San Diego Things to Do

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  • 26. Little Italy

    This pretty church, kitty-corner from Amici Park, was built in 1923 to serve the nearly 6000 Italian immigrant families who settled this part of San Diego. Many of them were instrumental in...

  • 27. 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...

  • 28. Pacific Beach

    We only spent a few hours in Pacific Beach, late afternoon and evening. Not sure we saw the best of it. The sand is pretty cool, the sea great fun. A walk along the pier is a must. I was not a fan of...

  • 29. 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...

  • 30. Botanical Garden

    Balboa Park’s Botanical Building is another relic of the 1915-16 Panama-California Expo, and possibly the largest lath structure in the world. Multiple renovations have altered the original color and...

  • 31. Natural History Museum

    I went to the NAT (San Diego Natural History Museum) today and was quite impressed. The first floor is devoted to dinosaurs and it is extremely well done and stunning to look at. There were quite a...

  • 32. Museum of Art

    The name has changed a few times over the years and so has the collection grown. Art lovers will enjoy the permanent collection as well as temporary exhibits displayed throughout the year. The...

  • 33. Old Town Trolley Tours

    One day tours like this are always a great option when you are trying to get an overview of a city, don't have a car, and only have a short period of time. The tour takes you to a number of places...

  • 34. Japanese Friendship Garden

    The Japanese Friendship Garden is located in Balboa park. San Diego has a sistership with Yokohama and this garden has grown from that Friendship. The Garden is an excellent place to break away from...

  • 35. Sky Diving

    Skydiving is like nothing else. It had been a dream of mine for fully 1.5 years before I finally summoned the courage to sign up, and I don't regret it for a second. But that's after the jump. God...

  • 36. Black's Beach

    Black's Beach is one of the many beaches of San Diego California. Although part of it is property of the city, the other parts are in the zone of the state park, and are tolerating nudity. It is...

  • 37. Belmont Park

    Belmont Park is a beachfront amusement park in Mission Beach that offers several different rides, arcade games, shops, and restaurants. I can't say I come here for the rides, games, or shopping, but...

  • 38. Padres Baseball

    I attended a Padres game in old Qualcomm Stadium back in 2001. Back in those days you could get a cheap outfield seat for $9. The Padres moved to even more-wonderfully named Petco Park in 2004. Now...

  • 39. Whale Watching

    Some Whales pass San Diego from December to February. If you wanna see them, go to Cabrillo National Monument, its the best place to see them! Was there last year and it was amazing! Sure, San Diego...

  • 40. Birch Aquarium

    open daily 9-5 except Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can't enter after 4:30. Admission is $7.50-$11. You get 3 hours of free parking. Enter the world of sharks, living coral reefs, seahorses, and...

  • 41. Tuna Harbor Park

    In the early 1950's when I first came to live in San Diego the lovely Harbor we see today, looked quite different. Most of it was filled with tuna boats. Tuna fishing was a big business in San Diego...

  • 42. Automotive Museum

    My friends liked this museum alot more but they love cars old and new. I was impressed with the exhibit of antique cars. They had some unusual ones also. They also had motorcycles. This is definitely...

  • 43. Junipero Serra Museum - Presidio Park

    In 1769 Spain established the Presidio of San Diego and is the oldest European settlement on the Pacific Coast of the US and Canada. Once a fortified military colony it grew to become the chief...

  • 44. California Building

    Though built for the State of California as its contribution to the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, the California Building did not house state exhibits. Read...

  • 45. Del Mar

    The little town of Del Mar is located about 30 minutes away from downtown San Diego, which makes it an easy side trip. There isn't all that much to do there - population is about 4,500 people and the...

  • 46. Chula Vista Nature Center

    This place is small but packs a lot of punch. It is great for kids but adults will like it to. There are walking trails, a shark and ray experience, a turtle lagoon, native plant garden, shorebird...

  • 47. Museum of Contemporary Art

    The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is associated with San Diego State University and houses a collection of modern art from local artists, those throughout the Southwest and foreign artists too....

  • 48. Spreckels Organ Pavilion

    Spreckels Organ Pavilion, housing one of the world's largest outdoor pipe organs, was donated to the City of San Diego by John D. and Adolph Spreckels in 1914 for the Panama-California Exposition....

  • 49. Chargers Football

    It is owned and operated by the City of San Diego and home of the San Diego Chargers, San Diego Padres (until 2004), San Diego State University Aztecs, and Holiday Bowl. If you are going to the...

  • 50. USS Abraham Lincoln

    We were privileged on our return from whale-watching to witness the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln, putting to sea for an extended tour. All shipping was halted nearby as our carrier put to...

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