San Diego Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in San Diego - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo 27

Point Loma and Coronado 18


Coronado 8

Harbor Island 2

Ocean Beach 1

Point Loma 6

Shelter Island 1

La Jolla 15

Mission Bay, Beaches, and SeaWorld 12


Mission Bay 9

Mission Beach 2

Pacific Beach 1

Old Town and Uptown 11


Hillcrest 2

Mission Valley 1

Old Town 8

Downtown 10


East Village 2

Embarcadero 5

Gaslamp Quarter 2

Little Italy 1

South Bay 2

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Amusement Park/ Water Park 2

Arts/ Performance Venue 3

Beach–Sight 18

Bridge/ Tunnel 2

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Canyon 1

Carousel 1

Casino–Sight 5

Cave 1

Cemetery 2

Educational Institution 2

Fountain 1

Garden/ Arboretum 4

Historic District/ Site 1

Hotel–Sight 1

House/ Mansion/ Villa 2

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Market/ Bazaar 7

Mountain–Sight 1

Museum/ Gallery 22

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 2

Neighborhood/ Street 3

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 3

Park/ Playground 3

Promenade/ Boardwalk 2

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 2

Restaurant–Sight 9

Sports Venue 1

Store/ Shop/ Mall 4

Tour–Sight 1

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 1

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 3

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Alcazar Garden

  • Garden/Arboretum

You may feel like royalty here as you rest on the benches by the exquisitely tiled fountains—the garden's highlight—and it's no wonder:...

Bahia Belle

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

At the dock of the Bahia Resort Hotel, on the eastern shores of West Mission Bay Drive, you can board this restored stern-wheeler for...

Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino

  • Casino–Sight

This is an all-in-one Western-style destination, with gaming, hotel, restaurants, and golf course. In the casino are 2,000 slots and...

Bea Evenson Fountain

  • Fountain

A favorite of barefoot children, this fountain shoots cool jets of water upwards of 50 feet. Built in 1972 between the Fleet Center and...

Belmont Park

  • Amusement Park/Water Park

The once-abandoned amusement park between the bay and Mission Beach Boardwalk is now a shopping, dining, and recreation complex. Twinkling...

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Affiliated with the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, this excellent aquarium sits at the end of a signposted drive...

Black's Beach

  • Beach–Sight

The powerful waves at this beach attract world-class surfers, and the strand's relative isolation appeals to nudist nature lovers (although...

Border Field State Park

  • Beach–Sight

San Diego's southernmost beach lies within Border Field State Park, an area with sand dunes and salt marshes favored by horseback riders...

Botanical Building

  • Garden/Arboretum

The graceful redwood-lath structure, built for the 1915 Panama–California International Exposition, now houses more than 2,000 types...

Bull Taco

  • Restaurant–Sight

A favorite of local surfers and skateboarders, this taco shop perched on the cliffs above San Elijo State Beach is hidden within the...