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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in San Diego, California

Must see places in San Diego ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in San Diego and point of interests to visit.

  1. Balboa Park

    #1 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    Balboa Park

    Tags: Museum, Park, Botanical Garden, Walking Area

    Address: San Diego, CA 92104, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    As the single biggest urban social stop in the whole of the United States, Balboa Park has much to offer to its guests. With amazing historical centres, wonderful enclosures, performance venues, a mix...Read more

  2. Petco Park

    #2 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    Petco Park

    Tags: Sport, Stadium, Tour, Entertainment

    Address: 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    This baseball park, with seating for over 40,000, is home to the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. It is also used for concerts, football, golf, and rugby. It is known for its architecture, u...Read more

  3. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

    #3 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

    Tags: Water Body, Waterfront, Nature

    Address: Ladera Street, San Diego, CA 92107, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Sunset cliffs Natural Park is a wonderful green area to explore in San Diego. This coastal place is an absolutely wonderful retreat for the nature lover. You will be able to observe the very uniqu...Read more

  4. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

    #4 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

    Tags: Historical Site, Cemetery

    Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    The Fort Rosecrans is not the kind of popular tourist site that one would normally visit. It is a solemn and important historic place for San Diego. This old cememtery has always been a part of the he...Read more

  5. Mount Soledad

    #5 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    Mount Soledad

    Tags: Mountain, Memorial

    Address: 6905 La Jolla Scenic Dr S, La Jolla, CA 92037

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    There has been a cross on top of this hill since 1913. The cross you see today was built in 1954. It is a huge structure of recessed concrete. Since the late 1980s, the cross has been the subject of c...Read more

  6. La Jolla Shores

    #6 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    La Jolla Shores

    Tags: Beach, Park, Play Ground, Walking Area

    Address: 8300 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This mile long beach has one of the gentlest waters of the seas around San Diego, making it a popular place among beginner scuba divers and surfers. It is regarded as one of the best family beaches in...Read more

  7. Torrey Pines Gliderport

    #7 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    Torrey Pines Gliderport

    Tags: Outdoors, Adventure

    Address: 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Dubbed the 'Kitty Hawk of the West', this historic glider airport has been in near constant use since 1930. Access is free, and you don't even need to fly to enjoy a day out here. Many content themsel...Read more

  8. Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument

    #8 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument

    Tags: Light House, Landmark, Walking Area, Monument

    Address: Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The site commemorates the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European on the West Coast of the USA, at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. The views at the monument are incredible-the San ...Read more

  9. Mormon Battalion Historic Site

    #9 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    Mormon Battalion Historic Site

    Tags: Historical Site, Military Area

    Address: 2510 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The Mormon Battalion registered with the U.S. Army in July 1846. The battalion is famous as the only religious military unit in the nation's history. This visitor center explores the story of the unit...Read more

  10. Botanical Building

    #10 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    Botanical Building

    Tags: Botanical Garden

    Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Built for the 1915–16 Panama-California Exposition, this Botanical garden is notable for a handful of striking features. These include: Stand in front of the Lily Pond with the building in back...Read more

  11. Pacific Beach

    #11 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    Pacific Beach

    Tags: Beach, Neighborhoods

    Address: Pacific Beach San Diego, CA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This guide is meant to serve as a neighborhood guide. Individual attractions in the Old Town may be covered in other attraction listings on TripHobo. This neighborhood, though still comparatively youn...Read more

  12. Seaport Village

    #12 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    Seaport Village

    Tags: Waterfront, Village, Food And Drinks, Entertainment

    Address: 849 West Harbor Drive, Downtown, San Diego, CA 92101

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    Seaport village is a great sport to hang out in San Diego. It is popular with the tourists for its shopping. There are several souvenir shops as well as other interesting stores that are all included ...Read more

  13. San Diego Convention Center

    #13 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    San Diego Convention Center

    Tags: Convention Center

    Address: 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

    San Diego's main event space is the largest in North America, a massive 240,000 square metres. It is a grand and imposing looking building, known for the fibreglass Sails Pavilion and a cool inclined ...Read more

  14. Mission Beach Boardwalk

    #14 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    Mission Beach Boardwalk

    Tags: Beach, Walking Area, Food And Drinks, Scuba

    Address: 1710 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Though technically this is part of the the Mission Bay aquatic park, this beach faces the Pacific Ocean rather than the bay. The concrete road is about 3.5 miles long, stretching between North Pacific...Read more

  15. Little Italy

    #15 of 4601 Things To Do in San Diego
    Little Italy

    Tags: Walking Area, Food And Drinks, Neighborhoods

    Address: County Center/Little Italy Stn, San Diego

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This hilly neighborhood has evolved from a Genovese and Sicilian fishing neighborhood to one of the more eventful areas in the city. It is a very walkable area, filled with cute places to hangout, var...Read more

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  • Open Cockpit Biplane Sightseeing Ride in San Diego
    Open Cockpit Biplane Sightseeing Ride in San Diego61 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    Take a thrilling ride over San Diego in a classic 1920s open cockpit biplane. Choose from a variety of itineraries covering t...

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  • Save 18% San Diego Harbor Cruise
    San Diego Harbor Cruise105 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Take a 1- or 2-hour relaxing harbor cruise through the bay of San Diego, featuring unforgettable views of San Diego's skyline...

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  • Save 8% Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum
    Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum398 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Experience life at sea without leaving port by visiting the USS Midway Museum, San Diego's newest visitor attraction. A visit...

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  • Save 7% San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure
    San Diego Harbor Speed Boat Adventure41 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Experience the thrill of driving your own speed boat on a guided and narrated tour around San Diego's Harbor. Youll navigate ...

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  • Mormon Battalion Historic Site

    2510 Juan St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • San Diego History Center

    1649 El Prado

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Casa de Estudillo

    4001 Mason St

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • The Gas Lamp District

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Dia De Los Muertos

    2476 San Diego Ave

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Proper Apothecary

    2613 San Diego Ave

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Kumeyaay Lake

    2 Father Junipero Serra Trl

    Lakes
  • Lake Murray Reservoir

    Lakes
  • Party Floats

    9360 Activity Rd

    Lakes
  • Lake Jennings Recreation Area

    9535 Harritt Rd

    Lakes
  • Eastlake Lake

    Eastlake Drive

    Lakes
  • Lower Otay Reservoir

    Otay Lakes Rd

    Lakes
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  • San Diego Historical Society

    1649 El Prado

    Museums
  • San Diego Air and Space Museum

    2001 Pan American Plz

    Museums
  • San Diego Mineral & Gem Society

    1770 Village Pl

    Museums
  • Firehouse Museum

    1572 Columbia St

    Museums
  • New Americans Museum

    2825 Dewey Rd

    Museums
  • San Diego Art Institute

    1439 El Prado

    Museums
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  • Dolphin Point

    500 Sea World Dr

    Amusement Parks
  • ULTRAZONE Laser Tag

    3146 Sports Arena Blvd

    Amusement Parks
  • The Haunted Hotel

    424 Market St

    Amusement Parks
  • Inflatable World

    1640 Camino Del Rio N

    Amusement Parks
  • San Diego Parasailing Adventures

    1548 Quivira Way

    Amusement Parks Landmarks
  • Balboa Park Carousel

    2920 Zoo Dr

    Amusement Parks
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  • 2kids Brewing Company

    8680 Miralani Dr

    Breweries Bars Restaurants
  • The Ugly Dog Pub

    6344 El Cajon Blvd

    Bars Restaurants
  • Sorrento

    1646 India St

    Italian Pizza Bars
  • Common Theory Public House

    4805 Convoy St

    Bars Mexican
  • Cat Eye Club

    370 7th Ave

    Bars Karaoke
  • Bar Pink

    3829 30th St

    Bars Night Clubs Restaurants
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  • Palomar Card Club

    2724 El Cajon Blvd

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Music Zirconia

    5595 Magnatron Blvd

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Valley View Casino Center

    3500 Sports Arena Blvd

    Casinos and Gaming
  • San Diego Casino & Poker Rentals

    1041 Market St

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Lake Nash Hotel, Resport, And Casino

    3635 31st St

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Casino Institute

    8152 Miramar Rd

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Heritage Park

    2454 Heritage Park Row

    Natural Parks
  • Waterfront Park

    1600 Pacific Hwy

    Natural Parks
  • Mesa Verde Park

    8350 Gold Coast Dr

    Natural Parks
  • Cabrillo National Park

    Natural Parks
  • Tecolate Canyon Natural Park

    4635 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

    Natural Parks
  • Balboa Park

    1450 El Prado

    Natural Parks Playgrounds
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  • Capehart Dog Park

    4747 Soledad Mountain Rd

    Dog Parks
  • Doyle Community Park

    8175 Regents Rd

    Dog Parks
  • Dusty Rhodes Park

    2483 Sunset Cliffs Blvd

    Playgrounds Dog Parks
  • Grape Street Dog Park

    Grape St

    Dog Parks
  • Kearny Mesa Park

    3170 Armstrong St

    Dog Parks
  • Torrey Highlands Park

    Torrey Pines High School

    Dog Parks
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  • Black's Beach

    2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr

    Beaches
  • Ocean Beach Dog Beach

    Voltaire St

    Beaches
  • Ocean Beach Volleyball Courts

    2100 Spray St

    Beaches
  • Mission Beach

    3000 Mission Blvd

    Beaches
  • Marine Street Beach

    Marine St

    Beaches
  • Ocean Beach Municipal Pier

    1950 Abbott St

    Beaches
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  • Tecolote Canyon Natural Park

    5180 Tecolote Rd

    Hiking Landmarks
  • Pyle's Peak

    Golfcrest Drive

    Hiking
  • Kwaay Paay Trail and Summit

    1 Father Junipero Serra Trl

    Hiking
  • Scripps Coastal Reserve

    9500 Gilman Dr

    Hiking
  • Mission Hills Open Space

    1500 Washington St

    Hiking
  • Marian Bear Memorial Park

    Genesee Ave

    Hiking
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