Things to Do
Getting Around San Diego
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Welcome to San Diego, where blue skies keep watch over 70 miles of majestic coastline. San Diego is home to many of Southern California’s top attractions, with plenty of options for adventure-seeking, fun-loving explorers. Spend a day relaxing in one of the many beach communities or hiking in the east San Diego County mountains. Explore the urban neighborhoods of San Diego’s downtown, from the iconic Gaslamp District
to the eclectic community of Hillcrest
. Visit the quaint and charming island town of Coronado
or the picturesque village of La Jolla
. San Diego’s regions are so unique and diverse; there are plenty of options to discover something new each time you visit.
San Diego's arts and culture
and culinary arts are booming. The hottest, new culinary arts talents prepare award-winning meals throughout the region's 6,400 eating establishments. Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the U.S., is home to 15 museums, numerous art galleries, beautiful gardens, the Tony Award-winning The Globe Theatres and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Downtown San Diego
Downtown San Diego is a dynamic urban center with trendy new restaurants and retail shops, composed of eight distinct neighborhoods, including the historic Gaslamp Quarter
, colorful Little Italy
and the up-and-coming East Village, each with a distinct personality and allure. The historic Gaslamp Quarter is home to more than 100 of the city's finest restaurants and 100 retail shops. When the sun sets, the area's nightlife sizzles, attracting thousands of diners, theatergoers and nightclub patrons.
Mission Bay and Beaches
The cool breezes, tranquil waters and soft sand beaches of Mission Bay
attract aquatic recreational enthusiasts all year-long. Pick from a variety of activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, wind surfing, sailing, kite surfing and sport fishing.
Big Bay Shuttle
Hop on board the Big Bay Shuttle
for a quick tour of the Embarcadero or use the shuttle daily to get from point A to point B along San Diego's Embarcadero! Not only a great way to get around between hotels and attractions along San Diego's Embarcadero, the Big Bay Shuttle is also a great way to tour the bay and see the sights along the way.
San Diego has so much to offer, consider extending your stay to experience it all. Be sure to visit Discover San Diego
and explore the many Things To Do
in San Diego.
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