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.
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.
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.