San Diego has mid-70’s sunshine all year round which makes it a great place to visit come fall and winter when the masses of summer tourists leave and you want to escape the frost bite. Not only did we put together a list of the three must-see places in San Diego, but we also let you know when is best to go.
- San Diego Zoo- This internationally recognized zoo is home to over 3,000 animals including endangered species like the Panda. During the colder winter months the animals tend to be a little more active and are especially animated earlier in the morning. October is going to be the best time to visit the San Diego Zoo because not only do kids get in free with an accompanying adult, but they are also celebrating the birth of new giraffe, Okapi and flamingo.
- Balboa Park- This 1,200-acre park houses the San Diego Zoo along with 15 major museums, beautiful gardens and The Prado Restaurant. The Prado is one of many eateries participating in San Diego’s restaurant week making now through September 20 a great time to dine on a dime.Balboa Park also offers free admission to all San Diego County residentsand all active military and their family’s free admission to rotating museums the first four Tuesdays of every month.
- Petco Park- The Padres are wrapping up their season this month with some great promotions during their last five games. On September 20 guests receive a Padres BBQ set made by Phil’s BBQ and can view a fireworks display after the game. Bring the family to the September 22nd day game against the Dodgers for Kidfest at the Park, a salute to the military and team photograph signings. The first 25,000 fans at the last game of the year on September 26th will get a free Padres t-shirt. If you want to be near the action without being directly in it, you can watch the game at a Petco Park bar.
If you’re looking for a cheap San Diego hotel, Marina Inn and Suites is less than two miles away from Balboa Park and other major San Diego attractions. Call 1-800-571-2933 to speak to a staff member about reservations or to ask about the discounts we offer at local destinations like the San Diego Zoo and Sea World.