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San Diego Attractions A to Z

If you already know what you're looking for - or just want to browse the whole list, here it is: San Diego Sights A to Z

Balboa Park
It's a beautiful, sprawling city park and home to the San Diego Zoo. It's also the largest cultural complex west of the Mississippi, called the "Smithsonian of the West" for the concentration of cultural institutions within its boundaries.

There are plenty of beaches. Enjoy.

Cabrillo National Monument
Historic lighthouse, whale watching and gorgeous views.

Carlsbad Flower Fields
From early March through early May. Giant Rananculus flowers, dense-petaled and vibrant-colored burst into bloom at the commercial flower growers in nearby Carlsbad. They put on a show worth a look if you're in the area

Gaslamp Quarter
A guide to the historic heart of San Diego.

Indian Casinos
That big, glittery city in the next state isn't the only place to gamble. On Native American land around San Diego, you'll find some nice casinos to visit. This list features the best ones.

Japanese Friendship Garden
Celebrating San Diego's partnership with Yokohama Japan. Designed using Japanese principles but taking into account San Diego's setting.

Horse Racing at Del Mar
The track's Spanish-style architecture and laid-back attitude make Del Mar the annual setting for one of America's foremost salutes to the sport, where horses, trainers, jockeys and owners come together for racing beside the sea.

Legoland California
Use this guide to plan a visit to Legoland, a theme park designed for kids 2 to 12, with some awesome Lego creations and plenty of gentle rides and activities for the younger set.

Mission Bay
Mission Bay is the largest man-made aquatic park in the USA, a complex of waterfront parks, public beaches and grassy, palm-lined recreation paths strung along 27 miles of shoreline. It's a great place to relax and enjoy San Diego's oceanside ambiance.

Mount Laguna Observatory
Los Angeles may have movie stars, but you can see the real stars in San Diego!

Mount Palomar Observatory
Very cool 200-inch telescope.

Old Town San Diego
This place is exactly what its name sounds like - the oldest part of San Diego. It's a state historic park, but also home to several restaurants and shops that many visitors enjoy.

Pacific Rim Park
On Shelter Island. Artistic and architectural projects and a rose garden.

San Diego Botanic Garden
A very diverse collection. Something is always in bloom.

San Diego Maritime Museum
A good place to explore the world's oldest active sailing ship, a replica of an early America's Cup yacht and a host of other seagoing vessels.

San Diego Zoo
This visitor's guide to the zoo includes information about the exhibits and tips for a good visit. One of the top San Diego attractions.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
It covers 1,800 acres and offers a more safari-like experience than the zoo does and they do a lot of great conservation work with endangered species.

Sea World
You know what it is - an ocean-themed park with shows and rides - but did you know it's always more fun than we expected it to be?

USS Midway Museum
Our guide to visiting the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum includes how to get there, what to see, how long it takes.

Whaley House
The Whaley House is a handsome, Greek Revival home, built in 1856 as the first two-story brick building in Southern California. It now stands as the oldest two-story brick building on the West Coast, but all those sturdy bricks aren't enough to keep the spirits out (or in).

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