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San Diego Attractions

Discover the Best Things to Do in San Diego

Spend the day relaxing in one of the many beach communities, and then hike through the East San Diego County mountains the next. Explore the diverse urban neighborhoods of San Diego's downtown, from the iconic Gaslamp Quarter to the eclectic community of Hillcrest. Visit the quaint and charming island town of Coronado or the picturesque village of La Jolla. San Diego's regions are so unique and diverse that you will find plenty of opportunities to discover something new every time you visit.

Below, you will find a few of the most popular nearby San Diego attractions to help you start planning your trip. For more recommendations or assistance with arranging tours and excursions, our bell desk staff is at your service.


A theme park devoted to the beloved children’s blocks, LEGOLAND features amusement park rides, games, diversions and miniature LEGO exhibits celebrating everything from Star Wars and other famous Hollywood movies to an animated, interactive collection of notable U.S. buildings, a pirate-themed exhibit and more.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Located about a 30-minute drive outside the city, this 1,900-acre wild animal park is a branch of the San Diego Zoo and houses endangered species — including elephants, tigers, lions, and cheetahs — from around the world in outdoor exhibits carefully designed to replicate their natural habitats down to the very last plant.

SDCCU Stadium

In addition to serving as the home field for college football’s San Diego State University Aztecs, this outdoor stadium hosts concerts, festivals and community events throughout the year.

Fashion Valley Mall

This upscale, open-air shopping mall is the largest and one of San Diego’s trendiest shopping destinations. 

Old Town San Diego Historic State Park

To catch a glimpse of San Diego life in the 1800s, head to this six-block site containing more than 20 preserved pueblo buildings operating as homes, restaurants or shops that may have been found in the original Old Town.

Belmont Park

A favorite of kids aged 2 to 102, this oceanfront amusement park features thrill rides, carnival games, an indoor children's play center, and exhilarating attractions like The Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, Vertical Plunge, Bumper Mania and more.

San Diego Zoo

Located in Balboa Park, this 100-acre world-famous zoo is home to over 4,000 animals from 800 diverse species inhabiting beautifully made habitats that reproduce their natural environments as accurately as possible. 

Balboa Park

This lush, 1,200-acre garden expanse is the nation’s largest urban park. 

Petco Park

Petco Park is home of the San Diego Padres Baseball Team with games from April through October.

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