Weekend Getaway to San Diego

I travelled to San Diego during one weekend to visit my friend. This week, I want to introduce some fun places to go in San Diego. San Diego is a city with a lot of history and culture, and at the same time it’s also a very modern city. In other words, there are many places worth to go, I feel two days is too few for travelling in San Diego.

Old Town State Historic Park

The Old Town State Historic Park is located in downtown San Diego; it is the birthplace of California. The park retains and recreates the architecture and culture of Spanish and Mexicans at old time – with the city halls, prisons, publishing houses, banks, restaurants and shops. It is a historical and cultural pedestrian street, there are many souvenir shops here, most of them open at 10 in the morning. Some people in the park walked around wearing the costumes of the old time to create a retro atmosphere. I went to an ice cream store, and the staffs were all wearing customers. In such a scene, I strongly doubt if I take the time machine and get to the old time.

USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located in downtown San Diego at Navy Pier. The museum consists of the aircraft, carrier Midway. The ship houses an extensive collection of aircraft, many of which were built in Southern California. USS Midway was the United States’ longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, from 1945 to 1992.

The aircraft carrier has three floors to visit. The deck is full of various large aircraft, fighters, transport planes, and helicopters that had served here before. The ‘belly’ of the ship also contains all kinds of planes, and there are two huge Heavy lifts on both sides in order to lift the fighter to the deck to take off; below the middle floor are various living areas and mechanical areas of the aircraft carrier, you can see its power, anchor, accommodation area, canteen, hospital, etc.; the top, that is, the deck Above is the command room, this part is relatively small and must be visited with tour.

La Jolla Cove

Not far from downtown La Jolla- an upscale hamlet of hotels, boutiques, and galleries – lies La Jolla Cove, a swimming and diving paradise. This tiny beach nook, part of the San Diego La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve, is sheltered by picturesque cliffs and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean in an intimate setting. La Jolla Cove’s water is really clear and beautiful. The Cove is protected as part of a marine reserve; underwater it is very rich in marine life, and is popular with snorkelers, swimmers and scuba divers. There are hundreds of sea lions that call the La Jolla Cove home, I met them in the deeper-water parts of the Cove and basking on rocks. Up on the bluffs above the beach, and stretching south to other nearby beaches, including Shell Beach and Children’s Pool Beach, is Scripps Park, a well-maintained grassy area with trees and other plantings. There is a lot of people picnic and relax there.

SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal park. SeaWorld’s most famous attraction are its killer whales, ten of which are housed in San Diego in a 7 million gallon habitat. These are the last killer whales that will ever live at SeaWorld San Diego because of SeaWorld’s announcement that they will end their killer whale breeding program.

San Diego is such a beautiful city, everything is organized and clean. It is so easy to hop around and explore. It is great to spend my weekend of exploring the beautiful city of San Diego to dig in and find out what hidden gems this eclectic and vibrant city had to revel.