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About San Diego

California's second largest city and the United States' eighth largest, San Diego boasts a citywide population of nearly 1.3 million residents and more than 3 million residents countywide. Within its borders of 4,200 sq. miles, San Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities and numerous other charming neighborhoods and communities, including downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Escondido, La Mesa, Hillcrest, Barrio Logan and Chula Vista just to name a few.

San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions. Popular attractions include the world-famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California. San Diego offers an expansive variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the world. For more information, please go to: http://www.sandiego.org/nav/Visitors/VisitorInformation/AboutSanDiego.

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San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation, education, and recreation organization dedicated to the reproduction, protection, and exhibition of animals, plants, and their habitats.

The 100-acre (40-hectare) Zoo is home to over 3,700 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. It is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.

Hours of Operation:
Open every day of the year, including all holidays.

Summer Hours (June 22-September 3):
9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Admission:
1 Day Tickets 1-Day Pass- Ages 12+ is $42; Children ages 3-11 are $32
Includes unlimited use of Guided Bus Tour, Express Bus, Skyfari Aerial Tram

Directions:
The San Diego Zoo is located at 2920 Zoo Drive in Balboa Park, just north of downtown San Diego. The mailing address is P.O. Box 120551, San Diego, CA 92112-0551. For general information call 619-231-1515.

Website:
www.sandiegozoo.org

Seaworld

SeaWorld exists as the virtual representative of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment's zoological and educational resources. As such, we are committed to bringing the excitement, wonder, and awe of the natural world into your home, school, business, or place of recreation. We strive to provide an ever evolving kaleidoscope of animal and environmental information.

Hours of Operation:
Open every day of the year, including all holidays.

Summer Hours:
July: Monday thru Friday - 9:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday - 9:00am - 11:00pm

Admission:
Single Day Pass:
10 years and older: $73
3-9 years: $65
2 years and younger: Free

Shows:
SeaWorld offers four live shows a day. Each show ranges 20 - 25 minutes long. Show times are not posted until two weeks before.

Directions:
Sea World San Diego is located at 500 Sea World Dr., San Diego, CA 92109. For general information please call (800) 25-SHAMU (74268).

Website: http://seaworldparks.com/seaworld-sandiego

USS Midway

Imagine experiencing life at sea aboard one of America's longest-serving aircraft carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace.

The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Guests can spend the day exploring more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 25 restored aircraft. The self-guided audio tour, narrated by Midway sailors, brings the carrier's history to life. Those who dare can "take to the sky" aboard one of three flight simulators.

Hours of Operation:
The USS Midway Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day). Last admission is at 4 p.m

Admission:
$18 adults
$15 seniors (62+) and students (with valid ID)
$10 retired military (with valid ID)
$10 youth (ages 6-17)

Complimentary Admission:
Children 5 years old or younger
Active-duty military personnel (including Reservists) with valid ID (daytime admission only)

Directions:
The USS Midway Museum is located at 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92101, alongside Navy Pier. For general information call (619)544-9600.

Website: http://www.midway.org/

Old Town

Old Town San Diego is full of restaurants, shopping, hotels, history and community events. Within walking distance there are a great many places to shop and dine with unique products and a quaint atmosphere. Bazaar del Mundo, Fiesta de Reyes, the Old Town Market and many boutique shops offer a variety of uncommon gifts.

Specialty Shops
Amore Leather
Bazaar Del Mundo Shops
California Indian Market
Churchill Cigar Lounge
Covered Wagon

Fiesta de Reyes:
Beacon Artworks
Fiesta Cocina
Hacienda de las Rosas Winery
Hot Licks
La Panaderia
OT House of Jerky & Rootbeer
Old Town Gift Company
Tienda de Reyes
Jacqueline's Consignment
Old Town Market
Pablo Leon Studio
San Diego House Coffee
Shepherdess
Spirit of Cloth
Tafoya Jewelry
Tafoya and Son Pottery
Whaley House Museum Shop

Attractions
Robinson Rose House
James McCoy House
San Diego House
U.S. House
Casa Machado Silvas
La Casa De Rodriguez
Colorado House
First Brick Courthouse
Casa Machado y Stewart
Mason Street School
Casa De Pedrorena
San Diego Union
Casa De Carillo
Derby Pendleton House
Whaley House
El Campo Santo Cemetery
Sheriff's Museum
Serra Museum
Mormon Battalion
Heritage Park
African Museum
Casa De Estudillo
Alvarado House
Johnson House


Website:
http://www.oldtownsandiegoguide.com/

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is the nation's largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes-all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction.

The best way to start your time in Balboa Park is with a stop at the Balboa Park Visitors Center. Located across from The Prado Restaurant in the House of Hospitality, the Visitors Center has the most current and comprehensive information about the Park's activities and attractions.

Hours of Operation:
The Balboa Park grounds are open 24 hours a day, the Visitors Center is open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, and museum hours vary by institution. The Visitors Center offers brochures, maps, audio tours, free guided tours of the Park, transportation information, dining advice, and more.

Admission:
Most of the cultural attractions in Balboa Park are independently managed non-profit organizations. The admission prices vary by institution. Admittance to the Park itself is free, as is the Botanical Building and most of the gardens.

Directions:
Balboa Park is located at 1549 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101. For general information call (619)239-0512.

Website:
http://www.balboapark.org/

Old Town Trolley (awesome way to see the city!)

Old Town Trolley helps visitors "See the Best First". Along with a commitment to quality, Old Town Trolley combines history, fun facts, colorful anecdotes, and outstanding service to provide their guests with a memorable vacation experience.

Hours of Operation:
July: 8:50am - 7:00pm
August 1st - 18th: 8:50am - 7:00pm
August 19th - 31st: 8:50am - 6:00pm
Times vary for each tour and stop.

Admission:

Regular PriceOnline Price
Trolley Tour:
Adult $34$30.60
Child (4-12) $17$15.30
Trolley 2-Day Tour:
Adult$68$54
Child 4-12)$34$34
SEAL Tour: (Seasonal)
Adult $34$30.60
Child (4-12) $19$17.10

Directions:

Our Old Town Trolley Depot is located at the Old Town Market on 4010 Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA. The SEAL Tour departs from Seaport Village located at 500 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA or Star of India at the Maritime Museum at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA. For general information please call 619-298-8687.

Website:
http://www.trolleytours.com/san-diego/