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Culture of San Diego. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

San Diego Mission The city of Sun Diego is a popular tourist destination attracting active leisure fans and various tours admirers. The city boasts numerous landmarks and sites with the Star of India being the oldest in the world active sailing ship among them. Having made a tour round the world, today the ship is under the wing of volunteers’ team. Tourists have a chance to get into ship cabins and enjoy old photos being the main decorative elements there.
The city of San Diego is a genuine paradise for theme park admirers, shopaholics and night life enthusiasts. One of the most favorite destinations of the city among foreign tourists is still … Open
The city hosts the oldest church in California. Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala was established in 1769. In course of its long history the building of basilica has been many times destroyed and renovated. In 1775 the basilica was ruined by native resistance. In 1803 a natural disaster badly damaged this religious construction. Architects have totally renovated and restored the building so today the basilica appears to the city guests in all its majestic glory.
One of the most mysterious landmarks of the city is considered to be a Queen Anne Victorian mansion named the Villa Montezuma. The mansion was built in 1887 and was owed by a well-known musician Jesse Shepard. The age-old mansion is subject of many legends and popular beliefs. At present the mansion is an established place for holding musical evenings as well as various Christmas events. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. The city of San Diego features warm and bright sunny weather almost all the year round. Beach recreation fans should visit the destination within a period from July to October which is … Open
The city of San Diego boasts dozens of museums of various themes and trends. Genuine art connoisseurs should visit the Michael Wolf Fine Arts being the San Diego Premier Art Gallery. The gallery keeps a unique collection of artworks by artists from the whole world. A visit to the gallery will be of great interest as for expert collectors so for curious tourists. A splendid garden hosts the San Diego Hall of Champions being a great museum devoted to various sport achievements of local folks.
Many of globally renowned sportsmen are natives of San Diego. The exposition of the museum is devoted to their achievements. Another remarkable site of the city among its gusts is the El Campo Santo Cemetery which was established as far back as in 1849. The cemetery has become the final destination of outstanding natives of the city, prominent politicians and legendary gangsters. One of the most beautiful historical buildings of the city of San Diego hosts the San Diego Museum of Man. The walls of the San Diego Natural History Museum keep more than 70 thousands of priceless showpieces among which tourists will observe unique archeological findings, household stuff and objects of folk art.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in San Diego and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in San Diego

Balboa Park
Where: 1549 El Prado (The Balboa Park Visitors Center), San Diego; Telephone: +1 (619) 239-0512;
Cabrillo National Monument
Where: The end of Catalina Boulevard, Point Loma, San Diego; Telephone: +1 (619) 557-5450;
The New Children’s Museum San Diego
Where: 200 West Island Avenue, Downtown San Diego, San Diego; Telephone: +1 (619) 233 8792;
Coronado
Where: 1100 Orange Ave, Coronado (Coronado Vistor Center), San Diego; Telephone: +1 (619) 437-8788 (Toll free;
La Jolla Cove
Where: 1100 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla, San Diego;
Old Town
Where: 4002 Wallace St. San Diego (Old Town Information Center), San Diego; Telephone: +1 (619) 220-5422;
PETCO Park
Where: 100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, San Diego; Telephone: +1 (619)795-5005;
SeaWorld San Diego
Where: 500 Sea World Dr., San Diego, San Diego; Telephone: +1 (619) 226-3901 (Toll free;
The Gaslamp Quarter
Where: 614 5th Ave Ste. E, San Diego (Gaslamp Quarter Association), San Diego; Telephone: +1 (619) 233-5227;
Reference information
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in San Diego and around
♥   Art museum 'San Diego Museum of Art' San Diego, 3.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Timken Museum of Art' San Diego, 3.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Mingei International Museum' San Diego, 4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego' San Diego, 17.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near San Diego
♥   St. Peter Cathedral, El Cajon, 18.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Tijuana, 25.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nueva Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Tijuana, 26.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, Oceanside, 56.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in San Diego and near

Anza-Borrego Desert

From the series “Top 11 Most Unusual Deserts on the Planet”
This title is fully depicting the main feature of the desert. After the end of the rainy season, a considerable part of its territory is covered by the colorful meadows of flowers. Researchers and tourists come from all over the world to admire this amazing sight. In spring, you can see the beautiful blooming marigolds and lilies, Anab and yucca, as well as traditional desert plants, cacti. Many of them are also covered by bright flowers. Anza Borrego Desert is a real boon for those in love with nature. A number of exciting hiking trails are laid for tourists. … Read further

Salton Sea

From the series “Amazing Land Areas Below the Sea Level”
Three rivers flow into the tiny 'sea'. The depth of the sea depends directly on the water drain of the rivers. Therefore, the amount of waterless land can change several times during the year. Salton Sea has been an irreplaceable source of water for the nearby agricultural land for several years. The water removal for irrigation influences the level of the water as well. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of San Diego

Culture guide to San Diego. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in San Diego: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in San Diego. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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