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San Diego is the second-largest city in California and one of the most beautiful in the country. Its unique geography, numerous tourist attractions, spectacular beaches, and nearly year-round gorgeous weather make this a perfect place to live and to visit.

There are so many things to do and see in San Diego that you'll never experience a dull moment while you're here. It's no wonder San Diego hosts over 30 million tourists a year. If you are visiting San Diego, check out this list of the top ten things to do.

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Visit the historic Balboa Park

The first thing you must do while you're in town is visit the historic Balboa Park located in the middle of downtown San Diego. This is the largest cultural center in the United States, and boasts over 500,000 visitors a year. This lush gorgeous park has 1,200 acres of gardens, museums, and many arts venues with year-round performances. It's a great place for kids and has a carousel, a miniature railroad and much more. It's a must see for anyone coming to San Diego.

Visit the San Diego Zoo

One of the things tha comes to mind when you think of San Diego is the world-renowned San Diego Zoo. This enormous zoo has a huge selection of wild animals, amphibians, reptiles, insects and even exotic animals such as pandas and polar bears. There are always many events going on and multiple tours available to choose from depending on what you want your trip to focus on.

Visitit the San Diego Safari Park

Can't get enough of wild animals? Then you should definitely plan on visiting the San Diego Safari Park which takes you up close and personal with over 3,500 Asian and African wild animals. You can take many different tours to fully experience the Safari Park such as a Segway tour, an African Safari tour or a balloon ride safari tour.

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Visiting the USS Midway

San Diego has the largest Navy fleet in the country and has a long history with the navy, so anyone visiting San Diego must plan on visiting the USS Midway, one of the nation's longest-serving aircraft carriers that served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. There are actual jets, helicopters and airplanes on the hangar deck and you can easily imagine the life of sailors and experience a lot of history in this floating city.

Visit the Old Town area

San Diego is a historic city with a lot of cultural heritage, and a great way to discover it is to visit the Old Town area, the home of the first European settlers. In this quaint old town area, you will discover a bit of history around every corner, and you will be able to visit many galleries, shops, museums, parks and sites that are reminiscent of San Diego's history. Be sure to stop by Fiesta de Reyes for fun activities the entire family will enjoy.

Spend a day at the legendary SeaWorld

While in San Diego, you must also spend a day at the legendary SeaWorld and watch incredible aquatic shows and discover amazing mammals of the sea. There are a lot of attractions and water games, and don't forget to catch an exciting Shamu Performance.

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Legoland California

San Diego is a great place to visit if you're looking for adventure. Some of the most fun that can be had in San Diego is in Legoland California. This huge amusement park has over 60 rides and attractions and a Legoland water park. This is an amazing park with a lot of smaller themed neighborhoods such as Dino Island, Sea Life, Pirate Shores, and Fun Town that both kids and adults will have a blast in.

Visit San Diego beaches

You can't visit San Diego without going to one of its famous beaches. Mission Beach is a great place to start. It has a beautiful coastline where you can spend a day laying in the sun or splashing in the water. Or you can walk on the boardwalk and shop at the many specialty shops. Mission Beach is a very lively, fun place with a lot to do and is a great place for people watching and just enjoying the weather.

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Take up some surfing lessons

San Diego is known for its great surfing. So while you're in the city you should definitely take up some surfing lessons. A good place to do that is at Pacific Surf School. This is one of the most highly rated surfing schools in San Diego with professional, patient instructors and many learning options.

Enjoy San Diego skyline and water activities

Because of its ideal weather and prime ocean location, San Diego is a great destination for anyone who loves the water, so be sure to get in some kayaking, snorkeling, stand up paddle surfing, and even sailing and going on a water taxi to explore the water and enjoy an amazing view of the San Diego skyline.