Things to Do

Check these websites for “Things to Do” in San Diego!

San Diego Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (You can order a printed travel planner here.)

San Diego Visitor Center


The epicenter is at 5th Avenue and Market Street. 16 square blocks in Downtown San Diego. More than 100 restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and retail shops. Look for FRED Shuttles (Free Ride Everywhere Downtown) once you are there to get around. Close to Midway Museum, Sea Port Village, and Westfield Horton Plaza Shopping Center.

USS Midway Museum

910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101 | 619.544.9600
Historic Aircraft Carrier Museum with exhibits. Save $2.00 on tickets when purchased online. Close to Sea Port Village and Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter.

Seaport Village

849 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101 | 619.235.4014
Over 50+ shops, 17 eateries, and 4 restaurants

Westfield Horton Plaza

324 Horton Plaza, San Diego 92021 | 619.239.8180
Over 50+ shops, stores (Macy’s), and numerous eateries.

The New Children’s Museum

200 W. Island Avenue, San Diego 92101 | 619.233.8792


San Diego Zoo

2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego 92101 | 619.718.3000 | Hours: 9am-5pm

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is home to museums, San Diego Zoo, performing arts venues, gardens, Old Globe Theater, and several eateries.


Old Town San Diego

2415 San Diego Avenue, San Diego 92110 | 619.291.4903 | Visitors’ Center Hours: 11am-6pm daily
Specialty shops, museums, and restaurants all where San Diego began.

Liberty Station

2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego 92106
Over 40+ stores, boutiques, art galleries and over 25+ eateries including Stone Brewing Company and Corvette Diner. Located on the site and in the historic buildings of the old Naval Training Center.

Sea World San Diego

500 Sea World Drive, San Diego 92109 | 619.226.3901
Hours vary seasonally, call or check online for hours and prices

Westfield Shopping Mission Valley

1640 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego 92108 || 619.296.92108
Shopping Mall, AMC Theaters, eateries, Target, Nordstrom’s Rack, Outback Steakhouse


Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

2150 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego 92101 | 619.291.9110

The Boathouse

2040 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego 92101 | 619.291.8011

Papanani’s Deli

1450 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego 92101 | 619.297.0273


880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego 92101 | 619.841.1300


NOTE: All casinos have shuttle bus services from various parts of San Diego. Call or go online to find the ones closest to your location.

Viejas Casino and Outlet Mall

5000 Willows Road, Alpine 91901 | 619.445.5400
Must be 21 to enter the casino.

Barona Casino

1932 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside 92040 |619.443.2300
Must be 18 to enter the casino.

Sycuan Casino

5469 Casino Way, El Cajon 92109 | 619.445.6002
Must be 18 to enter the casino.

Hollywood Casino

14145 Campo Road, Jamul 91935 | 619.315-2250
Must be 21 to enter the casino.