The San Diego Zoo, located in Balboa Park near downtown San Diego, houses more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals as well as more than 700,00 exotic plants. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, located in San Diego’s north county near Escondido, California, is an expansive wildlife park with over 3,000 animals.
SeaWorld San Diego
SeaWorld San Diego, located in the Mission Bay area north of downtown San Diego, is a marine life park offering marine life shows, rides and habitats. Watch the hilarious antics of the sea lion show, ride the exciting Manta roller coaster or observe penguins in their chilly habitat.
Legoland California, based on the Lego toy brand, is a theme park, miniature park and aquarium located in Carlsbad, California, north of San Diego. Legoland California also has a hotel and water park as well as rides and Lego exhibits such as Star Wars and Ninjago World.
USS Midway Museum
The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum housed on the aircraft carrier USS Midway located in downtown San Diego. The museum includes 60 exhibits, 29 restored aircraft on the flight deck, a self-guided tour narrated by USS Midway sailors, and flight simulators. Guests can also visit the 90 seat theater showing a multimedia movie, including holographic scenes, about the Battle of Midway.
The San Diego Padres
The San Diego Padres, a professional baseball franchise, were established in 1969. The team, a member of the National League West Division, plays at Petco Park located in downtown San Diego.