Memorial Day Activities in San Diego
If you still haven’t made up your mind about spending Memorial Day in San Diego, let us help you out. Memorial Day is more than just a day to remember and honor all those who have served and given their lives for the country; it’s also the unofficial sign that summer is here, and we should all get out of our work clothes and hit the beaches. And while San Diego has a lot to offer in the way of beaches and summer entertainment, it also has many Memorial Day Weekend observances and memorial sites. Here are a few ideas to spend Memorial Day in San Diego.
Find Your Favorite Beach
San Diego beaches have a reputation. People come here from all over the country and beyond to enjoy surfing, bonfires, tide pooling, bike rides,and much more. But not all San Diego beaches are the same,and not all waves here are for riding. Some beaches are known for their natural beauty and great watersports such as La Jolla, Mission Beach, and Del Mar Beaches. Others have great waves and all you need is your surfboard. If you love surfing,then Leucadia, Pacific Beach, and Oceanside are ones you wouldn’t want to miss.
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center
Perhaps the best way to know about history and remember and honor those who served is to visit the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park. The museum is dedicated to the fallen soldiers who served in the United States Armed Forces, Coast Guard and Wartime Merchant Marine. Right beside the museum you can visit the Veterans Memorial Garden. On the other side there’s the San Diego Vietnam Peace memorial. Here you’ll find a listing of all the people missing in action in Vietnam.
Get a Taste of the Adventure
Of course, you also come to San Diego to enjoy the adventures and thrills that can only be found here. You can get close to exotic animals in the San Diego Zoo and theme parks. SeaWorld San Diego also offers great water rides and marine life entertainment. For lovers of art and culture, Balboa Park is the cultural heart of Southern California. In San Diego, the fun never stops,and the thrill-seeker will have their fill of fun and adventure.