To help make the most of your time in San Diego, here are some of the city’s most popular attractions. For even more of San Diego’s most popular activities, museums and parks, check out this handy guide.
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.