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SanDiego.com Announces the Best Things to Do in San Diego for Spring 2013

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It may be hard to believe, but Spring in San Diego is fast-approaching. Here is SanDiego.com's list of the ultimate things to do in San Diego for Spring 2013.

Whether a San Diego trip is on the horizon to escape a climate where Spring is still a long-way off, or it’s simply a desire to see what Southern California has to offer in the Springtime, there are plenty of popular San Diego activities that will appeal to visitors of all ages.

Luckily, Sandiego.com has created a list of all the must-do San Diego activities for a fun and beautiful Spring in America’s Finest City.

  1. Whale-watching: Ready to get up close and personal with some marine life? The whale watching tour with Hornblower Cruises and Events is a fantastic way to witness the migration of grey whales as they make their 6,000 mile-long journey to and from the warm waters of Baja Mexico. Visitors will get to try and catch a glimpse of these majestic mammals on this three and a half hour tour, which is offered every day. Have your camera at the ready for capturing images of any passing whales during this once in a lifetime opportunity. This San Diego whale-watching tour guarantees at least one whale-sighting per trip, and if for some reason the whales are being bashful, they will provide you with the opportunity to try again for free on another cruise. Whale-watching tours only run through April since that is when the grey whale’s migration ends, so it’s a wonderful San Diego activity to work into your Spring itinerary before the chance is gone. Guests will have a “whale” of a time!
  2. Hot Air Balloon Ride: What better way to bask in the gorgeous Springtime San Diego weather than by soaring over the county in a hot air balloon? This Private Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Temecula County is a great way to view all of the glorious Spring transformations from high above. This 60 to 75 minute experience will allow visitors to see splendid mountaintops, picturesque vineyards and acres of green countryside from the comfort of their hot air balloon basket. After taking in the sunrise on this flight over Temecula, guests are rewarded with a continental breakfast, and can even indulge in a little luxury with a glass of champagne. This hot air balloon is bound to be a memorable addition to any San Diego vacation, and will have a lasting impression on you and your companion.
  3. Carlsbad Flower Fields: Flowers symbolize the end of winter and the arrival of a fresh new season, and nowhere is that more true than at the Carlsbad Flower Fields. With flowers of all different colors and varieties spreading as far as the eye can see, this San Diego attraction is truly a sight to behold. Spend a tranquil afternoon snapping photos for your scrapbook, take an antique tractor ride across the property, or get delightfully lost in a Sweet Pea maze. Carlsbad is home to many fine San Diego hotels for visitors to stay at and the Grand Pacific Palisades is conveniently located next to the Carlsbad flower fields. For any guests planning a stay in the month of May, the hotel even offers an exclusive “Petals and Palisades Package,” which includes rooms with a coastal view, two tickets to the flower fields and dining at the in-house buffet.

Anyone looking for a memorable trip to San Diego shouldn’t miss out on any of these tried and true activities this Spring!

This article was written by Arielle Hansen, a San Diego local who grew up appreciating all that America’s Finest City has to offer. Arielle is knowledgeable about San Diego neighborhoods, beaches, hotels, museums, and any other main attractions of her hometown.