A Weekend in San Diego – A Travel Guide

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Although we have already shared five of our favorite dining options in San Diego, Dining in San Diego – A Travel Guide, we knew we had to share more about San Diego.

For this travel guide, we are filling up your weekend with places to visit while in San Diego, California.

Balboa Park + San Diego Museum of Art

Here’s a fun fact. One of our founders used to volunteer at the San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA)! And, you too will soon find out why we enjoy this oasis within San Diego.

The SDMA sits within Balboa Park and since the weather is nearly always amazing in San Diego, you can almost be certain you’ll have a day filled with sunshine, fish, lily pads, gardens, unique architecture and we haven’t even gotten to the art yet!

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Photo: sandiegomuseumofart/instagram

Additionally, the museum often hosts events, from movies to special exhibits so be sure to check out their website before you go. Another fun fact, it was because of the SDMA we got introduced to Toulouse-Lautrec.

So many memories, and we are certain you’ll enjoy the park and the museum as much as us.

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Photo: sandiegomuseumofart/instagram

Read more at sdmart.org.

Seaport Village

Whenever we wanted to get our sea fix, we would head to Seaport Village. It’s a quaint area that has lots of little shops, seafood restaurants and relaxing views. As this area is right by downtown San Diego, you can always enjoy the day here and then head to our next stop for the night.

Read more at seaportvillage.com.

Gaslamp Quarter

Food, entertainment and history – this part of San Diego will ensure you know SD is more than a city by the ocean. Although this area can be explored during the day, especially for those wanting to soak in all of the architecture elements it has to offer, it really comes alive at night.

Nestled in the heart of downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter is a must-visit part of San Diego.

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Photo: gaslampquarter/instagram

Read more at gaslamp.org.

Old Town

As the name of the area implies, this part of San Diego has history.

“What was it like in California in 1850? Then come to Historic Old Town San Diego, the Birthplace of California, where the first Europeans settled,” according to Old Town San Diego.

From a par three golf course to shopping to dining, Old Town San Diego is somewhere you must check out while in town. Also, if time permits, be sure to see what’s playing at the Cygnet Theatre

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Photo: gumsaan/instagram

Read more at oldtownsandiego.org.

Coronado + Hotel del Coronado

Right on the Pacific Ocean, you will not only experience ocean waves and breezes, but you will be a part of history. This hotel has seen U.S. presidents, celebrities and more individuals within its walls. Even if you do not stay here, you must check out the hotel, grounds and shops. Then, while in Coronado, be sure to walk the streets of this area.

A fun fact – we often attended plays at Coronado Playhouse, a nice way to cap off a day at the beach.

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Photo: delcoronado/instagram

Read more at hoteldel.com.

To round out your weekend in San Diego, be sure to check out Dining in San Diego – A Travel Guide.