Best sights in San Diego

Check out the top sights in San Diego, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Balboa Park
1. Balboa Park
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1114 local reviews
Balboa Park, San Diego
+1 619-239-0512
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Gary
Great collection of museums just a mile from the house. The Park hosted the world fair in 1912 and the…
Tiffany
Balboa Park has so much to offer. It is a historical sight with many museums and cultural events, several…
Myles
Being right next to the San Diego Zoo, this attraction is a must if you really want to see something in San…
1. Balboa Park
1. Balboa Park
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1114 local reviews
Balboa Park, San Diego
+1 619-239-0512
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…
Tiffany
Tiffany
Balboa Park has so much to offer. It is a historical sight with many museums and cultural events, several theaters and restaurants. It is…
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…
2. Old Town
2. Old Town
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449 local reviews
Old Town, San Diego
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Ann
Old Town has it ALL...Great Mexican restaurants (our rehearsal dinner was at Guadelupes, so again, partial),…
Lynn
Another spot that has it all - restaurants galore, museums, shops, a small theatre. Oldest part of San Diego,…
Justin
Old Town San Diego is a step back in time to the San Diego of a couple hundred years ago! Enjoy lots of great…
2. Old Town
2. Old Town
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449 local reviews
Old Town, San Diego
Ann
Ann
Old Town has it ALL...Great Mexican restaurants (our rehearsal dinner was at Guadelupes, so again, partial), shopping -you can find…
Lynn
Lynn
Another spot that has it all - restaurants galore, museums, shops, a small theatre. Oldest part of San Diego, with some historical sights. …
Justin
Justin
Old Town San Diego is a step back in time to the San Diego of a couple hundred years ago! Enjoy lots of great food, shopping, and sight…
3. Seaport Village
3. Seaport Village
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319 local reviews
849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-530-0704
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Jessica
Hours of free entertainment, leisurely strolling and window shopping. Enjoy a laid-back day of hanging out in…
Jill And Brit
Seaport Village is great for sight seeing, walking around, and stopping at a bar, restaurant, Deli, or doing a…
Ann
Great sight seeing, shopping and restaurants on San Diego Bay with amazing views all around!
3. Seaport Village
3. Seaport Village
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319 local reviews
849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-530-0704
Jessica
Jessica
Hours of free entertainment, leisurely strolling and window shopping. Enjoy a laid-back day of hanging out in the grass and watching the…
Jill And Brit
Jill And Brit
Seaport Village is great for sight seeing, walking around, and stopping at a bar, restaurant, Deli, or doing a little shopping.
Ann
Ann
Great sight seeing, shopping and restaurants on San Diego Bay with amazing views all around!
4. Cabrillo National Monument
4. Cabrillo National Monument
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346 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…
Gina
History, sight seeing and getting away from the city all in one. Stay away during major holidays. This place…
David And Briana
Cruise through Old Point Loma and take in the ocean views and 360 sights of San Diego. One of San Diego's best…
4. Cabrillo National Monument
4. Cabrillo National Monument
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346 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…
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 .
David And Briana
David And Briana
Cruise through Old Point Loma and take in the ocean views and 360 sights of San Diego. One of San Diego's best kept secrets.
5. Balboa Park
5. Balboa Park
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409 local reviews
Balboa Park, San Diego
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Marianne
The famous Balboa Park is a short drive or about 10 minute walk from the front door. This is a great place to…
David
Beautiful historic museum area Ruben H. Fleet Space Center Natural History Museum Air & Space Museum and…
Margo
Beautiful place to walk, see a multitude of museums and sights. Don't miss the Merry-go-round and reach for…
5. Balboa Park
5. Balboa Park
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409 local reviews
Balboa Park, San Diego
Marianne
Marianne
The famous Balboa Park is a short drive or about 10 minute walk from the front door. This is a great place to go for a run or walk and enjoy…
David
David
Beautiful historic museum area Ruben H. Fleet Space Center Natural History Museum Air & Space Museum and more.... Very nice place to…
Margo
Margo
Beautiful place to walk, see a multitude of museums and sights. Don't miss the Merry-go-round and reach for the brass ring!
6. Coronado Island
6. Coronado Island
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196 local reviews
Coronado Island, Coronado
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Resortigo
Rent and ride a bike to the famous Coronado Island! With beaches, great restaurants, and sights to see you…
Joanna
Famous sights and setting of the Marilyn Monroe movie "Some Like it Hot"
6. Coronado Island
6. Coronado Island
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196 local reviews
Coronado Island, Coronado
Resortigo
Resortigo
Rent and ride a bike to the famous Coronado Island! With beaches, great restaurants, and sights to see you will have plenty to do to keep…
Joanna
Joanna
Famous sights and setting of the Marilyn Monroe movie "Some Like it Hot"
7. Petco Park
7. Petco Park
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356 local reviews
100 Park Blvd, San Diego
+1 619-795-5555
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Janet & Scott
Petco Park is spectacular in every way, combining the best sight lines in baseball with breathtaking views of…
Monique
Catch a baseball game or simply enjoy the sights of the Park at the Park
7. Petco Park
7. Petco Park
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356 local reviews
100 Park Blvd, San Diego
+1 619-795-5555
Janet & Scott
Janet & Scott
Petco Park is spectacular in every way, combining the best sight lines in baseball with breathtaking views of San Diego. Architecturally…
Monique
Monique
Catch a baseball game or simply enjoy the sights of the Park at the Park
8. Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
8. Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
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224 local reviews
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Paul
Famous historic hotel on the island of Coronado across the Coronado bridge from downtown San Diego. The…
Curly
Hotel del Coronado is a must-see tourist attraction. The massive hotel keeps its old form, and is planted…
Hannah
My favorite place to hang out at the beach. I usually find parking just southeast of the Del on Silver Strand…
8. Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
8. Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
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224 local reviews
Paul
Paul
Famous historic hotel on the island of Coronado across the Coronado bridge from downtown San Diego. The bridge a sight in itself, and the…
Curly
Curly
Hotel del Coronado is a must-see tourist attraction. The massive hotel keeps its old form, and is planted directly on the beach. Have fun…
Hannah
Hannah
My favorite place to hang out at the beach. I usually find parking just southeast of the Del on Silver Strand Blvd and walk through the Del…
9. Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego
9. Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego
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47 local reviews
4010 Twiggs St, San Diego
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 619-298-8687
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Christy
Two hour tour full of fun and information. The great thing is that you can get on and off all day long and…
Rosemary
This is a great way to see multiple sights in San Diego without having to pay for parking.
9. Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego
9. Old Town Trolley Tours San Diego
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47 local reviews
4010 Twiggs St, San Diego
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 619-298-8687
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…
Rosemary
Rosemary
This is a great way to see multiple sights in San Diego without having to pay for parking.
10. Coronado Ferry
10. Coronado Ferry
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17 local reviews
990 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
+1 800-442-7847
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Margo
Hop on the Ferry and head over to Coronado and see the sights. Rent a bike at the ferry landing and cruise…
10. Coronado Ferry
10. Coronado Ferry
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17 local reviews
990 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
+1 800-442-7847
Margo
Margo
Hop on the Ferry and head over to Coronado and see the sights. Rent a bike at the ferry landing and cruise around Coronado and see the…
11. La Jolla Cove
11. La Jolla Cove
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469 local reviews
La Jolla Cove, San Diego
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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…
Maha
La Jolla Cove is a small deep water bay, flanked by sea caves accessible to adventurers in kayaks and on…
11. La Jolla Cove
11. La Jolla Cove
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469 local reviews
La Jolla Cove, San Diego
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…
Maha
Maha
La Jolla Cove is a small deep water bay, flanked by sea caves accessible to adventurers in kayaks and on foot, depending on the tides. A…
12. Torrey Pines State Reserve
12. Torrey Pines State Reserve
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545 local reviews
12600 N Torrey Pines Rd
+1 858-755-2063
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Lisa
Gret place to go hiking and take in teh beautiful sights of San Diego Coastline. Make sure to bring water and…
Jacquelyne
Stroll, sight see, jog/run, beach... it's got it all.
12. Torrey Pines State Reserve
12. Torrey Pines State Reserve
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545 local reviews
12600 N Torrey Pines Rd
+1 858-755-2063
Lisa
Lisa
Gret place to go hiking and take in teh beautiful sights of San Diego Coastline. Make sure to bring water and be ready for a steep hill up -…
Jacquelyne
Jacquelyne
Stroll, sight see, jog/run, beach... it's got it all.