cool things to do in san diego - ultimate guide!

Embarcadero & The USS Midway Museum

While exploring the place, you will see several U.S. Navy Ships, aquatic wildlife, and unique yachts. Along the boardwalk in Embarcadero, you will find the USS Midway Museum, San Diego’s most popular family attraction.

Hotel del Coronado

The Del is an iconic beachfront property located in the city of Coronado, California. The hotel has been a popular destination for celebrities, dignitaries, and vacationers since it opened its doors in 1888, remaining one of California’s most popular tourist destinations.

Whale watching is one of the most popular tourist activities in San Diego, and it’s easy to see why. You can see a variety of whale species, including blue whales, humpback whales, and gray.

Whale Watching Cruise

SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego is an excellent destination for adults and children. Everyone will find something to do here between the exciting shows, up-close animal encounters, and thrill rides throughout the park.

Desert Botanical Garden

Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing, and searching for shells.

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is rich in culture in the heart of San Diego, and many must-visit places live in this giant green space. The park was founded 150 years ago when civic leaders decided to set aside the area overlooking downtown as a park.

Coronado Island

Coronado Island is across the Bay from San Diego and is regularly voted the best beach in the United States by Dr. Beach. You’ll find gentle surf, gorgeous wide-sand beaches, a quaint main street, and fantastic hotels.

San Diego Botanic Garden

The park includes 300 plants, and this botanic Garden is the only garden maintaining a population in the area. At the park, you’ll find fifteen gardens representing different regions of the world and the largest public bamboo collection in North America.

Carlsbad Flower Fields

Who doesn’t love flowers? The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch is a breathtaking fifty-acre rainbow of ranunculus flowers set on a hillside overlooking the Carlsbad, California coastline.

Downtown  San Diego

In this historic area, modern architecture and Victorian Age buildings blend with eclectic galleries, chic boutiques, exciting nightclubs, rooftop bars, craft beer locations, and more.

Little Italy

Once home to many families, it is now a busy tourist attraction with the opportunity to enjoy delicious imported food and visit the St. Patrick’s Cathedral. While wandering around the neighborhood, make sure to look for Mulberry Street, which is the neighborhood’s most well-known street.

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