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Things To Do In San Diego

What to do in San Diego? Answered

Spoiler alert: San Diego is going to make you wish you were on permanent vacay. It’s easy to see why: The balmy weather and California-meets-Mediterranean lifestyle here make for itineraries that are only limited by your imagination. If you’re the active type, the list of outdoor adventures includes kayaking and biking at Mission Bay and surfing at spots like La Jolla Shores and Point Loma. But just like a clean bottom turn, San Diego can turn on a dime, meaning you can also enjoy fine dining, craft cocktails and pulsing nightlife right outside our door in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. And then there’s the fact that you are in craft beer heaven, with over 100 breweries in the region. Minutes from our door you can also cheer on the Padres or your fave MBL team at PetCo Park and when it’s time to get down to business, the Convention Center and Financial District are in walking distance. We told you it’s going to be hard to leave.


Buzzing with eclectic activity, Downtown is San Diego’s business, cultural, dining and entertainment crossroads that’s located right outside our door. Welcome to San Diego’s sweet spot.

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Convention Center

Just a short walk from our downtown location, the San Diego Convention Center is a hub for major conventions and meetings that also anchors a spectacular bay-front location.

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Gaslamp District

By day, San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District entertains with shopping, sightseeing and family-friendly finds. After sunset, the setting is all about inspired dining, craft cocktail bars and a buzzing nightlife scene contained in 16 fabulous square blocks.

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Petco Park

Whether you’re a baseball fan or just want to experience a concert or other high-profile event in one of the league’s most magnificent parks, PetCo Park’s spectacular sight lines and bayside location make for an unforgettable San Diego experience.

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San Diego Zoo

Enjoy San Diego’s wild side at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. A trolley from downtown can zip you away to the zoo’s Balboa Park location where you can experience some of the city’s most colorful residents.

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