San Diego Things to Do

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  • 1. Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oh a zoo, a paradox of conservation and captivity, of living things in a decent environment or squalor, of the marvels of the natural world or the boredom of looking at another exhibit fast asleep?...

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  • 2. Gaslamp Quarter

    4 out of 5 stars

    From the beach we headed to the Gaslamp Quarter for dinner. There was certainly a lot of choice. I think that the prices were a tad on the expensive side and it was very busy but I liked the vibe. I...

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  • 3. 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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  • 4. SeaWorld

    4 out of 5 stars

    We have been to SeaWorld in winter, spring, summer, but it was the first time this October that we went there for their Halloween Spooktacular event. It was fun dressing up and watching others dressed...

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  • 5. Old Town

    Whenever I go to San Diego I must visit Old Town. Aside from all the great Mexican restaurants it's (I believe) San Diego's oldest neighborhood. You can find Victorian structures - which just seem so...

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  • 6. Seaport Village

    4 out of 5 stars

    I was torn about writing this review at all but being in the minority - judging from the sweaty masses at these sorts of places - I’ll dutifully bang the thing out and let you decide for yourself if...

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  • 7. La Jolla

    When I looked up this attraction online, I stumbled upon pretty bad reviews that basically said the place was a tourist trap. Since they only charged $4 to get in, I wondered how much of a rip off it...

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  • 8. USS Midway

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I’m reviewing this one, even though we didn’t do it, as I’ve toured others of the large military ship museums - including the Yorktown in Charleston - and can promise you that it’ll be worth every...

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  • 9. Maritime Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 10. 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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  • 11. Wild Animal Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 12. Cabrillo National Monument

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyed the visit to the National Monument. - Good views of the bay area - good info in the information centre - a walk along the beach - a self guided tour of the old lighthouse - talks and video...

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  • 13. Hotel Del Coronado

    Anyone's who's seen "Some Like it Hot" will remember that the majority of this movie was filed at the Del. (That's what the locals call it.) But even if you're not familiar with this wonderful movie,...

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  • 14. 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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  • 15. Ocean Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    I really like Ocean Beach. It's full of fun 'n funky little shops and it has a quintessentially mellow California vibe to it. You could probably make a day of wandering its streets, shopping, eating,...

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  • 16. Coronado

    For information and my reviews on a fun trip across the bay, please see my Coronado pages. Biking, shopping, architecture, beaches... there's enough to keep just about anyone busy from a couple of...

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  • 17. Mission Beach

    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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  • 18. Horton Plaza

    Horton Plaza was one of the first downtown revitalizing projects. The architectural design was, at first, a bit controversial--it is painted in forty-three different colors! Can you imagine that?...

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  • 19. Museum of Man

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorite museums. The displays have changed many times over the fifty-some years I've been going there. Some things I've missed, like the room in the archway that connects to the building...

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  • 20. 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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  • 21. Mission de Alcala

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 22. Aerospace 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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  • 23. Heritage Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    This section of Old Town is operated by the county with the exception of Derby-Pendelton House, which belongs to the Save Our Heritage Foundation. Located in the northeast segment of O.T, it’s a...

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  • 24. Whaley House

    Whaley House was built in 1857 and was the home of local businessman Thomas Whaley. At the time it was built, the two-storey brick house was said to be one of the finest in southern California. The...

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  • 25. Harbor Cruise

    When I first saw the Red, White and Blue Flag speeding on the bay, I thought it was a speed boat practicing for a race. Checking into it I found out that the Patriot Speed Boat is part of the Flagship...

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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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