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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San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA
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 interesting to see. The old town has retained a lot of its amazing history through its buildings and its culture. The place has been preserved that way precisel...
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4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 settlement in San Diego, the park is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city. Preserved here are many historical buildings from Old San Dieg...
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1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 for the arts. The open, simple and elegant structure helps make the theatre environment very inviting and lively. With over 15 annual productions in t...
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4211 Camino De La Plaza, San Diego, CA 92173
10:00 am - 09:00 pm
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, Ann Taylor and Brooks Brothers. It's almost guaranteed that you'll find a 20-60% discount on everything. Shoe and jewellery shopping is especially popul...
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10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108, United States
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
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 church on the site. The Pope has designated the church as a minor basilica. Check out the baptismal font. Fourth graders from all around the state frequent...
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9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093, United States
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 the ugliest campuses in the country. Not everyone agrees though, especially the visitors and the students. A quick walking tour should take you throu...
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7474 Charmant Dr, San Diego, CA 92122, United States
08:00 am - 08:30 pm
The Angel Moroni statue looks down from the top of the East Spire of this Majestic temple of the LDS church. The brilliant white stucco building of marble is striking enough in the day, and even more so at night when it is illuminated. It has two main spires and four lessor spires. It was built in 1993, and is the 47th Mormon temple. Note the lovel...
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1770 Village Pl, San Diego, CA 92101
10:30 am - 04:30 pm
Multicolored cobblestones and various flowers welcome you into a street lined with studios and art galleries. Over two hundred local artists work here. The deliberately cute look of the street is not new. The street was built in 1935 to depict an old village in Spain. Art and photographs are displayed on easels under the sun in informal arrangement...
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700 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego as the name suggests is a museum featuring Contemporary Art. It is located in twin locations to accommodate the huge collection that the museum boasts.
La Jolla itself is quite a picturesque place and the museum adds to its beauty. The sculpture garden is a must visit for art-lovers. Since the place is alway...
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Balboa Park, 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92102
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Over half a million people visit this, the region's oldest and largest art museum, every year. Before you enter, check out the incredible ornately carved doorway. Inside, most of the art you will find art European paintings, though there is a healthy distribution of American, Asian and contemporary art too.
They have Buddhist sculpture; Spanish old...
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1500 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
10:00 am - 04:30 pm
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 displayed Rembrandt in the city. One of the museum's highlights is that the paintings, sculptures and tapestries are all kept under natural light. While...
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324 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
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. That said, there are over a hundred stores here, covering well known outlets such as Nordstrom and Macy's and local stores. There are a number of eat...
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330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
09:30 am - 07:00 pm
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 reading corners. Baseball lovers will find the world's second largest collection of baseball memorabilia. And it's also the only public library in th...
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1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
06:00 am - 10:00 pm
This large park surrounds the San Diego County Administration Center. It is really family friendly, with lots of picnicking spots, and sprinkler water art and splash pools where kids can enjoy getting thoroughly soaked. Opened with grand fanfare in 2012, the park is really popular with the locals. The playground is huge. And just check out the terr...
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1600 Hochmuth Ave, San Diego, CA 92140
08:30 am - 04:00 pm
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 architecture is Spanish Colonial Revival. It was built in 1921. The museum was opened in 1987 and has since gradually expanded its collections of historical artefacts. Check out the gift shop.