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San Diego is a stunning place for a scenic Southern California excursion. The sunny skies, swaying palm trees and white-sandy beaches of the Pacific Coast make San Diego the most peaceful escape. San Diego is known for its abundance of marine life at the various aquariums and the cliff-side shores of La Jolla Cove. For a unique experience, visit the Old Town historic sites, or plan a trip to the Mexican border to shop Las Americans Outlets.
What to See: When in San Diego, take a walk around Balboa Park to peek inside the museum exhibitions and art galleries (the Timken Museum of Art is free!). The island of Coronado is worthy of a day at the beach with motion picture famous Hotel Del Coronado and charming beachside village lined with shops.
What to Eat: Dine on anything avocados—they’re fresh, and made into chips at The Prado in Balboa Park. Taco Tuesdays are a favorite of the locals for fish tacos and margaritas with discounts in the evenings. Yet the behemoth California Burrito full of fries is always delicious at a bargain price.
Don’t Miss: San Diego evenings are a treat each night. For the best sunsets, head to the cove along Sunset Cliffs just north of the city. Ocean or Pacific Beach promise a casual, laidback night scene, while downtown venues roar to life in the Gaslamp District.