2019 HSO Orthodontic Excellence & Technology Symposium

8 Fun Things to Do in San Diego

There’s a statement you rarely hear in San Diego: “I’m bored.”

Visitors and residents alike have an incredible array of things to do and see here in “America’s Finest City.” The hardest decision you’re like to make in San Diego is just which activities, events or attractions to go to!

To get you started we’ve put together a sampling of options.

  1. Balboa Park – This inspiring 1,200-acre urban cultural park offers a wealth of museums, theaters, gardens, walking paths, restaurants, recreation facilities and the iconic San Diego Zoo. Museums include San Diego Museum of Art, Museum of Man, Space & Air Museum, Natural History Museum, Fleet Science Center and Timken Museum of Art.   www.balboapark.org

  2. San Diego Zoo – Located in Balboa Park, the world-famous San Diego Zoo houses and cares for more than 3,700 animals representing over 650 species. The zoo pioneered the open-air, cageless exhibit format that recreates the animals’ natural habitats. Initially a temporary exhibit of exotic animals for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, the zoo grew to become a full-fledge zoo in 1922. www.sandiegozoo.org

  3. The Gaslamp Quarter – The historic heart of the city, the Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego is a walkable grown-ups’ urban playground with charming Victorian buildings, great restaurants with renowned chefs, and nationally-recognized nightlight venues. The Gaslamp, located adjacent to the Convention Center, Petco Park and Horton Plaza, also offers boutiques and galleries. The district, long a commercial district, officially began in 1850 as William Heart Davis’ New Town.   www.gaslampquarter.com

  4. Coronado – Located across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego, Coronado is a resort city that offers charming shops and boutiques, restaurants and beaches. The crown jewel of the peninsula is the iconic Hotel del Coronado, a historic seaside hotel built in 1888 soon after the town was established. http://coronadovisitorcenter.com/

  5. SeaWorld – This animal theme park, set just within Mission Bay Park, entertains year-round with an oceanarium, outside aquarium and marine mammal park.

    SeaWorld San Diego is an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium, and marine mammal park, located in San Diego, California, United States, inside the city's Mission Bay Park. Besides offering rides, animal shows and exhibitions, the park’s SeaWorld Rescue team rescues, rehabilitates and returns to the wild injured sea animals.   www.seaworld.com/san-diego

  6. Belmont Park – This seaside amusement park has been entertaining tourists and locals since 1925. Visitors enjoy thrilling rides, including the iconic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster. Other attractions include an arcade, laser tag, Escapology, zip line, miniature golf and so much more.  www.belmontpark.com

  7. Old Town San Diego – Old Town is the site of the first European settlement in California, starting out as a mission and fort in 1769. It remained the heart of the city until the 1860s, when the development of New Town began development where Downtown San Diego is today. Old Town retains the historic Mexican-American period, with shops, restaurants, festivals and historic sites. http://www.oldtownsandiego.org/

  8. Seaport Village – Wander the waterfront and visit Seaport Village, a 14-acre destination with restaurants, eateries, shops and attractions. Charming, sometimes eclectic and always entertaining, Seaport Village in Downtown San Diego sits along the San Diego Bay, offering up stunning views. http://www.seaportvillage.com/

With so much going on in San Diego, you have a lot to choose from. Enjoy!