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San Diego Zoo & Safari Park

A Top 5 Thing To Do In San Diego The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park are our top pick for attractions in and around San Diego.  As one of the largest and best known zoos in the world, this destination should be on everyone’s bucket list of to-dos.  San Diego Zoo’s reputation is due in large part to the success of its conservation efforts (e.g. giant pandas viewable at the zoo and white rhino viewable at Safari Park).  Because the zoo is comprised of two locations, you’ll want to allow ample time for both with the Safari Park requiring a bit more time due to its size.  If time permits only one of the San Diego Zoo parks, we personally recommend the San Diego Zoo Safari Park which is a short drive from San Diego in Escondido.  Its...

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USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway is a post World War II aircraft carrier serving key roles in the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm.  As the longest serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, the USS Midway served a variety of wartime, peacetime, and humanitarian missions until its decommission in 1992.      The USS Midway museum opened in June 2004 allowing visitors to explore this city at sea.  Admission includes a self-guided audio tour with two settings, standard and family for younger visitors.  Additionally, volunteer guides (docents) are stationed throughout the museum to provide personal stories and color commentary.  In addition to the Midway, visitors can climb on and into the cockpit of dozens of restored aircraft.  Other family friendly activities include interactive exhibits, videos, and flight simulators.   What to know before you go:  Museum hours are normally 10 a.m. to 5...

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