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Ranked #1 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Owner description: San Diego Sand Castles isn't a gallery, competition, event, or "thing to see" for public viewing. In fact, we're a far more... more » Owner description: San Diego Sand Castles isn't a gallery, competition, event, or "thing to see" for public viewing. In fact, we're a far more interactive reservations-required beachside "thing to do" where your group gets to be the artists! San Diego Sand Castles specializes in sand castle lessons for people of all ages all year-round! Run by JT Estrela, San Diego's resident sand sculptor, our sand castle lessons are a lot of fun, are educational, and a great way to spend time on the beach in San Diego. Each lesson is personalized and special with a focus on having fun with the process in a unique change of pace from theme parks or even just typical beach sunbathing. BOOK EARLY! RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND GO VERY FAST! When JT and his partners aren't happily teaching sand castle lessons, they are often working on professional masterpiece commissioned sculptures or you can occasionally find them creating their own unique ideas on the Pacific Beach boardwalk! « less
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Ranked #2 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ships; Museums; Military Museums; Specialty Museums

The USS Midway Museum is a real naval aircraft carrier that served in the United States Navy for 47 years.  Large and very impressive, it has real jets and real airplanes up on... more »

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Ranked #3 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Beaches; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Hiking Trails; State Parks
Owner description: Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains one of the wildest landscapes along the Southern... more » Owner description: Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains one of the wildest landscapes along the Southern California coast, with miles of unspoiled beaches, chaparral, elegant Torrey Pine trees and a lagoon vital to many species of migrating birds. « less
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Ranked #4 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Cemeteries
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Ranked #5 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Theaters
One of the nation's top regional theaters, the Old Globe continues to draw more than 300,000 people annually.
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Mount Soledad (La Jolla)
Ranked #6 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #7 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Parks
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La Jolla Cove (La Jolla)
Ranked #8 of 237 attractions in San Diego
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Category: Beaches
Owner description: San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically... more » Owner description: San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically protected. There is also a world famous dive site that is located in the La Jolla ecological preserve. « less
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Ranked #9 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Considered one of America's best, this famous zoo is home to some of the rarest animals in the world including giant pandas... more » Owner description: Considered one of America's best, this famous zoo is home to some of the rarest animals in the world including giant pandas and koalas. Visitors explore animal habitats organized into 10 bioclimatic zones, from arctic tundra to rainforest. « less
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Ranked #10 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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La Jolla Shores (La Jolla)
Ranked #11 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Beaches; Neighborhoods
Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.
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Ranked #12 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Geologic Formations
A lookout point above San Diego Bay and home of the Cabrillo monument.
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Ranked #13 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #14 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #15 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is located in Point Loma that overlooks the city and the... more » Owner description: Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is located in Point Loma that overlooks the city and the Bay. « less
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Ranked #16 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Lighthouses
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Ranked #17 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Golf Courses
Torrey Pines offers two PGA courses.
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Windansea Beach (La Jolla)
Ranked #18 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Beaches
A famous beach for surfing.
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Ranked #19 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Specialty Museums; Ships
Owner description: Welcome aboard our floating compilation of adventure and history! Admission to the "Maritime Museum of San Diego" grants you... more » Owner description: Welcome aboard our floating compilation of adventure and history! Admission to the "Maritime Museum of San Diego" grants you access to one of the world's finest collections of historic sea vessels. Once on board our museum ships, you will find that we offer something for people of all ages. You not only get to explore our ships and submarines, the museum displays permanent and temporary exhibits on art, maritime history, commerce and exploration. We also offer guided tours and host family friendly events regularly. Historic bay cruises run daily and can be added on to the price of admission for an extra nominal fee. There is no better way to spend the day than on the bay! « less
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Ranked #20 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Theaters
Theater on the UC San Diego campus.
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Ranked #21 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Bridges
A beautiful bridge connecting San Diego to Coronado.
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Ranked #22 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Over 1,200 tropical and flowering varieties of plants are to be found beneath the domed, wooden-lath structure of the... more » Owner description: Over 1,200 tropical and flowering varieties of plants are to be found beneath the domed, wooden-lath structure of the Botanical Building. « less
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Salk Institute (La Jolla)
Ranked #23 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Educational Sites
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Ranked #24 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Educational Sites
Owner description: You don't have to be enrolled to appreciate the vast green lawns of this major university, which is home to the Mingei... more » Owner description: You don't have to be enrolled to appreciate the vast green lawns of this major university, which is home to the Mingei International Museum of World Art. « less
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Ranked #25 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Comedy Clubs; Performances
Owner description: The National Comedy Theatre is San Diego's nationally acclaimed improv comedy show and the longest running show in the... more » Owner description: The National Comedy Theatre is San Diego's nationally acclaimed improv comedy show and the longest running show in the history of the city. Performances every Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. « less
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Ranked #26 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Performances
Owner description: The Spreckels Organ and San Diego Civic Organist, Dr. Carol Williams. This organ with 4,518 pipes, was a gift from the... more » Owner description: The Spreckels Organ and San Diego Civic Organist, Dr. Carol Williams. This organ with 4,518 pipes, was a gift from the Spreckels brothers to the city of San Diego on January 1, 1914. Come visit for a free concert every Sunday at 2pm and afterwards you are invited inside the building to view the pipe chambers and historic photo gallery. « less
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Ranked #27 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Beaches
Along with Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach, Mission Beach forms the coastline of San Diego.
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Ranked #28 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Specialty Museums
One of the world's largest model railroad museums features a scale model railway that replicates San Diego's tracks.
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Ranked #29 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #30 of 237 attractions in San Diego
Category: Islands; Resort Communities
Owner description: Two scenic islands in San Diego bay that offer a variety of restaurants, hotels and water sports such as scuba and fishing... more » Owner description: Two scenic islands in San Diego bay that offer a variety of restaurants, hotels and water sports such as scuba and fishing excursions. « less
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