Points of Interest San Diego

Gaslamp Quarter
Historic San Diego as a 1890's waterfront town. Victorian architecture, old street lamps, and quaint shops. Next to Horton plaza.

Horton Plaza
Unique architectural design and style; with 150 shops and restaurants, department stores, art galleries, specialty stores, movie theatres, the San Diego Repertory Theater
San Diego Bay waterfront park. Next to Seaport Village.

Seaport Village
located downtown on San Diego Bay at Kettner Boulevard and West Harbor Drive. A quarter mile boardwalk connects with the Hyatt, Marriott Hotel & Marina and the Convention Center. Stroll along bay and shop and at over 75 unique shops and excellent dining.

U.S.S. Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum

Exhibits and Dislpays
North Embarcadero, Navy Pier

Lyric Opera San Diego

San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Hahn Theatre
Civic Theater
Spreckles Theatre

Lyceum Theatre

Harbor Island
Located next to the airport on San Diego Bay. Hotels, Dining and a large marina

Coronado Island
Spanish Landing
Next to Harbor Island - Survivors Park
Point Loma
Heart of the old fishing industry. Once home of the "Americas Cup" yachting race.
Cabrillo National Monument
A statue and history of Juan Cabrillo, European discoverer of California in 1542.
Views from the harbor & coast to Mexico, the San Diego light-house (1855) and Whale observatory station for gray whale migration.
Mission Bay
Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach
Mission Bay provides an outdoor recreational area, with parks, boating facilities, fishing, swimming, surfing, sailing, waterskiing and bicycling.
Sea World
Shamu, the whale, dolphin petting pool, seal and otter shows, the largest waterfowl collection in the US, exotic aquariums, shark exhibit and a variety of shows
Old Town
The first European settlement in California. restored to the 1800's, adobe casas, frame cottages, stately brick homes, horse and buggies, an old-time barber shop and newspaper office.

Bazaar del Mundo of Old Mexico with a variety of shops and restaurants, with exhibits and entertainment.

Presidio Park and Junipero Serra Museum
Balboa Park
Over 1000 acres of gardens, museums, galleries, theatres and the world's largest zoo.
The California Tower houses a 100-bell carillon chimes are heard at the quarter hour and a noon bell concert.
San Diego Zoo   One of the world's best zoo experience; a huge wild animal collection and landscaped cageless enclosures.
Museums in Balboa Park
American Indian Cultural Center and Museum
Japanese Friendship Garden
Marston House
Mingei International Museum
Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego Aerospace Museum
San Diego Art Institute
San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego Hall of Champions
San Diego Historical Society Museum
San Diego Junior Theatre
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego Natural History Museum San Diego Zoo
Spanish Village Art Center
Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Starlight Theatre at Starlight Bowl
Timken Museum of Art
The Globe Theatres
United Nations Building
Veteran's Memorial Center Museum
World Beat Center
Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater/Science Center
"Omnimax" film format with a 3D tour, to the moon and planets, under the ocean and other times. The science center offers fun, instructive exhibits.
La Jolla
Downtown La Jolla
Shopping Treasures are everywhere in this exclusive beach community

La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Shores
Great family beach
Birch Aquarium Museum
Scripps Oceanography contributions marine research life of southern California, Mexico, and Micronesia.
Mount Soledad
Panaramic Vistas of La Jolla, UCSD, UTC, Highway 5, Mission Bay, and on to Mexico
North East San Diego
Wild Animal Park
Native African birds, elephants, hartebeests, gorillas, rhinos, antelope and camels including the California condor breeding program
South and East of San Diego

Mission de Alcala
First of the 21 missions founded on July 16, 1769 Junipero Serra.

West of San Diego
Hotel del Coronado
A National Historic Landmark, founded in 1888 by Elisha Babcock and H.L. Story
South of San Diego
Chula Vista Nature Interpretive Center
The Bayfront Book Store naturalist and educational information. Learn about sharks, octopus, crabs, egrets and terns that live in the Sweetwater Marsh.
What to see in North San Diego County
Flower Fields Ranunculus Tours
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad California
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What to see in East San Diego
Wineries North East of San Diego
Temecula Wineries
South of the Border
Tijuana, Mexico