Top 10 Attractions in San Diego
Four Points San Diego Downtown is where you want to be. We're centrally located to many of the downtown San Diego attractions as well as nearby hotspots. Find our list of the top 10 attractions in San Diego below.
1. Balboa Park- Located in downtown San Diego and home to 15 major museums, performing arts venues and gardens, Balboa Park is the nation’s largest urban cultural park. With a constant stream of activity and attractions happening daily, this park has something for everyone. Including the Natural History Museum, Old Globe Theater, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park offers a rich cultural experience among its 1,200 beautiful and lushly planted acres.
2. SeaWorld® San Diego - Just six miles from our downtown location, an endless adventure awaits the whole family at SeaWorld® San Diego. Situated on over 189 acres near Mission Bay Park, SeaWorld San Diego promotes education, entertainment, research and conservation and gives visitors a wide variety of ways to explore some of the ocean’s amazing creatures. From impressive animal shows, aquariums, interactive attractions, rides and dining facilities, adventure awaits on one of San Diego’s beautiful bay fronts.
3. San Diego Beaches- The largest park of its kind in the world, Mission Bay Park reaches 4,600-acres of aquatic fun with 27 miles of shoreline offering calm waters and sand beaches perfect for recreational enthusiasts and beach lovers alike. Enjoy activities from sailing, sport fishing, walking, jogging, playgrounds for children, flying a kite, picnicking and more. Join in these activities all across San Diego’s coastline including La Jolla Cove, Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach, just to name a few.
4. USS Midway Museum - Walk through the USS Midway, the longest-serving U.S. navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century, a once in a lifetime experience for any age. From family-oriented activities specifically for 7-12 year-olds exploring the cockpits and flight simulators, to a self-guided audio tour through over 60 locations, explore the life of a Midway sailor aboard this amazing vessel.
5. Little Italy - Explore San Diego's Little Italy and enjoy great restaurants, shopping, and and art galleries. Located just a few blocks from the Embarcadero, this area was initially established by Italian tuna fishers who lived in the area. This history is embodied in the Tunamen's Memorial on Shelter Island.
6. San Diego Zoo Safari Park - An expansive 1,800-acre wildlife reserve, the Safari Park is home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 400 species. Located 30 miles north of downtown San Diego, the park offers open-air exhibits where visitors can experience a variety of safari expeditions. Take a caravan truck, cart, tram, Segway, zip line or walk through beautiful landscape and get up close with endangered species.
7. Cabrillo National Monument - This national monument stands in remembrance to Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to set foot on the West Coast of the United States. Located 12 miles from the hotel, Cabrillo National Monument offers an excellent opportunity to explore the historical and natural culture of San Diego area. Activities including tide pooling, hiking, and visiting the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, ensure a wonderful visit in the San Diego sun.
8. Seaport Village - Located on the San Diego Bay, with over 50 diverse shops and 17 eateries and outdoor entertainment, enjoy the San Diego sun and experience the best San Diego’s Harbor has to offer. Open 365 days a year and including a lagoon, carousel and a marina, Seaport Village offers a wide range of shops from clothing to souvenirs and much more.
9. La Jolla- Offering a wide range of activities including fine dining, boutiques, and a wide range of outdoor activities, this dramatic coastal area is a big draw for locals and tourists alike. Surrounded on three sides by the sea and backed by the steep slopes of Mt. Soledad, this coastal shoreline boasts warm waters in the 70s during the summer and autumn months where visitors enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing.
10. Point Loma - This peninsula jutting into the sea is the site where San Diego’s history began and gives visitors a spectacular 360 degree view of San Diego. Take a fishing trip down at Fisherman’s Landing, home to one of the finest Charter Boat fleets on the West Coast or simply take in the stunning view of Sunset Cliffs.