Gaslamp Quarter : This former red-light district is now the re-imagined epicenter of downtown San Diego’s restaurants, shops, and nightlife.
San Diego Zoo : The San Diego Zoo is world renowned for a reason. The 80-acre park and botanical garden is home to a vast array of plants and animals both exotic and ordinary, from elephants and tigers to meerkats and pythons.
Whaley House : The most haunted house in the United States can be found in Old Town San Diego. Built in 1857, this historic Greek Revival mansion housed members of the Whaley family — and is reputed to house their ghosts as well.
Mission San Diego del Alcala : California’s first mission is still a working Catholic church, as well as a museum, with insights into mission life for both the Franciscan monks and native Kumeyaay people.
California Surf Museum : Southern California is synonymous with surfing, and this museum explores the sport’s California origins with a wealth of exhibits and events.