USS Midway Museum
The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Explore more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 25 restored aircraft!
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Retired U.S. Navy Warship. Great family entertainment and learning. Makes a great 1/2 Day Adventure.
Experience a historic ship that was so important in World War II. You can walk, take a scooter 🛴 or a 5 min UBER from your Airbnb
I highly recommend taking a tour. They have an audio tour and group tours. The ship is vast with a very interesting history. It can take about two to three hours to see the whole thing.
Learn the history of the USS Midway aircraft carrier while walking inside it. There is a great audio tour while you walk the ship exploring, a movie, flight simulator ride, and lots more to see and do.
“World Famous for a reason. Great for families, getting to know new animals, and getting your daily walking steps. They have a fantastic double-decker bus tour too! Features: Animals from All Over the World: these animals include polar bears, pandas, koalas, apes, gorillas, penguins, elephants, giraffes, grizzly bears, hippos, birds, reptiles, lions, zebras, tigers, and more. Animal Habitats: animal enclosures are generally smaller than those at Safari Park to ensure that visitors see lots of animal activity Exhibits & Attractions: Guided Bus Tour: Narrated double-decker bus tour of the entire zoo. Panda Canyon: A panda exhibit with a zookeeper always there to answer questions and talk about the famous icons of the zoo. Northern Frontier & Polar Bear Plunge: Home of the zoo’s polar bears, where you can get a unique underwater view of the playful bears, see snow white foxes, caribou, maned wolves, and more. Elephant Odyssey: See lots of elephants and other California-native animals of the past and present, including large birds, cheetahs, lions, and meerkats, among others. Lost Forest: Home to tigers, hippos, monkey’s gorillas, Scripps Aviary and Owens aviary, this is one of the livelier exhibits. Urban Jungle: Visit giraffes, kangaroos, koalas, flamingos, rhinos, and plenty of other creatures. Discovery Outpost: Kids can run around in the playground, interact with animals in the petting zoo, and see lots of reptiles, insects, and birds. Skyfari® Aerial Tram: Take a ride over the exhibits for an aerial view of the zoo and surrounding Balboa Park. Nighttime Zoo: San Diego Zoo is open late during the summer months, with live music and entertainment all evening until 9pm. The Nighttime Zoo will take place June 16 – September 2 2019 and is included with regular admission provided by the San Diego pass. Upgrades & Interactive Experiences -Exclusive VIP Experience: Get access to off-exhibit areas closed to the general public and experience animal interactions, get behind-the-scenes insight, and more. -Animals in Action: This behind-the-scenes experience allows visitors to help feed, train, and touch special animal ambassadors. -Inside Look Tours: An educational two-hour experience that highlights how the keepers care for their charges. -Discovery Cart Tour: 1-hour guided tour that covers 70% of the zoo grounds highlighting all the plant and animal life. -Crazy About Cats: Go on an early morning behind-the-scenes guided tour of the cat areas and learn about each cat, how the zoo cares for them, and how you can help the species. -Early Morning Photo Expedition: Enjoy an exclusive, small-group cart tour of the zoo before it opens while you get the opportunity to take rare close-up photos of the zoo’s inhabitants. -Sunrise Surprise Stroll: visit a surprise area of the zoo up close or behind the scenes and get a keeper talk, you won’t know what you’re getting until you get there (surprise!). -Keeper for a Day: This pricey but worthwhile special experience allows you to shadow a keeper for an entire day and learn what their work is all about. -Morning with Pandas: Visit the panda viewing area before it opens in the day and see the pandas enjoying their breakfast. This 2-hour adventure includes a tour of the zoo in a VIP cart”
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“Enjoy the amazing architecture and gardens in Balboa Park. There are many of the cities best museums located in the park as well as the World Famous San Diego Zoo. ”
“A 14 acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex recreating a harbor side setting of a century ago. Includes 54 one of a kind shops, 13 casual dining eateries, 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants. ”
“If you like to get a good view of the entire park, the scoreboard and downtown San Diego - and be a bit higher up to see all the action on the field - I would recommend the Toyota Terrace (second level). I favor the first base line - somewhere between home plate and just past first base. Sometimes I buy cheaper tickets and move around the stadium, enjoying different seats and views. You can also purchase 'park at the park' tickets and lie on the grass, just beyond the outfield. the views are obstructed, but it's a very enjoyable, relaxing scene.”
“For a more elegant dinning experience. Kings and Queens serves an upscale Mexican Fare. Kettner Exchange has a little bit of everything to offer with cocktails and food. ”