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Balboa Park

Beautiful Expressions of Our City

Renowned Hotel near Popular San Diego Museums

Cultural capital in San Diego

When you explore San Diego’s cultural offerings, you get a peek into our soul. This is where we express our artful side and our brainy side, our history and our values. Discover global works from 5,000 years ago through present day at the San Diego Museum of Art. Touch a tornado at the Fleet Science Center. Glimpse San Diego’s Spanish heritage in our gorgeous missions. Our naval roots take center stage at the USS Midway Museum as well as Arts District Liberty Station. Whatever your interests, you’ll find treasures worth writing home about in San Diego.

Balboa Park

Larger than New York’s Central Park, this 1,200-acre cultural destination features the San Diego Museum of Art, Fleet Science Center, Mingei International Museum, San Diego Air & Space Museum and performance theaters.

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San Diego’s Missions

Starting in 1769, Spanish monks built 21 beautiful missions stretching from San Diego to San Francisco. Visit at least one while you’re here: Basilica San Diego de Alcalá (California’s first church) or Mission San Luis Rey.

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USS Midway Museum

At the USS Midway Museum, marvel at restored WWII-era aircraft, tour the aircraft carrier’s crew quarters and even test your skills on a combat flight simulator.


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ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

After browsing the museums, shops and galleries of this revamped naval training center, fill up on tasty treats at the indoor-outdoor Public Market food hall. Top it all off with a craft beer and a round of bocce ball.

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