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Things to do in San Diego

 

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Ellen Browning Scripps Park (La Jolla)
Ranked #31 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Parks
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Ranked #32 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Aquariums; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Water Parks
Owner description: SeaWorld takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that exist beyond the ocean's door. A place where up-close... more » Owner description: SeaWorld takes you on a one-of-a-kind journey to the wonders that exist beyond the ocean's door. A place where up-close encounters connect you to the energy, excitement and mystery of the sea and sea life. A world of fascinating days, captivating nights and exhilarating adventure. Plus, Sesame Street presents Lights, Camera, Imagination!, a new 4-D movie and the all-new Sesame Street Bay of Play, an all-new play area with three family-friendly rides. « less
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Ranked #33 of 215 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 #34 of 215 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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Ranked #35 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Beaches
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Children's Pool (La Jolla)
As featured in 3 days in San Diego
Ranked #36 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Beaches
Owner description: It was supposed to be a children's pool, but the harbor seals took over and it's a main tourist and local attraction. Great... more » Owner description: It was supposed to be a children's pool, but the harbor seals took over and it's a main tourist and local attraction. Great picture spot. « less
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Ranked #37 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Historic Walking Areas; State Parks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
Historic site in downtown San Diego that recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872.
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Ranked #38 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Missions
Owner description: Located in the Mission Valley section of San Diego, this historic mission was founded by Father Junipero Serra, who started a... more » Owner description: Located in the Mission Valley section of San Diego, this historic mission was founded by Father Junipero Serra, who started a string of 21 missions along the California coast. « less
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Ranked #39 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Hiking Trails; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Geologic Formations; Bodies of Water
A short, one mile hike that offers one the opportunity to observe sea life along the shore.
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Ranked #40 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Parks
Owner description: Just a few minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional park has hiking trails, campgrounds, fishing, picnic... more » Owner description: Just a few minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional park has hiking trails, campgrounds, fishing, picnic facilities, and lots of wide open spaces. Run, bike or walk and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful scenery. « less
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Ranked #41 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Owner description: This walkway along San Diego's waterfront gives visitors great views of downtown and a chance to choose from many restaurants... more » Owner description: This walkway along San Diego's waterfront gives visitors great views of downtown and a chance to choose from many restaurants along the way. « less
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Ranked #42 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #43 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #44 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Science Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Museum's emphasis is on the history of flight, from the days of hot-air balloons to the Spirit of St. Louis to today's space... more » Owner description: Museum's emphasis is on the history of flight, from the days of hot-air balloons to the Spirit of St. Louis to today's space shuttles. « less
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Ranked #45 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas; Historic Sites; Shops
Owner description: A 16-block national historic district that offers visitors a variety of restaurants and shops, as well as an eyeful of... more » Owner description: A 16-block national historic district that offers visitors a variety of restaurants and shops, as well as an eyeful of Victorian architecture. « less
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Ranked #46 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The Chula Vista Nature Center is a living, breathing, flapping, buzzing and splashing home to the unique animals and plants... more » Owner description: The Chula Vista Nature Center is a living, breathing, flapping, buzzing and splashing home to the unique animals and plants of Southern California. The small zoo & aquarium is a convenient 6 miles south of downtown San Diego and is nestled within the peaceful setting of the 316-acre Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. The Nature Center aquariums are home to Moray eels, Leopard sharks, stingrays, guitarfish and other marine life found in San Diego Bay. Rescued birds thrive in exhibits like Raptor Row and Eagle Mesa. Owls, hawks, falcons, waterfowl, shorebirds and eagles are just a few of our resident native birds.The Chula Vista Nature Center provides you the opportunity to have a close-up experience with San Diego’s locals – wild locals, that is. « less
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Ranked #47 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Beaches

San Diego locals love Black's Beach because it's a beautiful hike, very few people (even in the high season) and it is world renowned for surfing. Black's Beach is also a clothing... more »

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Ranked #48 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Parks; Beaches
A 4,600-acre aquatic park dedicated to leisure and active sports.
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Ranked #49 of 215 attractions in San Diego
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Ranked #50 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Beaches; State Parks
RV campgrounds and uncrowded beaches are what you will find along this popular recreation area in San Diego.
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Ranked #51 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Theaters
Home to the San Diego Opera and Broadway theater.
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Ranked #52 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fashionable streets in La Jolla that offer expensive shops, boutiques, art galleries and elegant restaurants.
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La Jolla Caves (La Jolla)
Ranked #53 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Caverns/ Caves
Seven elongated fissures in the cliff walls that can be entered during low tide.
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Ranked #54 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #55 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #56 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Science Museums

This is a video of " Kid City " at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park ( San Diego, California). The video was shot shortly after renovations to the exhibition took... more »

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Ranked #57 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Museums
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Ranked #58 of 215 attractions in San Diego
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Stuart Collection (La Jolla)
Ranked #59 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Museums; Art Museums; Art Galleries; Monuments/ Statues
Outdoor contemporary sculpture collection at the University of California, San Diego.
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Ranked #60 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Biking Trails; Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Biking, jogging and skating on San Diego's scenic waterfront path is popular with tourists and locales alike.
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