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Winding alleyways lined with succulents 🐢 The desert tortoises live about 50 to 80 years;[5] they grow slowly and generally have low reproductive rates. They spend most of their time in burrows, rock shelters, and pallets to regulate body temperature and reduce water loss. They are most active after seasonal rains and are inactive during most of the year. This inactivity helps reduce water loss during hot periods, whereas winter hibernation facilitates survival during freezing temperatures and low food availability. Desert tortoises can tolerate water, salt, and energy imbalances on a daily basis, which increases their lifespans.[6] The grizzly bear at the San Diego Zoo. Brown bears in interior North America are known as grizzly bears because their brown fur is tipped with white or tan. Cruising through the Art Market in Historic Old Town San Diego. Hanging off the edge and enjoying the view from Potato Chip Rock on Mt. Woodson. Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve has several easy hiking trails with sweeping views of the ocean, fascinating geology and sandstone formations, and encounters with the rare Torrey pine tree. The trail leading down to the beach is my favorite. Pro tip: save $12 and park at the free beachside parking at the bottom of the park, hike up to the visitor center, then down the trails to the ocean before hiking back along the beach to your vehicle. Sunset in San Diego
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Lily pond and botanical garden Beautiful sight Nice bridge in the middle of the city. Ahhh, the marvelous buildings of Balboa Park. If you're ever in San Diego, this is a must visit! It's so relaxing and has beautiful architecture.
#california
#sandiego
#balboapark
#building
#architecture Great place to walk around in San Diego to take in the sights. Lone zebra relaxing at sunset Still not over the beautiful architecture at this park! Definitely a spot to visit if you're in the area!
#sandiego
#california
#travel
#balboapark
#architecture
#buildings If your not afraid of heights and enjoy bungee jumping then, you should come out and hang out on this bridge. Something different to do and the view is not bad. Cherry blossom festival starts in March every year in San Diego The beautiful Museum of Man, an anthropology museum. Architectural delight outside, a wonderful domain of beauty and history inside. Located in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA Amazing architecture in Balboa Park. Best Zoo in USA!Highlight of the zoo - the Pandas. Get there at 9 and head straight to the Pandas - they are most active in the morning. Also if you have little children do the Bus tour! It goes through the zoo without walking and they tell you extra information! A San Diego destination View from San Diego downtown California Tower, Balboa Park, San Diego Loads of Loafs North Park is one of the most diverse and unique places to visit. The atmosphere makes you feel alive with hidden gems all throughout the neighborhood. The food and the night life is worth the visit alone. Koi Pond Summer evening sky colors at Balboa Park, San Diego. The first time I saw flamingos - aren't they amazing? The most haunted house in America, I can personally vouch for this. A Rhino photo from this summer's stop at the San Diego Zoo!
A great zoo with pretty good visibility and access to the animals.
#california #zoo #animal #nature #sandiego #rhino #nikon Finding colors at the zoo A hallway at he museums of Balboa Park Heading to San Diego? Head to balboa park. Not only do they have a super cool cactus garden, but the zorro garden has these amazing trees with long roots. Near the butterfly sanctuary #treetrove Chianti bottles hanging from the rafters. Great Italian restaurants... Balboa park in San Diego is a place you can stroll around for hours. There are several museums, gardens and other sights to check out as you walk around as well. So many beautiful sights to see while strolling around Balboa Park! The park is huge, so if you want to let yourself get lost somewhere, this is the place! Lots of people watching, street performers, gardens, and museums. Check it out! #colorful A big hippo! Photo taken in Nov 2015 Next to the Tower of California Ocean kayaking in La Jolla #wateradventures #california #sandiego #lajolla Mr. Baboon having lunch. Balboa Park SD Lily pond in balboa park The San Diego Zoo has the best place to see some wild life and be close enough to capture. Stunning flamingo soaking up the sun. #troveon Fun times like this of local kids enjoying their youth! #waterlust Balboa Park as seen from the tower More from Balboa park Holy smokes these tostadas are amazing! The restaurant itself is nice but unassuming so I didn't have high expectations. But the combination of flavors on these are amazing! We got the salmon, queso, and one with pork. Everything had a perfect blend of savory, a little sweet, and so many different textures. I can't believe this place isn't packed all day every day. Botanical Building and Koi pond in Balboa Park on a beautiful Saturday morning. Sculpture Garden at Balboa Park Maple bacon donuts. Get them to share with a friend. They are light and fluffy, crispy and sweet, and bacon....need I say more?
#foodiefinds #bacon #donut #sandiego The north side of the Double Tree hotel has a great view of the freeway traffic and planes landing at San Diego airport.
#timelapse #longexposure #sunset A snap of downtown San Diego off a great iconic bridge of balboa park. Located above the 163 freeway. The animals are great but the little things are easy to overlook. You can't NOT touch these when you see them. And they are as soft as they look. December 2013.
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Elegance in San Diego Diners drive ins and dives did an episode here. Awesome NY style pizza Female gorilla. She is posing for the camera! Balboa Park...FREE WIFIIIIII :))))) hehe Just come visit! So many animals to see not enough time!! San Diego city zoo! Some beautiful frames for photographs. This gorgeous vintage poster style mural is part of the Greetings Tour, where two artists travel around the country painting Nothing like a California sunset. Such a cute and colorful place .Daily art demonstrations,contemporary fine arts and crafts from San Diego
Hear of San Diego fun and fervour Balboa Park SD Au Revoir French Bistro Museum of Man with Christmas lights On board the Midway aircraft carrier, a long range electronic surveillance plane with refueling boom, overall day was great. Freshly made buñuelos (cinnamon sugar crisps) with vanilla ice cream. Capturing the golden Californian sunset Reflections! All handmade in San Diego . :) Video exhibition by Yann Arthus
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Thousands of video interviews from around the world to draw a large portrait of humanity ,about love, family, ... 3 mile hike today through Balboa Park trails. The best part is hiking through the museum and zoo areas. This fountain is right in front of the Natural History Museum. Come in Spring to walk the garden and sit by the fountain if you can't make it to the Alcazar in Seville Spain which inspired this one. #Blue #Green Engineered by Edwin Capps and built in 1912. The “wiggly bridge” as local kids call it was designed to provide pedestrian passage across a deep canyon, which isolated developing neighborhoods from the newly built trolley lines on Fourth and Fifth avenues. Balboa Park SD Beautiful building. Didn't expect it in San Diego Beautiful urban park space in San Diego. Set aside in 1835, it's one of the oldest public park spaces in the US! First time at brunch at great maple last weekend. Tip: make a reservation or choose bar seating because this place is super crowded! The portions are big, food unique and yummy. This picture is of their andouille sausage and crispy rock shrimp English popover. So yummy and fed me for two meals! #FoodieFinds #brunch #sandiego Amazing architecture Balboa park After a fun day of exploring downtown San Diego, I️ walked to the other side of the harbor to take a skyline picture of the city.
#BvsCities Balboa Park in San Diego Supporting local farmers and other businesses by doing a little grocery shopping. Beauty amongst the rough stuff. December 2013
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What is it about kids and fish tanks? I feel exactly the same way. These two kids were absolutely transfixed by the African cichlids in the hippo tank. #TroveOn Beautiful garden. So many varieties of roses.... must see if you're a flower lover in San Diego! Peacock up in the trees are hard to capture. Right place right time. Get place to take a night walk The baby deer looked very dainty and cute. The Wood Duck or Carolina Duck (Aix sponsa) is a species of perching duck found in North America.
It is one of the most colourful North American waterfowl.
The adult male has distinctive multicoloured iridescent plumage and red eyes,with a distinctive white flare down the neck. The female, less colourful, has a white eye-ring and a whitish throat. Both adults have crested heads.
:) Come check out some amazing plants local to San Diego. Free to enter but donations are welcome. Keep Balboa Park in mind when staying in San Diego. Flan and coffee break
They have garden as well . Can not get enough of this curves
Add a great Spanish guitar play cross the street .
Can not ask for more One man band !!!!
Didjetellus man.
This is Mitchell Walker
Check his web Didjetellus.com
Of course he is not using social media and his phone is one of this flops .He is turning on if he really want to connect . You can find him in Balboa park in front of National History museum .
San Diego Old Town. #landscape #travel #places Brunch at Kettner Exchange
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Free breakfast
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center

Balboa Park and zoo

This hotel is about 4 miles from Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, and Mission Bay. San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter is 8 miles away.

Heated outdoor pool

Amenities at La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo Area include a heated outdoor pool, laundry facilities, spa tub, and complimentary buffet breakfast.

Free Wi-Fi, HBO

This hotel's guestrooms and king suites all feature flat-screen TVs with premium channels, refrigerator, microwave, in-room safe, iron/board, hair dryer, voice mail, wireless Internet and a coffee maker.

Languages Spoken

La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo Area

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo Area is is centrally located with easy access off I-8 and close to I-5, I-163, I-805 and I-15. A variety of restaurants, Mission Valley and Fashion Valley Malls are within walking distance from this San Diego hotel. Mission Bay attractions including SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park are four miles away; San Diego International Airport and Old Town are about five miles away.

The hotel amenities include a fitness center, guest laundry, heated outdoor swimming pool, and a free bright side breakfast offered each morning. Daily parking is available at a surcharge. Parking for over-sized vehicles is subject to availability.

La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo Area is a smoke-free property.

  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • ATM/banking 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Spa tub 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 166 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Computer station 
  • Multilingual staff 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free local calls 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

The hotel serves a daily complimentary buffet breakfast with waffles, scrambled eggs, muffins, juices, coffee, and tea.

This San Diego hotel does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Benihana

Denny's

Mission Valley Cafe

Fuji

Gordon Biersch

King's Fish House

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Nearby Things to Do

Hiking, rock climbing, and a range of water sports can be enjoyed in the surrounding area.

  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Rock climbing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 per room (up to 50 lb)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
No rollaway/extra beds available
Pets allowed (no fees)

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 12.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Quinta Inn San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo Area
  • Quinta Inn SeaWorld/Zoo
  • Quinta San Diego SeaWorld/Zoo Area
  • Quinta SeaWorld/Zoo
  • SeaWorld/Zoo
  • La Quinta Inn San Diego - Mission Valley Hotel San Diego
  • La Quinta Mission Valley
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We should mention

Pool access available from 8 AM to 10 PM.Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Alcohol is not served at this property.


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