First Timer’s Itinerary – Pacific Beach to Point Loma
Visiting San Diego for the first time can be quite an overwhelming experience because it has so much to offer! Between the beaches, museums, parks, shopping, spectacular dining, and all the scenery it almost seems impossible to see everything! There are endless possibilities in the city of San Diego, and we want to make sure you get the most out of your experience. This is why we have created itineraries for you and your family to follow. That way you don’t have to worry about a thing! We have it all mapped out for you. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of San Diego and all it has to offer.
Start your day early in Pacific Beach at the Broken Yolk Cafe. Choose from 20 scrumptious omelets, juicy ½ pound Angus burgers, or even a classic grilled cheese (plus a ton more) – you’ll need the energy for this fun-filled day! After filling up, see what Pacific Beach has to offer on a Segway Tour. Touring on a Segway is the ultimate, high-tech and fun alternative to a walking tour, and since it’s faster than walking, you’ll get to see twice as much. If you’ve never ridden a Segway before, the tour guides will show you how – it’s surprisingly intuitive! Pacific Beach is the perfect spot to ride a Segway, there is a nice, wide boardwalk which is excellent for people-watching, and very few hills!
Now that you’ve explored Pacific Beach, time to head across the bay to SeaWorld. World-famous SeaWorld is home to the most amazing mammals and incredible aquatic shows on the planet. Fun and educational for all ages, both kids and adults gain an insight and sense of connection with these incredible mammals. Explore exhibits with sharks, turtles, penguins, whales, flamingos, tide pools, and more. Check out shows such as Sea Lions Live, The Shamu Story, One Ocean and the unbelievable dolphin show, Blue Horizons.
Don’t miss their newest exhibit, Turtle Reef, where you can get an up-close look at more than 60 threatened and endangered sea turtles, see thousands of tropical fish, participate in interactive educational activities and enjoy an exciting ride – Riptide Rescue.
One of the best sunset-viewing spots in San Diego is in Point Loma at The Cabrillo National Monument. Proudly standing at the very end of Point Loma and offering visitors an astounding view of the Pacific, is a statue of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo erected in 1913, nearly four hundred years after his expedition. Today, the habitat Cabrillo saw is among the rarest in the world with only a remnant of that biologically diverse ecosystem remaining.To the west, you can see miles of ocean; to the south, you can see Mexico, and the Los Coronados Islands; and to the east, you can see a spectacular view of San Diego Harbor. After enjoying the breathtaking views, head back along the peninsula to Ocean Beach, where you’ll find good restaurants, fun bars and unique shops.