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San Diego Attractions

San Diego is one of the nation's top travel destinations and best cities. Its attractions include the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Balboa Park, LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, Mission Bay, Downtown San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Bay, it's miles of beaches, many towns, campgrounds, parks, lakes, mountains, reserves, and much more.
Belmont Park
San Diego has some top-notch theme parks, including LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Zoo Safari Park, Belmont Park, Aquatica and Birch Aquarium.
Balboa Park
Balboa Park is one of San Diego’s greatest treasures and offers tourists and locals alike an eyeful of beautiful architecture, serene gardens, mind-opening museums and, of course, the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Mission Beach Boardwalk
Stroll on a concrete path along the shore. Mission Beach boardwalk is the longest, La Jolla Coast Walk is the most scenic.
San Elijo State Beach Campground
Chose from a handful of campgrounds along the coast—atop ocean bluffs, and one next to the sand.
Barona Casino
Several top-rated casino resorts, with world-class entertainment, dining, golf, spa, all in scenic settings.
Carlsbad Village
Historic downtown districts, along the coast, including Coast Hwy 101.
Leucadia-Encinitas Farmers Market
Several along the coast.They offer fresh produce, imported foods, arts & crafts, entertainment.
Ocean Harbor
Stroll along Oceanside Harbor's boardwalk, dine at an outdoor cafe, go on a fishing charter.
Ocean Harbor
East County is filled with ranches, of all sizes, offering diverse disciplines, sales, boarding, and trail riding.
Buena Vista Lagoon
These wetlands are often overlooked by passerbys. They have hiking trails and serene surroundings.
Cabrillo National Monument
The lakes and surrounding areas offer fishing, boating, hiking, and camping in some cases.
San Diego Marina
San Diego has several marinas, located at Oceanside Harbor, Mission Bay, Coronado, Shelter Island, America's Cup Harbor, Harbor Island, Embarcadero, National City, and Chula Vista.
Leo Carrillo Ranch
Art, music, history and surf museum along the coast. Historic sites.
Buena Vista Nature Center
Located next to lagoons or reserves, nature centers offer exhibits, workshops, and tours.
Powerhouse Park, Del Mar
These parks are next to or overlook the ocean, ideal for a picnic, walk, snooze, or play.
Crystal Pier
Walk out to the end of a public pier. Enjoy the scenic view, go fishing, dine at a pier restaurant.
The Forum, Carlsbad
Shopping promenades, shopping malls, specialty shopping districts, and more.
Star Theatre, Oceanside, CA
Several beach towns have live theatre houses. Del Mar has a cool art center, Oceanside an outdoor amphitheatre.
Point Loma Tidepools
Explore San Diego reefs at low tide. Point Loma is the most extensive with Docents available
Old Town San Diego
Old Town State Historic Park and Village, Whaley House Museum, Heritage Park, The Presidio, Serra Museum and more.
Oceanside Swap Meet
Shop or barter for merchandise ranging from low quality items to bargain priced items of the highest quality or used goods. Also, food, fresh produce and more.
Carlsbad Watersports
Aquatic and recreation centers, boat rentals and classes, hang gliding, and more.
Quail Gardens
Small boutique wineries and vineyards fill the rural country side of East San Diego County. Several wineries in particular are located in the beautiful Ramona Valley.
San Diego Botonical Gardens
Includes La Jolla Caves, Steven Birch Aquarium, and Self Realization Fellowship Gardens
San Diego Bay
The Bay has a harbor, deep water port and US Navel Base. The bay is 12 miles long and up to 3 miles wide.