The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Go to sea without leaving port! Explore more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 25 restored aircraft. Located in downtown San Diego.
The San Diego Museum of Art, the region’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum, provides a rich and diverse cultural experience for almost 250,000 visitors annually. Located in the heart of beautiful Balboa Park, the Museum’s nationally renowned permanent collection includes Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures.
In addition, the Museum regularly features major exhibitions from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule of supporting cultural and educational programs for children and adults. Exhibition text is always in English and Spanish. The Museum’s research library offers access to an extensive collection of art history publications.
The New Children's Museum is a new model of children's museum whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art.
2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA, United States
San Diego has one of the richest aviation heritages of any city in the country. Convair, home of such famous aircraft as the B-24 Liberator and the PBY Catalina, was founded here. Ryan Aeronautical, home of Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, was located here, and North Island Naval Air Station is the home of naval aviation. Much of that knowledge is captured and conveyed through the San Diego Air & Space Museum, a major institution unique to the region and one of the preeminent aviation museums in the nation.
The mission of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation is to generate significant economic benefits for the greater San Diego region by hosting international and national conventions and trade shows in our world-class facility. The Convention Center has generated $22.9 billion in economic impact since opening in 1989 and continues to support about 12,500 jobs county-wide. In FY13, the Center hosted 148 events that generated $1.3 billion in regional economic impact and $19.2 million in hotel room and sales tax revenues.
San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region.
Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university. Each year, SDSU provides more than 35,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.
The University of California, San Diego is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution that provides opportunity for all. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact.
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Civic San Diego is a city-owned non-profit that is the entrepreneurial development partner for targeted urban neighborhoods. We are a one-stop shop with a Neighborhood Development Toolbox that lets us move quickly with public-private development projects and programs.
Bank of America is an American multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the second largest bank holding company in the United States by assets.
The Coronado Municipal Golf Course, opened in 1957, is rated as one of the best public golf courses in the nation. For public golf in San Diego, Coronado is the best choice. We are located just minutes from downtown San Diego.
The course measures 6,590 yards from the blue tees and is a par 72. Immaculate greens, wide inviting fairways and dramatic views coupled with incomparable weather, make Coronado a must-play for all golfers year round.
Located in La Jolla (pronounced "la hoya"), California, Torrey Pines Golf Course sits on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is recognized as the premier municipal golf course owned and operated by a city. It is named after the Torrey Pine, a rare tree that grows in the wild only along this local stretch of the coastline in San Diego County and on Santa Rosa Island.
It offers two picturesque and, due to its yearly hosting of the PGA TOUR's Farmers Insurance Open event, widely recognizable championship 18-hole golf courses. It is surely the most accessible public facility for the die-hard enthusiast wishing to play at a world-renown facility that nearly all golfers know by name.
Scenic Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center, designed by Ted Robinson, former president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, proudly opened its gates May 27, 1955 as a nine hole course. In the early 1960’s Robinson designed what is now the 18-hole executive course. The 18-hole executive course, measuring 2,719 yards, sits on 46 acres in the heart of the City. It is the only golf course in San Diego with night lighting.
Located in the community of Pacific Beach, Mission Bay Golf Course is comprised of an 18 hole par 58 executive course featuring four par four holes and fourteen par three holes. The course enjoys a year mild round climate with cool sea breezes in the summer.
The Mission Bay Golf Course and Driving Range has been a long time favorite golf course for locals. It is where Tiger Woods won a Junior World title.
Morley Field was established by Snapper Pierson (course pro and Disc Golf Hall of Fame member) in 1978 making one of the original disc golf courses in the world. Only a few miles from the San Diego Intl. Airport, San Diego Harbor, Coronado Beaches, beautiful Downtown San Diego, and directly across from the San Diego Zoo, this makes Morley a destination course with a personality all its own.
The course overall isn’t long but it does have a few lengthy holes and it‘s beautifully maintained by the shop employees and features Mach III baskets and concrete tee pads. The course is very challenging, with many trees and tough pin placements. Pin positions change each Monday and there are 3 to 6 positions for each hole.
Dating back to the early 1900s, The Loma Club was originally part of the historic San Diego Country Club, which merged with A.G. Spalding's Point Loma Golf Club in 1914 to create a San Diego landmark that has been in existence for over a century.
Located in the Naval Training Center (now Liberty Station), the course was utilized by the Navy during the 1920s for physical fitness and recruit training. While serving in the Navy, the legendary Sam Snead acted as the head Golf Professional.
Formerly known as Sail Ho Golf Course, the club attracted talent such as Craig Stadler and Phil Mickelson in Junior Golf Tournaments throughout the years.
The Loma Club presently features state of the art fairways, greens and practice facilities designed by renowned San Diego architect, Cary Bickler. In 2014, Good Time Design will remodel the bar and grill located in the clubhouse, adding new features such as a 1200 square foot deck, fire pits and an outdoor bar element.
5300 Grand Del Mar Ct, San Diego, CA, United States
With stunning Los Peñasquitos Canyon as his canvas, Tom Fazio created a masterpiece of dramatic elevations, diverse bunkering and lush fairways. Graced by Pacific breezes from the nearby coast, and awash with Southern California glow, The Grand Golf Club is San Diego’s premier golf resort.
Voted “Golf Course Architect of the Year” three years in a row by Golf Course News, Tom Fazio is renowned for his strong sense of environmental design and challenging-but-fair golf. Perhaps that’s why 14 of his designs made Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.
Thanks to San Diego’s renowned climate, you can play year-round on the private rolling greens. Learn one-on-one with PGA-certified instructors. Try the latest clubs, or simply relax in the handsome Clubhouse. This challenging and unforgettable experience is reserved exclusively for resort guests, Members and Villa owners of luxury resort, The Grand Del Mar.
The United States Postal Service also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States.
Old Town San Diego takes visitors back in time to the early days of America's Finest City. The people, culture and society were all different in historic San Diego's Old Town. When you're in the mood to learn about history, San Diego Old Town is the destination for you! Among San Diego attractions, Old Town San Diego holds a charm that's all its own. Old Town San Diego has cool buildings to see that have stood here for more than a century. Even better than reading a history book is being able to actually walk around a place like Old Town in San Diego.
Balboa Park is a San Diego must-see, just minutes from downtown. The Park is home to 15 major museums, several performing arts venues, lovely gardens and many other cultural and recreational attractions–including the San Diego Zoo. Step into the beauty of 1,200 lushly planted acres, explore the attractions, enjoy the views, and you will see why Balboa Park–the nation’s largest urban cultural park–is ranked as one of the Best Parks in the World.
The founding principles of education, entertainment, research and conservation make SeaWorld San Diego an ideal place to learn about, enjoy and gain an appreciation for some of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures.
Spread out over more than 189 acres on beautiful Mission Bay Park, SeaWorld is known for spectacular animal shows, interactive attractions, aquariums, rides and dining facilities.
Explore where the wonders of the ocean come alive! The mission of Birch Aquarium is to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps Institution of Oceanography research, and to promote ocean conservation.
Dedicated in 1983, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a 68-acre resource based park stretching along the Pacific Ocean bordering the western edge of Point Loma. The 18-acre linear section of the park lies to the west of Sunset Cliffs Blvd. between Adair and Ladera Streets. The 50-acre hillside section, a designated multiple species conservation area, links to the 640-acre Point Loma Ecological Reserve beginning at the Navy property to the south. The Park's topography includes intricately carved coastal bluffs, arches and sea caves. It affords inspiring panoramic ocean views. From the cliffs, the California Gray Whale can be seen migrating annually from the Bering Sea to Baja California.
Consistently voted one of the best beaches in the United States, Coronado offers pristine sand, gentle surf and a charming community with a small-town feel.
Situated just across the Big Bay from downtown San Diego, Coronado is most notably known for two famous structures, the historic Hotel del Coronado and the distinctive San Diego-Coronado Bridge. But beyond these architectural marvels, the quaint island community of Coronado offers visitors an experience that is a world apart. Coronado's coastline offers gentle surf and sparkling sand beaches (courtesy of the mineral Mica) that draw in visitors from around the world. Add to this a charming small-town quaintness, with elegant gardens, old-world mansions, unique shopping experiences, and dining options with spectacular ocean views, no wonder it's been dubbed as "The Crown City" (Coronado is Spanish for "the crowned one").
With waterfront dining, unique shopping and entertainment galore, Seaport Village is a San Diego downtown destination for locals and visitors looking to spend a day enjoying some of San Diego's best views and entertainment.
Once home to San Diego's flourishing tuna fishing industry and generations of Italian families who made their living on the sea, Little Italy is a quaint and lively neighborhood filled with patio cafés, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, shops, hotels, and the beautiful Amici Park.
Located only a few miles north of San Diego's bustling downtown core, the vibrant uptown neighborhood of Hillcrest stands as San Diego's LGBT central hub, offering visitors a plethora of bars, restaurants, coffee houses, boutiques and unique thrift stores.
Lauded also for its pedestrian-friendly streets and sidewalk patios, the area's east end is marked by a towering rainbow Pride flag just off Hillcrest's main thoroughfare of University Avenue, at the corner of Normal Street. The landmark happens to serve as the starting point for San Diego LGBT Pride's annual mile-long Pride Parade held in July. A block away, down Harvey Milk Street, is where the San Diego LGBT Community Center resides.
A nautical atmosphere prevails on Shelter Island, one of San Diego's principal boating centers, where marinas, resort hotels, restaurants and bayside parks welcome sailors and landlubbers with recreational amenities. Many short and long-range sportfishing trips depart from here, catching a host of Pacific fish like Yellowtail, Albacore, Halibut, Dorado, Calico Bass and a variety of rock fish. Shelter Island is also home to Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites, and their summer Concerts By The Bay, which attract nationally known musicians and comedians. At the end of Shelter Island, you'll find the Yokohama Friendship Bell, a large bronze bell housed in a pagoda structure, that was a gift from the city of Yokohama, Japan in 1958 to commemorate the sister city relationship between San Diego and Yokohama.
San Diego Zoo Global is a not-for-profit organization that operates the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. It was founded on October 2, 1916, by Harry M. Wegeforth, M.D, and has a 12-member Board of Trustees headed by Richard Gulley; Douglas G. Myers is our executive director.
San Diego Zoo Global is the largest zoological membership association in the world, with more than 250,000 member households and 130,000 child memberships representing more than a half-million people. Members enjoy free admission to the Zoo and the Safari Park, a subscription to the magazine ZOONOOZ, and other benefits. Both Zoo and Park are open every day of the year.
Welcome aboard our floating compilation of adventure and history! Admission to the “Maritime Museum of San Diego” grants you access to one of the world’s finest collections of historic sea vessels. Once on board our museum ships, you will find that we offer something for people of all ages. You not only get to explore our ships and submarines, the museum displays permanent and temporary exhibits on art, maritime history, commerce and exploration. We also offer guided tours and host family friendly events regularly. Historic bay cruises run daily and can be added on to the price of admission for an extra nominal fee. There is no better way to spend the day than on the bay!
While some may compare San Diego’s Mission Beach to the East Coast’s Atlantic City and Coney Island, there is a unique Southern California vibe you can’t find anywhere else here. Nestled between Pacific Beach on the north side, and Belmont Park on its southern side, Mission Beach offers a lively and robust variety of activities in the sun, surf and sand. From hot dog stands to fine dining eateries, hot night clubs to street performers, expect to find all kinds of free-spirited beach goers in a fun, carnival-like atmosphere along the sandy shores.
If you’re looking for a laid back beach to hang out like a local, look no further than Ocean Beach. This small beach town is a favorite among locals who spend their days surfing, sun bathing around the pier, hanging out in their vintage VW vans, and strolling through the many surf shops, taco stands and antique malls. Ocean Beach offers the pitch perfect throw-back groovy vibe of vintage SoCal, coupled with friendly locals, great dining, and a vibrant night life scene.
Nestled between the San Diego River and the hills of Point Loma, Ocean Beach is perfect for surfers to enjoy the waves created by jetties. The beach is also friendly for swimmers, sun bathers, even dogs too!
A favorite spot amongst college students and young adults living the California Dream, Pacific Beach is the iconic Southern California beach town. With three miles of boardwalk and a lively atmosphere, P.B. (as the locals call it) is a great place to find fun in the sun, and pleasures after dark. From funky beach bars and taco stands that welcome sandy toes, to sleek modern hotels, sultry night clubs and fine dining establishments, Pacific Beach offers a variety of things to do beyond the miles of sandy beaches.
La Jolla Cove is a very small beach, tucked between sandstone cliffs. Because of its extraordinary beauty, La Jolla Cove is one of the most photographed beaches in Southern California. With small surf in the summer months, the north facing La Jolla Cove is ideal for swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers. Water visibility at the Cove can sometimes exceed 30 feet. La Jolla Cove lies within the San Diego La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve, which helps to ensure that marine life remains plentiful. Fishing and removal of objects from this area is prohibited, and possession of game is unlawful.
"Downtown San Diego's Fashionable Front Door." Westfield Horton Plaza is more than just a shopping center--Located in the heart of San Diego Gaslamp, Horton Plaza is the hub of Downtown San Diego art, community, entertainment, dining AND shopping. Designed by architect Jon Jerde and built in 1985, the plaza was influenced primarily by old Italian architecture and is distinguished by its open-air concept, bright colors, collection of public art, array of distinguished shops and nod to the historic downtown San Diego.
San Diego's finest collection of stores in a beautiful outdoor shopping center featuring 200 stores and restaurants including an 18 screen movie theater. Five department stores include: Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy's, Bloomingdale's and JCPenney. Featured stores include: Ted Baker, Omega, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Coach, Juicy Couture, Hugo BOSS, Gucci, Henri Bendel and more. Restaurants include: The Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang's China Bistro, California Pizza Kitchen, Stacked Well Built, Love Boat Sushi and twelve bistro cafes.
Architecturally magnificent, PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, opened in downtown San Diego in 2004 and immediately became known as "The world's best ballpark in America's finest city" ...But it is so much more. Offering stunning views of San Diego Bay and the San Diego Skyline, a dazzling array of venue options, state-of-the-art amenities. a dedicated event management team, and endless creative possibilities, PETCO Park is the ultimate setting for an unforgettable event.
This little gem of a theatre is located in downtown San Diego's vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. A great Off-Broadway style theatre it holds only 250, and there is not a bad seat in the house. 4th Avenue is becoming an exciting Theatre & Restaurant District and the Horton Grand is within easy walking distance to dozens of terrific restaurants, from casual Mexican, pizza and burger spots, to classy Italian, Indian, nuevo-Mexican, Persian, Seafood and 4 of the city's best Steakhouses.
San Diego Theatres strives to positively impact the community through effective stewardship of publicly-owned performing arts venues, and the advancement of facility improvements, a downtown theatre district, and strategic partnerships for the enrichment of the performing arts for the benefit of the region.