Top San Diego Attractions: 4 Places to Play, Explore

San Diego offers world-renowned attractions, outdoor recreation activities, beautiful gardens, award-winning restaurants and vibrant nightlife. The city’s collection of things to do also helps it rank among the best destinations in the U.S., according to TripAdvisor travelers. Keep reading to learn about the top San Diego attractions that keep people coming back.

4 Top San Diego Attractions for Vacationers

Legoland California

Nearby in Carlsbad, Legoland California has more than 60 interactive rides, attractions and shows, as well as beautiful landscapes, shopping and restaurants. While walking through the park, enjoy large and small statues made from LEGOs. In the summer, play at the popular Legoland Water Park, or explore the wonders of the ocean at Legoland’s Sealife Aquarium. Legoland welcomes everyone, but suits ages 2 to 12 best.

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo offers a variety of exhibits featuring animals and landscapes of rare plants. Visitors will enjoy seeing everything from anacondas to zebras, with popular favorites such as monkeys, birds, large cats, bears and more. Specially designed viewing areas in the zoo ensure the smallest guests see animals in action. While here, guests also have access to play area, custom experiences, encounters and tours.

SeaWorld San Diego

Explore the wonders of the sea at the popular SeaWorld San Diego. Have fun on thrilling roller coaster rides, enjoy the animal shows and check out the variety of sea animals. SeaWorld San Diego also houses rescued thousands of animals, and guests can learn about the rehabilitation process. Make sure to stay for the fireworks show, too.

Balboa Park

Balboa Park includes gardens, museums, attractions and venues — both historic and modern. Visit the exhibitions at San Diego Museum of Art, the Timken Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts and the Mingei Museum. Or see a show at The Old Globe, Spreckles Organ Pavilion and San Diego Youth Symphony. For a different experience, book a guided tour and learn about the area.

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