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, with its many harbour side shops and restaurants; Mount Soledad, which boasts spectacular views of the city; the Cabrillo National Monument, marking the spot where European explorers first arrived on the US west coast in 1542; the pedestrianised Old Town and the quaint Gaslamp District where some of the best restaurants can be found; and the animal attractions of San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park.

Of course, the beaches are a big draw card in San Diego. The best beaches include the big South Carlsbad State Beach; the beautiful La Jolla Cove; Mission Beach, which is a good spot for active activities; La Jolla Shores, the perfect place in San Diego to learn to surf; laid-back Pacific Beach, popular with young locals; Blacks Beach, frequented by surfers and sometimes nudists; and Coronado Beach, 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 47 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…

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Coronado Island

The isthmus of Coronado contains an upmarket resort community with several beaches, including the award-winning Silver…

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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…

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Legoland California

Legoland California is among the most popular attractions for families in San Diego. The first Legoland built outside…

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San Diego Beaches

Epitomising Southern California lifestyle, the beaches and seaside suburbs are the heart and soul of the city, with bikini-clad…

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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…

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On the shores of Mission Bay is one of San Diego's best-known attractions whose mascot, the resident killer whale Shamu,…

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