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San Diego, California

While most people are familiar with San Diego because of its gorgeous beaches and beautiful weather, many would be surprised to find that the city also has a lot of historical and cultural significance.

Students who visit San Diego will obviously have quite a bit to do recreation-wise, but may be surprised at the number of museums, galleries, and historic attractions the city has to offer.

For example, The Firehouse Museum hosts a large collection of antique fire trucks, gear, and other memorabilia. It’s located in the Little Italy district of Downtown San Diego, and should definitely be worth a look.

SanDiego MissionOf course, every visitor to San Diego cannot pass up a trip to the Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, one of several Missions located along the California coast. The San Diego mission was actually California’s first church, and is both a national and historic landmark. The mission offers scheduled tours, so book ahead in advance. The tour will be guided by friendly and knowledgeable staff, and students will learn about the history behind this beautiful landmark.

Afterwards, a trip to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center will captivate students with a variety of interactive exhibits, attractions and activities that both educate and entertain. Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the museum is also home to the IMAX Theater; 3-D rendered movies on everything from volcanoes to marine life and everything in between.

While you’re at Balboa Park, you can also head over to the Museum of Man for an exciting journey through the amazing discoveries, advancements and history of the culture of mankind. You’ll love this comprehensive attraction so much; you’ll forget you’re actually learning!

To truly experience this gorgeous city, you must book a tour with City Sightseeing San Diego. This exceptional tour company allows you to experience San Diego the way it was meant to be experienced.

The tour begins on a historic double decker bus in Old Town, San Diego and students can hop on and off as often as they want throughout the day. Explore the historic Old Town district, or simply enjoy the ride and scenic view. It’s an unforgettable experience!

For a brush with nature, visit the Torrey Pines State Reserve. This exceptional state park offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking/walking trails, and 2000 acres of unspoiled land. The reserve also has its own beach where you can walk along the water’s edge or gather seashells to take home.

It’s an outdoor experience that simply cannot be beat!

Finally, any trip to San Diego wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

This large museum is home to one of the most extensive collection of historic ships in the world. In addition to this impressive fleet, the museum hosts a variety of exhibits depicting maritime history, including photographs and artifacts from throughout the years.

The moment you step foot in San Diego, California you’ll realize the city has a lot more to offer than perfect weather and gorgeous beaches! San Diego is also rife with history, and there’s certainly no shortage of things to see and do here.

If you visit the city, you’ll not only come back with a broader historic perspective, but you’ll be thoroughly entertained throughout your trip.