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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Zoo
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“ BEST zoo in the world, be sure not to miss the shows listed on the map/program you receive. You have to be in the right place at the time the shows go on. There is no additional charge for the shows. You can save money by buying tickets to the Safari Park at the same time you pay to get in the zoo. This would take another day as one of them is enough for one day. The Safari Park is about 45 min North and it’s 1800 acres where the animals run free like in Africa.”
  • 735 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“A must see when visiting San Diego. Balboa has culture, science, and nature collide. It's home to more than 16 museums, multiple performing arts venues, lovely gardens, trails, and many other creative and recreational attractions, including the San Diego Zoo”
  • 1004 locals recommend
Park
“The views, the hikes, the surfing and swimming. It’s within 20 minutes and worth a whole days adventure ”
  • 498 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Embrace the coastal chic lifestyle at Southern California's trendiest destination, Fashion Valley. Accented by living succulent walls, gorgeous palm trees and an array of high end brands. Fashion Valley Mall is an upscale, open-air shopping mall in Mission Valley in San Diego.”
  • 285 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Spend the day with the family at Sea World. Discount tickets often available at Costco or online. ”
  • 297 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Gaslamp is a favorite for those wanting to experience the San Diego nightlife. There is also many good places to enjoy a great meal and people watch ”
  • 438 locals recommend
Museum
“Whether you decided to go into the museum or just walk around you wont be disappointed. There is so much to see including the kissing statue. Be sure to check Groupon for a discount on tickets. ”
  • 251 locals recommend
Zoo
“Fun & Adventure. Located in Beautuful San Diego Approx 1hour & half Drive. ”
  • 260 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the best beaches in San Diego has a hidden treat - the only place in the world where you are able to swim with leopard sharks in the open water! Nearby Torrey Pines has wonderful trails for a short hike before taking a dive in the Pacific Ocean!”
  • 385 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Catch a Major League Baseball game at Petco Park with the San Diego Padres.”
  • 222 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Discover the Mexican heritage of San Diego along with great dining options and handicraft shops.”
  • 365 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
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“Seaport Village is a waterfront shopping and dining complex adjacent to San Diego Bay”
  • 289 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“There are numerous museums, a beautiful arboretum, access to the famous San Diego Zoo right next door, beautiful strolls through a well-preserved San Diego landmark. ”
  • 357 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Great outdoor amusement park right on the ocean boardwalk. Has a roller coaster, zip line, rock climbing, arcade. Look for cheap tickets on Groupon. Sit at "Draft Restaurant" and enjoy a beer while people watching or the check out the waves. Go next door to "Wavehouse" and try some indoor surfing!”
  • 221 locals recommend
National Park
“Excellent place with awesome views. I think its the best place in San Diego for views. National Parks pass is free to enter $10 per vehicle”
  • 304 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Marine life shows, rides, aquariums, and plenty of other opportunities to see what San Diego has to offer!”
  • 142 locals recommend