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Things To Do In San Diego

San Diego is famous for its beaches, parks, and unrivaled California weather. The city is way more than just whale watching, tide pools, and local breweries, though — this popular vacation spot has authentic Mexican food and a trendy Little Italy. Be sure to pack your swimsuits, a towel, and plenty of sunscreen to make the most of your time in San Diego. Kick-off your trip with some of these things to do San Diego.

You can enjoy an entire day at the beach in San Diego without spending a dime. Save a few bucks by checking out one of these free or affordable San Diego activities.

Cheap attractions near San Diego include:

  • See the dolphins migrating up the San Diego coastline
  • Go whale watching on one of many tours or, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse as they migrate up the coast
  • Explore First Fridays at Liberty Station
  • Ascend California Tower’s 125 steps for an iconic view of the horizon
  • Find great views of the San Diego harbor and skyline at Cabrillo National Monument

With miles of beaches accompanied by classic boardwalk activities, it’s no surprise that San Diego stands as one of the most visited cities in the world. If you’re deciding on what to do during your trip to San Diego, here’s a few tips on the best things to do.

Popular attractions near San Diego include:

  • Take an Instagram photo atop Potato Chip Rock
  • Learn about why Belgian ale tastes different than American ale at White Labs
  • Check out the Midway and its 60 on-board exhibits
  • Swim with the leopard sharks at La Jolla Shores
  • See the Flower Fields while they’re blooming in spring