Even though there is much to see and do in San Diego itself, if you’ve lived in the city for a while and seen everything, you might be interested in arranging a day trip to explore what’s beyond the city limits. Fortunately, there are all kinds of scenic and entertaining possibilities surrounding San Diego, and for sure at least one of them will appeal to you. Here are some recommendations which you might find to be exciting and appealing, and which you’d like to try.
San Juan Capistrano
Native American culture abounds in this quaint community, with its historic Mission, around which the entire city sprung up. It’s also known for its population of cliff swallows, which migrate from Argentina to the city every year, providing visitors with impressive opportunities for photos. Visitors also enjoy the old-style Spanish architecture of the area buildings, as well as some of the historic structures still standing, which are adobe buildings dating from the 18th century.
A two-hour drive from San Diego, Borrego Springs is well worth the trip, with contemporary and ancient art sculptures literally positioned all through the desert in this area. It will make you think that you’ve entered a different world from the one you left behind in San Diego, and if you hang around until night-time, you’ll be even more astounded, when you have the chance to view the night sky. Since Borrego Springs has been designated an International Dark Sky Community, you’ll have perfect viewing opportunities to see every star and celestial body in the sky.
Year after year, Palm Springs continues to be one of the most popular day trip getaways for people who live in Southern California, and with all it has to offer, that shouldn’t be surprising. Here you’ll find some of the most glamorous hotels in the country, in addition to some of the biggest and most elegant swimming pools, hot springs, spas, and golf courses. Situated about two hours northeast of San Diego, Palm Springs is located in the Coachella Valley and is home to a great many activities including hiking, swimming, biking, tennis, horseback riding, and golfing.
One of the most popular destinations for people of all ages, Disneyland retains its magical charm regardless of your age group. This park is the only one which was completed under the direct supervision of creator Walt Disney, and when its attendance is added to that of its cousins around the world, this theme park has the largest theme park attendance in the world, at nearly 800 million. There is literally something for everyone at this entertainment complex, whether you enjoy the rides or whether you just prefer to stroll through the busy walkways and be a fascinated spectator.