San Diego, Calif. By Sarah Lovelace

Known as “America’s Finest City,” San Diego is more than just a beach oriented California town. While we could find plenty to occupy ourselves with day of soaking in the sun on the beach we’re not on this trip for a bunch of lying around! We will want to get on board with San Diego’s strong maritime history by stopping at the USS Midway Museum or the Star of India and learning all about life on the high seas. After learning all about ships, we may feel like getting our land legs in shape by going on some of the many ocean side hikes or bike rides offered here, or maybe we’ll head to the beach after all and let the Pacific Surf School teach us how to ride the waves like the pros.

We can check out the tide pools, the zoo, and the nature parks during the day to enjoy a wide variety of animals and different habitats, but what would a night in town be without stopping at America’s number one haunted house? The Whaley House Museum is recognized by the Travel Channel as such, and will definitely give us chills despite the warm weather! 
For more of San Diego’s visitor atmosphere we will want to hop on the Old Town Trolley for a tour of the city, and we’ll have to check out the Coronado Bridge (shown here) for an amazing view. 
San Diego will provide us with a million and one things to do in our short time here so we’ll have to be choosy, but here’s a little sneak peek of what we might be up to while we’re here.  

-San Diego Museum of Art (at left)

-Gaslamp Quarter

-San Diego Zoo

-Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

-Stone Brewing Company

-Cabrillo National Monument (at right)

-San Diego Air & Space Museum

-Museum of Photographic Arts

-Spanish Village Art Museum

-Seaport Village

-Noble Canyon

-Point Loma

-Timken Museum of Art

-Torrey Pines State Reserve

(From top) Photo by Joe Jansen; photo by slworking2 courtesy; photo by San Diego Shooter courtesy; photo by Knot courtesy