We are an active family who enjoys spending time in nature, and beaches are a favorite with us. We also look for adventure and we like excitement at some of the stops that we make on a trip. We try to combine education, fun, and relaxation when we travel, and we try to make every minute count. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 3 children-Boy age 17 years, Boy age 12 years, Boy age 10 years.
Description: Torrey Pine Cliffs is one of the top San Diego attractions for those who like adventure or breathtaking views. There are usually no crowds here, and hang gliding is a popular activity because of the towering cliffs. Remote control aircraft can also be seen frequently here. Some individuals come to Torrey Pines just for the views, and they may not do much more than sit and watch everyone else.
Our Experiences: Our hang gliding experience off Torrey Pine cliffs was terrific. The view from the sky is wide, and the ocean can be seen far below. The cliffs make the perfect starting point for any hang gliding activity, and the feel of the wind beneath you is almost indescribable. This stop may not be ideal for anyone who is scared of heights, small children, or those who do not enjoy a lot of excitement.
Description: Miramar is the location of the Air Force base with the same name where the Top Gun movie with Tom Cruise was filmed, and it is one of the top San Diego attractions for visitors to this city. Air shows are held during the year at the base, and this is also where military members train. There are a number of stores and entertainment venues in Miramar, and also residential areas. Most of the people who reside here live on the base and are military members and their families.
Our Experiences: This stop was interesting, and we all thought it was neat to visit the place where the Top Gun film was made. There are different aircraft that can be seen, and we liked walking around the town and base both. We were not here when an air show was scheduled so the crowds were not large. This was a nice place to spend some time and our entire family had fun.
Description: The Gaslamp District is a historic district, and one of the top San Diego attractions for those looking for some entertainment or a vibrant nightlife. The area covers a little more than 16 blocks and there are almost 100 historic buildings that date back to the 1800s. Visitors will find art galleries, shops, theaters, museums, restaurants, bars, concert venues, and symphony halls here.
At night this district offers some of the best nightlife in the area.
Our Experiences: We spent the evening in the Gaslight District, and this area is alive with excitement. There were many older buildings with beautiful architecture, and at some points we had terrific views of the city and bay. Finding a parking spot can be difficult but the area does have public transportation. There were many restaurants here but some have an age limit and do not allow anyone under 21 years old. We passed by a number of museums during our time here, including one that offered interactive exhibits for kids.