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Take a Ride with the Wildlife in Sunny San Diego

Located about 120 miles south of Los Angeles, San Diego, California is home to some of the most spectacular beaches and wildlife attractions in the country. San Diego is the second largest city in the state of California and the eighth largest city in the country, offering the best in natural beauty, attractions and amusement. Boasting warm 70 degree weather year round, San Diego, California offers locals and visitors alike an up close and personal experience with both wildlife and marine life. San Diego, California is home to three world-class wildlife attractions, including the famous San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and SeaWorld.

Known across the country and even the world, the San Diego Zoo, located in the heart of Balboa Park, is a 100 acre destination to see some of the world’s cherished and exotic creatures. The zoo is home to 3,700 animal representing over 660 species. The zoo is set up for visitors to walk through and is organized by bioclimatic zones. In addition, the zoo offers visitors a 35 minute bus tour, where a guide will explain the different areas of the zoo in detail - a sort of “survey” course of the zoo. There is also an Express Bus for those who either need assistance or would like to cut down on some walking.

In addition to the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a must see when visiting Southern California. The San Diego Zoo Safari park offers visitors a truly unique experience, showcasing over 2,600 animals in large, open field exhibits. The animals who live here are herd animals from Africa and Asia, traveling in packs across the exhibits. The Safari Park is designed to be a walk-through, self-guided experience, although the Safari Park does offer guided options for further, in-depth information. Click here for more information on planning your trip to the Safari Park.

For more information and pricing on one, two or three day passes to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, click here. There are a number of options available when it comes to the number of days you would like to spend as well as if you are planning to visit one park or both. There are also adult and memberships available for purchase, allowing you to visit both parks year round as many times as you would like! Hours, ticket prices and membership prices are subject to change.

Another hugely popular San Diego, California attraction is SeaWorld, known for its impressive marine life, thrill rides and water shows. SeaWorld offers a number of shows such as Dolphin Days, Orca Encounter and Sea Lions Live. You can also take a whirl on Abby’s Sea Star Spin or enjoy a coaster ride. SeaWorld also offers guests stunning views of marine life through robust aquariums and exhibits. You can purchase single-day passes to SeaWorld San Diego or buy a multiple park pass for entrance into SeaWorld, Disneyland and LEGOLAND. Annual, unlimited passes are also available for purchase. For more information on ticket pricing for SeaWorld, click here.

Whether you are planning to visit with the sea lions at SeaWorld or see what it is like the be on an African safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego, California offers a personalized experience with Mother Nature that you are sure to remember.

USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum is located on the naval pier in San Diego. The main attraction is the USS Midway, which is the longest serving aircraft carrier, active from 1945 to 1992. This noble aircraft carrier was the only carrier to make it through the entire Cold War. With over 60 exhibits for all ages and over 29 restored aircrafts, the USS Midway Museum is an attraction you will want to visit again and again.

Take a walk through naval fleet history with a guided or self-guided audio tour and preview different versions of aircrafts. Make sure to visit the Hanger Deck, Flight Deck, and Below Deck exhibits to get a feel for what life on the USS was like for the 200,000 sailors that served on the carrier. Of course, there is more than educational exhibits for you to explore, fun-filled activities like flight simulators and Top Gun Movie night, and more are available during your visit. Don’t forget to check out their upcoming event calendar for special celebrations and register to become a member of their community.

San Diego Air and Space Museum

Located in Balboa Park, San Diego Air and Space Museum provides a remarkable visual of our aviation history and how that technology affects our present life and future. Their mission is to preserve and educate the significance of aviation advancement. You get a close look of rare and restored aircrafts used in some of the infamous wars that led to our country’s freedom. Visit their World War I and the World War II gallery to pay homage to those who served. The museum offers exciting events and exhibits to educate and inspire the minds of future aviators. For example, they house a program called Little Engineers, an engaging STEM program for preschoolers. Don’t worry parents, they also offer special membership events for adults too. Celebrate your next birthday or special event with them.

Each of the museums offers ongoing education. It is best to plan an itinerary for each location before you embark on your trip. From summer camps to field trips for kids, online activities and special events for adults, The USS Midway and SDASM will keep you engaged until your next visit.

Upcoming CME Conferences & Online Learning

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At Continuing Education Company, we provide you with options to make your medical continuing education fun, engaging, and relevant. Check out our conference calendar to view the dates and locations of upcoming conferences as well as the online learning courses and live streaming that are currently available. And, for a limited period of time, take advantage of our Special Offer! Attend one of our LIVE conferences in person and you will receive a FREE online 15 credit CME course from CME365™.

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