Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in San Diego

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions San Diego is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to San Diego a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in San Diego.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in San Diego:

  1. The Old Globe

    #1 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
    The Old Globe

    Tags: Entertainment, Theatre, Architecture

    Address: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101, United States

    Timings: 12:01 am - 12:00 am Details

    The Old Globe theatre which is built around the same architectural structure as the Globe theatre in London, is an important cultural landmark in San diego. This beautiful theatre is an active center ...Read more

  2. Old Town San Diego

    #2 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
    Old Town San Diego

    Tags: Architecture , Neighborhoods , Old Town

    Address: San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Old Town of San Diego is very popular. Locals love to visit it regularly and tourists also enjoy its old-worldly charm. The old buildings and the mix of architecture are certainly quite interestin...Read more

  3. Las Americas Premium Outlets

    #3 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
    Las Americas Premium Outlets

    Tags: Mall, Shopping Center, Sculpture

    Address: 4211 Camino De La Plaza, San Diego, CA 92173

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Bargain hunters and shopholics will love the  560,000 square feet or retail space here. There are about 125 stores altogether, including factory outlets for New Balance, Nike, Banana Republic, An...Read more

  4. Mission Basilica San Diego De Alcala

    #4 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
    Mission Basilica San Diego De Alcala

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: 10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108, United States

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    This Franciscan Mission, founded in 1754, is said to have been the first in California. It is also said to be the site of the first burial in San Diego. The Church youl see here today is the 3rd churc...Read more

  5. University Of California

    #5 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
    University Of California

    Tags: Art Gallery, Aquarium, Educational Site, Tour

    Address: 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093, United States

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Even if you're not a student looking to join there is a lot to see in their beautiful and prestigious college campus. The strange architectural meld of the main buildings, leading to a title as one of...Read more

  6. Timken Museum Of Art

    #6 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
    Timken Museum Of Art

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum

    Address: 1500 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    This small fine arts museum is thought to be one of the finest in the world. It's collections include masterworks from European, American and Russian painters. The museum also has the only publicly di...Read more

  7. Westfield Horton Plaza

    #7 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
    Westfield Horton Plaza

    Tags: Entertainment, Theatre, Mall, Shopping Center

    Address: 324 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    This is a five story outdoor shopping mall with some rather bizarre architecture and layout. The colors of the various levels don't match either, there are random long ramps, and the kookiest corners....Read more

  8. San Diego Public Library Central Library

    #8 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
    San Diego Public Library Central Library

    Tags: Library

    Address: 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

    Timings: 09:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This gigantic modernist building with postmodernism touches, completed in 2013, is a delight to everyone. Photographers cannot get enough of it. Booklovers fairly swoon at spotting all the cute little...Read more

  9. Mcrd Museum Historical Society

    #9 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
    Mcrd Museum Historical Society

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Architecture , Exhibition

    Address: 1600 Hochmuth Ave, San Diego, CA 92140

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

    Focusing on the history of the Marine Corp in the 20th and 21st centuries the museum has several related galleries and exhibits, covering conflicts such as Desert Storm and Vietnam War. The building's...Read more

  10. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

    #10 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: 2540 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This church in Old Town San Diego has been in operation since 1917. It's notable for having one of the two bells of the San Diego Mission. The sermons are as pretty as the church building. Note the lo...Read more

  11. La Casa De Estudillo

    #11 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
    La Casa De Estudillo

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Architecture

    Address: 4000 Mason St, San Diego, CA 92110

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This historic adobe house was built in 1827, and is one of the oldest examples of Spanish architecture in the state. It has served many roles. Built as a residence for José María Estudil...Read more

  12. Our Lady Of The Rosary Church

    #12 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
    Our Lady Of The Rosary Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Statue, Specialty Shop

    Address: 1629 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101

    Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This 1925 church in Little Italy is known for its lovely religious murals. They were painted by an Italian who came over from Europe specifically to paint them. It is a pretty little building, not at ...Read more

  13. Mt. Soledad Cross

    #13 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
    Mt. Soledad Cross

    Tags: Religious Site, Memorial

    Address: 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive South, La Jolla, CA 92037

    Timings: 07:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    A giant cross stands as the Soledad Cross in remembrance of the War Veterans of the USA. The memorial consists of veteran plaques which honour each person who has participated in the war on behalf of ...Read more

  14. Heritage Park Victorian Village

    #14 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
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    Tags: Village, Architecture , Picnic Spot, Neighborhoods

    Address: County parks office:, 2455 Heritage Park Row, San Diego, CA (Old Town)

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

    Old Town and Heritage Park Victorian Village is an impressive area that includes six squares. The old timey-charm of the place has been well-preserved over time for the tourists. The Victorian buildin...Read more

  15. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

    #15 of 21 Art and Cultural Attractions in San Diego
    Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

    Tags: Park, Neighborhoods , Old Town

    Address: 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110

    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. Located next to what was the first European settle...Read more

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