Travel & Destinations

Four best Day trips From San Diego, California

Are you a lover of streets that lined with palm trees, beautiful weather, and gorgeous beaches? Then I can highly recommend that you travel to this region of San Diego. A friend of mine told me about this place. He works at All American Pest Control in Orlando Florida His work gives him a vacation every year and this is his favorite area to visit.

These are the four best day trips in San Diego:

1. Visit a few wineries in Temecula Valley

Temecula is in an area that is approximately one hour’s drive from San Diego. It might not be among the famous wine areas in the world, but if you can’t make it to Napa Valley, then Temecula is the best alternative.

Most of the vineyards here a run as family businesses, though small they have won several awards. Almost all of the wineries in Temecula are to the right off Rancho California road; this makes the region the most convenient for a road trip in wine tasting. You only need to take that drive off Rancho California and have a stopover at any winery that will appeal to you. Even if you stop at the very first that you come to, you can still drive past all the others because checking out the different property styles, and vineyards in the region also pose a great sight. The best wineries in the area are Europa Village and Wilson Greek.

Most of these wineries close at five pm so do not drive there too late.

2. Go gemstone mining at the Oceanview Gem mine and the Pala Chief Mine.

A lot of San Diegans are not aware of this that there is a gemstones mine which is still in active use and not far from Temecula. Visitors are not allowed into the shaft due to safety reasons. But that might be better because they chop them for you and you watch out to see if there are any hidden gems in the rocks. This place is the best to take a day trip with kids.

It will be a good experience, and you will learn a lot of things about the gemstones. After some lessons from the experts there you will differentiate between clay, quartz, and tourmaline.

3. Eat Apple pie in Julian

Julian is located in the mountains and still maintains its adorable scenery and history of gold mining. Nowadays it is well known for having a lot of apple orchids and an array of apple pie bakeries. You could not recount your visit to the town if you did not have an apple pie bite. The best apple pie company and recommended most is the Julian pie Company that lies at Julian’s main street. It so famous and attracts a lot of people, so be ready to wait in line for your turn to have a bite of the apple pie.

4. Get a taste of Mexico in Tijuana

San Diego lies on the Mexico border. Just across it, you will find Tijuana. It is not among Mexico’s most beautiful towns, but it offers the best offers in the shopping, delicious tacos, many restaurants, and bars. It is easy to drive to Tijuana and experience a different country within a day. It is a town has so much to offer any traveler.


If you decide to take a day trip to San Diego, you can choose any of the above areas. Always remember to stay safe by observing all the safety measures as you travel.

Travel & Destinations

Discovery Cove

Amusement parks are definitely a place people tend to go and have great fun and enjoy themselves. And couples are not exempted as they catch romantic cruises in these parks. There are several amusement parks around the world, and Discovery Cove is one of the most prominent parks. Opened to the public on the 1st of July, 2000, the park is almost a decade in operation and it is still going strong – how about that for consistency?

It is owned by the SeaWorld parks and Entertainment with affiliations to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando.

While many critics are cynical about the success of the park, especially its two decades stretch, the reasons for the impressive performance of the cove aren’t farfetched. The amazing structure and various attractions of the park are enough to put it on the world stage.

One of the distinctive features of the Discovery Cove is its touch with the aquatic nature. It provides a serene and safe environment where guests can, in fact, interact with various aqua animals including the spectacular bottlenose dolphins.

While at Discovery Cove, there is free access for guests to have all kinds of interactions with the dolphins. They can touch, feel, swim and even have a funny conversation with the beautiful amphibians.

Reservations for the cove are on more stringent basis as the park runs on an all-inclusive plan which covers lodging, feeding, and all sorts of basic conveniences. In fact, only a maximum of 1300 patrons are allowed into the park at a set time for quality measures. Entry into the park also covers tickets to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando or Busch Gardens Tampa.

Another great side attraction in the park is the abundance of private recreational huts that can be rented for friends and family relaxation and bonding moments.

Availability of three different entry plans is also one of the pros of the cove. They provide a plan for “dolphin swim”, “non-dolphin swim” and “Trainer for a day”. These plans are all subscribed to making the most of your time in the park.

Besides the fact that the park is located in one of the most beautiful places in the world, that is Orlando, Florida. It has a Coral reef which contains thousands of fishes with the wild species like the tigerfish located within tanks in the confines of transparent protective glass.

Another exciting feature that will amaze you is the Grand Reef. It was opened newly in June 2011 to serve as a new attraction for the increasing number of guests in the cove. It involves different amazing recreational activities like snorkeling with eagle rays among others. The Grand Reef is defined by a white sand beach, underwater caves that are filled with beautiful fishes and yes, not to forget the remarkable palm decorated Island.

Now, let’s talk about the distinctive aviary of the park. It has more than 250 birds cut across different species. Who doesn’t like the parrot and its garrulous nature? The aviary, a free flight arena, is really a sight to behold as the different exotic birds display their elegance in the best ways.

A tropical river cuts across the aviary and encloses the park around which gives an avenue for patrons to cruise along to see beautiful sights of the beach, waterfalls, and rainforest.

Though the cove started with just 15 acres of land, it has expanded to 22 acres over the years without ceasing to provide a remarkable environment for relations between people and aquatic animals.

It’s one of the most outstanding places in the world for recreation, and its closeness to nature is admirable.…