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Fun Things To Do in San Diego, CA

San Diego is a beautiful place. It is certainly different from Los Angeles. I have driven there a few times and enjoyed myself each time. There are a ton of fun things to do in San Diego, that I could be here for awhile. Here are a few fun things I enjoyed.

Fun Things To Do In San Diego

San Diego Zoo

Giraffes at the San Diego Zoo STA60058.JPG
Giraffes at the San Diego Zoo STA60058.JPG

The San Diego Zoo is pretty infamous. It is pretty up there as far as attractions go. It is huge and you definitely need comfortable shoes. I felt like I was walking around a theme park minus the rides. There are over 3,500 animals, so there is so much to see. To see certain animals lines formed, I skipped those areas. Some of the animals looked lethargic and just laid there. Others were very lively and fun to watch.

Balboa Park

San Diego's Museum of Man in Balboa Park ©2015 HollyDayz
San Diego’s Museum of Man in Balboa Park ©2015 HollyDayz

The San Diego Zoo is located in the park. This park is huge at 1,200 acres and I haven’t seen the entire thing. There are so many things to do in this park it would take several visits. It is beautiful and has so many places to take an amazing photo. Besides the Zoo, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Man, a Japanese Friendship Garden, the San Diego Air & Space Museum, and so much more. I also saw a quinceanera going on in the park.

Gaslamp Quarter

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Photo courtesy of

There are some amazing restaurants and nightlife to be found in this 16 block historic area. It is a very lively area and with tons of people enjoying their meals in beautiful weather. There are also museums to see, boutiques to indulge your shopaholic ways, venues, and more. There is even a Wet Willies. I really enjoyed walking around and taking in all the sights. The Gaslamp Quarter has its own enjoyable personality.

San Diego Bay Walk

San Diego Bay Walk ©2015 HollyDayz
San Diego Bay Walk ©2015 HollyDayz

I actually found this place by accident. I am very happy to have stumbled upon it. It is gorgeous. The views are beautiful. It looks like a little town with restaurants and little shops. There were people out flying kites, walking, running, biking, and more. You can also find the USS Midway Museum, the Star of India, and more. I had a fun time walking around and grabbing a bite to eat. A gentleman doing caricature also drew a picture of me. I had never had one and thought it was pretty cool.

Me at a caricature ©2015 HollyDayz
Me at a caricature ©2015 HollyDayz

I am looking forward to going back to San Diego and exploring even more.

Have you ever done any of these activities? What experience did you have?

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  • Vanessa

    San Diego sounds fun! Would love to visit and take a stroll down the baywalk.

    • Holly Dayz

      It was fun. Can’t wait to go back. You should def visit.

  • Tami

    I live in San Diego! It’s a great place to visit.

    • Holly Dayz

      It is a great place to visit. Very kool that you live there.

  • jhutchnz

    Take me to Gaslamp Quarter. That looks so vibrant and interesting. Your pictures are worth a thousand words sometimes and this has me drawn. Thank you for sharing.

    • Holly Dayz

      I love that place. It really is vibrant and has its own personality.

  • Oliiva

    I have always wanted to make a trip to California but i never know which town. I have heard great things about San Diego, and all of this places look awesome! San Diego Bay walk and Gaslamp Quarter are really catching my eye!

    • Holly Dayz

      There are so many great cities in Cali. Yes those are my two fav.

  • thesophislife

    I will have to do the bay walk next time. I went to all the other areas although I didn’t go into the zoo. I like the old town area as well and love love Coronado island and the hotel!

    • Holly Dayz

      Yea it is so nice over there. The zoo is kool, there is a lot to see. Old town is nice, I drove around it, but didn’t get out the car. Parking was not the best lol.

  • Siobhan (BeFree Project)

    I’ve heard the San Diego Zoo was amazing. I’ve never been to CA but it’s definitely on my never ending list of places to visit. Thank you for sharing fun things to do in San Diego. Gaslamp Quarter looks like my type of place. 🙂

    • Holly Dayz

      It is very nice and huge! It is a top thing to do in San Diego. I hope you get to Cali soon! There is so much to do and see. Gaslamp is awesome!

  • Julian (@BoldFearless1)

    I love this post! Now I just need to find a way get back to San Diego…

    • Holly Dayz

      Thanks! I hope you find your way back soon. Beautiful place!

  • McCool Travel

    Love the fresh Cali-Mex food in San Diego.

    • Holly Dayz

      So many people do! It is almost a staple lol.

  • Rattles and Heels (@RattlesandHeels)

    Seems like San Diego would be perfect vacation for kids. I would probably go to the zoo a few times.

    • Holly Dayz

      It would be a great place for you to take the kids. The zoo is so big, that would work out.

  • kp3reloaded

    I’ve never been to San Diego, but everything looks really cool! I would love to visit one day, and everything that you talked about above sound like a lot of fun. I’m especially interested in the zoo!

    • Holly Dayz

      I hope you make it there one day soon. It is a beautiful place.

  • Maureen

    San Diego is really great place to be, but if you are near Oceanside consider visiting one of the most beautiful California Missions – San Luis Rey. That is amazing historic place where you can learn everything regarding California history.

    • Holly Dayz

      Thanks! I will have to try and check that out next time I am there.

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