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Looking for a classic California beach experience, with a boardwalk, beach volleyball, even a classic amusement park? You can find it at Mission Beach in San Diego. After you’re done swimming and sunning, hit one of the many beachside restaurants and bars for some live music, dancing and a tropical drink.

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USS Midway Museum
USS Midway Museum
Owner description: The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this real naval aircraft carrier offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone. Guests of all ages can enjoy... more Owner description: The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this real naval aircraft carrier offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone. Guests of all ages can enjoy a self-guided audio tour featuring 60 exhibits highlighting this “city at sea” and 25 restored aircrafts. Explore galleys, officer’s country and sleeping quarters of a 69,000 ton ship, naturally located in Navy Town USA, a visit to the Midway is uniquely San Diego! less
Attraction type: Museums; Military museums; Ships; Speciality museums
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Balboa Park
Balboa Park
One of the most popular urban parks in the United States, this bucolic paradise is packed with an array of attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Attraction type: Playgrounds; Gardens; Parks
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Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Attraction type: Cemeteries
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Torrey Pines State Reserve
Torrey Pines State Reserve
Owner description: Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains one of the wildest landscapes along the Southern California coast, with miles of unspoiled beaches... more Owner description: Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains one of the wildest landscapes along the Southern California coast, with miles of unspoiled beaches, chaparral, elegant Torrey Pine trees and a lagoon vital to many species of migrating birds. less
Attraction type: Beaches; Nature & wildlife areas; State Parks; Hiking trails; Historic walking areas
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Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
Attraction type: Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Bobboi Natural Gelato
Bobboi Natural Gelato
Ranked #1 of 1,261 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price:
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice cream
Good for: View
Dining options: After-hours, Dessert
Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab - La Jolla
Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab - La Jolla
Ranked #2 of 4,118 Restaurants in San Diego
Price: USD 31 - 60
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Business, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, After-hours, Dessert
Snooze
Snooze
Ranked #3 of 4,118 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Phil's BBQ
Phil's BBQ
Ranked #4 of 4,118 Restaurants in San Diego
Price:
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, After-hours
Sushi Ota
Sushi Ota
Ranked #5 of 4,118 Restaurants in San Diego
Price: USD 10 - 100
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Dolphin Motel
Dolphin Motel
USD 55 - 75
Ranked #8 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar
USD 125 - 220
Ranked #15 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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The Pearl Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Pearl Hotel
USD 98 - 178
Ranked #17 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Pacific Terrace Hotel
3.5 of 5
Pacific Terrace Hotel
USD 185 - 513
Ranked #3 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo / Carmel Mountain Ranch
3.0 of 5
Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo / Carmel Mountain Ranch
USD 151 - 234
Ranked #4 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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Omni San Diego Hotel
4.0 of 5
Omni San Diego Hotel
USD 203 - 403
Ranked #5 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The Grand Del Mar
5.0 of 5
The Grand Del Mar
USD 395 - 778
Ranked #1 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

The Lodge at Torrey Pines
5.0 of 5
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
USD 325 - 489
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Tower23 Hotel
4.0 of 5
Tower23 Hotel
USD 243 - 516
Ranked #12 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.