San Diego, the city of harbors, beaches, Navy association and all that is authentic, was the first place where the European settlers migrated and hence began the story of California. Due to its critical location near the border of USA and Mexico, the city has been long been in relation with the navy and army. Examples of that are the two Navy Museums that the city homes. The city has distinctive touches of the Spanish, Mexican, American and pre colonial period due to the varied settlements that have passed by the city. Various usa tour packages by trolley bus are available throughout the old town where conductors combine colorful anecdotes, humorous stories and historical information to bring you the quintessence of the city. Some of the handpicked enthralling city attractions are:
If you are looking for nightlife in the city of San Diego, then look no further. The Gas lamp Quarter is the assortment of 16 square blocks of Modern skyscrapers and Victorian Building, which brings you the best nightlife in the town. The neighborhood boasts of scintillating nightclubs and bars where locals and tourists rejoice equally. A number of theatre venues, concert halls and comedy clubs are available to enjoy an elegant evening watching Broadway play, opera or musicales. On the off side, you can take a tour of the historic Gas lamp Quarter and learn about the tainted past of the "Stingaree" neighborhood, from the boom of the 1880s through the cleanup of 1916.
The beautiful pacific beach boasts of 3.2 miles of boardwalk along the beach line which is officially known as “ocean front walk” or “Ocean Boulevard”. The boardwalk is decorated with shops, restaurants, café and bars and crowded with pedestrians and cyclists alike. If you are a nature lover and would love exotic views of sea, then crystal pier is the viewpoint where you need to be on America tour package. It is also famous for fishing and surfing activities. The beautiful boardwalk has an even better destination: the mission beach which is one of the most activity oriented beaches in San Diego.
Seaport village is a waterfront shopping and dining complex right next to San Diego bay. It showcases more than 70 shops, restaurants and galleries which are a collection of Victorian to Mexican architectural styles. One of the key attractions of seaport village is its 100 year old working carousel of hand carved animals. Getting a caricature drawn or buying custom made hand painted name or messages on rice paper or silk are also eye catching activities for tourists here.
MARITIME MUSEUM & USS MIDWAY MUSEUM:
The City of San Diego has two navy museums to boast of – The Maritime Museum & The USS Midway Museum. The maritime Museum of San Diego sustains one of the largest collections of historic sea vessels in United States. US Tour Package include the specific ships used for military purpose as well as the galleries and exhibits which display a wide variety of maritime topics. The USS Midway Museum is like exploring a floating city at sea and reliving nearly 50 years of world history aboard the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. The museum has 60 + exhibits and 29 restored exhibits. With these two museums, it is easy to see why San Diego is the naval base for the State of California.
San Diego has history, culture, science, beaches and so much more to offer its visitors along with that quaint feeling you get when you visit your hometown. It is indeed a small town in a city and offers you best of both the worlds!