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Whether you are a backpacker, traveling with your family, want to experience San Diego in luxury, are traveling with your pet, are on a budget, etc. is here to provide you with the resources to best plan your San Diego visit. Navigate through the Best For category menu to find suggested itineraries to fit your travel needs.

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Best of San Diego

1. Balboa Park

Balboa park is a 1,200 acre urban cultural park located just minutes from downtown San Diego and houses attractions such as the San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego Zoo, botanical gardens, theaters, historical buildings, and much more.

2. iFly San Diego

Experience the feeling of freefall as you float on a smooth cushion of air. There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you FLYING in the air. Super fun, super safe and super cool!

3. Birch Aquarium

Explore where the wonders of the ocean come alive! The mission of Birch Aquarium is to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps Institution of Oceanography research, and to promote ocean conservation.

4. Empress Hotel La Jolla

Enjoy a charming hotel that combines the beachside style of Southern California with exceptional customer service and deluxe amenities.

5. Gaslamp Quater

As the West Coast’s premier entertainment district, guests can immerse themselves in our rich Victorian architecture and history, dine with world-renowned chefs, and dance the night away at nationally recognized nightlife venues.

6. SeaWorld San Diego

A 200 acre theme park that is home to exotic animals, rides, shows, exhibits, and water fun!

7. Mancheseter Grand Hyatt San Diego

Discover the vibrant culture and natural beauty of Southern California right outside your door at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Ideally situated on San Diego Bay between the San Diego Convention Center and the city’s popular Seaport Village, our hotel offers a spectacular waterfront resort-like setting, complete with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues.

8. Tiki Town Adventure Golf

Tiki Town Adventure Golf, located in San Diego is the newest addition to to Belmont Park. This tropical themed 18-hole interactive course takes golfers indoors and outdoors on an island adventure with surprises around every turn.

9. San Diego Model Railroad Museum

The mission of the San Diego Model Railroad Museum is to preserve the heritage of railroading through a series of miniature representations of California railroads, as well as research and preserve the history of model railroading.

10. Hotel Indigo

The Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter hotel is at one with the neighborhood. Our award-winning, green hotel is LEED certified, with an eco-roof garden.

11. Knott's Berry Farm

Fun is always in season at Knott's Berry Farm! With dozens of rides, shows, roller coasters, and attractions in five themed areas, there is something for everyone!

12. LEGOLAND California

Enjoy your vacation at LEGOLAND California Resort with over 50 rides, shows, the CHIMA Water Park and more attractions.

13. SEAL Tours

Wind your way through picturesque San Diego streets before splashing down for a cruise through the waters of San Diego Harbor. Experience the history and ecological wonders of San Diego in the comfort and security or our virtually unsinkable Hydra-Terras. Here you will learn first-hand of our rich military history and cruise through the waters that are the playground of the California Sea Lion.

14. Sky Zone San Diego

Come fly high and have fun in the Foam Zone, Ultimate Dodgeball, SkySlam, free jump, and more and Sky Zone San Diego!

15. San Diego Zoo Safari Park

1800 acre wildlife preserve houses over 3500 animals representing 260 species and is a botanical garden.

16. Bike & Kayak Tours

San Diego Bike and Kayak Tours, Inc. is your #1 source for bike tours, kayak tours and snorkeling adventures in and around San Diego County.

17. San Diego Natural History Museum

Out vision is to interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits; to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California; and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment.

18. Disney California Adventure Park

Disney California Adventure Park is a Southern California theme park featuring Disney and Pixar characters and stories at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.

19. Torrey Pines Gliderport

Southern California’s premiere location for paragliding, hang gliding, remote control models and sailplanes.

20. Seaport Village

Looking for things to do in San Diego? Seaport Village offers waterfront dining, shopping, events and tours, making it your one-stop for fun.

21. La Jolla Kayak

Discover by kayak the spectacular sea cliffs, the Seven Caves and the La Jolla Underwater Park with abundant marine life including Sea Lions, Leopard Sharks, and Garibaldi. La Jolla Kayak offers kayak tours and kayak rentals to explore the coast line with a certified guide or on your own.

22. Polite Provisions

One of the most unique bars in San Diego offering craft cocktails, microbrews and a classy-retro atmosphere.

23. Urban Jungle Fun Park

Urban Jungle is unlike anything you have ever seen before. Our Urban City metropolis is filled with adrenaline inducing, high adventure activities designed for kids of all ages. Come experience the ultimate in family friendly entertainment where participating URBANITES move from one activity to another.

24. Torrey Pines State Beach

Torrey Pines State Beach offers unforgettable views and is a popular destination for surfing, fishing, relaxing and hiking along the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve trail.

25. Fly Guys Watersports

We are San Diego’s premier flyboarding destination. We provide the ultimate experience for thrill seekers and action enthusiasts. If you enjoy jet skis, boats, snowboarding, paddle boarding, surfing or just swimming in the water, flyboarding in San Diego is a must.

26. Mesa Rim Climbing & Fitness Center

Mesa Rim Climbing & Fitness Center is a premier facility for indoor rock climbing, yoga, and fitness.

27. San Diego Surf School

San Diego Surf School was founded in 2000 and is the leading surf school in Southern California. San Diego Surf School is the place to come for quality, safe and fun surf lessons for all ages and levels. We teach that surfing is not just a sport, but a remedy for life.

28. Soda & Swine

An American Restaurant with a unique twist and amazing food!

29. Universal Studios Hollywood

Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling Theme Park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family.

30. Belmont Park

Beachfront amusement center with rides, indoor children's play center, and attractions, and much more!

31. Sunset Cliffs

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a must see in San Diego. This beautiful regional park stretches 1.5 miles along the Point Loma Peninsula and offers views of the Pacific Ocean along spectacular cliff and caves .

32. Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach offers some of the best surfing during the day and some of the best bars and restaurants at night.

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