See the world's largest and most beautiful aquatic creatures frolic amid the ocean foam, when you plan an unforgettable day of whale watching in San Diego. A thrilling adventure for the whole family, this unique activity is one of the area's most popular local attractions. From December to April, more than 20,000 gray whales journey thousands of miles from Alaska to Baja California to birth their calves. Afterward, they usually spend a few months in the warm waters, waiting for their young to gain enough strength for the journey home. Baja summers also offer premier whale watching, when blue whales feed off the California coast. Nature's giants are known to gather in large bunches during this time. In fact, local waters usually play host to 2,000 to 3,000 of these magnificent mammals, which represents as the largest group of blue whales in the world. There are many different ways to experience whale watching in San Diego. You're apt to see a number of gray whales from the shores at Torrey Pines State Reserve, the Cabrillo National Monument and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. There are also numerous touring and sight-seeing operations that offer whale watching excursions, which provide close-up views of the majestic creatures. Situated in the well-known Hotel Circle area of San Diego, Best Western Seven Seas provides ideal location near all the area's premier whale watching venues. We also provide a courteous staff of knowledgeable locals, who can help you plan a successful whale watching expedition.