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10 Activities Near a Top Southern California Retirement Community

Shopping, dining, and exploring, oh my!

couple enjoying activities in southern california

There are so many activities to choose from in Southern California that it can be overwhelming and difficult when trying to plan an adventure. But it’s also what makes retiring in California such a dream–there’s something for everyone here! So whether you’re planning activities for yourself and your active senior friend crew, or having the whole family join in, the team at Waterford Terrace, a top Southern California retirement community, has put together a list of some of our favorites:

Trolley Tour

The beautiful city of San Diego offers plenty of Trolley Tours, making it easy to explore! You can choose from tours like the City Lights Night Tour, Ghosts and Gravestones Night Tour, Old Town Tour, and when the holidays come back around, the Holiday Lights & Sights Tour. Throughout the tour, you can enjoy lively narration from award-winning conductors, all from the comfort of your seat!

Padres Game

Buy yourself some peanuts and Cracker Jack on your way to Petco Park to enjoy a San Diego Padres Game. Senior Padres fans who are 60 years old and up receive a $6 discount for regular-season home games. Plus, keep an eye out for senior events, such as Seniors Stroll the Bases and Senior Citizen Appreciation Day.

Balboa Park

The massive 1,200-acre historic urban cultural park, Balboa Park, is full of multiple-day fun. The area features open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, walking paths, museums, and theaters.. There is entertainment for days! This cultural oasis is located in San Diego and is a must-see. Plus, the park has a senior lounge for seniors to relax, enjoy coffee, participate in classes and activities, and much more.

San Diego Zoo

Plan a trip to the San Diego Zoo with your friends or family! The zoo offers Discovery Cart Tours, making it easy to see and hit all of the bases without over-exerting yourself. Sit back and enjoy a guided tour from the comfort of a private expedition cart. The guides will provide interesting stories about the plants and animals. If you spot anything that catches your attention, you can step out of the cart to get a closer look and take some photos!

Old Town San Diego

Old Town, the oldest neighborhood in San Diego, is where the first European settlement in California was located. Old Town is full of culture, historical sites, Mexican heritage, colorful shops and buildings, delicious restaurants, entertainment, and more.

Birch Aquarium

If you’re an aquatic life lover, you need to check out The Birch Aquarium, located at the University of California San Diego and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Here, you can explore 60+ habitats of fishes and invertebrates ranging from the Pacific Northwest to the waters of Mexico. This is an activity for young and old, the entire family can enjoy this amazing aquarium!

Seaport Village

If you’re someone who loves going for a stroll through shops and taking a break for a bite to eat, then Seaport Village is an excellent place for you to visit! This waterfront shopping and dining complex is next to the San Diego Bay and offers more than 70 shops, eateries, and galleries.

These are just a few of the great activities you can enjoy during your retirement in La Mesa, California. At Waterford Terrace, we love providing our residents with transportation to local activities like these to make it easier (and safer) for them to make the most of each day.

To learn more about residency or to schedule a Waterford Terrace tour, contact our friendly team today.

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