperature).

    Shore entry in surf was new to me, and I had a free-flow from my second reg. The life guards immediately notified me of the situation -- nice to have over-watch. The dive was shallow, about 25-30 feet max, but it's a great experience having seals zipping around you as you enjoy the other underwater life. The "caves" are really a swim-through. We had lots of surge, but I wouldn't have missed it.

    SCUBA San Diego provides good service, a great guide, and were very flexible.
    Cole (my guide) is an accomplished diver and a great guide. I enjoyed the kelp, sea lions, fish, and everything else along with the caves. I had scheduled a follow-on night dive with Cole at La Jolla Canyon, but a last minute conflict I forced me to call the dive. Ron (the owner of SCUBA San Diego) had no problems sending me a certificate for full credit for the next time (soon, I hope) I come out. Being in business since 1968, I felt very comfortable accepting the certificate. All-in-all, a great experience. The Caves make for a great dive and I highly recommend SCUBA San Diego! And HIGHLY recommend Cole.
    Chris P.
    Written 2 February 2022
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  • teresadoyle1
    New Albany, MS62 contributions
    We went to this ball park on our Old Towne trolley tour. It is a beautiful structure and it is easy to get to!
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • Ted W
    7 contributions
    If you are in La jolla you just have to visit Wind-And-Sea Beach which is located right a the water's edge of WestBorne avenue in downtown La Jolla where the surfers ride the most dangerous surf, around huge boulders, some partially submerged and some half visible in the crashing surf. Its a trip not to be missed.
    Written 5 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Christopher D
    Fairfield, Australia32 contributions
    I visited here during a one week stay in San Diego. The location isn’t exactly right next to the tram station, however, is within walking distance for those who are relatively fit and can stand the heat. There are a large variety of retailers here including major brands such as Nike, Adidas, Footlocker, Asics, Nautica and others. It’s a great location for having so many outlet stores in one spot and the prices are generally great! There were some food and drink options available though some of these had shut for the day (I did visit on the 2nd January though) or didn’t open at all. Overall a good experience and next time I’m in San Diego I’d happily visit again to snap up some bargains!
    Written 13 May 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • terrib9591
    Beavercreek, OH15 contributions
    It was super foggy during our visit and therefore not very crowded. I'm sure it was a nice area if only the weather would have cooperated
    Written 23 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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