San Diego Museum of Art
Southern California's oldest and largest art museum, the San Diego Museum of Art presents a diverse cultural experience. Located beautiful Balboa Park, the Museum's renowned permanent collection of fine art includes Spanish and Italian old masters, such as El Greco, 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculpture, Asian paintings, and growing collections of contemporary and Latin American art. In With its beautiful Spanish influenced façade, the museum features exciting exhibitions from around the world, and year-round cultural events. Visitwww.sdmart.org/
Nestled between the San Diego River and the hills of Point Loma, Ocean Beach is a charming beach community in San Diego. Ocean Beach is the perfect place to swim, surf and soak up the sunshine. Relax on the deep golden sands, stroll along the boardwalk, fish off the pier, and surf the awesome waves. The Ocean Beach Pier is a popular fishing destination and one of the few places you can fish without a California fishing license. Surfers love the waves created by the jetties, and Dog Beach at the north end is a sandy stretch of heaven where dogs can play off their leash and run free.
Adjacent to Embarcadero Park, Seaport Village is a waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment destination on San Diego Bay. Seaport Village features 50 fashionable shops and boutiques with jewelry, apparel, gifts, and books, as well as art galleries, waterfront restaurants, and coffee houses. Enjoy live music and outdoor entertainment, street performers and artists in a beautiful harbor setting. Kids love the hand-carved antique carousel built in 1895.
Old Town San Diego
Experience history and entertainment in beautiful Old Town San Diego - the "birthplace" of California. Site of the first Spanish settlement on the West Coast, Old Town San Diego features wonderful restaurants, art galleries, 150 shops, museums, historic sites, theaters and three historic parks. Explore attractions including the Old Town Theater, Old Town Saturday Market, Presidio Park, Junípero Serra Museum, Heritage Park, Mormon Battalion Visitors Center, and the Sheriffs Museum. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park commemorates the early days of San Diego with historic buildings from 1820 to 1870. Ride the Old Town Trolley Tour and experience early Americana with Spanish flavor. Visitwww.oldtownsandiego.org.
Valley View Casino Center (Sports Arena)
San Diego's premier venue for live entertainment and events, the Valley View Casino Center presents an exciting calendar of concerts, family shows, and sporting events. For more than 40 years, the Valley View Casino Center has provided Southern California with blockbuster events - from the Ali vs. Norton World Heavyweight Title fight in 1973 to legendary concerts by the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Elton John. Kobey's Swap Meet at the Valley View Casino Center is San Diego's largest outdoor market, drawing 30,000 shoppers every week. Visitwww.valleyviewcasinocenter.com.
Explore the wonders of the ocean at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, the largest oceanographic exhibit in the country. Located at the UC San Diego in La Jolla overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Birch Aquarium features more than 60 habitats of Pacific marine life, 30 tanks filled with colorful saltwater fish and a 70,000-gallon tank that simulates the La Jolla kelp forest. Discover stunning coral reefs, sharks, seahorses, jellyfish, and outdoor living tide pools. Explore the sea-themed gallery and interactive exhibits and take the simulated submarine ride. Visitwww.aquarium.ucsd.edu.
Home of the San Diego Padres, PETCO Park is spectacular sports and entertainment venue combining the best sight lines in baseball with breathtaking views of San Diego. Architecturally magnificent and innovative in design, PETCO Park celebrates the spirit of Southern California and the timeless traditions of baseball. Catch a San Diego Padres baseball game or enjoy year-round concerts and events. Visithttp://sandiego.padres.mlb.com/sd/ballpark/index.jsp.
Enjoy the sounds of the waves crashing on the cliffs and explore tidepools at Point Loma. Visit the Cabrillo National Monument and take in spectacular views of the ocean. Go on seasonal whale-watching excursions or check out Sunset Cliff Park. Visit Liberty Station and admire the historic architecture of the place, explore the many stores and restaurants, or participate in community events.
Enjoy spectacular views of San Diego's skyline from Harbor Island. Take a stroll or jog on the shoreline path and participate in the many exciting events happening at the waterfront. Take your dogs on a leash for a walk, enjoy cozy family picnics on the picnic tables, or just sit in the shade of one of the many trees, reading a book and taking in the scenes around you.
Explore the hidden gems of Shelter Island. Take the art walking tour, visit the Point Loma Marine Park, walk along the Shelter Island Shoreland Park, enjoy a world-class concert under the stars, or a beach lunch with your loved ones. You can also just sit in front of the firepit and unwind, or head out to the deep sea from the Shelter Island Boat Launch.