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San Diego is a beautiful city on the California coast that enjoys a diverse mix of culture, natural splendor, and an emerging food scene. Whether you prefer a day at the beach or a night at the museum, San Diego is a destination that you'll enjoy any time of year.
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Broadway #700, One America Plaza, 600 West, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Bite San Diego offers a three hour food tour around downtown and the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego. We started at a Indian restaurant and ended at a place in Little Italy where we finished the tour with a piece of desert pizza made with...
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1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
The building housing the gorgeous botanical garden in Balboa Park is often photographed, as it sits rather picturesquely at one end of a beautiful lily pond. The structure was originally built for the 1915-16 Exposition and houses a large...
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726 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
One of the most popular places for locals and tourists alike is the San Diego harbor. You can take a harbor cruise during the day, have a breakfast or lunch cruise, rent a sailboat, go whale watching, or even just take the ferry from downtown San...
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San Diego, CA 92101, USA
The San Diego trolley is a great way to get around to the good places in San Diego. You can go to the shopping malls in Mission Valley, Little Italy, Gaslamp, Seaport Village, Old Town, Convention Center, downtown, the Embarcadero, and the U.S....
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Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, CA 92107, USA
To me, an oasis is anywhere or anything that allows you to process your thoughts, ignore your thoughts, or toss them to the wind. As a college student in San Diego, the place I would most often retreat was Sunset Cliffs. Sitting along the coast...
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1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
In the lower level of the Casa Del Balboa building in Balboa Park is one of the world's largest indoor model railway displays. There are several rooms, where you can see huge displays of trains going through miniature towns and landscapes. Parts...
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1770 Village Pl, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Spanish Village is a well known part of Balboa Park, and is one of my favorite places to visit. It's created using the romanticized version of a Spanish villa and about 250 local artists are represented here. In many of the houses, you can watch...
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1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
San Diego’s newest public space, the 12-acre Waterfront Park offers a large playground, wide expanses of green grass, jets of water for splashing, and great views of the skyline. Bring an umbrella—there isn’t a lot of shade...
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San Diego, CA, USA
The Flagship, located behind the convention center in downtown San Diego, is a great way to view the city, and enjoy delicious food and company. I would highly recommend taking out-of-town guests, and even a date on the cruise. The cruise lasts...
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400 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
San Diego is so pretty at night, with the lights reflecting in the water. If you're staying downtown, just head over to Sea Port Village to the North and/or South Embarcadero Parks. Both parks encircle the Embarcadero Marina. Personally, I think...
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500 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
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Fluxx is one of San Diego's most exclusive dance clubs. Here's where you go if you want to get your groove on with the rich and famous who come to party in the Gaslamp, near downtown San Diego. The DJ's they host here are usually pretty good, and...
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San Diego, CA, USA
The San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park is one of the most progressive zoos in the world, with over 4,000 animals of more than 800 species. Here, ducks are seen swimming freely on the pond.
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San Diego, CA, USA
One thing San Diegans love to do is fly kites! The steady ocean breeze and crisp blue sky make perfect kite flying weather. Just about every weekend in some park, or many parks, there are people flying kites. I was just walking around South...
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Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, USA
Balboa park is a landscape of arts and culture in San Diego, including museums, such as The Natural History Museum, and the Museum of Photographic Arts. The photo above is of the large koi pond outside the botanical garden house. It makes for a...
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2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
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If you're short on time, don't think you are going to be able to see everything. I've been here many times, for hours each time, and it wasn't until the seventh visit that I finally saw all of the exhibits. I recommend picking some points of...
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1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Anyone who has visited San Diego and flown into the airport downtown has seen this iconic ship sitting in the San Diego harbor. The Star of India is the world's oldest active sailing ship and is now part of the Maritime Museum of San Diego. She...
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San Diego, CA, USA
If you keep your eye out, you will find beautiful artwork all over the city. From murals on the walls of buildings to the painted electrical boxes around town- there is wonderful art to be seen if you know where to look! I love driving or walking...
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Little Italy, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Little Italy is a great neighborhood with restaurants, gourmet grocers and boutiques- well worth a check out on any day of the week. But if you're in San Diego on a Saturday morning from 8am to 2pm, you have to walk over to the Little Italy...
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901 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
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Vin De Syrah is a hidden place found below street level on 5th Ave in the Gaslamp District. To get here, you descend a level of stairs that takes you to what looks like a door with an owl painted on it. That is not the door—to your left will be a...
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San Diego, CA, USA
Channel your inner artist at a Painting & Vino class. Materials are provided, and you just pay a little extra for drinks. During the class, a teacher stands next to a finished painting and recreates it on a clean canvas while participants follow...
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1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
The Maritime Museum of San Diego is a cool place to visit, especially if you love ships, boats, and history. The museum is spread across several ships that are docked in the San Diego harbor. After buying your ticket, just walk along the gangplank...