Fans are coming to San Diego in droves this year to participate in Comic-Con, a comic book convention that has traditionally welcomed stars of science fiction films and television shows to act as members of a guest panel. In more recent years, it has expanded to include more general pop culture genres such as horror, fantasy, and video games.
Comic-Con is not the only reason to visit San Diego, but it is often what gets travelers in the door, so to speak. While you are here for the convention this summer, why not make a true vacation of it and take advantage of some of the many sightseeing opportunities that exist around the area as well?
If you are traveling with children, the San Diego Zoo is a surefire way to hold their attention for the day. You can introduce the little ones to over 4,000 animals and 800 species, so the day can be both entertaining and educational. Another activity that is geared towards the kids is LEGOLAND. This theme park was designed for children ages 2-12 and is spread out over an amazing 128 acres. Trips to LEGOLAND originate in Anaheim, so you can check out the beautiful coastline as you make your way over to the park in Carlsbad.
On the other hand, if you are traveling in an adults-only group, you might want to consider doing a sightseeing tour that is focused more on the historical aspects of San Diego, like the Hop On and Hop Off 2-Day Bus Tour which takes you on a loop of the city. There are unlimited opportunities to get off the double-decker bus, stretch your legs, and check out some of the top city highlights like the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, the zoo, and the USS Midway. You have two days to use your ticket so you can do a little bit each day until you are satisfied that you have gotten to everything you wanted to see.
This list is by no means exhaustive; there is an incredible amount to see while you are in San Diego and you are the only one who can know for sure what will stimulate your interest. To start brainstorming ideas for your vacation, look at http://www.sandiegotours.us and pick the activities that grab your attention.
Source by Jamie Siegel