Local Attractions

Sea World Adventure Park

Sea World Adventure Park San Diego is one of the world’s premier marine adventure parks with 200 acres of world-class shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable animal encounters. More than 80 million visitors have explored the mysteries of the sea here, with up-close animal interactions and exhilarating thrills. And we hope to see you here soon.

World Famous San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is located on Zoo Drive in Balboa Park, just north of Downtown San Diego along Park Boulevard.

(The San Diego Zoo is open every day of the year, including all holidays.)

Current hours (through March 14):
9 a.m.4 p.m. grounds close at 5 p.m.)
Spring Break hours (March 15-30):
9 a.m.5 p.m. (grounds close at 7 p.m.)
Spring hours (March 31-June 26):
9 a.m.4 p.m. (grounds close at 6 p.m.)

San Diego Zoo Exhibits

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an 1800-acre wildlife preserve that allows visitors to view herds of exotic animals as they might be seen in their native lands. Experience a unique adventure at the 2,100-acre San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where animals wander freely in surroundings much like their native homelands. A quiet railway, pathways and animal shows enable visitors to observe the animals and many species of exotic plants. Truly a zoo unlike traditional zoos. The San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park is located approximately 30 miles northeast of the Zoo in the city of Escondido.

Balboa Park & Museums

Welcome to Balboa Park – the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes-all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction

PETCO Park

PETCO Park, the home of the San Diego Padres major league baseball team, is spectacular in every way, combining the best sight lines in baseball with breathtaking views of San Diego. Architecturally magnificent, it celebrates the sea, the sky, the natural beauty, cultural diversity and unique spirit of our region. Innovative design features evoke the timeless traditions of baseball in an intimate setting, with state-of-the-art fan amenities to suit every taste and budget. A short 15-minute walk from the hotel. Single day tickets available online at: sandiego.padres.mlb.com

Old Town Trolley Tours

Known as “America’s Finest City”, San Diego offers a wide array of things to see and do for visitors of all ages. Let Old Town Trolley show you California’s second largest city, where blue skies, exciting attractions and 70 miles of beaches come together to create a vacationers paradise. For over 18 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has been providing sightseeing tours highlighting the best of San Diego. Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. With Old Town Trolley, you can avoid costly parking and city driving while exploring at your own pace as you hop on and off at 2 or 3 of your favorite stops. Old Town Trolley is the best way to see San Diego

Balboa Park

No visit to San Diego would be complete without a trip to Balboa Park. Home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, the park is much more than a beautiful place to see exotic animals. Gardens and grounds in Balboa Park were established as a city park for the people in 1868. In preparation for hosting the Panama-California Exposition of 1915, a celebration of the opening of the Panama Canal, founding fathers, architects and master gardeners collaborated to create the fine Spanish Colonial Revival-style buildings and gardens that still grace the grounds today. Additional buildings were raised on the site in the early 1930s, this time incorporating the look and feel of the Mayan civilization and California’s early indigenous peoples. Within the confines of the park, visitors can enjoy scores of museums and art galleries including the Museum of Man, San Diego Museum of Art, Timken Museum of Art and “Spreckel’s Organ Pavilion.

Cruise Ship Terminal San Diego

The Port of San Diego welcomes over 190 cruise ships throughout the year at San Diego’s B Street Cruise Ship Terminal. Seasonally, Holland America Line and Celebrity Cruises home-port in San Diego. Other lines that will visit San Diego during the upcoming year include Princess, Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Regent Seven Seas, Crystal Cruises, Hapag-Lloyd Line, and The World of Residen Sea. The B Street Cruise Ship Terminal is conveniently located in the very heart of thriving, vibrant Downtown San Diego and a short distance from countless attractions. Recently, San Diego has been found on cruise ship itineraries that include other fabulous destinations including, but not limited to, the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, and even distant locales such as Tahiti. Cruises are designed to please people of all ages and vary in length.

LEGOLAND® California

Family entertainment can be found at LEGOLAND. LEGOLAND® California has more than super 50 rides, shows and attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Our park is specifically geared towards children ages 2-12. Heroes Wanted. It is split into eight sections which include The Beginning, Dino Island, Explore Village, Fun Town, Knight’s Kingdom, Miniland USA, Pirate Shores and Imagination Zone.

Fun Facts Did you know that….

  1. there are over 15,000 Minilanders in Miniland USA (15,258 to be exact, but that’s always changing!)
  2. the smallest model in the Park is a duck hanging in the window in Chinatown in our Miniland San Francisco area.
  3. the biggest model in the Park is Bronte in the Beginning with two million bricks.
Beautiful Coronado Island

Address: 826 D Avenue Coronado, San Diego, CA 92118
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Coronado is a small “island” town in San Diego Bay, approximately 7.4 square miles in size, connected to the City of San Diego by the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and to the City of Imperial Beach to the south by State Highway 75. The town is the neighbor of Naval Base Coronado which includes Naval Air Station North Island, home port for two aircraft carriers and the Naval Amphibious Base where the elite SEALS are trained. Downtown Coronado boasts unique shops and many restaurants serving residents and visitors. Three destination resorts including the historic Hotel Del Coronado and many small hotels offer a variety of accommodations. And our award-winning beach, recently ranked number 1 in the United States by the Travel Channel, is a special jewel with wide, white sand and a view overlooking Point Loma that is breath taking.
 
San Diego Harbor Excursion

Address: 1050 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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San Diego Harbor Excursion, the most established San Diego cruise company on the bay, is looking forward to the privilege of serving you and making your special event a truly memorable occasion. Our friendly, professional staff is proudly committed to you, our guest, and to bringing you the finest cruise experience available. Enjoy!
 
U.S.S. Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum

Address: B Street Pier
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Experience Life at Sea Without Leaving Port! Imagine experiencing life at sea aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace.
The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Guests can spend the day exploring more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 29 restored aircraft. The self-guided audio tour, narrated by Midway sailors, brings the carrier’s history to life. Those who dare can “take to the sky” aboard one of two flight simulators.