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Posted in Baseball, Beaches, Family Travel, Food, Golf, Groups, San Diego, on 31 August 2021, by , 0 Comments

When we think of California, it’s not uncommon to fill our heads of images of the Hollywood sign, celebrities, and the infamous traffic jams of Los Angeles; however, the city of angels isn’t the only prime travel destination within the state. 

San Diego has a rich history and a laidback style to match. Not only is it the birthplace of California, but it’s also one of the first spots where Europeans stepped ashore on the entire west coast. Beyond its history, San Diego has a mass appeal that will allow everyone to find something within the city that they enjoy. 

So to help jumpstart your next trip to San Diego, here are ten must-see places you can quickly cross off your bucket list!

Ten Things To Cross Off Your San Diego Bucket List

  1. San Diego Beaches – You can’t make a trip to California and not visit the beaches, and San Diego is no exception. The water is perfect for swimming, surfing, and lounging around reading a good book. If you’re looking for relaxation, San Diego has the beaches for you. Pacific Beach, La Jolla Shores Beach, and Sunset Cliffs, to name a few.  

  2. LEGOLAND California – Let your creativity and imagination run wild with the whole family. Take in the movies, interactive rides, and Lego designs that overtake this popular destination. You can even try your hands at your own LEGO creations at any number of building activities. (Pictures are from my visit in October 2019.)

3. Balboa Park – The nation’s largest urban cultural park. There are plenty of trails, play areas for kids, as well as museums. Street performers line the streets to help give you a real sense of modern renaissance and entertainment.

4. San Diego Zoo – Who doesn’t love a zoo, and with more than 3,500 animals on-site, it’s easy to get lost in the jungle and enjoy a day with the animals. Learn more about conservation efforts, and the rare and endangered plants and species occupy the 100-acre zoo.

5. SeaWorld San Diego – Families flock far and wide to take in the wonders of SeaWorld. With its mixture of outdoor aquarium and theme park, there are plenty of rides, sights, and attractions for the entire family.

6. San Diego Bay Tours – San Diego Bay is the hub spot for major water-related adventures, so why not take in the harbor and book a tour by boat. This is a relaxing way to end your day or kickstart a day of exploring. Tours can be completed on Jet boats, Hornblower cruises, speed boats, and many others.

7. San Diego BreweriesBrewery tours are always a hit for those 21+, and San Diego has its fair share of breweries to wet your whistle. With nearly 200 breweries in the area, there’s always a fresh beer that you’ve probably never tried before.

8. San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park – This nearly 6,000-acre underwater park contains various habitats such as kelp beds, sand flats, and rocky reefs. The waves are calm and gentle enough to snorkel below the water’s surface for a day of swimming with sea creatures and exploring the surrounding sea caves.

9. Mission Bay – Mission Bay is another great locale for water sports. Not only are there boat rentals, paddle boarding, and other leisure activities, but there are also trails for walking and hiking, and a camping area to set up camp over a long weekend.

10. Annual San Diego Events – Like most major cities, San Diego hosts a variety of one day and weekend-long events that occur annually. These include things such as the San Diego County Fair, Comic-Con (see images below!), as well as the Padres Major League Baseball Season (Petco Park – you can do a tour or see a game!). Even if you’re not attending these events, you may want to plan accordingly because of increases in traffic and travel accommodations being few and far between.

Which of these bucket list items are you looking to cross off on your next trip to San Diego? Are there any other San Diego must-sees that didn’t make our list? Be sure to let us know when you call today to start planning your next vacation!

You can reach us by phone 727.748.4077, email: info@ingenioustravel.com or using our contact form. We’re ready to help you explore San Diego!

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Posted in Anaheim, Authors, Comic Con, New Orleans, San Diego, Theme Vacations, Uncategorized, on 20 June 2012, by , 6 Comments

With hockey season over, this summer is starting off the right way, with lots of books. Yes, I’m an avid reader and this summer, not only do I have more time to read, but I get to hang out with a lot of great authors, too! Let the Summer of Authors begin.

I kicked off my Summer of Authors Monday night with Richelle Mead at her book signing for The Golden Lily here in Santa Monica, and so thankful, too, as it almost didn’t happen. While in the middle of a seven city tour, she caught a bug and her son broke his arm. Ah, the life of a working (author) mother! But I digress…

A brief recap:  Richelle opened her session by greeting her fans then reading a scene from her new book The Golden Lily, where characters Sydney and Adrian are preparing to take a self-defense class in Palm Springs. The fans were captivated, myself included. She then took the time to answer fan questions before signing books and posing for pictures. I love how personable and approachable she is!

And to know her work a bit better, Richelle Mead is known for the Georgina Kincaid Series, Dark Swan Series, Vampire Academy Series, and Bloodlines Series. For more information about her, check out her website at www.richellemead.com.

The rest of June seems to be a quite month, only one more signing to see Leigh Bardugo in Redondo Beach. July will be filled with Comic-Con in San Diego and the National Romance Writers of America Conference in Anaheim. August will be fun as well as I’m attending Authors After Dark in New Orleans.

Look for additional updates throughout the summer!

Who are your favorite authors? And, what questions would you like to ask them?

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