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Discover the best things to do in San Diego. Whether you’ve got hours or days to explore the city, you’ll find Instagrammable moments, family-friendly fun, movie memories, and historic landmarks minutes from our downtown San Diego hotel.

Choose a Signature Experience curated for any style of traveler

Petco Park

The Sports Enthusiast

Aerial view of ocean with building in the background

The Dog Lover

Summer by the Bay

The Movie Buff

Ariel Night Shot

The History Maker

Family Dining

The Young Voyager

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The Foodie

Mason Jar Cocktails

The Distilled Spirit

A Couple Enjoying a Drink and Food at Hudson and Nash Restaurant

The Instagrammer

Discover San Diego's must-see attractions

Balboa Park's Casa de Balboa Building in San Diego, California

Balboa Park

This 1,200-acre urban park has something for everyone: gardens, trails, performing arts venues, and world-class museums and attractions including the San Diego Zoo. Developed in 1915, Balboa Park is listed as a National Historic Landmark and one of the Great Places in America.

Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter

Sixteen blocks of Victorian buildings house chic boutiques, art galleries, and theaters in the historic heart of San Diego. Stroll down 5th Avenue and have a fabulous dinner in one of the Gaslamp Quarter’s many restaurants and bars.

Torrey Pines Golf Links (North Course), San Diego, California, USA

Torrey Pines

Make way to La Jolla for a round on the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course, a 36-hole municipal public golf facility and host of the 2021 U.S. Open. Enjoy the incredible Pacific Ocean views as you play the same holes as some of your favorite golfers.

Woman carrying a surfboard on beach with the sun coming up

Ocean Beach

A quintessential 1970s beach town, the eclectic Ocean Beach inspired the movie Almost Famous – and features in the opening credits! Ocean Beach is still a popular spot for surfing, relaxing, and shopping on Newport Avenue. Bring your dog for some off-leash activity at Ocean Beach’s Dog Beach, San Diego’s original dog beach and one of the first in the U.S.

View from Coronado Island

Coronado Island

Just across the bridge, find sparkling beaches, quirky shops, and an oceanfront dining scene that lures visitors from around the world to charming Coronado Island. Since its opening in 1888, our sister hotel Hotel del Coronado has hosted presidents, celebrities, and royalty within its iconic wooden walls.

Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, Belmont Park, San Diego

Belmont Park

Ride the historic Giant Dipper rollercoaster at Belmont Park, San Diego’s beachfront amusement park. Located in Mission Bay, Belmont Park’s carnival rides and California vibes make a picture-perfect family outing or afternoon date.

North Promenade of Liberty Station (former Naval Training Center); San Diego, California

Liberty Station

After a long history as the home of San Diego’s Naval Training Center, Liberty Station found a new purpose in 2000 as a multi-use center for dining, retail, arts, and culture. Shop for local crafts and sample Liberty Public Market’s foodie fare. If you’re traveling with a pet, Liberty Station’s grassy areas and dog-friendly restaurants and events are perfect for a puppy playdate.

Petco Park

Petco Park

Enjoy amazing views of downtown and nine innings of summertime fun at PETCO Park, home of Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres. Bring your appetite on game day: many of San Diego’s favorite local eats and brews are available in the ballpark.

A statue of the explorer Cabrillo looks on toward San Diego

Cabrillo National Monument

One of the many San Diego sites featured in the movie Top Gun, Cabrillo National Monument commemorates the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay in 1542. The monument is home to the old Point Loma Lighthouse and offers great views of San Diego’s submarine and aviation hubs.

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