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Family Entertainment
Seaport Village   (Downtown San Diego)
Featuring live entertainment daily.
Bands, musicians, face painters, shopping, restaurants,
Horse drawn carriage rides. Ride a historic carousel, hand carved in 1895...& much more. There is something here for everyone in the family. 

Cabrillo National Monument


Camping
The highest point in the park, standing at an elevation of 6,512 feet is Cuyamaca Peak. It is the second highest point in San Diego County. Camping is available for rv's, tents and some primitive sites are also available. There are meadows, streams, and small waterfalls. There are more than 100 miles of trails that are open for hiking, biking and equestrians. 


Hiking & Bike Trails
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The question is...what is the question ? Because everything you need to know is right here in this incredible guide to San Diego beaches &...

Horseback Rides On The Beach
There is horseback riding, then there's the beach. Why not spend the day at the beach, on a horse, in beautiful sunny San Diego at this..                                                                      ..

Bicycling Beachside (Coronado)

Bicycling - Beach & Bay

San Diego - Coronado Ferry
Easily one of the least expensive day trips around for the entire family. Take a trip from San Diego to Coronado on the ferry and explore Coronado shops, restaurants and beaches. Rent a bike or segway before you depart and take it with you on the ferry if you like, or rent when you arrive in coronado. About 3.75 each way for adults and kids under 3 are free.

R.I.B. Rides
(R.I.B. stands for rigid inflatable boat)
Experience firsthand the thrill of a ride on a authentic Navy Seal rigid inflatable boat (R.I.B.) Many different charter packages to choose from.

Comedy Clubs
The Comedy Store
Location: La Jolla, California




Maritime Museum Of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego was founded in 1948 and currently has one of the world's finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship The Star of India, which was built in 1863.
The museum is located on the North embarcadero in downtown San Diego, Additional information can be found on their website. Just click the link above.

San Diego Botanic Garden
Explore four miles of trails on 37 acres with the nation's largest collection of bamboo. Desert gardens, tropical rainforests, rare bamboo groves, California native plants, succulent gardens & so much more....

Boomers

Disneyland

San Diego Zoo & The Safari Park
The San Diego Safari Park is operated by the San Diego Zoo.The Safari Park displays their animals in a more expansive setting than at the San Diego Zoo. Click on the above link to get all the information you need about both of these parks

Knotts Soak City

Knott's Berry Farm

Lego Land
Also see: Sea Life Aquarium.

Belmont Park
A San Diego beachfront amusement park & entertainment center. Free parking & admission. See their website for up to date information & directions.

La Jolla Beaches

Mission Bay Park & Beaches

Kid City At Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Balboa Park
Balboa park is our nation's largest urban cultural park, encompassing an impressive 1,200 acres. 
Home to 15 major museums, performing arts venues, truly beautiful gardens and the world famous San Diego Zoo. It is a definite must-see San Diego attraction !

Old Town


Aquariums:
Birch Aquarium At Scripps

Sealife Aquarium Carlsbad, CA.
Also see:  legoLand



Seaport Villiage - Downtown San Diego

State Parks & Camping In San Diego County

Julian, CA.
This quaint century old gold mining town neatly nestled deep in the cuyamaca mountains is the perfect spot for a day out with the family. Enjoy many old style shops and you can even pan for gold at...

USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
The USS Midway was  the longest serving aircraft carrier in U.S. Navy history. When commissioned on September 10, 1945, a week after the end of World War II, the USS Midway (CVB 41) was the largest aircraft carrier ever put to sea. She is now the largest museum of her kind, housing over 45 restored & vintage aircraft. Midway's final journey was on January 10, 2004, when she was towed across San Diego bay to her new home at the navy pier in downtown San Diego.

Palomar Observatory
The Palomar Observatory, which is located within the Cleveland National Forest on Palomar Mountain in north San Diego County at an elevation of 5,500 feet above sea level, is one of the world's most famous astronomical observatories. Open 363 days yearly, except for in hazardous traveling weather, it is a perfect destination for a day trip with the entire family.
See website for open tour hours.

Pier Fishing
Shelter Island Pier
Facilities: Bait & tackle shop, snack bar,fish cleaning station, handicapped parking, restrooms at foot of pier. Hours 6am to 10:30 pm daily.

Ocean Beach Pier
Info: Free 24hr. pier access, Lights, restaurant, bait & tackle shop, snack shop,free public parking lot at foot of pier with handicap spaces & access ramp to the pier, restrooms on pier. 

Imperial Beach Pier


Lake Fishing In San Diego
Lake Cuyamaca



River Rafting In San Diego
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Lodging 
www.thepearlsd.com


Bed & Breakfasts
www.blueheronfarmbandb.com

www.keatinghouse.com

www.orchardhill.com

www.innatmoonlightbeach.com
Located in the "Lost In Time" beach community of Encinitas, California, this Bed & Breakfast overlooks beautiful Moonlight Beach, which is located just a short two blocks away.....

www.carolesbnb.com
This beautiful Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located in a quiet residential neighborhood and close to many famous San Diego attractions, such as Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo, among others. This historic craftsman style home was built in 1904 for Frank Frary, mayor of San Diego and has since has been restored by the present owners / Innkeepers Carole Dugdale and Michael O’Brien..... 

www.jamulhaven.com
This incredible 5 star Bed & Breakfast is located about 20 to 30 minutes away from the downtown San Diego area in Jamul,California.
It is a fully renovated 1890 victorian mansion that has just four guest suites and an incredibly lush 6 acres of grounds. Offering a health spa, gym, game room, wireless high speed internet, disco, waterfalls and much, much, more....



Modern Lodging

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Casinos   (Gambling & other entertainment)
www.viejas.com
An Indian Reservation gambling casino located about 30 to 40 minutes east of downtown San Diego featuring 2,500 slots & 87 table games.  
Seasonal native American themed shows, such as Ice Princess, Power Of Nightfire, concerts in the park, an outdoor ice  skating rink. Live entertainment inside the casino,family bowling and 60 outlet stores such as Nike, Gap & Zales. Gambling: Must be at least 18yo or older to gamble and have a valid I.D. Visit the website for more complete information.

www.barona.com
With 2000 slots, progressive slots & video poker machines, 80 tables with poker, blackjack and more, Barona Casino & Resort pretty much has something for everyone. Also available is a hotel, dining, golf and a spa, plus much more.
Visit their website for more up to date & official information.


Fun & Thrills
Barnstorming  ( Plane Rides )
A top pick for those thrill seekers out there. Biplane, Air Combat & warbird flights, featuring many different planes, packages and prices. Heck, they even feature special one way trips for teenagers and mother-in laws! (lol)  Located about 15 to 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego, at Montgomery Field. See website for complete info, package deals and drive times from many other locations. This business has been operating in California since 1994.

Totally Over The Top Thrill Of A Lifetime
Fly your own real stunt plane -  
Skythrills, is located at the Fullerton Municipal Airport and one of Southern California's ultimate thrill ride destinations. Here, you can pilot your own plane with no previous experience. They have a number of choices in thrill ride planes from the mild to the totally insane. Note: You are always accompanied by a skilled, trained, licensed pilot. Check out the website link above for complete details. 
 

Skydiving
Pacific Coast Skydiving is located at Brown Field, a short 20 minute drive from the downtown San Diego area. See downtown San Diego, Baja Mexico, all of beautiful Southern California & more on every jump. Open 7 days a week. Please visit their website for all pertinent information.
 
Snorkeling
( La Jolla, CA.)
Age Group:  Adults & age 10+ swimmers only with adult supervision.  (See website for complete and updated info)


Concerts
Organ Pavilion  (Balboa Park)


Dinner Theatres
Mystery Cafe
The mystery cafe's shows are performed off site at 
The Imperial House Restaurant, which is located at 505 Kalmia Street San Diego, CA. 92101 Mystery Cafe is San Diego's longest running dinner theatre & the recipient of numerous awards.

Drag Queen Dining
A wonderful dinner show for a night out with a group of friends or loved ones. Great entertainment & food....
Lips San Diego is located in North Park, CA.

An interactive murder mystery dinner show, featuring live entertainment and comedy.












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