San Diego

sdrsdd

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Jun 25, 2006
We have 2 days in San Diego--one day will be spend going to SeaWorld. Any ideas for 2nd day? We were thinking USS MIdway Museum (We have kids ages 17, 14, and 11). Any other must do's?
 

Jimsig

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Nov 23, 2012
The San Diego Zoo is good. I have also been told the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is good. We did the Zoo last year and I think we may do the Safari this year. As an FYI the Safari is not located near the Zoo, it's about 30 miles away.
 

Fred M

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Jul 1, 2019
The Midway is fantastic! You won’t go wrong there. The Maritime Museum is right up the street from the Midway. The Safari Park is great, but it’s east of Escondido. If you do happen to go, the San Pasqual Battlefield is on the way but only open on weekends. The kids would probably hate it, but a great piece of history. The San Diego Zoo is an amazing zoo. You can also do the Skyfari at the zoo, like an old school trip on the Disneyland Skyway! The Aerospace Museum at Balboa Park is one of my favorites and close to the zoo entrance. The Hotel Del Coronado is a gem and Coronado is a great place to visit. Finally, Cabrillo National Monument will give you great views of downtown San Diego and Coronado.
 
  • oakleycat

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    Jan 19, 2017
    The Midway is great! If you want to make a day of it you can walk from the Midway along the harbor to Seaport Village and then to the Embarcadero and Gaslamp Quarter. There are all kinds of great restaurants, from touristy (like Kansas City BBQ, the bar from Top Gun) to fine dining. The Zoo and Balboa Park (gardens and museums) or the Safari Park (up in Escondido so allow for an hour travel time) are also great options.
     

    Arden01

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    Mar 23, 2014
    We just got back from our CA trip and spent 5 days with our cousins in San Diego. We loved going to Point Loma and seeing the Cabrillo National Monument, the lighthouse and tide pools. My 14 year old twins thought the tide pools were the best part of our trip. We also enjoyed going to Old Town and having lunch at Cafe Coyote.
     

    James G

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    Oct 5, 2012
    The Zoo is great. I personally like the Safari more, but it is around 30 miles north of the Zoo and there is cost for parking, which the Zoo doesn't have (it's free)
     
  • Purrkins

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    Apr 16, 2012
    You could conceivably do Pt. Loma/Cabrillo Monument on your Seaworld Day, just time it for sunset and you get a bonus sunset view from one of the best views in town.

    My money is on the Zoo. I live across the street from the zoo and visit at least twice a week even if it is to just go jogging. I always end up spending more time there than I expected.
     

    tinkerjo

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    Nov 25, 2005
    My DS12 loves snorkeling at laJolla cove. The parking is horrible and the smell even worse but where else can you get so close to Sea lions?? We have been to SD twice to visit my DD. The zoo is fabulous too, best one I have ever been to. I second Seaport Village if you go to USS midway.
     

    gardengirl2790

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    Apr 29, 2007
    We love heading to Coronado Island. seeing the Hotel Del Coronado, an old beautiful hotel that the Grand Floridian was modeled after (I’m pretty certain). There is a nice beach right at the hotel too, and is located amongst some darling cottages, and palatial beach homes. There are restaurants and shopping, on-site, and nearby.
     
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