Things to Do When You're Bored in San Diego

There's a lot going on in San Diego, California.
There's a lot going on in San Diego, California. (Image: san diego skyline image by Janet Wall from

With so many things to do in San Diego, it's difficult to imagine that someone can be bored when visiting there. And since the city boasts some of the best weather in the world, most things you might do are out of doors. So if boredom overtakes you, try some of the hundreds of things outside that are both fun and stimulating.

Balboa Park

This is one of the most popular parks in America. It is the home of more than a dozen museums and the San Diego Zoo, which is world-famous for its array of some of the rarest animal species. The San Diego Zoo has created almost a dozen animal habitats that range from the rainforest at the bottom of the world to the tundra at the top. The schedule at Balboa Park changes frequently, so ask for the latest agenda.

Balboa Park 1549 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101 619-239-0512

Petco Park

If baseball is your favorite game, take in a San Diego Padres game at Petco Park during baseball season. This park is said the have the best sight lines in all of baseball, and you'll see awe-inspiring views of the city from your seat.

Petco Park 100 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101

Cabrillo National Monument

In 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo began a voyage from Navidad, Mexico. About three months later, he landed on the western coast of what became the United States, the first European to do so. A monument depicting his voyage stands at his landing site. You'll also see the Point Loma Lighthouse, which was built in 1855, along with Point Loma, a critical part of our West Coast defense. There are several reminders of United States history there to see.

Cabrillo National Monument 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr. San Diego, CA 92106 619-557-5450

Old Town Trolley

You can hop on and off as you please to explore the sights of San Diego, referred to by many people as “America's finest city.” Spend time at historic Gaslamp Quarter, Del Coronado and the Embarcadero as you learn more about the city. Get off the trolley for lunch and some shopping at Seaport Village or or at Coronado Ferry Landing, where you will see downtown San Diego but from across the bay.

Old Town Trolley

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