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Things to do in San Diego

San Diego

San Diego

Its superb coastline, near-perfect climate and Mediterranean facade make it the quintessential Southern California beach city, but there’s no chance to develop ennui. The smorgasbord of museums, zoos, animal parks and beaches will have you wondering which way to run next.

Lonely Planet

First of all … There are now only 10 days left in the californicatemeter countdown !

This is not going to be a huge list like the SF one, but this place is also awesome. Besides, Tijuana is really close !

  • Gaslamp Quarter
    The focus of the city’s nightlife…

    Gaslamp Quarter

    Gaslamp Quarter

  • Downtown
    The central business district of the city, downtown is also a hub of nightlife and has many attractions.

    San Diego

    San Diego

  • Pacific Beach (PB)Mission Beach
    Two popular beach communities with plenty of shops, restaurants, and nightlife, alongside a man-made inlet known as Mission Bay, home to Sea World.

    July Fourth

    Pacific Beach - Madness : July Fourth

  • La Jolla
    An upscale beach community that’s almost a separate city from San Diego. UCSD is also close.

    La Jolla Beach

    La Jolla Beach

  • Tijuana
    Usually used as a quick escape from moral norms.

    Tijuana

    Tijuana

The United States State Department has issued a travel warning for all border areas of the United States and Mexico. Rival narcotics gangs have increased violent activities against each other and against non-involved citizens.

Wikitravel

Pedestrian border crossing sign

Pedestrian border crossing sign

If somebody has time and money …

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The 7 Wonders of California

Yesterday I was surfing the net and I found more information, yes, even more !

This time I have found the 7 Wonders of California, well actually this is just a part of a huge website called The 7 Wonders of the USA. Anyways, let’s focus on our road trip !

Here I have attached the 7 wonders but, in their website they even have a map with more info. 😉

Big Sur

“Big Sur is a thinly-settled region of the central California coast where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. This geology produces stunning views and has become a magnet for global tourism. Big Sur’s Cone Peak is the highest coastal mountain in the lower 48 states, ascending nearly a mile (5,155 feet/1.6km) above sea level, only 3 miles (4.8 km) from the ocean.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Sur

Yosemite National Park

“Yosemite is visited by over 3 million visitors each year, with most only seeing Yosemite Valley. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity (about 89% of the park is designated wilderness area).”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosemite_National_Park

Balboa Park

“Unlike some city parks which are mostly free of buildings in favor of open space and recreational fields.., Balboa Park is a cultural complex. Besides open areas and natural vegetation, it contains a variety of cultural attractions including museums, theaters, gardens, shops and restaurants as well as the world-renowned San Diego Zoo. Balboa Park has been declared a National Historic Landmark.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balboa_Park,_San_Diego,_California

Hollywood Sign

“The sign originally read “HOLLYWOODLAND”, and its purpose was to advertise a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. H.J. Whitley had already used a sign to advertise his development Whitley Heights, which was located between Highland Avenue and Vine. ”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_sign

SeaWorld Adventure Park

“SeaWorld was founded in 1964 by four graduates of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). They had originally considered the idea of building an underwater restaurant. Although this idea was not technically feasible, the concept grew into the idea of a marine zoological park on 22 acres along the shore of Mission Bay in San Diego. ”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SeaWorld_San_Diego

Golden Gate Bridge

“The Golden Gate Bridge was the largest suspension bridge in the world when it was completed in 1937 and has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco. ”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Gate_Bridge

Alcatraz Island

“It was formerly used as a military stockade and later as a maximum security prison. Today, the island is a historic site supervised by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is open to tours. Visitors can reach the island by ferry ride from Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. ”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcatraz_Island

Things to do in California

Visit California Video
Click on Arnie to see the video “Visit California” from visitcalifornia.com

California is […] the third largest state by area and the largest state by population in the USA. The state offers something for everyone: Southern California is home to such popular attractions as Disneyland, Hollywood and the beaches that inspired the television show Baywatch, while the northern part of the state offers the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the hills of San Francisco, and the vineyards of Napa Valley. Further away from the state’s major cities California is home to some of America’s most rugged national parks, incredible skiing opportunities, and quiet northern forests.

Visit Wikitravel for more useful information.

I’ll excerpt from various sites things to do in California (rather than places to visit in California) that we may find interesting. This will be a general post about California, in further posts I’ll come down to every city we are visiting.

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I am sure I am missing good things. Please comment on your preferences, new ideas and known experiences!

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