2011-09-26 MonAs a family traveler with kids, are you still wondering about where to go for your next vacation? Well, why not try San Diego, one of California’s three largest cities? This city is different from other tourism destinations in that it is not flashy or classy at all. Its greatest attraction lies in its beauty and simpleness, making it an ideal vacation place at any time of the year. Family travelers also prefer it because of the presence of many family friendly attractions.
San Diego Zoo: Located in the Balboa Park, this world famous zoo is home to thousands of animals, including birds, amphibians, insects, mammals and reptiles. Some animals are so rare that you will seldom see in any other places. The animals here are alert, not sleeping all the time like those in other zoos. Besides, there is a safari park here, attracting animal lovers of all kinds to this beautiful park and animal refuge.
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve: Located within San Diego city limits, this reserve still enjoys high prestige in protecting and maintaining biodiversity. One species of the nation’s rarest pine tree can be found here, which makes this reserve more important in the nationwide. Besides, there are also miles of trails and unspoiled beaches for visitors to explore. This is also a good destination for hiking. Kids will get to know a lot what they couldn’t learn from books.
Mission Beach: Located near the manmade islands of Mission Bay, this beach boasts a fantastic boardwalk and is a best place to soak up the city’s beach lifestyle. You can rent a bike with your family to appreciate the unsurpassed oceanfront view or you can also take a ride on Belmont Park’s famous wooden roller coaster. Building sandcastle is a popular activity to share with your family.