5 San Diego Day Trips You Should Take This Summer



San Diego, California, is a vacation destination in and of itself. However, the areas surrounding San Diego also offer visitors a plethora of opportunities to discover in day trips. Listed below are five must-take day trips for your visit to San Diego this summer, which a San Diego Go Card can help you with.

Disney’s California Adventure

Disney’s California Adventure is located just two hours away in Anaheim, California. While the Disneyland Park is a national landmark worth visiting itself, Disney’s California Adventure boasts attractions with a unique California feel such as "Soarin' Over California," and the "California Screamin'" roller coaster. Cars Land is its newest “land,” opening June 15, 2012, and features attractions such as "Mater's Junkyard," and "Luigi's Flying Tires."

Ensenada, Mexico

Ensenada, Mexico is a popular destination for tourists looking for the "south of the border" feel. Ensenada is only an hour and a half drive from San Diego, and features a beautiful, authentic Mexican marketplace called on First Street in downtown Ensenada, as well as a popular zipline and canopy tour experience through Las Canadas Canopy Tour Company. Ensenada provides travelers with a unique cultural experience of the country. Travel to Ensenada, Mexico does require a passport for adults over 16 years of age.

Palm Springs, California

While San Diego may be a golf lover's haven, Palm Springs rivals it with its luxury courses and top-of-the-line club facilities. Its climate provides a natural dry heat which is perfect for late evenings and early mornings on the courses. Palm Springs is the destination of choice for golf lovers all around the world for its variety, status and caliber of course offerings.

Knott's Berry Farm

Knott's Berry Farm is a classic theme park that families have enjoyed visiting for decades. Centered around the focus that Knott's used to be a berry farm and restaurant catering to trucks passing by, it never has lost its charm while offering attractions for all ages. Grandma Knott's chicken dinner is still one of the most desired fried chicken meals in all of Southern California.

Legoland California

For any parent of a young boy (or girl for that matter) who loves Legos, Legoland is the epitome of an unforgettable experience for them. Picture yourself immersed in a world of Legos, complete with rides and attractions focused on one thing: Legos. You've arrived at Legoland.

The San Diego Go Card can help you start planning these adventures today!