Take advantage of the sunny Southern California weather by partaking in fun activities close by our San Diego hotel. Feel the ocean breeze and soak up the sun at one of the area's famous beaches, or get close to amazing sea life including beluga whales and dolphins with a visit to the family-friendly SeaWorld San Diego. Spend the day with exotic animals at the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo Safari park. Sports fans won't want to miss a Padres or Chargers game while theatre-goers can catch a play or musical at The Old Globe.
The following list provides an overview of local attractions and destinations close to this hotel:
Points of Interest
Built in 1868, this 1,200-acre urban cultural park boasts a variety of stunning gardens, the El Prado Central Area with its museums and cultural areas, a huge sports complex, and so much more. Not to be missed is a chance to see a performance at Old Globe Theater Complex.
Cabrillo National Monument
This park was built to commemorate the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. There is a wealth of cultural and natural resources here, and take time to tour the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.
Twenty-one blocks of sidewalk cafés and open-air restaurants, jazz clubs, late-night dancing, resident artists and microbreweries. "The Historic Heart of San Diego," as it is known, is just a short walk from the Convention Center in downtown. Choose from guided walking tours or self-guided museum tours.
Fine dining restaurants perched atop La Jolla's jagged cliffs. Boutique-lined streets offer a chance to shop for art, gifts and so much more. Enjoy soft sand beaches and watercolor sunsets.
This is where the first Europeans settled. Today, it's where the finest in professional theatre, artisans, galleries and shops are within easy walking distance of free live entertainment, mariachis, period attired docents providing tours and more. Explore more than 150 shops, award-winning restaurants, 17 museums, and historical sites.
SeaWorld San Diego
Enjoy shows starring Shamu or the hilarious sea lions and otters, then join Elmo at the Sesame Street Bay of Play, featuring family-friendly rides. Feed dolphins and get up-close to beluga whales, polar bears, sharks and penguins. Don't miss seeing aquariums and exotic birds from around the world.
San Diego Zoo
This zoo is home to over 4,000 animals of over 800 different species. Here you'll find all your favorites, including the hands-on Children's Zoo, the Polar Bear Plunge, Tiger River and the creepy Reptile Mesa. Be sure not to miss the giant pandas and the Rainforest Aviary, a huge bird-filled Asian jungle with waterfalls and lush tropical foliage.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
With over 2,000 acres of park areas to explore, the San Diego Safari Park offers a more natural setting to view the animals, birds and fish than the conventional cages of a zoo. Take the hour-long train ride and see giraffes and wild horses or stop at the petting zoo to allow the kids to pet and feed gentle deer and goats. The bird show is not to be missed and don't forget to pay special attention to the carefully labeled landscape plantings.
Valley View Casino Center
Located just across the street from our property, it's the place to see Cirque du Soleil, concerts, Disney on Ice, and so much more.
Sports and Entertainment
Anaheim's Disney Land Park
Drive less than three hours and visit another great California attraction: Disneyland Resort. It's called the happiest place on earth, and we could not agree more. Classic attractions and shows like Pirates of the Caribbean and the fiery Fantasmic! have been joined by new favorites, such as the hair-raising Indiana Jones Adventure and the wildly fun Tarzan's Treehouse.
Del Mar Racetrack
This seaside thoroughbred racetrack is the place to see the sport of kings. Notable races include: Pacific Classic, Eddie Read Stakes, Del Mar Oaks, and the John C. Mabee Stakes.
A 128-acre park that is home 5,000 Lego models made up of more than 30 million Lego bricks. It also features more than 40 interactive exhibits, attractions, family rides and shows. Although Legoland's broadest appeal is to kids 12 and under, anyone who is young at heart will enjoy this unique theme park.
It's the place to see the one and only San Diego Padres go for the pennant.
This is the home of the world-class San Diego Chargers and where you'll have a chance to watch them battle it out on the gridiron.
- Horton Plaza
- Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego
- Mission Bay Yacht Area
- Naval Base Coronado
- Naval Base San Diego
- Point Loma Nazarene University
- San Diego Convention Center
- San Diego State University
- University of California San Diego
- University of San Diego