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San Diego has our fair share of places that are well-known and well-loved. Some are downright iconic. Take the San Diego Zoo, for starters, with a heart for saving wildlife around the world. Bring your love of animals to the ocean at SeaWorld, where you can get up close and personal with dolphins. If you’re a baseball fan (and even if you’re not), you’ll appreciate the originality and beauty of Petco Park. LEGOLAND toys with your inner child, while racetracks and wine country spark your imagination in more grownup ways.

San Diego Zoo

Hugely focused on conservation efforts, this 100-acre zoo charms young and old alike with 3,700 rare and endangered animals, many cageless. Flamingo “ambassadors” greet you at the gate, and don’t miss the pandas!

619-231-1515

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SeaWorld

Book an interactive encounter with dolphins, sea lions or a beluga whale for an extra-special experience. Rides include roller coasters and the Skytower, with its stunning views 100 miles in all directions.

619-222-4732

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Petco Park

This MLB stadium is known for its great sightlines, the “Park in the Park” (an actual park!), wine bar, cuisine made by high-quality local restaurants, and ocean views. Oh, and you can also watch the Padres play.

619-795-5025

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LEGOLAND

Visit tiny Lego versions of Vegas and New Orleans, ride the Dragon Coaster, dig for dino bones and build a car out of LEGOS. A half hour outside of San Diego you’ll find fun-packed, kid-preferred LEGOLAND.

888-690-5346

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Del Mar Racetrack

Thoroughbred horse racing with a view of the Pacific Ocean? Enter Del Mar Racetrack, “where the surf meets the turf.” Located just 20 miles north of downtown San Diego. Fancy hats optional.

858-792-4242

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San Diego Wine Country

Sip your way around the boutique wineries of San Diego County — discover more than 115 wineries across two American Viticultural Areas, but you won’t find hordes of tourists.