Sights & landmarks in Downtown

Top 10 Landmarks in Downtown (San Diego)

Sights in Downtown

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  • teresadoyle1
    New Albany, MS62 contributions
    We went to this ball park on our Old Towne trolley tour. It is a beautiful structure and it is easy to get to!
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • THE-TW0-BEES
    Phenix City, AL694 contributions
    Some authentic, some questionable. Nothing compares to being in Italy but walking the streets and trying the eats and treats, we could really tell which restaurants were authentic and which were just there for the tourists. Overall, merchandise is chachky-touristy items.
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • Libbie64
    Colorado Springs, CO45 contributions
    We love spending time in this area each time we visit San Diego. Along the bay is a beautiful walk and there is much to do. We have taken the ferry at Broadway Pier across the bay to Coronado, visited the USS Midway museum, walked through the shops at Seaport Village, and had dinner at Brigantine Portside Pier where we had a table outside with a view of the incredible sunset. The Sea of India is gorgeous at night with all of the lights. Highly recommend!
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • Jason S
    Reedsburg, WI620 contributions
    I enjoyed the shops, the vendors, and the food options. We came here for our first opportunity to dip our toes into the pacific ocean. It was colder than I expected but still I have not dipped my toes into both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The vendors along the boardwalk had a variety of goods, the shops have a lot of shirts and things that are geared to tourists. Our son found his favorite sweatshirt while going into shops.

    Overall it was a good stop if you are looking for a beach, shops, and something to eat.
    Written 23 October 2021
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  • ebony195
    New York City, NY33 contributions
    The waterfront is a beautiful place to walk, eat and shop. A great place to spend an afternoon and.have lunch at one of those restaurants with those great views. There is a lot to see and do at various price points. Great view of the Coronado Bridge.
    Written 14 June 2022
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  • vagabondginger
    Alicante, Spain1 315 contributions
    Very colorful rainbow area of San Diego but everyone is welcome everywhere. Nicest friendly people live here. There's many good restaurants and bars and thrift shops. On Sunday is the big Farmers Market. Always lots of action on the sidewalks as it is a place to strut your stuff and fashion and be seen by some but all in a good fun way.
    There's a Trader Joe's and a Whole Foods and buses that go downtown or to Balboa Park. Very eclectic neighborhood.
    Written 7 August 2021
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  • David R
    Albuquerque, NM553 contributions
    El Prado Restaurant in Balboa Park is a beautiful location with great views. The food, on the other hand, is unduly expensive and, while not bad, also not particularly noteworthy. Regardless, we had a good experience overall.
    Written 30 September 2019
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  • FuzzyBeaver
    Montreal, Canada1 136 contributions
    If you go, be sure to get the audio guide tour. The audio is extremely well done and provides lots of background and interesting stories. The house jam packed with artifacts, all with a story. It is small but definitely worth visiting.
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • Nikko Gandia
    Monterey, CA341 contributions
    easy hiking in the torrey pines natural reserve. i posted a video that includes a vlog, tips and suggestions for all hiking levels, so you can be prepared. you can find a link to my youtube on my profile or you can look me up by name: “nikko gandia”.

    there's free parking before the main entrance but that’ll add another 2-3 miles and some elevation to your hike. the fee was $25 and i went on a sunday.

    the guy fleming trail loop has beautiful views of the cliffs, ocean and the san diego coast. easy trail with minimal elevation.

    i also hiked to the red butte using the razor point trail and then down to the beach. it's another easy trail with about 300 ft of elevation gain.

    the park is made up of 2 trail loops and 5+ connecting shorter trails. i saw many families hiking, so i think it's a great place for beginner hikers. make sure to check the distance/elevation gain of the trails you're planning to go on to make sure you’re prepared.
    Written 2 October 2021
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  • GlobalGypsy_13
    San Diego, CA2 687 contributions
    This landmark Catholic church in Litfle Italy is currently undergoing a restoration. However, masses are currently (Feb. 2020) being celebrated in the adjacent parish hall.
    Written 10 February 2020
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  • Nate C
    Ellensburg, WA1 071 contributions
    I like sitting within the Piazza and looking out toward North Island. The Basilone story is inspiring.
    Written 20 July 2019
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  • Diane P
    Portland, OR641 contributions
    People will say this is an easy hike but it’s relative. I thought it was very manageable but it is basically a mile down and a mile up so you’ll need to consider that. It’s not going to be easy for people who don’t walk or hike at least a little. The views are great and I like how it rounds the bend so that you get so many different views. I parked by the visitors center and walked up to the lighthouse and then down to the trail. $20 to get into the monument. You’ll also pass the beautiful and moving Fort Rosecrans National cemetery.
    Written 2 March 2022
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  • BrianC867
    San Diego, CA110 contributions
    If you're into drunken college age kids and public urination, then this is going to be the place to go. The nightlife is great of you're under 30, but after that you should be over it. If you're not, you will stick out like a sore thumb.
    Written 30 May 2013
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  • Michael J
    Oakdale, Minnesota, USA34 contributions
    Take a lovely couple, toss in assorted friends and family, sprinkle parasailers floating overhead and finish off with a lovely sunset. Result- a perfect wedding.
    Written 20 October 2014
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  • MattHix63
    San Diego, CA7 contributions
    If you're an advanced diver, this can be great! It's deep, a little over 100' at some parts, so it can get cold and you use air fast. On a clear day, it's amazing. With poor viz...meh...
    Written 4 February 2013
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