What to Do in San Diego
So, you’ve found yourself in San Diego, attending KAABOO Del Mar! Be sure to take a few extra days before or after the event to visit some of the city’s marvelous attractions!
San Diego Zoo
Seriously, this is the best and most important place to go to (it was rated as the world’s #1 zoo!), the zoo is always a go-to for when you want to take in a ton of culture with just one trip. With 100 acres and over 3,700 animals, it’s a perfect way to spend a day.
Specifically: the NAT San Diego (Natural History Museum), with its large dinosaur exhibit and four floors packed full of information, it’s a popular destination in the Balboa Park region; the Maritime Museum, which houses a vast collection of historical vessels, and is even home to one of the world’s oldest active ships, Star of India; and the USS Midway Museum, which is a restored aircraft carrier that features 30 aircraft exhibits, models of crew-life, and a simulation of what it was like during a journey!
Specifically: Old Town San Diego Historic Park, which is quite literally a blast from the past with buildings and shops from the original birthplace of California; Belmont Park, which is an old-school carnival/funfair experience that still uses the rollercoaster that was built in 1925; and Balboa Park, which is sort of like the Central Park of San Diego, but with museums, gorgeous landscaping and historical buildings, Spanish Village, a mini railroad, and a historic carousel.
It’s not a trip to California if you don’t go snorkeling; find a good company that fits within your price range, take lessons, and make sure you bring a waterproof camera!