3 mentions in Fun for a family with small children (NOT Disneyland!)
Michele S. said, "...So many great places! Mission Beach, Balboa Park, or even the staple San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. I love Del Mar for a great classy beach town visit. There are some great museums and Old Town is a must for kids!..." See More
Belinda H. said, "...cute shops, musicians, and artists. The only money you spend is the money you choose to spend on money or items. Balboa Park is also a good shout. Lots of great gardens and museums you can see. Some days the museums even..." See More
Dana M. said, "...Spend a day or two in Balboa Park! It is full of museums and great outdoor space. As for places to eat in the Pacific Beach area, check out The Mission, The Patio on Lamont Street, The Swell Cafe, Hoboken Pizza..." See More
Denise D. said, "...Little Italyfor dinner. Then head to the Gaslamp Quarter for nightlife. On one day you can visit the San Diego Zooand Balboa Park. El Prado is a go lunch spot in the park and there are many museums...." See More
Kelli B. said, "...Chip Rock and Torrey Pines Rd trails in La Jolla are great hikes if you are also in to that. Also Balboa Park is a great area with cool museums and near the zoo! Hope this helps have an awesome time!..." See More
Cynthia I. said, "...San Diego Zoo SeaWorld San Diego Zoo Safari Park Balboa Park, museums, The Prado at Balboa Park for happy hour in park Mission Beach - Belmont Park, bike on Boardwalk, big, active beach La Jolla - cove, shopping, restaurants Gaslamp Quarter..." See More
2 mentions in Things to do in San Diego for our Hooneymoon?
Clancy C. said, "...Congrats! San Diego is filled with romance and is the perfect place for a honeymoon. Definitely spend an afternoon in Balboa Park- it's very romantic! Many gardens, Spreckles Organ, the OId Globe, many museums. Plan for happy hour sangria (or a..." See More
Cherie Y. said, "...sunset at La Jolla Cove or Mount SoledadDessert at Extraordinary Desserts (two locations, but I like the Hillcrest location better)Strolling around Balboa Park Grabbing some amazing BBQ to go at Phil's BBQ and taking it over to the beach behind Hotel Del..." See More
2 mentions in Is a City Tour in San Diego a must?
Michael S. said, "...San Elijo Lagoon, Torrey Pines State Park, Imperial Beach/Border Fields Park. My recommendation is if you want to see downtown and Balboa Park, use GoCars tours. It's a blast!..." See More
Deborah B. said, "...lot to choose from but if you don't know it well, you might miss some of the highlights. My suggestions: Coronado, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, La Jolla, Del Mar and Torrey Pines...." See More
2 mentions in Top kid-friendly attractions in San Diego?
Mark B. said, "...Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido. Don’t go if it is a hot day. Train/merry go round by Zoo on Saturdays Balboa Park- the Science Museum is great for kids, we also like the Natural History museum Japanese Friendship garden at..." See More
Becky O. said, "...you can see them grazing and relaxing in open fields. Also, the San Diego Zoo sits in a larger park called Balboa Park, San Diego's "Central Park." There is an awesome Space Museum and Kids museums and workshops, as well as..." See More
Gary A. said, "...shops and restaurants. If you have a little more time and want to get a taxi or Uber, go east to Balboa Park, about 3 miles from the waterfront. There are plenty of things to do there. Many of the museums..." See More
2 mentions in What are the best places to visit in San Diego?
Megan N. said, "...drink at the beachside Coronado Beach Resort , and lunch or dinner in Little Italy. Plus you get to see beautiful Balboa Park. The tour starts and ends in Old Town so be sure to save room for some chips and..." See More
Conor H. said, "...know much about the music scene in San Diego but for the nature lover I would recommend taking a walk in Balboa Park, visiting the tide pools at Cabrillo National Monument and if you have the time, taking a trip to..." See More
2 mentions in Fun things to do?
Heather H. said, "...to an extinct volcano that's pretty cool. It's called the Calavera Nature Preserve. If it's museums you're looking for, head to Balboa Park in San Diego where there are museums for everything from art to aerospace, Japanese gardens, etc. Plus Balboa Park..." See More
Roberta C. said, "...Take the train downtown to walk around The Wharf, visit Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter. Seaport Village Take 1-2 Hr harbor cruise, $5 boat to Coronado Island, Hotel Del CoronadoHotel Del Coronado, see a Padres game. Check out groupon or living social..." See More
2 mentions in Free things to do in San Diego?
John S. said, "...each. Here are some free and less expensive ideas I did for another post: Historic sights and Museums to see: 1. Balboa Park is a 1200 acre jewel adjacent to downtown. It contains more than a dozen museums, including the The San..." See More
Tom T. said, "...a stroll, a run or just to sit on the water. I love to come here to watch people fly kites. Balboa Park is a place not to be missed. It's one of my favorite places in SD. It’s not really just..." See More
2 mentions in What are the best hidden gems in San Diego?
Joan M. said, "...In Balboa Park, there is an artists colony between the San Diego Natural History Museum and the San Diego Zoo - also Point Loma has beautiful views and is the smallest national park in the USA. Wine country in Temecula is..." See More
2 mentions in 3.5 day family trip - ideas for itinerary?
Brenna N. said, "...Diego Zoowill probably take at least half a day and you can easily spend the other half of the day in Balboa Park (The park that the Zoo is in). As for which beach, I'm partial to Coronado Beach because it's beautiful..." See More
John S. said, "...boogie boards. The San Diego Zoo can easily take most of a day if your son is up to it, and Balboa Park has some nice things close by to see. Downtown San Diego has the USS Midway Museum, which I think..." See More
2 mentions in Where are the most beautiful places in San Diego?
Joan M. said, "...national park with $5/car admission but beautiful sea views and history. Easily combined with Coronado and Harbor Excursion as previously mentioned. Balboa Park is a must see...." See More
April L. said, "... Balboa Park, Torrey Pines State Park, top of Cowles Mountain and Iron Mountain Trail Head, Cabrillo National Monument, Centennial Park, Sunset Cliffs Some of the prettiest spots in SD!..." See More
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