San Diego Things to Do

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  • 26. Scenic Drives - Bikes - Hikes

    One of the best ways to get the most out of a weekend getaway to San Diego is to take the SCENIC DRIVE. This is a 59 mile route that takes you through all of the places of interest by following the...

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  • 27. 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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  • 28. 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...

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  • 29. 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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  • 30. 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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  • 31. Old Town Trolley Tours

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Old Town San Diego was a Mexican Bastion. If you want to have a different experience of nightlife with an authentic native californian mexican flavor and away from the maddening crowd in Gaslamp...

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  • 32. Combined Suggestions

    Well I have lived in San Diego for 2 whole weeks now and am still loving it. There is so much to do here. The best site I have found for family friendly activities and things to do with children is...

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  • 33. Whale Watching

    San Diego is a good place to go whale watching. What you will see and how many whales will depend on the time of the year you visit. There are several options here. First you can sometimes see the...

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  • 34. San Diego Automotive Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 35. 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...

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  • 36. Legoland

    If you are a kid or a kid-at-heart Legoland is your place to be. All the fun and exciting rides awaits you. You are to be amazed with the huge structures made with Lego. There are amenities fit for...

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  • 37. Cultural - Seasonal

    This space is a "VT Blogger" report of Annual Events held in San Diego, September: "Restaurant Week San Diego" September is the second and last chance to experience Restaurant Week in the year....

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  • 38. 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...

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  • 39. Art - Architecture

    A number of adobe buildings with red tiled roofs are grouped around a small plaze dotted with bougainvillea and cactus. I found several gifts for friends at the section where the metalsmiths' society...

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  • 40. Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    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...

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  • 41. Natural History Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Some years ago this museum was dusted off and not only given a facelift but it has been expanded. to three levels and it now house a Giant Screen Theater and plays fantastic films, such as "Mummies...

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  • 42. Pacific Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 43. 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...

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  • 44. More Museums

    This unassuming little museum is dedicated to the Chinese laborers, who helped build San Diego in the early wild west days. It has quietly been growing in the past twenty or so years and has done a...

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  • 45. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

    If a stunning coastal view, complete with breathtaking cliffs, is your thing, then you should definitely check out the Sunset Cliffs. We hit them on a brilliantly sunny day - which, face it, most in...

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  • 46. The San Diego 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...

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  • 47. Japanese Friendship Garden

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 48. Flora - Fauna

    I've been living in San Diego for almost three years now, but only yesterday did I visit the Hermitage and Meditation Gardens in the Self Realization Center in Encinitas yesterday, and I am still in...

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  • 49. U.S.S. Navy

    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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  • 50. Living Coast Discovery 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...

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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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