Things to Do in San Diego

With near perfect weather year-round, 70 miles of spectacular coastline, world-class attractions and a thriving urban core complete with a sophisticated art, dining and nightlife scene, San Diego has earned the name “California’s Beach City.”

It’s hard to find a better destination for families. Whether you love engaging with animals or enjoying thrill rides, building sandcastles or beach bonfires, there’s plenty to entertain the entire family.

San Diego Zoo

Our hotel is just minutes away from this iconic attraction. Located in Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo is the largest, and most progressive zoo in the world, with more than 4,000 animals and more than 800 species. It is also one of the few zoos in the world that houses the giant panda. If you’re looking for a fun thing to do with kids, visiting the San Diego Zoo should be at the top of your list!


Gaslamp Quarter 

The Gaslamp Quarter is one of the West Coast’s most renowned entertainment districts. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architecture the area has to offer. Contained within only 16 1/2 blocks and adjacent to other attractions including Petco Park, Horton Plaza and the Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter is equipped with a multitude of restaurants, bars, and places to shop; it also plays host to a variety of festivals, concerts and things to do. The Gaslamp Quarter is a must-see during your hotel stay.

Petco Park
Catch the San Diego Padres in action at Petco Park, which is less than three miles from our hotel.
The impressive architecture of the stadium celebrates the sea, the sky, the natural beauty, cultural diversity and unique spirit of the region. With state-of-the-art facilities, Petco is considered one of the best parks to watch a baseball game in the country. The stadium boasts breathtaking views of San Diego, so be sure to catch a game next time you’re in town.


Balboa Park

No visit to San Diego is complete without experiencing the many things to do in Balboa Park.
Home to 15 museums, numerous performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the aforementioned San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park is the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Stop by the Visitors Center or the Balboa Park Conservancy for information and advice for each
of the spectacular attractions.



LEGOLAND® California Resort

Legoland California is a theme park in Carlsbad, based on Legos! This is the perfect spot to bring your family with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. The new Sea Life experience lets your kids voyage to the depths of the ocean.


USS Midway Museum

Prepare yourself for a lifetime memory aboard San Diego’s top attraction. You’ll explore a floating city at sea and relive nearly 50 years of world history aboard the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Admission includes a self-guided audio tour to over 60 exhibits throughout the historic aircraft carrier and 29 restored aircraft.

Exhibits range from the crew’s sleeping quarters to a massive galley, engine room, the ship’s jail, officer’s country, post office, machine shops, and pilots’ ready rooms, as well as primary flight control and the bridge high in the island over the flight deck. Especially popular are the museum docents you’ll meet throughout the ship. Each is eager to share a personal story, an anecdote, or amazing statistic, adding to your amazement throughout your adventure.

Family-oriented activities for all ages abound: two types of flight simulators, short films, climb-aboard aircraft and cockpits, interactive exhibits, “Ejection Seat Theater,” and much more.   Located 3.4 miles from Sheraton Hotel and Marina


For a complete list of things to do in San Diego, please visit the San Diego CVB website here and explore all that San Diego has to offer!