San Diego is a beautiful and vibrant place to visit regardless of the season. However, spring is particularly glorious. Don’t miss your chance to see America’s Finest City when the flowers are just beginning to bloom.
A DAY IN THE PARK
A trip to San Diego would not be complete without spending a few hours in Balboa Park. More than one of the nation’s best urban parks, it hosts 15 museums, lovely gardens and hiking trails, performance venues, restaurants and cultural centers. Perhaps the most well-known of its attractions is the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
FUN AT THE ZOO
You don’t need to have children with you to enjoy a few hours at the San Diego Zoo. Take some time to stroll through the 100 acres of habitats of more than 3,700 endangered and rare animals of over 650 species as the spring sun shines down. You will be charmed by the giant pandas and koalas, in awe of the snow leopards and big cats, amazed by the African gorillas. If you prefer flowers to mammals and reptiles, take a stroll through the zoo’s spectacular botanical gardens. Before you leave, don’t forget to stop in the gift shop for a cuddly souvenir.
SAN DIEGO SEAL TOUR
A bus and a boat in one, the San Diego SEAL Tour happens in a fully amphibious craft that is always ready for land or sea. Your tour will first travel the streets of San Diego. You will learn fascinating historical tidbits from your entertaining and knowledgeable SEAL captain. Then the vehicle will take a dip in the harbor. All the while, the open design of the craft will let in the fresh spring air and warm sunshine.
HIT THE SAND
No trip to San Diego would be complete without seeing its 70 miles of shoreline complete with dramatic cliffs and sandy stretches. The Old Town Trolley Beach Tour gives you a chance to tour the four major beaches; Mission, La Jolla, Mt. Soledad and Old Town. Step out and enjoy each at your leisure in the perfect climate.
THE FLOWER FIELDS OF CARLSBAD
If your trip will be taking place between early March and early May, this North San Diego landmark is a must-see. Its 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus come into vibrant orange, pink, red, yellow and green blossoms. Daily tours are available during the spring seven days a week.
SPRING BUSKER FESTIVAL
If street fairs are your passion, spring in San Diego will give you joy. Seaport Village hosts a free festival that features numerous types of performers, including jugglers, sword swallowers, acrobats, street musicians and dancers who entertain the large crowds.
CAPTURE YOUR TRIP OF A LIFETIME
You will want to share the images you see and the memories you create during your trip with friends and family. In years to come, you will also wish to relive them yourself. To capture those extra special moments of your excursions, hire a San Diego photographer to capture every nuance. Whether you post to Instagram, create a spectacular photo album or put a slide show together, the memories your photographer makes permanent will last a lifetime.