To help make the most of your time in San Diego, here are some of the city’s most popular attractions. We've compiled a list of local attractions, sorted by distance from the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, check out BCI's handy guide.
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Historic Gaslamp Quarter
Rising from 16 square-blocks in downtown San Diego, you’ll find the historic Gaslamp Quarter where Victorian-era buildings and modern skyscrapers stand side by side, housing more than 100 of the city's finest restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and retails shops, as well as offices and residential/work lofts.
Balboa Park is a cultural oasis that includes 17 museums, gardens galore and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. At 1,200 acres, Balboa Park is one of North America’s most iconic urban parks and a must see on any visit to San Diego. Located just blocks from downtown San Diego hotels, the park has a rich history reflected through its stunning architecture, thought-provoking exhibits installations, and cultural events throughout the year.
Downtown's Seaport Village, awash in coastal breezes and views of Coronado Bridge, offers eclectic gifts and souvenirs. There are 50-plus diverse shops, 17 unique eateries and four bayside restaurants. With four miles of meandering cobblestone pathways bordered by ponds, lakes, fountains and colorful landscaping, plus a quarter-mile slate boardwalk along the San Diego Bay, it's easy to enjoy an afternoon stroll while you wander through the shops, walking the promenade and taking in the scenery.