San Diego is a growing and bustling city situated near the Mexican border of California. It is one of my favorite cities to visit. The warm temperatures, sandy beaches, and plentiful activities make San Diego a great travel destination. Check weekend activities near San Diego.
Depending on how much time you have, you may want to check out Tijuana Mexico, just a short 20 minute drive just south of the Mexican border. In fact, you can even walk across the border (past security of course). Why go to Tijuana? The shopping! You can get a lot of good deals here. I got an authentic Swiss Army Watch for about half the price you would pay at a retailer. It all comes down to how well you bargain. Don’t take the first price someone offers you. Here, you have to know how to play the game. Act uninterested and barter if you want a good deal.
If Tijuana is not your style, there are many other activities in San Diego worth visiting. One is the zoo. I’ve been to eight different zoos but none comes even close to the San Diego Zoo. Admission isn’t cheap at around $35 dollars for an adult. But what else do you expect for one of the largest zoo’s in the world featuring over 4000 animals. Elephants, Zebras, Lions, Crocodiles, and Apes, they are all here at the San Diego Zoo.
Other attractions in the city worth visiting include Balboa Park which features many different museums. My favorite is the Automotive history museum which traces automobiles from their beginnings up until modern times. Here you can see cars like 1924 Ford – Model T, 1974 Lamborghini – Countach 5000S, and even the car that was featured in the hit movie “Back to the Future,” the 1981 De Lorean. There is also a Natural History Museum and Science Museum in Balboa Park that are worth checking out.
When you think of San Diego, who can forget the beaches. My favorite is La Jolla Beach. Sure it’s not the largest, or sandiest but it’s beautiful. In addition it is a bit less crowded than some and offers great snorkeling. There are also lots of rocks to climb out onto where you can see crabs, sea urchens, and other wildlife.