San Diego was founded in 1769; it is the oldest town in Southern California and is not far from the Mexican border. It is most popular for its wide span of beaches for tanning and surfing, museums, gardens, the San Diego Zoo and the Spanish Colonial-style architecture in Balboa Park.
In San Diego, tourist attractions are spread out over a large area. To have access to the majority of them like Balboa Park, Petco Park and the likes, staying downtown will be your best bet. A trip to Sea World is one of such attractions. It is an aquarium that allows you look through a tunnel at sea creatures and have close encounters with dolphins. It affords you the opportunity to see shows featuring dolphins, sea lions, whales, roller coaster rides.
Another source of entertainment is the San Diego Zoo which is located in Balboa Park. The animals are enclosed to recreate natural settings. The zoo has a wide range of exotic animals one of which is Pandas.
The San Diego Museum of Art has finely-chiselled terracotta and silversmith work. The museum collects pieces from all around the world and has historic pieces dating back to 7,000 years. A lot of art lovers both home and abroad come to San Diego Museum of Art on a yearly basis.
Sports in San Diego include one major league professional team, several not-so-professional teams as well as amateur and collegiate. The most popular sports teams are the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball, San Diego Aviators which is the tennis team, the San Diego Gulls (Ice Hockey) and the San Diego Breakers (Rugby).
The San Diego Chargers which used to be the American Football team Competed in the National Football League before they moved back to Los Angeles in 2017, leaving San Diego without a football team for the first time since 1961.
San Diego is famous for several sports Arena like
The Qualcomm Stadium; the NFL’s San Diego Chargers used the venue from 1961 to 2017.
The Balboa Stadium: This stadium was constructed in 1914 and was the city’s first stadium where the San Diego Chargers once played. It is now a home of soccer, track and field events and American football.
Valley View Casino centre was formerly known as San Diego Sports Arena. It is an indoor arena located at Sports Arena Boulevard in Point Loma. It seats 12,000 people for football, 14,500 people for basketball and tennis, 5,450 people for amphitheatre concerts and stage shows, 8,900 to 14,800 for arena concerts, 13,000 for ice shows and the circus and 16,000 for boxing and mixed martial arts.
Other arenas are Petco Park which has a capacity of 41,162, Omni La Costa Resort and Spa (capacity 2,100), and Torero stadium (capacity 6,000).