This historic aircraft carrier offers activities for all ages including self-guided audio tours, a theater, flight simulators, climb-in aircraft, ejection seats and cockpits, guided tours of the bridge and more.
A world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarines, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. Don't miss the world’s oldest active ship, the Star of India.
The downtown campus captures the energy and vibrancy of the city with site-specific installations by artists Jenny Holzer and Richard Serra, and soaring exhibition spaces that once housed the baggage building for the historic Santa Fe Depot. MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of experiences for the community, showcasing an internally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs.
With more than 100 restaurants and entertainment venues, and more than 80 boutiques, spas and salons, fine art galleries and artisan shops, the Gaslamp Quarter offers countless opportunities to indulge, entertain and amuse even the most discerning visitor. The district is home to more than 90 historic buildings, creating the breathtaking backdrop for a stroll through Downtown
Once home to San Diego's flourishing tuna fishing industry and generations of Italian families who made their living on the sea, Little Italy is now a lively neighborhood filled with patio cafés, packed restaurants, craft brew stops, urban wineries, art galleries, sophisticated shops, boutique hotels and the beautiful Amici Park. Today, San Diego's most dynamic food and drink scene is centered in Little Italy.
In Balboa Park, the Zoo is 100 acres in size and is home to more than 4,000 animals representing more than 800 species from around the world. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit amazing habitats for animals such as gorillas, Komodo dragons, tigers, flamingos, mandrills, polar bears, birds of paradise, giant tortoises, elephants, and more.
San Diego's professional baseball team, the San Diego Padres play their home games at Petco Park. Complete entertainment experience for the entire family, including Park in the Park with playground equipment and a Little League baseball diamond.
Home to 17 major museums, several performing arts venues, lovely gardens, and many other cultural and recreational attractions, including the San Diego Zoo. With a variety of cultural institutions laid out among its 1,200 beautiful and lushly planted acres, Balboa Park is the nation's largest urban cultural park.
San Diego's "only" National Park offers tremendous views of the San Diego region and excellent opportunities to explore the natural, historical and cultural history of the area.
Old Town San Diego marks the site of the first Spanish settlement on the U.S. West Coast and features 12 acres of Mexican heritage and historical sites, colorful shops, early-California-style restaurants, museums, a theater and the restored Cosmopolitan Hotel.
The Spreckels has hosted world renowned soloists; top theatrical productions; star attractions; first run films; touring acts; international companies for music, theatre, and dance: celebrated comics; and even the Chinese Circus. San Diego’s cultural performance companies and great performances from the world stage have all graced this elegant venue for 100 years. The Spreckels Theatre was honored to be designated a National Historic Site in 1973.
The performing home of the San Diego Opera, Broadway/San Diego and regularly hosts performances of the California Ballet, presentations by La Jolla Music Society, touring orchestras and dance companies, Broadway musicals and plays, concerts, film presentations, lectures, etc.
The Spanish Colonial Revival style station, The historic Santa Fe Station in Downtown San Diego is the southernmost stop for Amtrakand Coaster trains. Connection to San Diego Trolley is available for service to the U.S./Mexico border.
Spread across 190 acres on beautiful Mission Bay Park, SeaWorld is known for its amazing animals, interactive attractions, aquariums, rides, beautiful landscaping and education programs for all ages.