San Diego Places

TripWhat's travel guide to America's Finest City; our list of the best things to see, including Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD, San Diego Natural History Museum and Museum Of Photographic Arts.
  • The best place in San Diego: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD

    Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD

    1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd
    11AM-6PM Sa-Tu, 11AM-9PM Th-F. Located in One America Plaza, San Diego's tallest building, this museum holds a part of the museum's collection over 4,000 works. $10 adults, $5 seniors/military, 25 and under free (free admission the third Tuesday of the month).
    Columbia food nearby
  • San Diego Natural History Museum

    San Diego Natural History Museum

    1788 El Prado
    M-F 10AM-5PM, Sa-Su 9AM-5PM. Like any natural history museum, this one has a lot of big dinosaur skeletons. Exhibits on the local ecology and geology are also prevalent throughout the museum, as well as a massive Foucault pendulum in the entrance hall. There are also many changing exhibitions and a giant-screen theater. $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 teens/students/military, $4 children, free for children 2 and under.
    Balboa Park eat nearby
  • Museum Of Photographic Arts

    Museum Of Photographic Arts

    1649 El Prado
    Tu-Su 10AM–5PM (open Thursdays until 9PM). Dedicated to the art and history of photographic arts, with works from famous photographers such as Ansel Adams. The museum also holds changing exhibitions and a theater that plays art and cult films. $6 adults, $4 students/seniors/military, free for children under 12 (theater admission separate).
    Balboa Park restaurants nearby
  • Museum of Man

    Museum of Man

    1350 El PradoBalboa Park
    Located beneath the majestic California Tower near the Cabrillo Bridge, the Museum of Man is an institution devoted entirely to anthropology. The museum's permanent collection includes exhibits on the Mayan, ancient Egypt, the Kumeyaay Indians of San Diego County, Human Evolution, and the Human Life Cycle, with some incredible displays such as mummies, ancient artifacts from prehistoric cultures, and replicas of ancient monuments. $8 adults, $6 seniors/students/military, $4 children, free for children under 6.
    Balboa Park food nearby
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego

    Maritime Museum of San Diego

    1492 N Harbor Dr
    Daily 9AM-8PM (open until 9PM in the summer). Home to a number of historic sea vessels, including the Star of India, the world's oldest active sailing ship, the Berkeley, an 1898 steam ferryboat, the Californian, a replica sailing ship, the Medea, a 1904 steam yacht, the HMS Surprise, another replica sailing ship, and a B-39 Soviet Attack Submarine. $12 adults, $9 seniors/military, $8 youth, free for children 5 and under (packages which include sailing excursions are available).
    Little Italy eat nearby
  • Live and Play in Ellijay, Georgia

    Live and Play in Ellijay, Georgia

    We power the world’s activities and connect people with the things they love, want, and need to do.
    Carmel Valley restaurants nearby
  • San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum

    San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum

    2131 Pan American PlzBalboa Park
    This massive museum covers all sport-related things in the city, with large exhibits on the history of baseball and football in San Diego and special exhibits for the local athletic heroes. $8 adults, $6 seniors/military/students, $4 ages 7-17, free for ages six and under.
    Balboa Park food nearby
  • See the Major League Baseball Padres play at the brand new PETCO Park. The stadium, modeled after other "retro" ballparks, has many unique elements, such as the Western Metal Supply Co. building (a historic warehouse) which is incorporated into the left-field seats. Price range for seats varies widely, from $5 for a spot on the grassy lawn beyond the outfield wall (the "Park at the Park") to nearly $50 for a seat behind home plate. $5-$60.
    East Village eat nearby
  • Del Mar Race Track

    Del Mar Race Track

    Thoroughbred horse racing venue with season running in July and August. Located at the Via De La Valle exit off the I-5. Other events during off season.
    restaurants nearby
  • San Diego County Fair

    San Diego County Fair

    San Diego Fair running from June to July. Other events in off season.
    food nearby
  • North County Fair

    North County Fair

  • Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-9:00pm, Sunday, 11:00am-7:00pm
    Mission Bay
  • Timken Museum of Art

    Timken Museum of Art

    1500 El Prado
    Tu-Sa 10AM-4:30PM, Su 1:30PM-4:30PM. A small art museum with collections of lesser-known pieces from famous European old masters, American, and Russian painters. Free.
    Balboa Park food nearby
  • Qualcomm Stadium

    Qualcomm Stadium

    9449 Friars Rd
    Home to the NFL San Diego Chargers [12] and the college SDSU Aztecs [13] football teams. Chargers tickets $54-$92.
    Mission Bay eat nearby
  • Casa de Estudillo

    Casa de Estudillo

    4001 Mason St.
    A beautiful historic adobe house that has been lovingly restored to its original appearance.
    Midtown District restaurants nearby
  • San Diego Automotive Museum

    San Diego Automotive Museum

    2080 Pan American Plz
    This splendid museum showcases some of the finest, rarest, and most famous cars in the world. $8 adults, $6 seniors/military, $5 student, $4 children, free for children under 6.
    Balboa Park food nearby
  • Qualcomm Stadium Trolley Station

    Qualcomm Stadium Trolley Station

    9449 Friars Rd
    Home to the NFL San Diego Chargers [12] and the college SDSU Aztecs [13] football teams. Chargers tickets $54-$92.
    Mission Bay eat nearby
  • The San Diego Museum of Art

    The San Diego Museum of Art

    Balboa Park1450 El Prado
    Tu-Su 10AM-6PM (open until 9PM on Thursdays). The largest art museum in the region, with European, contemporary, and Latin American art, 19th and 20th century American art, and an Asian collection. There are also changing exhibitions, featuring show major art shows. $10 adults, $8 seniors/military, $7 students, $4 children, free for children 5 and under.
    Balboa Park restaurants nearby
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum

    San Diego Model Railroad Museum

    1649 El Prado
    Tu-F 11AM-4PM, Sa Su 11AM-5PM. If you have kids or know a train buff, a visit to this fantastic museum should be high on your list. Just like the name suggests, this institution is dedicated to model railroading, with some of the largest model railroad layouts in the world. There are also some interactive exhibits and displays on the history of railroads in San Diego. $6 adults, $5 seniors (65+), $3 students, $2.50 military, free for ages under 15.
    Balboa Park food nearby
  • San Diego Art Institute

    San Diego Art Institute

    1439 El Prado
    Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM, Su Noon-4PM. A large gallery with changing exhibitions of San Diego artists. $3 adults $2 seniors/military/students, free for children 12 and under.
    Balboa Park eat nearby
  • Rock Bottom Brewery

    Rock Bottom Brewery

    Milwaukee RiverWalk, 740 N Plankinton Ave. Save it for another town!
    East Village restaurants nearby
  • Whaley House Museum

    Whaley House Museum

    2476 San Diego Ave
    Winter: M-Tu 10AM-5PM, Th-Su 10AM-10PM. Summer: Daily 10AM-10PM. The oldest brick building and most famous haunted house in San Diego. Built in 1856, the north room of the museum served as the County Courthouse in 1869. The structure includes period furnishings and other antique displays. Come during the Halloween season for special night tours. Daytime admission $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children, free for children 2 and under. Nighttime admission $10 adults, $5 children, free for children 2 and under.
    Midtown District food nearby
  • Centro Cultural De La Raza

    Centro Cultural De La Raza

    2125 Park Blvd
    Tu-Su Noon-4PM. A cultural arts center dedicated to promoting Chicano, Mexican, Indigenous and Latino art and culture. The gallery showcases rotating exhibits and performances regularly take place here.
    Balboa Park eat nearby
  • Otay Ranch Town Center

    Otay Ranch Town Center

    Otay Ranch Town Center is the first major shopping and entertainment center to come to the San Diego metropolitan market in more than 20 years. For holiday, restaurant, department store and cinema hours visit http://www.otayranchtowncenter.com/.
    Otay Ranch
  • Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

    Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

    2241 Shelter Island Dr
    A concert series held every May through October, showcasing some famous entertainers (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jewel, The Moody Blues, Bonnie Raitt) at Humphrey's Half Moon Inn & Suites. A wide variety of styles, from rock and jazz to comedy, blues and international music. Humphreys Restaurant also has live blues/jazz/disco/classic rock music every night in its lounge.
    Midtown District food nearby
  • San Diego Botanic Garden (formerly Quail Botanical Garden)

    San Diego Botanic Garden (formerly Quail Botanical Garden)

    Specializing in tropical rainforest plants with the largest display of bamboo in the world. A great way to spend the day gazing at magnificent and exotic plants, it's also a popular wedding destination.
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