WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO IN SAN DIEGO? HERE’S A LIST!

 

In addition to being the location of the 2017 BATB con, San Diego offers many vacation opportunities you may want to take advantage of prior to, during, or after the convention. We’re providing this list of websites to help you plan!

 

Everyone knows about the major parks in and near San Diego. This is a link to a page offering further links to those sights (the Zoo, Safari Park, LegoLand, SeaWorld, The USS Midway Museum, Balboa Park, casinos, etc.) :

https://www.sandiego.org/articles/attractions/must-see-california-theme-parks.aspx

 

And you can find information about other tourist attractions here at the official San Diego tourism website:

https://www.sandiego.org/

 

By the way, not everything costs a lot (or any) money (other than transportation), as you can see from this list of 25 Free Things To Do In San Diego:

https://www.sandiego.org/articles/25-fun-free-things-to-do-in-san-diego.aspx

 

But there are many little-known and lots-of-fun things to do in America’s Finest City that you might not immediately think about! Here are some ideas:

 

San Diego has its own Cat Café! https://www.catcafesd.com/

 

Want to skydive indoors? Here’s the place to do it! https://www.iflyworld.com/san-diego/

 

Or, if you’d rather try skydiving in the great outdoors, here’s a place that offers tandem skydives:

https://skydivesandiego.com/tandem-skydive/

 

Want to test your wits along with friends in a locked room challenge? Here are a couple of escape room locations in San Diego you could try!

http://www.quicksandescape.com/

http://www.greatroomescapesandiego.com/

http://www.escapismsd.com/

 

Interest in wine tours (we have a couple of up-and-coming wine areas in or near San Diego County)? Or how about beer tours (San Diego is a major brewery city, after all)? Here are some links:

https://sandiegobeerwinespiritstours.com/

http://www.sandiegowinerytours.com/

https://www.viator.com/San-Diego-tours/Food-Wine-and-Nightlife/d736-g6

 

Love tooling around on a Segway? There are lots of Segway-based tours to take!

https://www.viator.com/San-Diego-tours/Segway-Tours/d736-g12-c46?pref=204

 

Would you rather get out and walk while learning about a place? Here are a variety of walking tours to whet your appetite (sometimes literally!):

https://www.viator.com/San-Diego-tours/Walking-Tours/d736-g16-c56

 

Love aquariums? Well, we have a terrific one in La Jolla!

https://aquarium.ucsd.edu/

 

Ever wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at a major ball stadium? Tour the San Diego Padres’ baseball stadium, Petco Park! Here’s the link:

http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com/sd/ballpark/tours/index.jsp

 

If you adore topiary gardens, and if you have transportation, you might want to drive over to see the craftsmanship of “Edna Scissorhands” at Harper’s Topiary Garden!

https://www.yelp.com/biz/harpers-topiary-garden-san-diego?osq=cool+things+to+do

 

Do you feel the need for speed? Here’s a speedboat tour you might enjoy!

https://www.trustedtours.com/store/san-diego-speed-boat-adventure.aspx

 

It’s a boat! It’s a bus! It’s the San Diego Seal Tour!

https://www.trustedtours.com/store/san-diego-seal-tours-at-embarcadero.aspx

 

Love spending the day in an historic park? Try the Balboa Park Museum Pass! Lots of small museums to see and short nature trails to explore!

http://www.balboapark.org/visit

 

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