San Diego, CA

San Diego features near-idyllic climate, 113 km of beaches and popular attractions including LEGOLAND California, SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego Zoo and its Safari Park. San Diego is also home to 92 golf courses, Balboa Park, world-class arts and culture, nightlife, fine dining, shopping, deserts, mountains, casinos, and neighboring Mexico.

For First Timers

• USS Midway Museum
• Balboa Park
• Sea World, San Diego
• Torrey Pines State Reserve
• San Diego Zoo
• Cabrillo National Monument
• Gas Lamp Quarter
• Legoland California Resort
• San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park
• La Jolla
• Outlet Shopping: 250+ Stores
• Hop-on Hop-Off City Tours
• Harbor Cruise
• Amtrak Train to Disneyland

For Repeat Visitors

• Old Point Loma Lighthouse
• San Diego Bay Walk
• Botanical Building and Lily Pond
• Little Italy
• Dog Beach
• Hotel Del Coronado
• Torrey Pines State reserve
• Kayaking at La Jolla Cove
• Maritime Museum
• Whale Watching
• Padres Baseball Game
• Chargers Football Game
• Wine Tasting
• Casinos
• 59 Mile Scenic Drive

Morning : Enjoy breakfast along San Diego Bay. Then celebrate the wonders of the sea at SeaWorld San Diego. Experience the amazing Shamu show, and thrilling rides like Journey To Atlantis, Shipwreck Rapids and Wild Arctic. Dive into the world of sea turtles at Turtle Reef, an attraction featuring a 300,000-gallon aquarium with up to 60 threatened sea turtles, an interactive game that teaches kids about the threats turtles face in the wild, a map that tracks rehabilitated turtles and an exciting ride called Riptide Rescue. Feed and touch dolphins, and get up-close to beluga whales, polar bears, sharks and penguins. Discover where the sea meets the sky with “Blue Horizons,” SeaWorld’s dolphin spectacular. Create memories to last a lifetime at SeaWorld.

Afternoon : USS Midway Museum – a real aircraft carrier…fun for the family, once in a lifetime memory for everyone! Create a once in a lifetime memory exploring the USS Midway, the longest-serving U.S. Navy  aircraft carrier of the 20th century! Imagine living aboard a floating city at sea with 4,500 shipmates, by exploring galleys, officer’s country, sleeping quarters and the 4 acre flight deck. Admission includes a self-guided audio tour to over 60 locations from the engine room to control tower, narrated by Midway sailors who lived or worked in each.

Evening : On your next trip to San Diego you can be assured of two things: the weather will be amazing and you’ll discover lots to do at Seaport Village. Most any craving can be satisfied here. Dine at any of four bay-view dining restaurants. You can nibble, snack or chow down at more than a dozen smaller eateries. Surf and turf to burgers and pizza. Ice cream, cookies, popcorn. Thirst’s covered too – sodas, milkshakes, lemonade, beer, wine, cocktails and, well, too many drinks. One last decision to make: a table inside or out on the deck with a view of the bay?

Morning : San Diego Zoo is an urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit amazing habitats for animals such as gorillas, tigers, sun bears, flamingos, mandrills, polar bears, birds of paradise, giant tortoises, leopards and more. Take a Panda Trek to visit the giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and keeper presentations. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience.

Afternoon : Enjoy lunch in Balboa Park before visiting its many cultural treasures, including 15 museums and the Tony Award-winning Old Globe Theater. The largest cultural complex west of the Mississippi and the largest, urban cultural park in the United States, Balboa Park is often referred to as the “Smithsonian of the West” for its vast concentration of major cultural institutions within its boundaries. Within its 1,200 lush acres are 85 cultural attractions including 15 museums, art galleries, sidewalk performers, the Tony Award-winning Old Globe Theatre, Starlight Bowl, sports facilities, the San Diego Zoo, the historic Spreckels Organ Pavilion and an abundance of lush gardens and trees.

Evening : Enjoy one of the many fine restaurants in downtown historic Gaslamp Quarter before checking out downtown’s exciting nightlife. The historic heart of downtown San Diego is the 16-block Gaslamp Quarter, founded in 1867 and home to many beautiful Victorian buildings that have since earned historic status. Today, excitement has returned to this lively dining and entertainment district with more than 100 restaurants, 35 nightclubs and bars, and 100 retail shops. The preservation of the Gaslamp Quarter was the beginning of downtown redevelopment, which has grown today to include the neighboring East Village, home of PETCO Park, the Padres ballpark.

Morning Step into an adventure like no other! The San Diego Zoo Safari Park immerses you in an active, hands-on safari experience where herds of animals roam natural habitats in a 1,800-acre reserve. Choose from a variety of exciting safari expeditions by tram, caravan truck, cart, segway, zip line, and more that reveal lions lounging in the grasslands, antelope and giraffes mingling, storks and crowned cranes on the march, rhinos wallowing in waterholes, and sightings of many other amazing animals. Explore walking trails that reveal beautiful vistas and endangered species like the California condor, engage in close encounters with animal ambassadors, and discover the adventure of conservation in action at this leading-edge wildlife park.


LEGOLAND® California Resort has a lot that’s new to make your visit the most memorable ever. This summer, play your part at Pirate Reef. Families choose the blue ship or the red ship and fire water cannons across the ships’ bows. To add to the excitement, you can join a buccaneer-filled boat as it races down a flume between the battling ships. The Resort features more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, including the new LEGO® STAR WARS™ Miniland area and the world’s first LEGOLAND Water Park with fun slides and a lazy river where you can build your own LEGO themed raft.

EveningIf you’re looking for some retail therapy, San Diego is the perfect place to indulge. Shopping can be enjoyed outdoors in San Diego, where open-air malls and shopping centers beam with sunshine throughout the year. From luxury brand storefronts, unique boutiques, vintage shops and antique malls, if you’re looking to make some investments or just browsing for inspiration, there’s plenty of places to exercise your stroll, and your wallet.

For food lovers, what you eat can be just as important as what you do on your vacation. San Diego’s culinary community understands this passion and delivers. From five-star French cuisine, to fresh seafood, to casual comfort food and everything in between, San Diego’s chefs are cooking up some of the best food found anywhere. Check out the San Diego’s North County Restaurants to wind down your evening.

Morning : With Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego Inc. enjoy “America’s Finest City” on a two-hour, fully narrated, historic city tour of San Diego and Coronado aboard a uniquely themed trolley. The tour covers approximately 40 km and over 100 points of interest in a fast-paced two-hour narrative. Guests can hop on and off at a couple stops and tour at their own pace throughout the day. Tour stops include: Old Town (4010 Twiggs St), San Diego Harbor, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza, Marriott/Convention Center, Gaslamp Quarter, Hilton Bayfront, Coronado, Little Italy and Balboa Park. A trip to San Diego isn’t complete without touring on the Old Town Trolley Tour!

Depending on your start time, you may use your ticket to enjoy your tour in segments by hopping off at one or more of our 11 distinctive stops on the loop. Each stop offers a unique aspect of San Diego for you to explore. When you are ready to continue your tour, simply hop on the next available trolley. Trolleys arrive and depart approximately every 30 minutes.

Afternoon : Cruise the sparkling San Diego Bay with Flagship Cruises & Events, a family-owned local business that has been sailing San Diego’s harbor since 1915! We offer a variety of vessels and voyages to experience the bay’s tranquil waters, beautiful coastline and 40 km of stunning views.

Daily, narrated San Diego Harbor ToursNightly Dinner Dance CruisesSunday Champagne Brunch CruiseRelaxing 15-min Ferry Ride to/from Coronado IslandFun Water Taxi Ride to/from various bayfront destinationsWhale Watching Adventure with Birch Aquarium Naturalist (Dec-Mar)

Evening : With an abundance of locally grown fresh produce and seafood right off the dock, San Diego has attracted the hottest chefs who now call this city home. From fish tacos to decadent ten-course culinary adventures, San Diego Restaurantscan satisfy every craving. And when the sun goes down, the city comes alive at rooftop bars, hot nightclubs featuring celebrity DJ’s, moody jazz clubs and iconic rock venues.

*** Please be advised that itineraries are subject to customer’s preference of duration of activities. Please check with us for suggestions to make best use of your available time in San Diego.