This 1,200-acre urban park has something for everyone: gardens, trails, performing arts venues, and world-class museums and attractions including the San Diego Zoo. Developed in 1915, Balboa Park is listed as a National Historic Landmark and one of the Great Places in America.
Sixteen blocks of Victorian buildings house chic boutiques, art galleries, and theaters in the historic heart of San Diego. Stroll down 5th Avenue and have a fabulous dinner in one of the Gaslamp Quarter’s many restaurants and bars.
Make way to La Jolla for a round on the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course, a 36-hole municipal public golf facility and host of the 2021 U.S. Open. Enjoy the incredible Pacific Ocean views as you play the same holes as some of your favorite golfers.
A quintessential 1970s beach town, the eclectic Ocean Beach inspired the movie Almost Famous – and features in the opening credits! Ocean Beach is still a popular spot for surfing, relaxing, and shopping on Newport Avenue. Bring your dog for some off-leash activity at Ocean Beach’s Dog Beach, San Diego’s original dog beach and one of the first in the U.S. https://oceanbeachsandiego.com/
Just across the bridge, find sparkling beaches, quirky shops, and an oceanfront dining scene that lures visitors from around the world to charming Coronado Island. Since its opening in 1888, our sister hotel Hotel del Coronado has hosted presidents, celebrities, and royalty within its iconic wooden walls.
Ride the historic Giant Dipper rollercoaster at Belmont Park, San Diego’s beachfront amusement park. Located in Mission Bay, Belmont Park’s carnival rides and California vibes make a picture-perfect family outing or afternoon date.
After a long history as the home of San Diego’s Naval Training Center, Liberty Station found a new purpose in 2000 as a multi-use center for dining, retail, arts, and culture. Shop for local crafts and sample Liberty Public Market’s foodie fare. If you’re traveling with a pet, Liberty Station’s grassy areas and dog-friendly restaurants and events are perfect for a puppy playdate. https://libertystation.com/
Enjoy amazing views of downtown and nine innings of summertime fun at PETCO Park, home of Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres. Bring your appetite on game day: many of San Diego’s favorite local eats and brews are available in the ballpark.
Cabrillo National Monument
One of the many San Diego sites featured in the movie Top Gun, Cabrillo National Monument commemorates the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay in 1542. The monument is home to the old Point Loma Lighthouse and offers great views of San Diego’s submarine and aviation hubs.