The only challenge you’ll run into when deciding on fun things to do in San Diego will be narrowing down your options. I live in La Jolla and help people plan vacations to San Diego.
I can wholeheartedly confirm that locals enjoy the theme parks, breweries, beaches, water sports, hikes, museums, and more on this list that visitors come from far and wide to explore.
There are more than 3,500 animals representing 650 different species and 700,000 plant species on the Zoo’s 100-acre property. Many of these animals and plants are rare or endangered.
Kids particularly love trading mini figures with staff around the park, learning to drive in kid-sized LEGO cars, the Dragon Coaster and Miniland USA with its LEGO skyscraper.
In addition to its marine exhibits, SeaWorld San Diego also has a few thrilling rides like the Manta roller coaster and Shipwreck Rapids.
These are really fascinating guided tours that get you up close and personal with giraffes, rhinos, zebras, and other animals.
There are big water slides and little ones, a lazy river, and water play areas. But you can stay dry if you want, too, on young-kid-friendly carousels and mini coasters.