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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.
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.
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.
Cowboy Star Restaurant & Butcher Shop
Featuring rustic decor and an inventive menu, this Western steakhouse is a must-see. Try the Wagyu burger or adventurous offerings like the roasted bone marrow.
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Try the catch of the day at this popular Gaslamp Quarter stop, where mussels and fresh king salmon share menu space with seasonal dishes.
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.
Shop trendy apparel and accessories at this hip chain, just a three-minute walk from Andaz San Diego.
Wild Dove Boutique
Walk four minutes to this charming urban retailer to shop sophisticated dresses, shoes, and more.
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.
East Village Square
Bring your dog along to the “Park at the Park,” a popular urban green space next to Petco Park, where leashed pets explore the grass alongside picnickers and sunbathers.
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.
This one-acre park in the Marina District dates back to 1850, but it remains a tranquil setting to walk your dog or go for a brisk jog beneath towering fig trees.