I know it’s hard to believe but there’s a ton to do in San Diego outside of Comic Con. It’s shocking! I actually give myself a few extra days in San Diego in order to enjoy everything else the city has to offer. Here are just a few of the wonderful places and sites you should check out while in town.
The San Diego Zoo: I didn’t get a chance to check the zoo out last year but it’s #1 on my list for this trip. A one day pass for adults is $40 and for children $30. They offer special experiences as well like the Inside Look tour and Backstage Pass.
The Whaley House: If you’re into the paranormal you’ll want to check out The Whaley House. It’s only $6 to in which is a great deal if you ask me. The Whaley House has been on “Fact Or Fake,” “America’s Most Haunted” and other TV shows. San Diego’s Whaley House is listed by the United States Department of Commerce as an authentic haunted house!
PETCO Park: If you’re in town on Sunday the 17th you’ll be able to see the San Diego Padres take on The San Fransisco Giants. The game is at 1:05pm. If you can’t make the game don’t worry! You can go on a tour of the stadium during the week. A tour is $11 and tours run approximately 80 minutes and include 1.5 miles of walking.
The USS Midway Museum: I checked this out last year and loved it. There aren’t many places where you can board an aircraft carrier! Adults are $18 and if you’re active military you can board for free with valid I.D. You’ll find 60 exhibits on board along with aircraft and a gift shop.
If you’ve got enough time, you can always check out L.A. as well. You can rent a car, take the train or even use a tour service to get there. Gray Line San Diego offers a few different tours including The Movie Stars Experience, Disneyland & Universal. They range in price from $71 to $105.
If you’re looking to stick around the San Diego area, you can find different San Diego tours as well. Another Side Of San Diego Tours offer a wide range of tours including Gaslamp Segway, hiking, food and even hot air balloon tours. If you’re looking for something more laid back perhaps the Old Town Trolley Tour is more up your alley.
If you’re a fan of the outdoors don’t forget that San Diego is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and parks. You have Mission Beach, Old Town San Diego State Park, Balboa Park and Torry Pines State Reserve. That’s just a small sample of the outdoor activities that the San Diego area offers.
This post really could go on and on but I don’t want to drag it out too much. I suggest checking out TripAdvisor for a list of activities. They even rank them for you! Another good resource is SanDiego.Org. You’ll find an event calendar, coupons and even a free vacation planning kit!
If you have a favorite spot to visit or suggestions on other things to do while in San Diego drop them in the comments!