Balboa Park is the nation's largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction.
Explore where the wonders of the ocean come alive! The mission of Birch Aquarium is to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps Institution of Oceanography research, and to promote ocean conservation.
―The Happiest Place on Earth‖ is an enchanted kingdom of fantasy and imagination filled with classic family-friendly attractions and entertainment dining and shopping.
Built for real family fun with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions.
Mission Beach is the center of a continuous stretch of beach known as The Strand, which extends over two miles, beginning at the Mission Bay channel entrance and ending at the 36
north end of Pacific Beach. The Strand is the most popular beach area in the City of San Diego and draws large crowds in summer.
San Diego Zoo
The 100-acre ―World Famous‖ San Diego Zoo is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. It is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.
Whether whiling away a whole day or just stepping out for an hour, Seaport Village’s 50-plus diverse shops, 17 unique eateries and outdoor entertainment will more than satisfy.
SeaWorld of San Diego is one of the world’s premiere marine adventure parks with 200 acres of world class shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable animal encounters.
San Diego Safari Park
The Wild Animal Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 400 species. Its renowned botanical collection represents 3,500 species and 1.5 million specimens. Over half of the Park’s 1,800 acres (730 hectares) have been set aside as protected native species habitat. It is located 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of downtown San Diego in the San Pasqual Valley near Escondido, California.