What to see in San Diego, California

San Diego is one of the many American cities that you fall in love with just by looking at a photo. It is on the southern coast of California, being the second largest city in the state and the sixth in the country. In it there are many interesting things to see but perhaps its beaches and its bay are the most remarkable. It is about 200 kilometers south of Los Angeles, so if you are going to be there it is definitely worth taking a little trip to get to know San Diego.

In this city you will find the largest naval fleet in the world, with several aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and all kinds of ships. The most important neighborhoods are Barrio Logan , Coronado, Chula Vista, Little Italy or La Jolla, among others. It also has a wide cultural and leisure offer thanks to its many museums, art galleries, theaters or restaurants.

San Diego Beaches

Its beaches are one of the great attractions and the most prominent are those on the Coronado Peninsula , where you can not only enjoy a relaxing day in the sun but you can also practice various water sports.

Old town

The old part of the city, called Old Town , is a marvel for the large number of colonial buildings that give it life, all of them restored but without losing their charm. It is an area where there are also many shops, restaurants, pubs, bars … There you can do activities such as taking a balloon ride, going fishing or taking part in a historic aerial combat.

Balboa Park

It is close to Old Town and it is a spectacular park in which there is not only a lot of green but there are also several theaters, museums, sports courts and zoos. Essential places to visit within the park are the San Diego Museum of Art, the Cultural Center of La Raza, the Spanish Village , the Natural History Museum or the Casa de Balboa.

Zoo and Sea World

Especially recommended if you travel with children or if you like animals a lot. In the Zoo there are more than 3,000 animals of different species that live in a totally natural environment. In Sea World there is a great variety of marine animals, among which sharks , dolphins, whales and penguins stand out.

Shopping in San Diego

As in any trip, you cannot miss a time spent shopping. The most recommended shopping centers are the Gaslight District and the Horton Plaza Shopping Center, which have plenty of stores of all kinds. In addition, the bay area also has numerous small shops and shopping centers.