San Diego Attractions and Things to Do

Experience all that San Diego has to Offer

San Diego, California is the perfect mix of sun, sand, food, drink, museums and culture. This may sound like a lofty claim, but even the tourism experts at Fodor’s call the city a “vacationer’s paradise.” Almost perfect weather greets guests year-round. Whether you’re looking to hike coastal trails and book a hang gliding adventure or wander through the city’s distinct neighborhoods before dinner and drinks, San Diego has something for everyone.

Dozens of coexisting cultures can be found in this beautiful city on the Pacific coast. You’ll find delicious Mexican, Asian and Italian meals, award-winning craft beer, a thriving surf and skate community, a growing art scene, and nature and human history side-by-side in Balboa Park. All of this and more is located along 70 miles of coastline, where you’ll find beaches, cliffs and tide pools.

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San Diego Beaches

More than 70 miles of coastline form the western boundary of San Diego. Visit Coronado Beach for sparkling gold sand, the southern end of Black’s Beach for surf-worthy waves or Mission Bay for watersports from kayaking to water skiing.


Area Attractions

San Diego offers a mix of family friendly and adult-only attractions. The animals at SeaWorld San Diego and the San Diego Zoo love visitors. There’s also LEGOLAND California, the USS Midway Museum and Belmont Park. For more Southern California fun, take a daytrip north and enjoy Disneyland.


Downtown Dining

Travel & Leisure named San Diego one of “America’s best cities for foodies,” and you’ll soon see why. Fresh ingredients abound, thanks to a dedication to farm-to-table dining and local fishermen. You’ll also be drinking local in San Diego; small wineries and craft breweries are plentiful.


Arts & Culture

No less than fifteen museums can be found in Balboa Park alone. Photography, air and space, automobiles, local art, natural history and maritime history all have dedicated spaces throughout San Diego. You’ll also find galleries, theatre, year-round festivals and music.


Sports & Outdoor Activites

With miles and miles of waterfront, it’s no surprise that sport fishing, sailing, scuba diving and surfing are popular with locals and tourists alike in San Diego. There are also over 90 golf courses within San Diego county, rock climbing and backcountry hiking. Or, take a seat at Petco Park to watch the Padres play.



matter what you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find it within San Diego’s malls, boutiques and boardwalks. Shop until you drop at Spanish Village Art Center, Seaport Village, Little Italy Mercato and Fashion Valley Shopping Center.