San Diego Zoo may well be the most well-known in the world. Committed to conservation and respecting its furry, scaly, feathered and leathery residents with space and authentic habitats, it’s an object lesson in how to educate and delight visitors while working to protect and nurture species from around the globe. The result is a remarkable day out, full of surprising animal encounters, a range of optional, guide-led tours, entertaining and informative shows, and play areas for your little monkeys to clamber over while you soak in the Californian sun.
Just over an hour’s drive north of San Diego, the up-and-coming wineries of Temecula produce some beautiful vintages thanks to a blessed microclimate that combines hot sun and cooling ocean breezes. This experience gives you a six-hour tour of Temecula during which you’ll visit three vineyards. You’ll be treated to an in-depth behind-the-scenes tour of an award-winning winemaker, learn all about grape varieties and be served lunch on a hilltop patio with magnificent panoramic views of this gorgeous corner of SoCal.