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Things to do in San Diego

Zoo
San Diego Zoo , San Diego
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Providing a home for 3,700 of some of the world's rarest animals, San Diego Zoo features pandas, gorillas, antelopes, orangutans, koalas, and
Tickets from $62
USS Midway Museum , San Diego
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An active naval aircraft carrier for nearly 50 years, USS Midway Museum now displays 29 restored planes and 60 interactive exhibits. You can
Tickets from $26
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Disneyland Park , Anaheim
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The "happiest place on earth," Disneyland Park consists of eight themed "lands" and a number of backstage areas. As you explore the 34 hectar
Tours from $255
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Duration: 2 to 5 hours
Experience life at sea without leaving port by visiting the USS Midway Museum, San Diego's number 1 rated visitor attraction. A visit to this historic naval aircraft carrier museum is an essential experience for people of all ages. Hangar Deck and Flight Deck tour routes will showcase Midway’s exclusive collection of more than 30 restored Navy aircraft and the incredible views of San Diego Bay.
Book on Viator from $26
Playground
Balboa Park , San Diego
4.8
An urban park, Balboa Park is home to 490 hectares (1,200 acres) of landscaped gardens, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, recreational spaces,
Tours from $21
State Park
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The 809 hectares (2,000 acres) of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve make up one of the wildest stretches of land on the southern Californian
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San Diego

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Tourists flock to the coastal city to make the most of its sunny beaches, but things to do in San Diego include many more versatile activities. Gaslamp Quarter, the city's historic center, offers entertainment for visitors of all ages with its sidewalk cafes, restaurants, and shops housed in Victorian-era buildings. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy landscaped gardens and recreational spaces of Balboa Park, home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo. To add a bit of history to your vacation while still staying outside, visit the open-air Maritime Museum of San Diego and see one of the largest collections of historical sea vessels in the US.

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Where to stay in San Diego

Offering accommodations at a wide range of price levels, San Diego is one of the easiest cities to stay in, regardless of whether you're simply passing through or hanging around for a long vacation. If you don't mind splurging, book your stay at a luxury downtown hotel or a lavish bayside resort. You can also rent a spacious private cottage within walking distance of the city's popular beaches. For a more affordable alternative, try a family-friendly hostel or quaint inn in a quiet residential area.
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