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Popular Attractions in San Diego

If you're a first time visitor to San Diego, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in San Diego.


What are some good attractions in San Diego?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in San Diego.

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado San Diego, CA (619) 239-0512
San Diego Zoo
2920 Zoo Drive San Diego, CA (619) 231-1515
Old Town San Diego
Jackson Street and Mason Street San Diego, CA
Ocean Beach
Narragansett Avenue and Bacon Street San Diego, CA
La Jolla
San Diego , CA
Torrey Pines State Park
San Diego, CA (858) 755-2063
Seaport Village
849 W Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA (619) 235-4014
Point Loma
Cabrillo Memorial Drive and Mc Clelland Road San Diego, CA
USS Midway Museum
910 N Harbor Dr San Diego, CA (619) 544-9600
SeaWorld
500 Sea World Dr San Diego, CA (619) 226-3915
North Park
San Diego, CA
Cabrillo National Monument
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr San Diego, CA (619) 557-5450
Coronado Beach
San Diego, CA (619) 522-7346
Mount Soledad
San Diego, CA
Black's Beach
San Diego, CA (858) 755-2063

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"North Park is the latest in gentrified areas and has dozens of places to eat and shop."  See More

"In California I would recommend the San Diego Zoo, and at least one of the Sequoia tree parks -Yosemite National Park or Sequoia and possibly Monterey Bay Aquarium in addition to Disneyland  Then go to Las Vegas  From there you can do daytrips Boulder Dam and to Grand Canyon National Park or you can just drive to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas."  See More

"Consider starting in Old Town San Diego for early history and then taking the 1-day tour with Old Town Trolley tours."  See More

"South Beach Bar & Grille in Ocean Beach is great too!"  See More

"The beachfront suburb of La Jolla is very nice."  See More

"Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, USS Midway Museum, any harbor tour, San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park"  See More

"Drive out to Point Loma for some spectacular views especially in the evening."  See More

"If you're in town on a Saturday, check out the Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market SeaWorld"  See More

"The Cabrillo National Monument commemorates the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542, the first time that a European expedition arrived at the west coast of the USA."  See More

"There's also La Jolla, Mission Beach, and Coronado Beach."  See More

"Packing a picnic lunch (you can pick up some great sandwiches Cheese Shop) and hiking to the beach at Torrey Pines State Park Watching the sunset at La Jolla Cove or Mount Soledad Dessert 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 Coronado Have brunch in Hillcrest!"  See More

"Hike Goat Trail to Black's Beach, type in glider port to find that."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
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  1. Balboa Park
  2. San Diego Zoo
  3. Old Town San Diego
  4. Ocean Beach
  5. La Jolla
  6. Torrey Pines State Park
  7. Seaport Village
  8. Point Loma
  9. USS Midway Museum
  10. SeaWorld
  11. North Park
  12. Cabrillo National Monument
  13. Coronado Beach
  14. Mount Soledad
  15. Black's Beach
Where can I find out more about San Diego?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from San Diego locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about San Diego.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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