San Diego Sightseeing

Things to See in San Diego

Balboa Park

  • San Diego Zoo

  • Museum of Photographic Arts

  • S.D. Museum of Art

  • S.D. Museum of Man

  • S.D. Air and Space Museum

  • S.D. Automotive Museum

  • S.D. Model Train Museum

  • S.D. Natural History Museum

  • S.D. Art Institute

  • Timken Museum of Art

  • Mingei International Museum

  • Japanese Friendship Garden

  • Botanical Building

  • Model Railroad Museum

  • Spanish Village Art Center

  • Old Globe Theater

  • Spreckels Organ Pavilion

  • Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

  • WorldBeat Center


  • The New Children’s Museum

  • Gaslamp Quarter (restaurants and night life)

  • USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum

  • Petco Park (baseball field for San Diego Padres)

  • Seaport Village (shops on the Harbor)

  • Maritime Museum of San Diego (collection of floating vessels)

    • Star of India, 1863 merchant bark (Oldest ship still sailing)
    • Berkeley, 1898 ferryboat from the San Francisco Bay area
    • Californian, 1984 replica of 1847 cutter
    • America, 1995 replica of the 1851 yacht America
    • Medea, 1904 steam yacht that served in both World Wars
    • Pilot, 1914 harbor pilot boat
    • HMS Surprise, a 1970 replica of a Royal Navy frigate.
    • B-39, Soviet Foxtrot class submarine
    • USS Dolphin, diesel-electric submarine
    • PCF-816 1968 Patrol Craft Fast
    • San Salvador, replica of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo’s 1552 galleon

Other Attractions

  • The Beaches on the Pacific Ocean

  • Seaworld

  • Old Town State Park

  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park

  • Cabrillo National Monument

  • Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala (California’s first Catholic mission)

  • Legoland

  • Del Mar Race Track

Colleges and Universities

  • University of California - San Diego

  • San Diego State University

  • University of San Diego

  • San Diego City College

  • Alliant International University

  • Point Loma University

Top Tourist Attractions & Map of Downtown

###11 Top Tourist attractions in San Diego.


See them all! Most can be reached by public transportation from the Town and Country Resort.

Check out the map of Downtown San Diego at the end.