Experience the zoo, seaside, and beaches in San Diego!

Seaside views, a must-see zoo, and top sights from Petco Park to Seaport Village—discover San Diego, a historic destination also famous for its port.

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Beaches, Zoo and Museums

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Where to stay in San Diego

Downtown San Diego
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Downtown San Diego

Ports, Zoo, Walking

Port of San Diego and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal are a few top attractions in Downtown San Diego. Hop around the city on the metro at America Plaza Trolley Station or County Center - Little Italy Station and check out the area's fantastic nightlife, fascinating museums, and beautiful waterfront views.

Gaslamp Quarter
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Gaslamp Quarter

Walking, Shopping, Bars

San Diego’s historic heart has shed its seedy past to emerge as one of the city’s premier dining, shopping and entertainment hubs.

Pacific Beach
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Pacific Beach

Beaches, Sea, Surfing

Relax in beachside cafés in the morning, surf clean breaks in the afternoon and dance with a youthful club crowd at night at this coastal San Diego strip.

Old Town
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Old Town

Historical Buildings, Festivals, Museums

The abundant dining options and seaside views are just a few top-rate features of the neighborhood. Make a stop by Old Town San Diego State Park or Old Town Trolley Tours while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Old Town Transit Center Station to get around town.

Point Loma
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Point Loma

Sea, Beaches, Ports

Known for its stunning beaches and island views, there's plenty to explore in Point Loma. Check out top attractions like Harbor Island and Marine Corps Recruit Depot, and jump on the metro at Washington Street Station or Middletown Station to see more of the city.

Marina District
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Marina District

Skyscrapers, Ports, Walking

Known for its fantastic nightlife and captivating waterfront views, there's plenty to explore in Marina District. Check out top attractions like Seaport Village and New Children's Museum, and jump on the metro at Convention Center Station or Seaport Village Station to see more of the city.

Top Hotels in San Diego

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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The Dana on Mission Bay
3.5 out of 5
1710 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA
$129/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.1/5Very Good! (8,477 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mission Bay Park, Mission Bay, and Belmont Park. SeaWorld and Ocean Beach Park are also within 2 mi ...

4.1/5Very Good! (8,477 reviews)

"Pretty on the marina, shuttle to SeaWorld, yummy restaurant, live music."…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019

The Dana on Mission Bay
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The Sofia Hotel
3.5 out of 5
150 W Broadway, San Diego, CA
$119/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.2/5Excellent! (9,348 reviews)

Located in Downtown San Diego, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of San Diego Bay and Westfield Horton Plaza. Port of San Diego and B Street Cruise ...

4.2/5Excellent! (9,348 reviews)

"Overall nice place. Good location being right downtown. Dining in hotel only open till 9 which was disappointing. On top of that, parking was $38 a night which I feel is EXTREMELY high"…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

The Sofia Hotel
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Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
3 out of 5
3737 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA
$76/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
3/5 (4,691 reviews)

Located in Point Loma, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Old Town San Diego State Park, Mission Bay, and Ocean Beach Park. Hotel Circle and SeaWorld are also ...

3/5 (4,691 reviews)

"For a 10$ breakfast I would rather go to an actual Denny’s"…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld

Popular things to do in San Diego

SeaWorld
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SeaWorld

Animal interaction, entertaining rides and informative exhibits are all on offer at this family favorite destination. 

San Diego Zoo
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San Diego Zoo

See nature up-close and personal at one of the country’s largest and most educational zoos.

Balboa Park
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Balboa Park

Culture and nature converge in this diverse park located in the heart of the city.

Mission Beach
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Mission Beach

A favorite vacation spot for 100 years, this seaside village combines old-fashioned charm with modern amenities.

USS Midway Museum
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USS Midway Museum

Experience the thrills and hardships of Navy life at this waterfront museum which has become a San Diego landmark.

Old Town San Diego State Park
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Old Town San Diego State Park

Travel back to 1872 at this historic park, which features preserved buildings and recreations of San Diego life in the 19th century.

Top activities in San Diego

San Diego Zoo
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San Diego Zoo

$56

Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom at the 100-acre (40-ha) San Diego Zoo, home to more than 4,000 animals across 800 rare and exotic species. Spend quality time with koalas, New Zealand kiwis, endangered sun bears, and Galápagos tortoises—the zoo’s oldest residents.

SeaWorld San Diego
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SeaWorld San Diego

$93

Uncover aquatic adventures at SeaWorld® San Diego, where thrilling rides and spectacular live animal shows are sure to entertain visitors young and old. Take a high-speed roller coaster ride on Manta®, watch whales leap out of the water at the One Ocean® show, and get up-close to marine creatures at Explorer's Reef and Shark Encounter.

LEGOLAND® California Resort
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LEGOLAND® California Resort

$90

AWESOME AWAITS at LEGOLAND® California Resort, where families can have a hands-on, interactive experiences to make memories that last a lifetime! The Resort features more than 60 rides, shows and attractions! Join the crew on the new LEGO® CITY: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride where you will discover real sea creatures and LEGO treasures.

USS Midway Museum with Skip-the-Line Entry
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USS Midway Museum with Skip-the-Line Entry

$19

Climb aboard the USS Midway, known for serving in both Operation Frequent Wind in 1975 and Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Skip the lines with express entry and take the time to explore all the main areas of this famed aircraft carrier, including access to 29 carefully restored aircraft on the flight deck.

San Diego Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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San Diego Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

$42

With this hop-on hop-off trolley tour, you can explore parks, the waterfront, and interesting neighborhoods at your leisure. Turn back the pages of history and learn how San Diego became the birthplace of California as you listen to an entertaining conductor share historical facts and amusing anecdotes.

11th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival
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11th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival

$80

The San Diego Spirits Festival promises to open your eyes to new and unique cocktails, introduce you to great liquor purveyors, talented mixologist, great chefs so you can savor delicious restaurant offerings to soak up all your favorite libations! AND treat you with some tantalizing live entertainment.

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