What attracts you to a vacation destination? Is it a chance to take in the sights at places unique only to that specific location? What cultural landmarks and natural attractions are available for visiting? Do the lodging accommodations make a difference when choosing a vacation destination?
For all these reasons and many more, San Diego, California in the United States is one of the top vacation destinations in the world. From a world class aquarium to fun-filled adventures and miles of breathtaking shoreline, San Diego is truly a must-see on the west coast of the U.S. Let’s learn more about how to plan the San Diego destination vacation of your dreams…
Where to Stay
Don’t let the fact that the Welk Resort in San Diego doubles as a timeshare deter you from considering it as a viable accommodation while vacationing in San Diego. The breathtaking Welk timeshare is located just 30 minutes north of San Diego on 450 acres of the most beautiful coastline. There are several spacious rentals available, from 585 square foot one bedroom suite to two to three bedroom apartments packed with every imaginable amenity.
If you choose to stay at the Welk timeshare in Lawrence, you will enjoy access to eight pools, complete with waterslides and splash zones, five rec centers, and a host of on-site restaurants for everything from casual dining to fine cuisine. Finally, you get all this for a competitive price rivaling neighboring resorts and hotels.
What to See
No visit to San Diego would be complete without a visit to the world famous San Diego Zoo or the aquarium. Each of these popular attractions offers something that everyone in the family can enjoy.
At the San Diego Zoo, take in the awe-inspiring botanical and orchid gardens. Don’t miss the Safari Park at the zoo, where the entire family can get up close and personal with rare and endangered plants. Perhaps the best part of the zoo is the giant panda exhibit. The San Diego Zoo is one of four locations to host a preservation program for these endangered species. Whenever touring the San Diego Zoo, you can feel good about the fact that you are contribution to the active wildlife preservation efforts headed up by the zoo foundation.
For those who have a greater penchant for sea life, the Birch Aquarium plays host to several colorful and educational exhibits, animal feedings, a cafe, and a souvenir shop. These one-of-a-kind exhibits rotate regularly so that there is something new, entertaining, and educational to enjoy. Past exhibits that made a splash at the Birch Aquarium include There’s Something About Seahorses and Whales: Voices in the Sea. To get the full experience, plan a day hike along the La Jolla beaches that are part of the external landscape of the aquarium.
Take in Some Excitement
There are several options for fun in the sun in San Diego, but two must-do attractions in the area include Six Flags Magic Mountain and Legoland California.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is just a scenic drive from San Diego and offers a litany of family rides, kids rides, and thrill rides to satisfy any degree of desire for an adrenaline rush. But the world’s tallest and fastest stand-up roller coaster and panoramic views atop the Sky Tower are not all that Six Flags Magic Mountain has to offer. There are several restaurants located within the park to quench most any palate. The theme park also hosts regular entertainment events at it’s Sierra Stage and Golden Bear Theatre.
Everybody loved playing with Legos as a kid; that goes without exception. Kids of all ages can explore towering exhibits, ride exciting Lego-themed rides, and even build their own creations, providing hours of simple family fun and entertainment. Parents can take in a Legoland exclusive San Diego Coast Cruise and also view to-scale representation of world famous American cities and landmarks.
San Diego, California is a perfect mix of culture, refinement, and good, old-fashioned fun. Thanks to the majestic beaches, amazing weather, luxurious accommodations, and fun-filled attractions, San Diego has aptly earned the nickname “America’s Finest City”. For a vacation of your dreams, you really can’t go wrong with San Diego. One thing is for certain: there is plenty to keep you busy and keep you coming back for more, time and time again.
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