InDELible Magazine 2018 - Page 31

Escape Epic Adventures With 70 miles of coastline, awesome attractions, and endless recreation, San Diego is an aquatic playground and wonderland of fun for every age. Water World Explore the bay on the Flagship Patriot Jet Boat, a turbo-charged, open-air speed boat that does tricks and 360-degree turns. Enjoy views of the Coronado Bridge, city skyline and USS Midway along the way. For a calmer cruise, Hornblower offers champagne brunch, sunset tours and moonlit dancing on the water. In Mission Bay, you can strap on a Jetpack and soar like a superhero; kayak, sail, or try stand-up paddling. With Xplore Offshore, a private captain takes you on a Navy Seal-certified RIB to see gray whales (Dec.-March), giant blue whales during summer, and frolicking pods of dolphins year round. Family Attractions A day at SeaWorld means animal encounters, dolphin shows, and a wild ride on its Manta roller coaster. At the world-famous San Diego Zoo, home to 3,700 species, don’t miss the baby panda bears and the largest colony of koala outside of Australia. Take a tram ride for up close views of rhinos, cheetahs and giraffes at the 1800-acre San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Zip lines and balloon into the cockpits of fighter planes and The Equestrian Life helicopters aboard the USS Midway, San Diego's love affair with thoroughbred racing dates back to 1937 when crooner Bing a floating museum that tells the tale of Crosby and his Hollywood pals opened the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club—“where the turf naval warfare. Look for exciting rides, meets the surf.” Summer season runs from July 18 – September 3, 2018. Opening Day on live shows, a waterpark and aquarium at July 18th is a spectacle to behold as race fans don their finest hats and threads, and sip LEGOLAND, along with 30,000 LEGO champagne while placing bets on their favorite horse or jockey. There are also free concerts models of places like New York City and and food festivals during the season. Polo is another San Diego staple as the Surf Polo Club characters like Chewbacca and R2-D2 plays in Del Mar from mid-June to late October. When you’re ready to jump into the saddle, from Star Wars. Surfside Ranch offers trail rides and trots along the beach at sunset. rides add to the fun. Kids can climb 619.522.8100 | HOTELDEL.COM 31