Sunny year round weather and amusement parks go together like beaches and bikinis and San Diego has plenty of them. Family fun is available for all ages at theme parks ranging from the famous Wild Animal Park to SeaWorld San Diego and Belmont Park at Mission Beach are just some of the Popular Things to do in San Diego. Legoland, Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City, Disneyland/California Adventure and Baja and Ensendada Mexico are easy day trips.

The world famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Wild Animal Park are both fun for the whole family. You can easily spend all day at the Wild Animal Park watching exotic animals in natural settings. A week wouldn’t really be enough time to see all of Balboa Park with its many museums featuring California history, art, automotive, aviation and natural history. Balboa Park is also home to historic San Diego Zoo. Miles of sand beach combined with amusement park rides like the giant dipper and the wave flow surf rider for when the ocean is not cooperating at Mission Beach and Belmont Park could be just the ticket. Especially if you’ve staked out a nearby beach vacation rental.

SeaWorld San Diego focuses on entertainment and education with killer whale Shamu and friends prividing daily shows. Three generations of killer whales, Dolphin Discovery, sea lions, otters and walruses all compete for your attention along with Shark Encounter, acrobatic shows and more. There’s Manatee Rescue, Flamingo Cove, Clydesdale Hamlet, Aquarium de la Mer, Garden of Discovery, Anheuser-Busch Hospitality Center and a Games and Entertainment Center as well as several places to eat and shop so you’ll want to plan to spend a full day at SeaWorld San Diego.