Sights & Attractions in San Diego

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Fodor's Choice Sights in San Diego

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Botanical Building
The graceful redwood-lath structure, built for the 1915 Panama–California...
Gardens / Arboretums Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
Cabrillo National Monument
This 160-acre preserve marks the site of the first European visit...
Parks Point Loma
 
Coronado Beach
With the famous Hotel Del Coronado as a backdrop, this sandy...
Beaches Coronado
 
Fiesta de Reyes
North of San Diego's Old Town Plaza lies the area's unofficial...
Stores / Malls Old Town
 
Hotel Del Coronado
The Del's distinctive red-tile roofs and Victorian gingerbread...
Hotels Coronado
 
Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden and Desert Garden
These neighboring gardens sit just across the Park Boulevard...
Gardens / Arboretums Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
La Jolla Cove
This shimmering blue inlet is what first attracted everyone to...
Beaches La Jolla
 
Maritime Museum
From sailing ships to submarines, the Maritime Museum is a must...
Museums / Galleries Embarcadero
 
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Driving along Coast Boulevard, it is hard to miss the mass of...
Museums / Galleries La Jolla
 
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)
At the Downtown branch of the city's contemporary art museum...
Museums / Galleries Embarcadero
 
The New Children's Museum (NCM)
Opened in May 2008, NCM blends contemporary art with unstructured...
Museums / Galleries Embarcadero
 
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
The six square blocks on the site of San Diego's original pueblo...
Neighborhoods / Streets Old Town
 
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park's—and perhaps the city's—most famous attraction is...
Zoos / Aquariums Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo
 
SeaWorld San Diego
One of the world's largest marine-life amusement parks, SeaWorld...
Amusement Parks Mission Bay
 
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Pinus torreyana, the rarest native pine tree in the United States...
Parks La Jolla
 
USS Midway Museum
After 47 years of worldwide service, the retired USS Midway began...
Museums / Galleries, Nautical Sites Embarcadero
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