San Diego Things to Do

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  • 1. San Diego Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Does everyone know about the Zoo!? Yes! If you have a kid, are you probably going to the Zoo? Yea! Is it expensive - you bet! Will you find discount tickets, more than likely not. HOWEVER, we agreed...

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  • 2. SeaWorld

    4 out of 5 stars

    There are three Seaworld locations throughout the US, of the two I would have to say that the one here in San Diego is the nicest Up until recently I thought Seaworld was a great place to visit for...

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  • 3. Gaslamp Quarter

    4 out of 5 stars

    Most tourists flock the Gaslamp for shopping, bars and restaurants but for visitors with an interest in architecture, this district is a goldmine. Over 90 turn-of-the-century buildings of various...

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  • 4. Seaport Village

    4 out of 5 stars

    We were lucky that Seaport Village was a free shuttle ride or a short walk from our hotel! It was a great place to eat and wander with our 3.5 year old! Felt safe and friendly as it is definitely a...

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  • 5. Balboa Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The area known as El Prado is one of the most visually interesting parts of the park as some of the architecture - both original and reconstructed - was designed for the 1915-1916 Panama-California...

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  • 6. La Jolla

    La Jolla was an obvious choice for us on our visit to San Diego, as it is the place my sister-in-law now calls home. The first time we visited they brought us to the beach La Jolla shores, which was...

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  • 7. Old Town San Diego

    brisk walk around old town before going back to hotel Old Town San Diego was designated as a State Historic Park since 1969 and most of the old town area lies withing the park as this state park...

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  • 8. U.S.S. Midway

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I didn't have to twist my wife's arm to get her to the Midway. She comes from a Military Family chocked full of Navy, Army, Marines and Air Force so she loves Military history. Many of her family...

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  • 9. Cabrillo National Monument

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Not know by many tourists, due to the unbelievable amount of things to see and do in San Diego, but it is awe inspiring to see the view from the old Point Loma Lighthouse parking area. The entire city...

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  • 10. Coronado

    We lucked out that during our February visit to San Diego the weather was unseasonably warm. On an exceptionally hot day, my sister-in-law and her boyfriend took us to Coronado for a day on the beach...

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  • 11. Point Loma

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I always do something to honor our vets on Veterans day. This year I went to Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. There were no ceremonies or anything when I was there just families. Fort Rosecrants is...

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  • 12. Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala

    This Mission is the first of twenty-one missions founded (1769) in California, along the coastal route from south to north. It is a National, State and City Historical Landmark and it is an active...

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  • 13. Hotel Del Coronado

    Before we left for San Diego, I did some research in my "1000 Places to See Before You Die Book". I saw the Hotel Del Coronado on the list, but figured we wouldn't make the trip to the island while we...

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  • 14. San Diego Maritime Museum

    I mostly put San Diego's Maritime Museum on my list of things to do because I thought Sylvain would enjoy it being the avid sailing enthusiast that he is. But you know what? I enjoyed it just as much...

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  • 15. San Deigo Zoo Safari Park

    San Diego Zoo an organization dedicated to the science of saving endangered species worldwide. They operate three world-class facilities: the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San...

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  • 16. Day Trip

    Hollywood Boulevard is a 127 mile and a 2 hour 8 minute drive via Interstate 5 North and US 101 North. If you are going to Universal Studios for a Day Trip, then you can do a side trip to Hollywood...

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  • 17. Old Point Loma Lighthouse

    At the highest point of the park stands the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, which has been a San Diego icon since 1854. The lighthouse was closed in 1891, and a new one opened at a lower elevation, because...

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  • 18. Harbor - Harbor Cruise

    We cruised out of San Diego onboard teh Celebrity Century for a 15 night cruise. One of my favorite activities is lounging by the pool and watching the waves..throw in a tropical drink and my wife by...

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  • 19. San Diego Air & Space Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is my husbands favorite place to visit there. It offers some very unique exhibits to see and you'll learn a thing or two about our past aviation history! There are over 60 examples of aircraft...

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  • 20. Ocean Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    When my friend asked me what I wanted to do on my birthday I picked yoga to start the day off right. Plus, I just loved the idea of practicing in Southern California! We took a morning Vinyasa class...

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  • 21. Horton Plaza

    This will be my things to do tip on Westfield Mall Horton's Plaza, Which is just beside the Famed Plaza and is the major shopping and dining area in Downtown and Gaslamp Quarter, it is less touristy...

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  • 22. Spanish Village

    I’m a sucker for anything artsy so this was fun. Balboa Park’s own art colony occupies the space originally built as a representation of a Spanish village for the 1935/36 California Pacific...

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  • 23. Torrey Pines

    We spent an excellent week in San Diego filled with fun activities, but for me the real hightlight of our trip was the time we spent hiking at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. The park covers...

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  • 24. Skyline

    In my opinion the best view of the San Diego skyline you get from Coronado Bay Bridge but as you are not allowed to stop on there Coronado ferry landing is your second best option. My favourite...

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  • 25. Mission Beach-Bay

    I'm not much of a beach head, but I couldn't spend a week in San Diego without going to at least one beach. I picked Mission Beach because it seemed like there was more to do there than just surfing...

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The downtown area of San Diego is comparatively small for a large city. The Gaslamp Quarter, located in the center of downtown spots, is a vibrant setting for shopping, dining and...

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