More San Diego Attractions for Kids, Couples, & More

Estancia La Jolla Hotel is conveniently located near many famous attractions in San Diego, CA. Whether you’re looking for kid’s attractions or intimate venues for a couple’s vacation, there are plenty of things to do in La Jolla.

 

SeaWorld San Diego – 10 Miles

SeaWorld is one of the best San Diego kids attractions that your little ones will remember for a lifetime. Spend the day interacting with dolphins, feeding sea lions, and getting soaked on exciting rides! There are several shows that feature cute dolphin tricks, and you can even watch Shamu at the famous Shamu Stadium! Their aquariums make it a fun and educational experience that you and your family with surely enjoy.

 

Gaslamp Quarter – 12 Miles

The Gaslamp Quarter is San Diego’s downtown historical district that offers a vast variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Take a self-guided tour of the historic area, or join a tour group that travels by Segway to all the main sights. Enjoy a ride on a bicycle rickshaw through the Victorian architecture by day, and a cocktail during a live show by night.

 

The San Diego Zoo – 15 Miles

With over 3,700 animals, the San Diego Zoo is one of the most impressive zoos in the United States. The zoo features two aviaries full of exotic birds, polar bears, monkey trails, and it’s also one of the few zoos that have giant pandas on display. The zoo is easy to navigate by foot, bus, or a gondola lift that provides a scenic aerial view of the park.

 

Balboa Park – 15 Miles

The San Diego Zoo is nestled in Balboa Park of Downtown San Diego, a 1,200-acre San Diego park featuring picturesque green belts, rose gardens, museums, several theaters, gift shops, and restaurants. Placed in reserve in 1835, the park’s site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use.

Named for the Spanish maritime explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa, the park was declared a National Historic Landmark and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Come visit this world-famous park in San Diego, containing a Carousel and Miniature Railroad.

 

San Diego Zoo Safari Park – 27 Miles

Formerly known as the San Diego Wild Animal Park, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a 1,800-acre zoo in Northern San Diego. It is one of the largest tourist attractions in San Diego County!

The park is home to a variety of wild and endangered animals, including species from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Australia. Its free-range enclosures house such animals as antelopes, giraffes, buffalo, cranes, and rhinos. Ride its Africa Tram, allowing guests to see wildlife from all different parts of Africa!