Ways for Various Age Groups to Enjoy Visiting San Diego

August 15, 2021

San Diego’s seaside location makes it an ideal destination for people of all ages. Whether you prefer a getaway that’s more casual or one that’s more active and invigorating, America’s Finest City won’t disappoint. Below, the friendly team from Sunrise Inn San Diego, one of the most ideally located and budget-friendly hotels in San Diego, take a closer look at how different age groups can enjoy their stay here.

Younger San Diego Visitors

Depending on their specific ages, younger visitors coming to San Diego tend to appreciate places like the San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park in nearby Escondido. Other kid-friendly spots in the area include SeaWorld, LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, and the beachfront amusement park that is Belmont Park. San Diego is also home to many museums that appeal to younger visitors, including:

• The New Children’s Museum
• The San Diego Air & Space Museum
• The Maritime Museum of San Diego

Millennials coming to San Diego are more likely to appreciate the many beaches in this area, especially popular spots such as La Jolla Cove, Coronado Beach, and Ocean Beach. These are places where surfing, paddleboarding, and other water-based activities can be enjoyed with visually stunning backdrops.

Home to many bars, eateries, and clubs, the Gaslamp Quarter is a lively SD neighborhood with a younger vibe. La Jolla also has a beach—Children’s Pool Beach—specifically engineered with younger visitors in mind. A seawall allows for calmer waters so younger visitors can safely enjoy the water without harsh waves.

More Experienced Travelers

If you’re beyond the millennial age range, you may be coming to San Diego for some family time. Should this be the case, many of the options mentioned above could be equally appealing for you.

You may also appreciate Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve if you’re a bit more of a seasoned traveler, since this is one of many spots in San Diego with multiple to-do list options. Possibilities for activities here include hiking, exploring nearly 2,000 acres of unspoiled land, and spending time at the beach.

Seaport Village is another spot you may want to check out if you’re in the age group that tends to prefer more casual shopping and dining experiences. Popular Seaport Village destinations include:

• The West Village Food Court
• The nearby USS Midway Museum
• More than 50 waterfront shops

Seasoned San Diego Visitors

There’s just as much for seniors to enjoy when they visit San Diego. If you prefer to take in gorgeous ocean views in a more relaxed setting, you may prefer Sunset Cliffs. Located by the Cabrillo Monument about nine miles from downtown San Diego, this is where you can casually stroll and enjoy quieter, secluded beaches.

Seniors in San Diego can also have a more enjoyable visit by:

• Taking in a baseball game at Petco Park
• Sampling an assortment of tasty treats at the Liberty Public Market
• Viewing the coastline from nearby waters while on a bay cruise
• Checking out the senior lounge in the Casa del Prado at Balboa Park
• Walking through Old Town San Diego to admire the historic architecture found here

There’s so much to do in San Diego that one day simply won’t be enough, so reserve your room today at Sunrise Inn San Diego. When they’re looking for comfortable hotels near downtown San Diego, visitors will be amazed by our affordable rates as well as our spacious rooms, stunning views of the harbor, and convenient location near many of the most popular tourist attractions in America’s Finest City. Call one of our friendly staff members today at (619) 223-5544.

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