People with a fondness for airplanes can find a lot to like when they visit Southern California, where there are plenty of opportunities to see historic aircraft up-close and personal. In some cases, they'll see a lot more than just aircraft. If you have someone in your family who is fascinated by the world of flight, here are some great places to visit.
San Diego Air and Space Museum
The San Diego Zoo gets all the press when it comes to activities in the state's southernmost city, but in the same general area — Balboa Park — the San Diego Air and Space museum displays an excellent variety of flying machines that span the ages from the earliest days of flight to the Space Shuttle. Throw in a 4-D theater, flight simulators and fascinating special exhibits and the San Diego Air and Space Museum is definitely worth a visit when you're in the area.