San Diego is not short of beautiful parks, but Balboa is the undisputed king of them all. You’re going to want to factor in at least half a day for this, as the 1,200-acre park is home to 18 fantastic museums, some international houses and the unmissable Old Globe Theatre. You could get lost for hours strolling through its gardens and admiring its architecture, but if you want to do it properly, book a walking tour of the park.
When you think of San Diego, otherwise known as Los Angeles’ chilled out younger sibling, you think of sandy beaches, ice-cold drinks and a bunch of seriously laid back people. But that isn’t all there is to do in this beautiful city (though the sandy beaches are a lot of fun). San Diego is actually a cultural hotspot, full of art, amusement parks and picnic spots, whether you're looking for things to do with kids or to party all night.
The best bit? The weather is pretty much always great. So whether you’re here for San Diego Beer Week, Comic-Con or the triathlon, you can do it in sunshine, and buzzing food and nightlife scene has more than enough on offer to keep you going. Think craft breweries and street food stalls and fish tacos on the beach. Think old chapels, luscious parks and museums with after-hours parties. Oh, and there’s whale watching, obviously. So whatever you’re after in this beachy city, there’s bound to be something for you. Here’s our pick of the very best things to do in San Diego right now.
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