When you think of zoos, the San Diego Zoo is a household name. Located only 6.4 miles away, you can be surrounded by pandas and kangaroos in no time. Just a little further down the road is Balboa Park, hosting a collection of museums, galleries, art, and history. For some shopping, food and entertainment, head over to the Gaslamp Quarter. We also picked out a couple of restaurants we’re going to try: some succulent Italian food at Il Fornaio, fresh fish with a tropical infusion at Poehe’s, and some classic American dishes at Rhinoceros Cafe & Grill.