"Wanderful" San Diego
Sunny San Diego - think beaches, boardwalks and
In San Diego, you can find relaxation just about anywhere. If you feel like spending a lazy day at our San Diego hotel, our marina view pool makes quite a splash. The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina’s location on Shelter Island gives you the chance to roam around and do anything you choose, even fly a kite. Enjoy a wide range of recreational activities including paths for walking and biking and a perfect bayside playground ideal for kids.
Explore San Diego’s vibrant beaches and get reacquainted with colorful sea life at our local tide pools. Hang ten with private surf lessons. Get your thrills and chills on board the Giant Dipper, one of two original beachfront rollercoasters in California. Ride the painted ponies and shop 'til you drop at Seaport Village.
Got Go-Car? Slip into the quirky yellow buggy for a GPS-guided tour of the city, or get crazy and sightsee on a Segway. Immerse yourself in culture at one of 15 museums in Balboa Park, or mediate in beautiful botanical gardens. Blow kisses at the Pandas at the San Diego Zoo, or go find Nemo and friends at SeaWorld San Diego.
Let us help you! Our staff has extensive knowledge of the local area and can assist you with discount tickets, golf, theater and other arrangements. Avoid the long lines at the park and purchase tickets at the hotel for the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Harbor Excursion tours and more.
Whatever your pleasure, San Diego is an all-around gold medal winning city!
Located at the Shelter Island Marina, Sail San Diego offers mid day and Sunset sailing excursions on San Diego's Big Bay
Located at the Shelter Island Marina. Cruise limo-style in an emissions-free Duffy Boat with private 1.5 to 3 hour private charter packages available daily. San Diego Comfort Cruise is a great way to host recreational seafarers of all ages with plush seating for up to six guests. Please contact San Diego Comfort Cruise at (619)741-5757 to confirm your cruise.
Known as “America’s Finest City”, San Diego offers a wide array of things to see and do for visitors of all ages. For over 20 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has been providing sightseeing tours highlighting the best of San Diego. Hop aboard one of the trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. You can avoid costly parking and city driving while exploring at your own pace as you hop on and off at 2 or 3 of your favorite stops. Old Town Trolley is the best way to see San Diego!
Voted the #1 Tour Company in all of San Diego. The #1 TripAdvisor rating says it all! Another Side of San Diego Tours go above and beyond the typical tourist experience every single day. The tours are perfect for leisure travelers and corporate groups and consistently exceed expectations.
The famous Segway® Tours are why guests fall in love with Another Side of San Diego Tours. They also offer a variety of other experiences: Helicopter Tours, Horseback Riding Tours, Hot Air Balloon Flights, Sightseeing Tours, Sailing Tours, Kayaking Tours, Hiking Tours and many more. 24-Hour Online Tour Reservations or contact 1-619-239-2111 or 877-311-8687.
Golf Digest named San Diego "One of the Top 50 Golf Destinations in the World." There are over 90 courses located throughout the San Diego region, from seaside settings to Desert Mountains to inland valleys — many of which are designed by leading golf course architects. There is a course for every type of golfer and a range of greens fees to fit every budget. Add in San Diego's temperate climate (year-round average is 70° F) and year-round play is yet another benefit of this golfer's paradise.
Celebrate natural wonders at SeaWorld® San Diego, where majestic killer whales inspire, silly sea lions make you laugh, and playful dolphins put a smile on your face. Take a spin on Shipwreck Rapids®, and a plunge on Journey To Atlantis®. Then dive into the world of sea turtles at the all-new Turtle Reef attraction. Soar, dive and twist like a ray on Manta, an all-new coaster that only SeaWorld could create.
Point Loma's own historical sight commemorating Cabrillo's 1542 exploration of the California coast. The Point Loma Lighthouse provides a spectacular view of the San Diego Harbor, the Pacific Ocean, and the winter Gray Whale migration.
This 14 acre waterfront, harbor side setting of a century ago is filled with unique shops, waterfront dining, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Seaport Village also features a turn-of-the-century authentically restored Broadway Flying Horses Carousel by Looff (circa 1890). There are also cobblestone pathways and a quarter mile slate boardwalk along the San Diego Bay.
The USS Midway was the longest-serving carrier in the history of the U.S. Navy. Today she has embarked as a museum, tribute and education center. She already is the most-visited of more than 100 historic ship museums in the continental United States.
San Diego's favorite creative destination for kids and families, the Children's Museum, has served more than 3 million visitors since 1981. A multicultural museum dedicated to interactive, fun exhibits that challenge a child's creative mind, while they learn through the arts.
San Diego, California features some of the best beaches in the world. Sunny days and mild year-round weather make San Diego's beaches ideal for your vacation destination. Spend a lazy day in the sun or jump on a surfboard and head out into the blue Pacific Ocean.
This beachfront amusement center offers fun for the entire family. Rides and attractions include the historical Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, Beach Blaster, Flowrider Endless Wave, Bumper Cars, Family Arcade, restaurants and shops.
As one of San Diego's premier entertainment and shopping districts, you'll find a truly eclectic blend of food, fun, and culture located within one of the city's most historic areas: the Gaslamp Quarter. Here you'll find something for everyone, whether you're seeking theater, upscale shops, fine dining, or some of the most popular clubs.
Meet some of the most exotic creatures on earth like our giant pandas. While you're here, journey into the depths of Ituri Forest, a central African jungle habitat teeming with okapis, hippos, forest buffalos, colorful birds, and acrobatic monkeys. Swing by the Children's Zoo for some face-to-face encounters with everything from pythons to porcupines.
Spend the day at San Diego's Historic Park with 1,400 acres of beautiful gardens, grassy picnic areas, and groves of exotic palm and eucalyptus trees. A central characteristic of the park is El Prado, a pedestrian walkway with historic buildings and 10 majestic Museums. Balboa Park is the home of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, which includes San Diego's only IMAX Dome theater, hands-on exhibits, Sci-Tours motion simulator ride, and fun for the entire family. The park also includes impressive theatres, pavilions, art galleries, botanical gardens, and much more.
Take a drive over the beautiful Coronado Bridge and stroll through unique shops, fine dining restaurants, and miles of long sandy beaches. “Home of the legendary 100+ year-old Hotel Del Coronado”
Located on a coastal bluff overlooking La Jolla Shores beach and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium at Scripps is renowned for its ocean views, both inside and out. Marvel at the dazzling marine life exhibits, from sharks to seahorses to corals. Make a visit to the country's largest Oceanographic Museum and enjoy San Diego's "best ocean views".
A beautiful waterfront town surrounded with specialty shops, award-winning restaurants, Children's Cove, wonderful beaches, and cultural activities, La Jolla is an exquisite combination of southern European resort surroundings and Southern California fun. While La Jolla is known to be one of the most affluent communities in the United States, it has a down-to-earth feel that radiates from the beautiful natural scenery, friendly people, and unhurried atmosphere.
The home of the annual Del Mar Fair, off-track wagering, seasonal live horse racing, and many unique shows and exhibits.
San Diego's own Water Park offers a wide variety of activities and things to do, including 22 water slides, 16 tubes, wave pools, children's pool, shops and much more.
There's a magical place where you can stretch out a hand to feed a gentle giraffe, rub noses with an endangered rhino, or look deep into the eyes of a furry-feathered ostrich. This is one of the few places on earth where rare and exotic species roam free.
This 128-acre family theme park is dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. Just like with LEGO toys, kids are the ones who make things happen at the Park. They drive, pedal, squirt, climb, jump, stomp, slide, steer, pull, click, push, gallop, laugh, build, and program their way through more than 50 rides and attractions.