San Diego is a beautiful city containing dozens of beaches, great places to stay, like the hotels near SDCC, and many well-known tourist spots. However, the city also boasts a wealth of neat places and fun activities most tourists never know about. On your next family trip to San Diego, experience the flip side of the city.
The Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater in Balboa Park offers inexpensive shows for all ages (even adults) in a cool historic building. Year-round performances feature San Diego’s official town dog and encourage crowd participation. Group rates are available for larger parties.
San Diego’s Birch Aquarium
Instead of visiting the popular and crowded SeaWorld, why not head to San Diego’s Birch Aquarium? There are beautiful coral displays, interactive exhibits, and a tide-pool display. The aquarium also provides various family programs, community events, and outdoor adventures.
Outdoor Hiking Trails
While it is entertaining and even educational to visit well-known city neighborhoods, getting some fresh air and observing the outdoor terrain up close is also a wonderful way to experience San Diego. You don’t even need to go far from your San Diego Airport hotel–several great hikes including Torrey Pines and Tecolote Canyon are less than 20 minutes from Point Loma. From stunning waterfalls to unobstructed ocean views, experience San Diego in a new and natural way.
The Living Coast Discovery Center
This nature center provides family-friendly exhibits, animal encounters, and even family overnight adventures. Learn more about San Diego shore birds and turtles, as well as native plants. Make your visit to the discovery center more of a classic San Diego experience by taking the trolley to their.
San Diego Botanic Gardens
The San Diego Botanic Gardens features a plant of the month, a children’s garden, and a variety of events and classes. The gardens offer everything from insect festivals to orchid fairs. Some upcoming events include the PAW Walk, Spring Party with Bunny, and Lady Bug Day.
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