Every year, over 50 million people around the world decide to go on a vacation and visit a new place. While a lot of these people take these vacations for relaxation as should be, others take it for sightseeing and visit new places.
There are truly many wonders just waiting to be seen all around the world. There used to be the ‘7 wonders of the world’, now there are various wonders to be marveled at, some man-made, other natural.
For a place like San Diego with all of the rich culture and diversity of people, there are a lot of activities to keep yourself busy.
Here are some things to do in downtown San Diego.
In a country like America with many states, it’s only natural that there would be a lot of fascinating places. One of these places is San Diego. A city blessed with beaches.
One of the best times to visit this place is during summer. You could either laze around on the beach and get a tan or decide to take a boat cruise.
Sunset in this place is an experience you want to have. This boat cruise takes place in the evenings alone for the sole purpose of catching the sun as it sets on the horizon of the Pacific Ocean.
There are other perks like taking pictures, music playing in the background and enjoying this life-changing experience with loved ones.
If you are a free-spirited adventurous person, this activity is an option for you. The hop-on-hop-off trolley is specially designed for visitors to explore every part of town with maximum security.
You can get off this trolley at any point and check out the captivating spots in town. Places like Little Italy, the San Diego Zoo, Gaslamp Quarter and many others.
Once done in a place, there is a trolley just hanging around which you can hop-on and continue your adventure. This activity is a lot of fun and makes you feel very comfortable and right at home.
Every city has its fair share of history and peculiar food. For San Diego with such a rich culture, the Gaslamp quarters serve as the basis for getting all things food and culture.
All you need is a tour guide to see you through all the nooks and cranny of the city’s history, have a taste of its various foods at four different restaurants and even the unheard details of the city.
Good knowledge of the history of a place helps to better understand how it is structured and how it works.
Experience a taste of nature at the San Diego Zoo. The Zoo boasts of over 4000 animals and even the rarest of species is available here. It is one of the most family-friendly zoos in all of America. Animals like the pandas, the giraffes, and the Koalas.
To better understand and appreciate the beauty of this nature-like setting, there are tour guides meant to help make the experience a great one.
Sometimes, walking just wouldn’t do. Cruising or flying would not do the trick either. The closest you could get to nature while enjoying the view is most likely cycling. It’s no wonder a bike tour is one of the many things that could be done in this coastal region.
With so many coats and hillside, San Diego is the perfect place for a biking session. With all the biking equipment provided, you don’t have to come with anything. Just pay a token amount and enjoy the ride with a local tour acting as a guide and a guard.
There are some perks which make the ride very enjoyable. You get a 360-degree overview of the area and also get to visit the Pacific Ocean up close.
Of course, a beach vacation is not complete without the speed boat experience. Leave all your inhibitions behind and have a wonderful experience while on the boat and know life on the sea at its best.
The most interesting perk of this is that you get to drive it yourself. With some tips and help from experts, you are good to go.
Are you an art lover? You want to visit this place in San Diego. It is so named because of the international exposition held there in the 1930s.
Presently, there are over 200 artists who do all types of art, from paintings to photography. Their works are made available to visitors without having to pay a dime.
A vacation to a new place is not complete without souvenirs. San Diego is a culturally rich city where there are more than enough things to serve as souvenirs with which to remember your time there.
The Mexican sops are a bonus as you get to have a taste of Mexico without actually visiting the country.
For those who love the creepy type of fun, the ghost tour is definitely for you. Do you want to know why the city is tagged as one of the most haunted? Go on this 2-hour tour with a guide to better enjoy it.
You could go on foot or by bus. It is an experience you would never forget.
While exploring can be wonderful by day, imagine what it would look like at night with all the wonderful li It is a breathtaking sight. Going from site to site with the city lights is an unforgettable experience. When next you plan on going to San Diego, do well to try this.
One question a lot of foreigners and visitors ask is if the city is walkable. Because the city is named the 19th most walkable big cities in America, I guess that pretty much answers the question.
With a clear and well-structured road network, you could easily navigate your way around the city. But to be safer, there are public transport systems which are very efficient.