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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: Speciality Museums
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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Owner description: An urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California, with more than 4,000 rare & fascinating animals. See giant pandas, Komodo dragons... more Owner description: An urban paradise for all ages, the San Diego Zoo is a must-see in Southern California, with more than 4,000 rare & fascinating animals. See giant pandas, Komodo dragons, gorillas, tigers, flamingos, polar bears, and many more. Plus, visit a colony of 25 koalas along with wombats and Tasmanian devils at the Zoo's newest exhibit, Australian Outback! less
Attraction type: Zoos
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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: Parks; Gardens; Playgrounds
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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: Nature & Wildlife Areas; Beaches; Hiking Trails; State Parks; Historic Walking Areas
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La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove(La Jolla)
Owner description: San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically protected. There is also a world famous dive site that is... more Owner description: San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically protected. There is also a world famous dive site that is located in the La Jolla ecological preserve. less
Attraction type: Beaches; Parks
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Bobboi Natural Gelato
Bobboi Natural Gelato
Ranked #1 of 1,259 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price:
Cuisines: Italian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free
Good for: Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Seating, Takeout
A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Ranked #2 of 1,259 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price:
Cuisines: American, Pub
Good for: Bar Scene, View
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Parma Cucina Italiana
Parma Cucina Italiana
Ranked #3 of 4,366 Restaurants in San Diego
Price: US$11 - US$25
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Italian
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab - La Jolla
Truluck's Seafood Steak and Crab - La Jolla
Ranked #4 of 4,366 Restaurants in San Diego
Price: US$31 - US$60
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cottage
Cottage
Ranked #3 of 1,259 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price:
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

The Pearl Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Pearl Hotel
US$120 - US$229
Ranked #6 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar
US$129 - US$274
Ranked #10 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Dolphin Motel
Dolphin Motel
US$55 - US$75
Ranked #13 of 279 Hotels in San Diego

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Pacific Terrace Hotel
3.5 of 5
Pacific Terrace Hotel
US$249 - US$605
Ranked #4 of 279 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
US$142 - US$257
Ranked #5 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Tower23 Hotel
4.0 of 5
Tower23 Hotel
US$245 - US$555
Ranked #7 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5.0 of 5
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
US$298 - US$588
Ranked #1 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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The Lodge at Torrey Pines
5.0 of 5
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
US$323 - US$498
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Omni San Diego Hotel
4.0 of 5
Omni San Diego Hotel
US$198 - US$474
Ranked #9 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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