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4 Fun Things to do in San Diego | San Diego Activities

Are you planning a visit to sunny San Diego? See this list of ‘4 Fun Things to do in San Diego.’

Written by
Maria Mancuso

There is a near endless list of San Diego Activities to choose from to fill an afternoon, a day or a weekend in ‘America’s Finest City.’  This article lists only ‘4 Fun Activities to do in San Diego’ – there are 100’s more things to do, see and experience in our beautiful city. 

If you are interested in any of these San Diego Activities, or maybe other activities that did not make the list, please ask our Concierge for more information – they will be happy to help you.

1. Go Whale Watching!
Where: San Diego Whale Watch | 1717 Quivira Road, San Diego, CA 92109
Telephone: 619.839.0128
Distance from The Keating: 1.2 Miles

During the winter months, mid-December through April guests can spot Gray Whales migrating south to birth their babies or go later in the season to see the mothers migrating back up north with their babies.  Take this morning or afternoon adventure to witness some of the San Diego’s other underwater residents, such as Dolphin, and other marine life. There are several reputable services offering Whale Watching Tours, and San Diego Whale Watch is one we recommend. Their knowledgeable crew acts as narrators, offering details about the creatures seen during the Whale Watch Tours. 

Woman with colorful shopping bags.
San Diego is home to many shopping opportunities, including malls, shops, boutiques and outlets.

2. Let’s Go Shopping!
Distance from The Keating: It’s everywhere! Our experienced Concierge can assist you with details for any type of shopping you may desire.

San Diego is home to many shopping opportunities. High-end retail stores like Neiman Marcus, Gucci, Chanel and Saks Fifth Avenue, at Fashion Valley Mall and UTC Mall in La Jolla a few miles from The Keating Hotel.  There are wonderful outdoor shopping destinations like Seaport Village which offers more localized and themed products, services and souvenirs. San Diego is also home to some great Outlet Shopping Malls, including Carlsbad Premium Outlets, and Las Americas Premium Outlets.  You could easily spend an entire day – or week – exploring all the shopping opportunities located near The Keating Hotel.  Please ask our Concierge for additional information during your stay. 

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Old Town San Diego is also home to some amazing restaurants, bars, quaint little shops and boutiques.

3. Visit Old Town San Diego
Where: Old Town San Diego | 2802 Juan Street, San Diego, CA 92110
Telephone: 619.487.9613
Distance from The Keating: 4 Miles

Exploring Old Town San Diego is a great way for visitors to learn about the start of this beautiful city. Visit Museums, attend living history demonstrations and visit historic buildings, such as San Diego’s first one-room schoolhouse. Old Town San Diego is also home to some amazing restaurants, bars, quaint little shops and boutiques selling souvenirs, clothing and more.

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The San Diego Zoo is home to more than 3,700 animals.

4. Visit the San Diego Zoo
Where: San Diego Zoo | 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: 619.231.1515
Distance from The Keating: 2.2 Miles

Do you want to see something wild during your visit to San Diego?  We have you covered!  The San Diego on is a world-renowned zoo. The San Diego Zoo is located just 2 miles from The Keating Hotel. The San Diego Zoo is home to more than 3,700 animals and visitors have the chance to participate in special programs and animal exhibitions. 

That’s it, ‘4 Fun Things to do in San Diego!’  If you are looking for more San Diego things to do, see our, San Diego Visitors Blog and San Diego Visitors Guide for more inspiration!

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