Have you ever been to a city so huge and so exciting that you became overwhelmed and ended up doing nothing fun? I have, but I won’t bore you with my disappointing misadventures. All I will say is that I learned my lesson and swore never to lose such a chance again. That is why I was so much prepared for my 2-week vacation in San Diego, CA. I had planned the whole itinerary many months before I went on vacation. I wanted to hit all the famous spots and to discover some new attractions in this incredible city. I had two whole weeks to spare and I was all alone so I decided to dedicate two days to each of my favorite tour spots. I had the experience of a lifetime. Let me tell you what I discovered about San Diego.
I started my tour at the awe-inspiring Balboa Park. After visiting the usual attractions including the San Diego Zoo in the park, I went to historic district of El Prado. This is an amazing place with countless attractions. It’s even listed on the National Register of Historic Places. El Prado has the Cabrillo Bridge, the Alcazar Garden, the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, the Plaza de Panama, and the El Prado Arcade. I also toured the Botanical Building, House of Charm, House of Hospitality, and Casa del Prado. I also could not miss out on the San Diego Museum of Art and the San Diego Natural History Museum both located in El Prado.
La Jolla is perhaps the finest place in San Diego. This picturesque seaside community has some of the best beaches in the city including La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove, Windansea Beach, and Children’s Pool Beach. I had a lot of fun in this place. You can swim in the sea with the sun on your back. You can also stroll along the beaches or just relax on the sweet sparkling sand. Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Torrey Pines Gliderport are all located in La Jolla. You will also find some of the finest restaurants and the best boutiques in La Jolla.
San Diego Old Town
San Diego Old Town is nostalgic and super memorable. This was the first European settlement in present-day California. You will find many historically significant places in the Old Town including the State Historic Park and Presidio Park. There are many ancient but well preserved buildings and streets from almost two centuries ago.
Located in downtown San Diego, Petco Park is home to the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB).This is one of the best MLB stadiums in the country and I couldn’t leave this city without seeing it. I wasn’t lucky enough to catch a game at Petco Park but I enjoyed some culinary treats in the area.
This is historically significant landmark in San Diego, CA. Point Loma was the landing point of the first European expedition to the present day West Cost of America. It’s a peninsula stretching out into the sea. The Old Point Loma lighthouse is located here and also the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
Dubbed the “Historic Heart of San Diego,” Gaslamp Quarter is an ancient district in the city with buildings dating as far back as 1867. Listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, Gaslamp Quarter has many amazing restaurants, shops and nightclubs.