San Diego’s top 10 things to see and do includes something for everyone, from beaches, night life attractions, amusement parks and historic sites. San Diego County hosts more than 30 million visitors a year and it is no wonder why. If the pristine beaches were not enough enticement for San Diego visitors, then maybe the World Famous Wild Animal Park and Zoo just might do the trick. So check out our list of San Diego’s Top 10 attractions you are sure to find irresistible.

The Beaches

The beach is more than a boundary dividing land from sea, more than a place to swim or sunbathe. In San Diego, the beach is a way of life, a source of pride and joy, a defining influence in people's lives.

San Diego, CA

Sea World

SeaWorld sits on a beautiful bay overlooking San Diego's oceanfront. It is only one of three parks ranked in the Top 10 that enjoys ocean frontage.

500 SeaWorld Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

San Diego Zoo

The 100-acre Zoo is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants.

2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 231-1515

USS Midway

Prepare yourself for a lifetime memory aboard the USS Midway Museum. You'll explore a floating city at sea and relive nearly 50 years of world history aboard the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century.

910 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 544-9600

Wild Animal Park

The Wild Animal Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 400 species. Its renowned botanical collection represents 3,500 species and 1.5 million specimens.

Hotel Del Coronado

Since it was first built more than 120 years ago, the Hotel del Coronado has been a beacon of grandeur and refinement among vacation destinations in Southern California and the world.

1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

Balboa Park and Museums

Balboa Park - the nation's largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction.

1549 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA92101
(619) 239-0512

Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter is San Diego's dining, entertainment and urban shopping district.

614 5th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101


Legoland California is a 128-acre park geared specifically towards youngsters ages two through 12. With over 50 family rides, "hands-on" attractions and shows, Legoland California provides education, adventure and fun in this first park of its kind in the United States.

One Legoland Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 918-5346

Seaport Village

A 14 acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex recreating a harbor side setting of a century ago. Includes 54 one of a kind shops, 13 casual dining eateries, 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants.

849 W. Harbor Drive, Suite D
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 235-4014

Top Things To See & Do

  1. The Beaches
  2. Sea World
  3. San Diego Zoo
  4. USS Midway
  5. Wild Animal Park
  6. Hotel Del Coronado
  7. Balboa Park and Museums
  8. Gaslamp Quarter
  9. Legoland
  10. Seaport Village
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