Best sights in San Diego

Check out the top sights in San Diego, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Gaslamp Quarter
1. Gaslamp Quarter
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154 local reviews
Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
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Paul
Everything for everyone. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, party, drinks, sightseeing....
Jill
Great place to start your sightseeing in the heart of downtown. Lots of great restaurants. Some of our favor…
Rob and Tam
The gaslamp has something for everyone. Great restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping, sports, and sightseeing. G…
1. Gaslamp Quarter
1. Gaslamp Quarter
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154 local reviews
Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
Paul
Paul
Everything for everyone. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, party, drinks, sightseeing....
Jill
Jill
Great place to start your sightseeing in the heart of downtown. Lots of great restaurants. Some of our favorites are The Hopping Pig, Meze…
Rob and Tam
Rob and Tam
The gaslamp has something for everyone. Great restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping, sports, and sightseeing. Great place to visit during you…
2. Torrey Pines State Reserve
2. Torrey Pines State Reserve
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191 local reviews
12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego
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+1 858-755-2063
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Brian
We consider it to be one of the best spots for walking, sightseeing, ocean activities...AND 5 minutes from the…
Jennifer
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located within San Diego city limits and yet remains one of the wildest …
Manny
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located within San Diego city limits and yet remains one of the wildest …
2. Torrey Pines State Reserve
2. Torrey Pines State Reserve
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191 local reviews
12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego
Closed now
+1 858-755-2063
Brian
Brian
We consider it to be one of the best spots for walking, sightseeing, ocean activities...AND 5 minutes from the house.
Jennifer
Jennifer
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located within San Diego city limits and yet remains one of the wildest stretches of land on our South…
Manny
Manny
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located within San Diego city limits and yet remains one of the wildest stretches of land on our South…
3. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
3. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
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35 local reviews
4002 Wallace Street, San Diego
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+1 619-220-5422
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Donna
Where San Diego began. Historic buildings, sights, entertainment, restaurants and shopping
Sarah
Touristy! Authentic mexican food, shops, restaurants, museums, great for sightseeing!
Stella
Who doesn't LOVE Trader Joes? Greatest market in Uptown for interesting groceries, good wine selection, fresh …
3. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
3. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
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35 local reviews
4002 Wallace Street, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-220-5422
Donna
Donna
Where San Diego began. Historic buildings, sights, entertainment, restaurants and shopping
Sarah
Sarah
Touristy! Authentic mexican food, shops, restaurants, museums, great for sightseeing!
Stella
Stella
Who doesn't LOVE Trader Joes? Greatest market in Uptown for interesting groceries, good wine selection, fresh flowers & more. Ralphs next do…
4. Seaport Village
4. Seaport Village
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84 local reviews
849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego
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+1 619-235-4014
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Jill
Seaport Village is great for sight seeing, walking around, and stopping at a bar, restaurant, Deli, or doing a…
Lita
You can see the beautiful view of Coronado Island and Coronado bridge, while you enjoy music, food and sightse…
Cora
There is everything touristy here...shops, restaurants, sightseeing and more...right on the water!
4. Seaport Village
4. Seaport Village
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84 local reviews
849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-235-4014
Jill
Jill
Seaport Village is great for sight seeing, walking around, and stopping at a bar, restaurant, Deli, or doing a little shopping.
Lita
Lita
You can see the beautiful view of Coronado Island and Coronado bridge, while you enjoy music, food and sightseeing .
Cora
Cora
There is everything touristy here...shops, restaurants, sightseeing and more...right on the water!
5. Balboa Park
5. Balboa Park
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496 local reviews
Balboa Park, San Diego
+1 619-239-0512
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Myles
Being right next to the San Diego Zoo, this attraction is a must if you really want to see something in San Di…
Gary
Great collection of museums just a mile from the house. The Park hosted the world fair in 1912 and the build…
Emily & Kris
Balboa Park should be added to your list of sights to see. They host numerous museums, gardens, trails and w…
5. Balboa Park
5. Balboa Park
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496 local reviews
Balboa Park, San Diego
+1 619-239-0512
Myles
Myles
Being right next to the San Diego Zoo, this attraction is a must if you really want to see something in San Diego. Balboa is mainly outside …
Gary
Gary
Great collection of museums just a mile from the house. The Park hosted the world fair in 1912 and the buildings have been set up as museu…
Emily & Kris
Emily & Kris
Balboa Park should be added to your list of sights to see. They host numerous museums, gardens, trails and walking paths. Enjoy lunch or …
6. Old Town
6. Old Town
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158 local reviews
Old Town, San Diego
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Lynn
Another spot that has it all - restaurants galore, museums, shops, a small theatre. Oldest part of San Diego,…
therese
Shopping galore! Too many great restaurants to list! Experience where it all began here in San Diego....lots…
Patrick
Old Town is our favorite area for eating, drinking, and sightseeing and entertainment. There's always somethi…
6. Old Town
6. Old Town
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158 local reviews
Old Town, San Diego
Lynn
Lynn
Another spot that has it all - restaurants galore, museums, shops, a small theatre. Oldest part of San Diego, with some historical sights. …
therese
therese
Shopping galore! Too many great restaurants to list! Experience where it all began here in San Diego....lots of good history in Old Town. …
Patrick
Patrick
Old Town is our favorite area for eating, drinking, and sightseeing and entertainment. There's always something to see and do. If you love…
7. Coronado Beach - Dog Park
7. Coronado Beach - Dog Park
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64 local reviews
Ocean Boulevard, Coronado
Open now
+1 619-522-7342
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Kevin
Great place for bicycle-riding and sightseeing
Todd
Awesome beaches, sightseeing and restaurants
janan
Coronado beach is stunning! There also is an off leash dog beach if you have your fur babies with you! The who…
7. Coronado Beach - Dog Park
7. Coronado Beach - Dog Park
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64 local reviews
Ocean Boulevard, Coronado
Open now
+1 619-522-7342
Kevin
Kevin
Great place for bicycle-riding and sightseeing
Todd
Todd
Awesome beaches, sightseeing and restaurants
janan
janan
Coronado beach is stunning! There also is an off leash dog beach if you have your fur babies with you! The whole island of Coronado is a sig…
8. La Jolla Cove
8. La Jolla Cove
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168 local reviews
La Jolla Cove, San Diego
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Ladan
Great views, and it is close to village, great for walking and sightseeing. Must see.
Tiffiney
This can't be beat for sightseeing seals, great food and shops. If you like to snorkel or scuba dive.. let us…
Hilary
La Jolla is a bit of a drive (30 minutes to get to the cove), but it's definitely worth the time. There are se…
8. La Jolla Cove
8. La Jolla Cove
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168 local reviews
La Jolla Cove, San Diego
Ladan
Ladan
Great views, and it is close to village, great for walking and sightseeing. Must see.
Tiffiney
Tiffiney
This can't be beat for sightseeing seals, great food and shops. If you like to snorkel or scuba dive.. let us know. We have the perfect di…
Hilary
Hilary
La Jolla is a bit of a drive (30 minutes to get to the cove), but it's definitely worth the time. There are seals that have taken over part …
9. Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego
9. Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego
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18 local reviews
4010 Twiggs Street, San Diego
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+1 619-298-8687
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Jomo & Meredith
You’ve arrived! Now, get the insider’s view of the city aboard Old Town Trolley! We’ll take you to all the bes…
Christy
Two hour tour full of fun and information. The great thing is that you can get on and off all day long and se…
Xochi
Great way to see the city
9. Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego
9. Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego
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18 local reviews
4010 Twiggs Street, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-298-8687
Jomo & Meredith
Jomo & Meredith
You’ve arrived! Now, get the insider’s view of the city aboard Old Town Trolley! We’ll take you to all the best spots first, giving you the …
Christy
Christy
Two hour tour full of fun and information. The great thing is that you can get on and off all day long and see the sights without having to…
Xochi
Xochi
Great way to see the city
10. Cabrillo National Monument
10. Cabrillo National Monument
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154 local reviews
Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego
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Melissa
Beautiful peaceful area above Point Loma. There is a lighthouse and a museum on sight as well as momument. But…
Jomo & Meredith
A Voyage of Discovery A visit to San Diego's "only" National Park offers tremendous views of the San Diego re…
Gina
History, sight seeing and getting away from the city all in one. Stay away during major holidays. This place i…
10. Cabrillo National Monument
10. Cabrillo National Monument
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154 local reviews
Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego
Melissa
Melissa
Beautiful peaceful area above Point Loma. There is a lighthouse and a museum on sight as well as momument. But the best part is it looks out…
Jomo & Meredith
Jomo & Meredith
A Voyage of Discovery A visit to San Diego's "only" National Park offers tremendous views of the San Diego region and excellent opportuniti…
Gina
Gina
History, sight seeing and getting away from the city all in one. Stay away during major holidays. This place is no secret to vacationers .
11. Downtown
11. Downtown
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29 local reviews
Downtown, San Diego
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Marc
There is nothing like Downtown San Diego. Fantastic restaurants, night clubs, theaters, shopping, sightseeing…
jennifer
Downtown San Diego offers a variety historical sightseeing. Gorgeous restaurants, bars and coffee shops in his…
Kathleen
Downtown San Diego is so close. Straight shot down Park Boulevard if you drive or take an express bus. Watch…
11. Downtown
11. Downtown
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29 local reviews
Downtown, San Diego
Marc
Marc
There is nothing like Downtown San Diego. Fantastic restaurants, night clubs, theaters, shopping, sightseeing and awesome fun!
jennifer
jennifer
Downtown San Diego offers a variety historical sightseeing. Gorgeous restaurants, bars and coffee shops in historical Downtown San Diego bui…
Kathleen
Kathleen
Downtown San Diego is so close. Straight shot down Park Boulevard if you drive or take an express bus. Watch a ballgame, take in the sight…