Things to Do in San Diego
Hello, friends of ZERO TO THREE. I sat down today to post about cool things you might want to do while you’re in San Diego for our Annual Conference. As I started researching, I was literally overwhelmed. There really is something for everyone in this dynamic city.
First, obviously, is the beach. There are 70 miles of beaches in San Diego, including Coronado Island, consistently voted among the best beaches in the U.S. by Dr. Beach. You can get there via a 15-minute ferry ride from the Embarcadero, which is a short walk from our hotel. Whether you go to Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, or Mission Bay, you can’t go wrong. Rent a bike, walk, swim, kayak, fish, sail, go horseback riding … the options are practically endless for the outdoorsy among you.
Looking for something more cultural? Balboa Park has 15 museums and 19 gardens! Want to view a Rembrandt? Head to the Timken Museum of Art. In the mood to learn about cannibalism? Visit the Museum of Man. Or maybe something more whimsical? How about the San Diego Model Railroad Museum?
Or … combine the two by visiting the Maritime Museum and explore the Star of India. Or walk on the deck of the USS Midway! They are walking distance from the hotel, near the Seaport Village shopping area.
Still more culture? How about some California history? Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala is the oldest mission in California. Want something more modern? Check out the murals in Chicano Park, the galleries in Barrio Logan, or the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park. Looking for authentic souvenirs? Visit Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town.
Hoping to see some aquatic creatures? Winter is a great time for whale watching off the Southern California coast. Or try the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Prefer your animals on land? Check out the San Diego Zoo or the zoo Safari Park.
San Diego County is also home to numerous state and national parks, including the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge and Tijuana Estuary State Park. Both are open to the public for hiking and bird watching.
Stay tuned! In a few weeks I’ll share some research on food and drink!!