Must-See San Diego Attractions

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If you’re visiting San Diego, it is understandable to want to see as much as possible during your stay. While you may not have the time to experience all of San Diego’s many attractions, there are some that you won’t want to miss.

One of the most popular attractions in San Diego is the zoo, welcoming thousands of visitors from around the world each year. As one of the largest zoo’s in the United States, visitors can observe over 400 animal species, including the rare Giant Panda. There are also a variety of life shows that highlight the many animals of the zoo. If you are a first time visitor, click here for information about which zoo attractions you should check out first.

Another popular San Diego attraction is SeaWorld which showcases a variety of marine animals. When visiting SeaWorld be sure to see a show featuring the iconic orca whale, Shamu. After, check out the park’s thrilling rides for additional family fun. If you want to enjoy the coolness of getting wet on a warm day, hop on over to SeaWorld’s new water park Aquatica.

For visitors who are on a budget or simply want to relax, take a trip to one of San Diego beaches. The beaches in San Diego are some of the most beautiful in the world and are great places to swim, surf or catch some rays. Each beach is different with some being better for surfing, some ideal for picnics and BBQs, and others for hiking. If you want to truly experience the beaches, hop in the water try a kayaking tour or surf lesson in San Diego.

San Diego visitors who are trying to take in as many of the attractions as possible, choose the centrally located Marina Inn. The Marina Inn San Diego is near many major tourist attractions and offers guests affordable rates.  Call to reserve your room today.

San Diego Attractions for Kids

San Diego is the ideal vacation destination offering the best of all worlds with a lively downtown district, a beautiful coastline and many popular tourist attractions. If you are planning a family vacation, there are many San Diego attractions for kids that are sure to make your vacation one to remember.

The Marina Inn, a kid friendly hotel in downtown San Diego provides traveling families with some of the best attractions to visit with kids:

  • San Diego Zoo – The Zoo is a must see attraction for kids and individuals of all ages. As one of the largest zoos in the world, there is no shortage of animals, activities or live entertainment. Smaller children are able to enjoy the petting zoo and teenagers love getting an up close and personal look at rare and endangered animals. Reserve a room at the Marina Inn in downtown San Diego and enjoy our close proximity to the park.
  • SeaWorld San Diego – Marine animal lover? SeaWorld San Diego is the ideal place to bring children to view creatures of the water. The unique park offers guided tours, live shows and a variety of educational classes that children can attend during their trip. The park also features several roller coasters and games that are fun for the entire family. Also check the official SeaWorld website to learn if the popular fireworks show is scheduled during your trip dates.
  • Legoland California – Legoland is one of the favorite San Diego attractions for kids offering a theme park made entirely of Legos. Children of all ages love visiting the park and are able to participate in Lego building workshops, enjoy thrilling rides and roller coasters and during the summer season have access to the one of a kind Legoland water park.
  • Balboa Park – Balboa Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. The 1,200 acre complex is situated in the heart of Downtown San Diego and is the perfect way for children to enjoy the San Diego sunshine. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast at the Marina Inn near Balboa Park before setting off to tour the park. If you would like to visit the museums, be sure to ask about discounted prices for museum entry upon arrival.
  • Beaches – If you aren’t from a coastal city like San Diego, the beaches of the area are a great way to enjoy the city as the locals do. There are many beautiful beaches in San Diego including Coronado (voted one of the best beaches in America), Mission Beach and La Jolla. La Jolla Cove in particular is great for kids as the area is known for its low tides, providing the ideal conditions for snorkeling, swimming and body surfing.

The Marina Inn offers a central location in San Diego, a short drive from all of the above destinations. Reserving a stay at our hotel also provides you with additional savings during your vacation as we offer a variety of complimentary amenities including Wireless Internet, cable television with premium programming and parking. Contact a Reservation Manager at 1-800-571-2933 to reserve a room at the Marina Inn and be sure to ask about our current hotel deals.

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