Top 5 Must-Do Activities in San DiegoMay 31, 2019
San Diego Wild Animal Park- This popular destination is a must see for anyone spending time in San Diego.Located in the San Pasquel Valley near Escondido, the Wild Animal Park is an 1800 acre zoo that has multiple free range enclosures. The park, visited by 2 million people annually , houses over 2,600animals representing more than 300 species, as well as 3,500 plant species. The family favorite Africa Tram, which explores the expansive African exhibits, gets visitors up close and personal with animals such as antelopes, buffalo, cranes, and rhinoceros. Visit https://www.sdzsafaripark.org for more information.
Balboa Park- Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts. gardens , and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world famous San Diego Zoo. Visit https://www.balboapark.org for more information.
USS Midway- The USS Midway is an aircraft carrier, formerly of the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class. Commissioned a week after the end of World War 2, Midway was the largest ship in the world until 1955, as well as the first U.S. aircraft carrier too big to transit the Panama Canal. She operated for 47 years, during which time she saw action in the Vietnam War, and served as the Persian Gulf flagship in 1991’s Operation Desert Storm. Decommissioned in 1992, she is now a museum ship at the USS Midway in San Diego Bay. Visit https://www.midway.org for more information.
Palomar Observatory- The Palomar Observatory is an astronomical observatory located on Palomar Mountain in San Diego County. the observatory operates several telescopes, including the 200 inch Hale Telescope and the 48 inch Samuel Oschin Telescope. In addition, other instruments and projects have been hosted at the observatory, such as the Palomar Testbed Interferometer and the historic 18 inch Schmidt telescope, Palomar Observatory’s first telescope dating from 1836. Visit https://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/visitor/ for more information
Torrey Pines Gliderport- The Torrey Pines Gliderport is a city owned private use glider airport in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego. It was first established as a soaring site in 1930 and is the home to the hand gliding, paragliding, radio-controlled model sailplanes, and full scale man-carrying sailplanes. It is listed as a National Aviation Landmark of the Academy of Model Aeronautics ( #1 in the nation ), and is listed on the California Register of Historic Places, and the National Register of Historic Places. it is considered by glider enthusiasts of all types to be the “ Kitty Hawk of the West .” Visit https://www.flytorrey.com for more information
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