Attractions Nearby San Diego, Day Trips and Excursions
(San Diego, California - CA, USA)
For outdoor enthusiasts, San Diego is blessed with a geographical location that offers picturesque beaches and coastal scenery, imposing desert landscapes and pristine mountain environments all within a couple of hours' drive of each other.
On top of that, the wonders and delights of Mexico
are barely a 30-minute-drive south of downtown San Diego, and there are some famous amusement parks to the north.
Address: One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, California CA, 92008, USA
Tel: +1 760 918 LEGO
Ideal for the little ones, Legoland California is a popular theme park located just a short drive north of San Diego, offering plenty of fun rides and numerous other attractions.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and children, children under three free
Address: 1313 Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, California CA, 92803, USA
Tel: +1 714 781 4565
Around a 2-hour-drive north of San Diego at Anaheim
is the popular Disneyland Resort, consisting of two theme parks, Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure. The resorts offer an abundance of dining and entertainment options.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 20:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts available for children, children under three free
Address: California CA, 92118, USA
Coronado is located on a lovely peninsula just south of San Diego and is favored for its scenic beaches, great dining and shopping. Most people prefer to take the ferry here from Broadway Pier.
San Diego Wild Animal Park
Address: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 760 747 8702
San Diego Wild Animal Park is a unique animal park where animals are kept in huge enclosures, allowing visitors to watch them interacting much as they would in the wild. The park is situated within easy reach of central San Diego and is home to a variety of recreated landscapes and attractions from around the world, which can be explored aboard a monorail, flatbed truck or on foot. A total of 3,500 animals, many which are endangered species, call San Diego Wild Animal Park their home.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 16:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and children, children under three and military free
Address: Tijuana, Mexico
Only 19 miles / 30 km south of downtown San Diego, you can't beat Tijuana for a day trip into Mexico. The town of Tijuana has undergone a renaissance in recent years and is now home to great restaurants and all sorts of interesting shops.