Southern California Bucket List

This post is for those stationed at Camp Pendleton, Miramar, MCRD San Diego, and the San Diego Navy bases.

–       San Diego Zoo

–       Balboa Park (December Nights)

–       Comic Con

–       Safari through San Diego Zoo Safari Park

–       Tide Pools at Cabrillo National Monument (best time is late fall or winter)

–       Whale Watching

–       USS Midway

–       Maritime Museum of San Diego

–       Legoland California

–       Legoland SeaLife Aquarium

–       Surf Lessons

–      Trestles (to watch Surfers)

–       Grunion Run at Mission Beach or Pacific Beach

–       San Diego Museum of Man (free third Tuesday)

–       San Diego Museum of Art (free third Tuesday)

–       San Diego Air and Space Museum (free fourth Tuesday, AD always free)

–       San Diego Natural History Museum (free first Tuesday)

–       San Diego Model Railroad Museum (free first Tuesday)

–       Padres Game at Petco Park

–       Reuben H Fleet Science Center (free first Tuesday)

–       Little Italy Farmer’s Market

–       Del Mar Fairgrounds

–       Seaport Village

–       Carlsbad Flower Fields

–       Disneyland at Halloween

–       Disneyland at Christmas

–       Disneyland at Easter

–       Meet all the characters at Disney for autographs

–       Eat snacks at Disneyland

–       Eat a Dole Whip at Disneyland

–       Old Town San Diego

–       Holy Matcha San Diego

–       Mission San Luis Rey

–       San Juan Capistrano (Mission)

–       Nick’s (San Clemente)

–       South of Nick’s (San Clemente)

–       Palm Springs

–       Little Corona Tide Pools

–       Treasure Island Beach Tide Pools

–       Hike to the Top of the World in Laguna Beach

–       Ride the San Clemente Trolley

–       Heritage Museum of Orange County

–       Strawberry Picking at Carlsbad or Garden Grove Strawberry Festival (usually Memorial Day Weekend)

–       Bonfire at the Beach

–       Explore Orange County’s only lighthouse – Pirate Castle

–       Dana Point State Marine Conservation Area

–       Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival

–       Longshadow Ranch Vineyard & Winery

–       Wilson Creek Winery

–       See a play at the Globe Theater

–       Aquarium of the Pacific – Long Beach

–       Birch Aquarium – La Jolla

–       SDSU Football game (Tickets from ITT)

–       Sea World at Halloween

–       Camp at Joshua Tree

–       Tall Ships Sailing Festival (Dana Point)

–       Rainbow Sandals Factory Store

–       San Clemente Pier

–       Sequoia National Forest

–       Satellite Launch from Vandengberg AFB

–      San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

–      Pretend City (Irvine)

–     Beach Day at the Del

–     Check out the seals at La Jolla

–    Irvine Railroad

–  Kayak La Jolla Cove

–   Peltzer Winery

–   Peltzer Pumpkin Patch

–   Big Horse Corn Maze

–   Potato Chip Rock

–   Catalina Island

–   Julian in the fall

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