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Top 16 things to see and do in San Diego

  • 7.3 /10
    Located just a mile outside SeaWorld San Diego is Belmont Park, one of the most popular destinations for locals and tourists in the city especially during the summer months. Belmont Park is situated right at the heart of Mission Beach, and was first opened to the public during the Roaring 20's. Today, the park has been visited by millions of locals and tourists coming from all over the world, making it a definite must-visit place if you are planning a trip to the city of San Diego.

    Although there have been many new additions to the attractions that are offered to its visitors, some of these attractions date back to the time that Belmont Park first opened ...

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  • 7.3 /10
    Originally known simply as the City Park when it opened its doors at the turn of the century, Balboa Park became known as such as a result of a naming contest held in 1910. The winner, Mrs. Harriet Philips, named the park after Vasco Nunez de Balboa, the first explorer to view the Pacific Ocean. Just like the explorer, Balboa Park offers a spectacular view to locals and tourists visiting the city of San Diego, California, of the Pacific Ocean.

    Today, Balboa Park is the largest urban national park in the entire United States. Recognized as a landscape of art and culture, Balboa Park is a favorite destination particularly for tourists who would like to immerse themselves into the culture of a particular city or country ...

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  • 7.3 /10
    Located in Balboa Park on the northern downtown district of San Diego, California, the San Diego Zoo is one of the oldest existing zoos in the entire state of California. Opened to the public back in October 1916, the San Diego Zoo was established for the sole purpose to provide a haven to ensure the conservation and protection of various species of wildlife within a setting that is both enjoyable to visitors as well as educational.

    Today, the zoo is home to over 800 different species and subspecies of wildlife with over 4,000 animals from these species and subspecies that are rare and endangered. On top of this, the zoo also prides itself for its lush botanical collection which contains more than 70,000 different kinds of exotic plants ...

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  • One of the most popular destinations for locals and tourists in the city of San Diego, California is Sea World in San Diego. While there are a number of Sea World parks that are now scattered across the United States, Sea World San Diego is the first one to be constructed and opened to the public. Located along the shore of Mission Bay in San Diego, Sea World was founded in 1964 by four graduates from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Today, Sea World, San Diego is owned and operated by Busch Entertainment Corporation.

    Each year, Sea World San Diego plays host to more than 400,000 visitors ...

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  • 6.8 /10
    If Los Angeles has its Venice Beach, San Diego has Mission Beach. Mission Beach is a seaside community located on the western side of the mid-coastal region of the city of San Diego, California. It is bordered by the Pacific Beach in the north, Mission Bay in the east, the San Diego River and Ocean Beach in the south and the Pacific Ocean in the west.

    Mission Beach is also at the heart of a wide stretch of beach, popularly known as the Strand and is the most popular beach area in the entire San Diego District. In fact, it is one of the most popular destinations particularly during the summer months ...

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  • * Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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