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Five San Diego Spots to Save for Comic-Con 2013

July 20, 2012 at 2:17 PM | by | ()

As we wrap up another year of San Diego Comic-Con coverage, we would be doing future Con attendees a disservice if we didn't mention what else there is to do in and around San Diego. It seems like it would be a shame to spend the time and money it takes to get to San Diego and never leave the convention floor.

So, here are our Top 5 must-see attractions outside the San Diego Convention Center:

· Coronado Island
Even if you don't rent a car for Comic-Con Coronado Island is still easily accessible from San Diego. There is a ferry that goes back and forth to the island daily from downtown San Diego. Once there, it is easy to walk to restaurants, shops, and the beach, which was recently named the best in the U.S.

· La Jolla
The coastal town of La Jolla has something for everyone, hiking in Torrey Pines State Park, kayaking in La Jolla Cove, the country's largest nude beach, seals, and lots of shopping.

· Balboa Park
Balboa Park is home to a golf course, the San Diego Zoo, 15 museums, architectural tours, weekly concerts, and outdoor movie screenings. Check out their upcoming schedule of events at BalboaPark.org.

· Speedboat Tours
You can take a tour of San Diego and the surrounding area by just about any mode of transportation imaginable. For those with a need for speed there are Harbor Speed Boat Tours, if you'd rather take your time there are Segway Tours of San Diego, or if you want to see the city from the sky, there are always Helicopter Tours.

· Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County isn't just about beaches, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest park in California and is open for camping, hiking, and exploring from 9-5 on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays all sumer. It's a bargain too! Day passes are only $5 per car.

For more information about what to do in San Diego, check out SanDiego.org.

[Photo: Buy ell Rent San Diego]

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