Legoland, featuring an aquarium, a miniature land and rides is a great place to experience the magic of the classic toy.
The lagoon in Carlsbad is the perfect spot to try kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing or other water sports in a calm, gorgeous setting.
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Special events are always happening at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, such as fan shows, musical concerts and fairs.
Del Mar Surfside Race Place
Experience the excitement of Southern California's thriving horse racing industry and watch thoroughbreds race here.
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Play a few rounds of golf in the California sun at this sprawling golf course located on a former ranch.
San Diego Botanic Garden
The San Diego Botanic Garden makes for a great afternoon visit. See examples of flora from around the world, including native California species.
Museum of Making Music
Music lovers can see how instruments are made and learn about the process of making music at this museum.
The Flower Fields
In six weeks in the spring, visitors to the area can see acres of stunning flower fields.
There are numerous hiking trails located throughout the region. Some offer scenic views of the canyons or the Pacific Ocean.
Wreck Alley, La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores are all popular diving spots for scuba enthusiasts.
Check out many different ocean swimming spots, such as Mission Beach, Shell Beach, Black's Beach, Beacons Beach or Windansea Beach.
The area also offers visitors a chance to take flight in a balloon ride high above the valley.
This part of the Pacific Coast is great for surfing waves. Take some lessons or bring your own board to get in on the fun.
Explore the beach in the early morning hours to collect sea glass, shells and more along the sand.
There are also plenty of shopping opportunities throughout the area, including outlets, luxury brands and outdoor plazas.