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BEACHES AND BAYS
70 miles of glorious coastline is San Diego’s signature attraction! Discover the best beaches for families, beaches coveted by the world’s top surfers and the best beaches for bonfires, bike rides, tide pooling and more.
San Diego is home to many top attractions, with plenty of options for adventure-seeking, fun-loving explorers:
San Diego Zoo, Seaworld San Diego, Belmont Park, LegoLand, Balboa Park, Birch Aquarium at Scripps…just to name a few.
DOWNTOWN AND URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS
The heartbeat of every city lives in its downtown and San Diego is no exception. Located only minutes from the airport, San Diego’s thriving urban center offers an abundance of options for accommodations, activities, dining and cultural attractions…all easily accessible by foot, bike, car or public transportation. In the historic Gaslamp Quarter, where modern architecture and Victorian-Age buildings stand side-by-side, you’ll discover eclectic galleries, chic boutiques, trendy nightclubs, rooftop bars, gastro-pubs, craft beer and fine dining.
The waterfront Embarcadero lines the western edge of downtown. It’s boardwalk hugs San Diego Bay, home to the cruise terminal, the Navy Pier and Seaport Village. Climb aboard to explore the ships at the USS Midway Museum, the Star of India or the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
If you’re looking for some authentic local flavor, immerse yourself in San Diego’s Little Italy district, just north of downtown, where you can grab a slice of pizza or an espresso and biscotti from a local café, or dine at one of the celebrity chef restaurants located on bustling Kettner Boulevard known as “Top Chef Alley.” Just south of downtown sits the vibrant East Village, a revitalized warehouse district with a hip social scene, and trendy cafes, craft beer bars and high energy vibe. East of downtown you’ll find Barrio Logan, the epicenter of San Diego’s Hispanic community, where art and food converge in a symphony of sights, sounds and tastes. The colorful murals and outstanding fare are worth the trip.