Sail away in San Diego
San Diego is well known for its gorgeous, sunny weather perfect for enjoying the over 70 miles of beaches and awesome outdoor parks. You'll want to bring sunglasses and a bathing suit when you visit this California town. Head to these three attractions to cheer for local athletes, learn a little history and even take to the water on a sail boat:
Drive your San Diego rental car to 9449 Friars Road to see the San Diego Chargers National Football League team or the San Diego State Aztecs football team play at home. This facility has more than 19,000 parking spaces, making travel to the games a breeze! At the site, you will find the 3.4-acre natural grass field, a 4.3-acre practice field and 122 acres of parking. A total of 70,561 seats are available for fans to enjoy the many events that go on here. Football isn't the only thing happening at Qualcomm Stadium - this field has also hosted two Super Bowls, Major League Baseball All-Star Games, Major League Soccer matches, the Holiday Bowl and even concerts by Sir Elton John, the Rolling Stones and other famous musical artists! Races like 5Ks and charity walks also occur here, along with trade shows and festivals. There's plenty to see at this California stadium.
Gaslamp Segway Tour
Want to visit the Gaslamp neighborhood of San Diego using a more interesting method of transportation than your own two feet? Try a Segway with Another Side of San Diego Tours. Your group will meet and receive instructions and then practice how to maneuver on a Segway before heading out to see the sites. You'll motor along San Diego Bay and scoot past the USS Midway at its dock. Then you'll drive through Balboa Park to see the interesting museums and gardens featuring plaques and statues of important local people and beautiful live plants. You'll also visit the Spanish Village Art Center, the Casa del Prado Theater and more. This is a great way to see a large area of the city without wearing yourself out! Plus, who doesn't want to take a ride on a Segway?
Sail San Diego
Drive your San Diego rental car to 2051 Shelter Island Drive to get a truly unique view of the California coast when you see it from a sail boat. Sail San Diego takes visitors out on three-hour tours complete with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Once on the boat, you can grab a pair of binoculars and see what other beach-goers are up to or even spot local birds soaring around the sails. Be sure to put on sunscreen - the water intensifies the sun's rays and can make even the hardiest of sailors turn into a lobster. If you have specific points of interest along the bay, mention them to the captain who can make a change in the charted course. Keep your eyes peeled for seals sunning and resting on outcroppings and buoys. Watch for whales leaping into their air in the distance or even right next to the boat. It can get chilly out on these beautiful boats, so hats, jackets and blankets are provided. The captains of this fleet of vessels have a combined experience of more than 72 years, but they're not wheel hogs. If you want to take a turn at steering, go to the captain and ask him for a turn. Your tour may take you only inside the bay or out into the open ocean, depending on what you prefer. You're sure to have a beautiful view of the city and surrounding waters on this exciting adventure.