What to see in San Diego

San Diego Attractions

Easygoing San Diego offers plenty of entertainment for holidaymakers, with lots of the city's attractions revolving around the lovely coastline and marine life. Top San Diego tourist attractions include the endlessly popular Sea World, the picturesque Seaport Village, Mount Soledad, Balboa Park with its 17 museums and cultural institutions, the pedestrianised Old Town and the quaint Gaslamp District. Animal attractions can be found at the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Of course, the beaches are a big drawcard in San Diego. The best beaches include Carlsbad State Beach; the beautiful La Jolla Cove; Mission Beach, which is a good spot for active beach games; and La Jolla Shores, the perfect place in San Diego to learn to surf. The laid-back Pacific Beach is popular with young locals, Black's Beach is frequented by surfers and sometimes nudists; and Coronado Beach is probably the best family beach in the city.

Those planning to do a lot of sightseeing should consider purchasing the Go San Diego Card, which offers discounts on about 48 top San Diego attractions.

Balboa Park

Balboa Park contains one of the biggest groups of museums in the USA, many of them housed in magnificent Spanish-Mexican buildings, in addition to more than 85 Performing Arts and International Culture…

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Coronado Island

The isthmus of Coronado contains an upmarket resort community with several beaches, including the award-winning Silver Strand State Beach, hotels, outdoor dining, boutiques and the Museum of History…

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Downtown San Diego

The bustling downtown area of San Diego makes for a compact hub of activity and is an easy walk. It includes the business district, the historic Gaslamp Quarter, the post-modern Horton Plaza mall famed…

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Legoland California

Legoland California is among the most popular attractions for families in San Diego. The first Legoland built outside of Europe, the park is divided into nine sections: Explorer Island, Heartlake City,…

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San Diego Beaches

Epitomising the Southern California lifestyle, the beaches and seaside suburbs are the heart and soul of the city, with bikini-clad bodies, sun-tanned surfers, and a plethora of little shops, coffee…

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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

The San Diego Zoo is one of the city's biggest attractions and has a worldwide reputation for its enlightened management program, worldwide conservation efforts, natural animal environments and most…

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SeaWorld is a leader in marine conservation and plays an important role in rescuing and rehabilitating animals found beached along the West Coast. It is also one of the world's largest marine entertainment…

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