Things to do
From interactive art at the Children’s Museum to the thrills of the 93-year-old Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster, San Diego will keep any family enthralled for days. The expansive Balboa Park is home to the zoo, along with plenty of other attractions. There’s Legoland, Air & Space Museum and impressive dinosaur skeletons at the Natural History Museum – along with a giant-screen cinema.
The warm waters around San Diego are made for surfing, kayaking, sailing, jet-packing like James Bond, or simply swimming. If you fancy learning to paddleboard, head for the calmer stretches under the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. Then, when not people-watching on the Ocean Front Walk, look out for basking seals and California brown pelicans in Big Bay.
Where award-winning craft beer meets spicy fish tacos and Mexican inspired Cali-Baja fine dining. It’s easy to taste why San Diego is considered one of America’s best cities for foodies. If you’re feeling peckish, grab some Carne Asada Fries. This all-in-one creation features strips of seasoned steak, sour cream, cotija cheese, guacamole and thin-cut fries. Or for a taste of the Med in Little Italy, order a freshly filled lobster roll, topped with brown butter mayo and crispy shallots.