La Jolla Village in San Diego

San Diego Things to do: Visit 4 Top San Diego Attractions

Are you looking for San Diego Things to do for your upcoming visit to ‘America’s Most Beautiful City?’ This San Diego Travel Blog article, ‘4 Top San Diego Attractions’ lists just a few of the fun and exciting things you can choose from.

Written by
Maria Mancuso

There are many benefits to living in San Diego; near perfect weather, soft sandy beaches, great restaurants, a lively downtown area and of course a wide variety of attractions.

Whether you are a family, young couple, senior couple or a group of single visitors, San Diego has something for you; SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Seaport Village and more – see our related San Diego Travel Blog article, ‘7 Top San Diego Attractions’ for more suggestions on how make the most of your next visit to San Diego.

Enjoy our list of, ‘4 Top San Diego Attractions:’

Close up of a majestic lion
The San Diego Safari Park is visited by more than 2 million visitors each year and is home to more than 3,000 animals and more than 300 species.

1. San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Location: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027
Telephone: 760-747-8702
Distance from The Keating: 34 Miles

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, originally named the San Diego Wild Animal Park until 2010, is an 1,800-acre zoo located north of San Diego, near Escondido. The San Diego Safari Park is visited by more than 2 million visitors each year and is home to more than 3,000 animals and more than 300 species. 

The park features a variety of interesting exhibits, hands on exhibits and a drive though the park ride that takes guests through an open area of the park where guests can get close to the living exhibits of a variety of animals.  

Other exhibits include; Tiger Trail, Nairobi Village and Gorilla Forest, Hidden Jungle, Lion Camp, Condor Ridge, and more. The San Diego Safari Park is also home to the world’s largest vet hospital.

Seaport Village in San Diego
San Diego’s Seaport Village is a fantastic waterfront complex featuring shopping, restaurants, live music and entertainment adjacent to San Diego Bay in downtown San Diego.

2. Seaport Village
Location: 849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: 619-235-4014
Distance from The Keating: .8 Miles

San Diego’s Seaport Village is a fantastic waterfront complex featuring shopping, restaurants, live music and entertainment adjacent to San Diego Bay in downtown San Diego.  The Seaport Village hosts a number of events, Arts & Crafts Shows, exhibits and entertainment shows throughout the year.  

Enjoy a variety of casual dining, and waterfront dining as well as higher end restaurants including; Eddie V’s, Season’s 52 and others.  Seaport Village is in walking distance from The Keating Hotel.

3. SeaWorld
Location: 500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Telephone: 619-222-4SEA
Distance from The Keating: 7.7 Miles

SeaWorld San Diego has been one of the top San Diego Attractions for many years!  SeaWorld is a marine themed animal park, outside aquarium and marine mammal park.  Guests can watch one of the many animal shows featuring Seals, Birds, Walrus, Dolphins and of course the Killer Whale shows.  SeaWorld also has a thrilling section with many rides, rollercoaster, including Tidal Twister, Electric Eel, Journey to Atlantis and more.  

The park also offers many hands-on exhibits where visitors can interact with select sea life.  SeaWorld also has a selection of shows and entertainment options for the entire family.

La Jolla Village in San Diego
La Jolla Village is a beautiful, beach front community located north of San Diego.  This picturesque village is home to many boutique stores, high-end clothing, jewelry and cosmetic shops, art galleries, many restaurants from casual dining, burger lounges and ocean view restaurants.

4. La Jolla Village
Location: La Jolla Village
Distance from The Keating: 14 Miles

La Jolla Village is a beautiful, beach front community located north of San Diego.  This picturesque village is home to many boutique stores, high-end clothing, jewelry and cosmetic shops, art galleries, many restaurants from casual dining, burger lounges, sports bars to higher end ocean view restaurants including, George’s on the Cove, Eddie V’s, Donovan’s steakhouse and others.  

Visitors enjoy grabbing a coffee and walk along the long coastal walk and look down on the beautiful blue beaches, watching the Seals and Sea Lions playing, and sleeping on the rocks along the coastline.  Visitors can rent bikes to ride around the village or rent Kayaks to venture out on to the water to see views of the village from a different perspective.

This San Diego Travel Blog article, ‘San Diego Things to do: 4 Top San Diego Attractions’ presented just a few of the world-class attractions located in our beach front city.

Please visit our San Diego Travel Blog and San Diego Visitors Guide for more additional recommendations and tips on all there is to do, see and experience during your next visit to San Diego!

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