Exploring San Diego — beaches, sunshine and hotel specials
What comes to mind when you think of San Diego? Beaches. Sunshine. The world-famous zoo. Sea World. San Diego offers visitors all of the above and so much more. And it’s no wonder why this Southern California destination has been a top vacation hot-spot for generations.
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Staying in San Diego — hotels in Mission Bay, La Jolla, Coronado
When it comes to finding a hotel in San Diego, this west coast tourist hot-spot offers a wide range of hotel options including golf resorts, beachfront hotels, and cheap hotels close to all of the city’s most popular attractions. For beach lovers, book a hotel in Mission Bay, Ocean Beach, or Pacific Beach. While the nearby town of La Jolla also features a number of hotel options in a beautiful seaside setting. Or for an especially spectacular stay, escape to Coronado Island, which presents visitors with a small resort-town feel with access to one of the most pristine beaches in Southern California.
Other cheap San Diego hotel options — Old Town, Mission Valley, Gaslamp
Old Town and Mission Valley offer a variety of cheap hotel options just a short drive from the beach and major theme parks. For travelers in search of a more urban feel, make reservations at a hotel in the Gaslamp District, a hip new neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Diego. However, no matter where you choose to stay, book your hotel at the AARP® Travel Center powered by Expedia® for the hottest deals and exclusive specials.
Visiting the world-famous San Diego Zoo
This Southern California city provides a never-ending list if things to do and see for visitors looking to pack their San Diego vacations full of fun. At the top of the list is a visit to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, located in the city’s landmark Balboa Park. This massive property is home to 4,000 creatures, including Chinese pandas, Mongolian horses, rare tortoises from the Galapagos Islands, and lowland gorillas from Africa.
Other must-see San Diego theme parks — Sea World and LEGOLAND
While the zoo is the top attraction in San Diego, it’s not the only place in the city to visit wild creatures. Located in Mission Bay, Sea World San Diego features exhibits, rides, and entertaining shows, such as “Believe,” starring Shamu, the killer whale. North of San Diego in Carlsbad, guest of all ages will enjoy LEGOLAND California, which features a city built entirely of LEGO blocks, plus kid-themed rides, special events, and a sea-life aquarium. Sea World San Diego and LEGOLAND offer the perfect activities for senior citizens visiting with their grandchildren, as they provide fun for the whole family.
Things to do in San Diego — Torrey Pines, Padres, Chargers and more
When you’re done with San Diego’s top theme parks, then it’s time to explore the rest of San Diego. Stroll along the city’s many beaches from Mission Beach to La Jolla. Root for the Padres baseball game at Petco Park or don some powder blue and gold at a San Diego Chargers football game. Discover the nature and stunning beauty of Torrey Pines State Reserve, and enjoy a Mexican dinner at one of the many restaurants in Old Town. And for an extended adventure, book cruise from San Diego to further explore the coastline. Once you have your San Diego to-do list complete, make reservations for these activities and tours at the AARP® Travel Center powered by Expedia® to land the best deals and discounts.
San Diego vacation packages — book together and save
Save even more on your San Diego vacation when you bundle your San Diego car rentals, hotels, activities, and airfare all into one package. By booking all of your travel through the AARP Travel Center, you’ll secure the best travel deals on your Southern California sojourn.