A San Diego travel guide – sunny days, wild animals and plenty of surf and sand
Sun and surf
In San Diego, the beach is a way of life, whether you’re sunbathing on a sandy stretch or snorkeling in La Jolla Cove. The mild weather makes every day a perfect day to enjoy the ocean. Active San Diegans surf, sail or body board on the waves. Outside the water, there's plenty of golden sand for running, playing volleyball or just building a sandcastle.
The warm weather makes outdoor shopping the norm in San Diego. The bayside shops of Seaport Village are a great place to kick off your San Diego city break. Pick up a new bathing suit, a new T-shirt or a floppy hat from one of the 50-plus stores here. Or head over to the post-modern Westfield Horton Plaza in the Gaslamp Quarter downtown for designer shops and urban color.
Animals and theme parks
Set aside a day to visit the pandas, elephants and koalas in the San Diego Zoo. To see wildlife in more natural habitats, take the tram tour of the Wild Animal Park. Lovers of marine mammals get splashed by the animal antics of the dolphins and whales at SeaWorld. Families can enjoy the rides and attractions at Legoland California.
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