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Head to this 42,000-square-foot ballpark, which is celebrated for its refined architecture, to cheer on home runs from seats with clear sight lines.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Travel back in time to mid-19th-century San Diego as you tour restored newspaper offices, a working blacksmith’s shop, and adobe houses that have stood for well over a century.
Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá
Visit this National Historic Landmark, first built in 1769 and still a parish church today. It was the first of 21 Franciscan missions in California, and supposedly hosted both the region’s first Christian burial and its first public execution.
The USS Midway Museum
Step aboard the Navy’s longest-serving 20th-century aircraft carrier, where you can climb into historic planes and learn the history of U.S. aviation from exhibits spread throughout the floating museum.
San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is the perfect place to bring the family, with attractions like a zip line that gives you a bird’s eye view of the wildlife habitats from 130 feet above ground.
Arts + Culture
Arts District Liberty Station
Fashion, painting, and music come together at Liberty Station’s galleries and studios. Discover the city’s most creative artists, then catch concerts and dance performances at outdoor venues like Ingram Plaza.
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
Catch an uproarious stand-up act, an energetic rock show, or a blues concert in a breezy outdoor setting at this 1,400-capacity venue on San Diego Bay.
Make a pilgrimage to Little Italy for a next-level concert experience at this three-level venue. Before the show, dig into small plates like kobe-style beef sliders and pick out memorable cocktails from the bar’s creative menu.
San Diego Civic Theatre
Plan an elegant night out at the San Diego Opera, which calls this 2,967-seat theater home, or get tickets to a Broadway musical or an electrifying dance performance.
The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
This concert venue is an architectural wonder, combining culture and nature for a unique gathering place for public events in San Diego.
The Balboa Theatre
This historic performing arts center opened in 1924 and has remained a cultural landmark for almost a hundred years.
Local Food + Drink
Coin-Op Game Room
Retro game fans flock to this Gaslamp Quarter bar to play more than 50 arcade machines, try their hand at vintage pinball, and sip craft beer.
Drop in to watch a football game, then stay to savor flatbread pizzas and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese at this sprawling downtown sports bar.
The Smoking Gun
More than just a restaurant and bar, The Smoking Gun also features an entire arcade room with classic cabinets and so much more. Enjoy southern dishes and cocktails, then team up at the ping pong table.
This modern eatery stands out with its expansive open-air rooftop and weekly special events. Stop by to enjoy weekend brunches on the buzzy rooftop or live acoustic music.
The Headquarters at Seaport
Housed in the 104,000-square-foot former headquarters of the San Diego Police Department, this open-air shopping center encompasses 50 shops and 17 dining options. There’s even a restored cell block to visit.
Take in sweeping views of the bay from restaurants at this waterfront shopping destination, where more than 70 distinctive shops specialize in goods ranging from premium kites to local wines.
Little Italy Mercato Farmers’ Market
Rain or shine, this weekly farmer’s market never disappoints.
Browse luxury designers or check out the department stores, incredible dining options and onsite movie theater.
See more than 650 species of animals in the diverse habitats of the San Diego Zoo, then explore the 16 museums and numerous gardens spread across this 1,200-acre park. Families shouldn’t miss it.
Embarcadero Marina Park North and South
Lace up your running shoes and hit the trails at these waterfront parks, which often host concerts and community events by the shore.
Located on the north side of San Diego Bay, Waterfront Park is a great spot for family-friendly picnics or gathering with friends in one of the intimate garden rooms. The kids will enjoy the play zone, Splash Fountain, and Reflecting Pool on hot summer days.
Coronado Tideland Park
The largest park on San Diego Bay, Tidelands Park has its own beach and extensive scenic bike path.