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Best of San Diego

Best of San Diego
Best of San Diego

© Gregg O'Connell

The "best" of any city is always a subjective and fluid affair, but some things never change, and among them is Shamu, San Diego's unofficial mascot and the king of SeaWorld. But the list of the city's best is long, so don't stop at Shamu Stadium, or the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

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Air and Space Museum
  • Air and Space Museum
  • The Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park features a collection of aircraft and space vehicles that covers five centuries of aviation history and illustrates the amazing advancement in manned flight.
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Balboa Park
  • Balboa Park
  • More than any other destination in San Diego, the 1000-acre Balboa Park features the cultural diversity, artistic excellence, history, and outdoor recreation that exemplify San Diego and its...
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Black's Beach
  • Black's Beach
  • Black's Beach, also called Torrey Pines, is a unique beach located at the base of red-hued, 300-foot high sandstone cliffs, south of Del Mar and north of La Jolla.
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Children's Pool
  • Children's Pool
  • The Children's Pool in La Jolla was originally created with a concrete breakwater to be a swimming area for children, but sand has filled in much of the area inside the wall, and seals and sea lions...
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Gaslamp Quarter
  • Gaslamp Quarter
  • No visit to San Diego should be attempted without visiting the Gaslamp Quarter, the city's historic downtown neighborhood, now home to many of the city's finest restaurants, a plethora of pubs and nightclubs, theaters, galleries, and at least 100 retail shops.
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LEGOLAND California
  • LEGOLAND California
  • Anyone who has ever constructed a Lego castle, car, or any other item using the world's most famous plastic building blocks, will recognize that same sense of wonder and creative potential at LEGOLAND, the ultimate experience of all things LEGO.
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Mission Beach
  • Mission Beach
  • It's safe to say that Mission Beach is to San Diego's beaches like the color red is to the rainbow: riotous, loud, and clearly enjoying it.
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Natural History Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • The San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park is home of the San Diego Society of Natural History, an active research institution which is, in fact, the oldest scientific institution in southern California and the third oldest west of the Mississippi.
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San Diego Museum of Art
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park holds its own among the country's major museums, housing nationally-renowned collections of European old masters and American paintings and sculpture from the 19th and 20th centuries.
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San Diego Museum of Man
  • San Diego Museum of Man
  • The only museum in San Diego devoted entirely to anthropology, the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park holds an array of ancient treasures, including over 72,000 artifacts and 37,000 historical photographs.
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Just 32 miles north of San Diego, wild tigers, giraffes, lions, gorillas, all roam freely in their natural habitat. This is the wonder of the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park (formerly the Wild Animal Park), the world-renowned, most authentic animal park outside of Africa.
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Seaport Village
  • Seaport Village
  • Seaport Village along the Embarcadero includes 14 waterfront acres that recreate a historic harbor setting, combined with modern landscaping including ponds, lakes, and fountains.
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