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Sightseeing in San Diego - what to see. Complete travel guide

San Diego is the best place to live in the US. The city neighbors with Pacific Ocean on the west, with Mexico on the south, and is located in California. San Diego is one of the oldest cities on the west bank of the United States. It was established in 1542 by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. San Diego got the official status of the city in 1769 by the Franciscans.
Annually the city of San Diego hosts numerous bright and remarkable festivals and ethnic holidays. One of the brightest and most wanted country holidays is the San Diego Beer Week which is … Open
Summer time in San Diego is great for marine rides and swimming in the ocean. Sometimes the oceanic waves are so big that they attract many surfers to the coast. The main beaches of San Diego are Torrey Pines located near a natural reserve, as well as some nudist beaches located south of the town named Del Mar.
There are also some other attractions on the territory of the city besides sandy beaches. These are Balboa Park, which features a large number of botanical gardens, several museums and the internationally famous San Diego Zoo that is home to approximately four thousands of different types of animals. You may also enjoy visiting City Symphony Orchestra and two opera houses, one of which traditionally organizes plays of the famous English writer William Shakespeare. The largest institute of oceanography is also located in San Diego. Besides this the city is famous for its cooking, especially for dishes made of seafood. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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 … Open
An interesting place for sightseeing tours will be Point Loma Peninsula. It was on its territory that the crew of the famous seafarer H. R. Cabrillo landed in the middle of the 16th century. Not so long ago, a monument was erected on the peninsula in honor of this symbolic event. It forms a single complex with a viewing platform. There is also an old beautiful lighthouse, built in the middle of the 19th century. Nowadays, it houses an interesting museum.
There are excellent religious sites in the city, among which is the old church of San Diego de Alcalá. It was founded in 1769 by a Spanish monk. However, already in the second half of the 19th century the church came to desolation and was almost completely destroyed. Only by 1930, it was completely restored. Today, the ancient church is considered a historical monument of national importance. Many of its elements including massive wooden doors and shutters on the windows have been recreated in strict accordance with the original.
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
Lovers of nature are offered exciting tours to the Torri Pines Reserve. It occupies a vast coastal area of San Diego. This reserve is not distinguished by the abundance of beautiful plants. However, rare species of flora are found here, as well. Its main value is seabirds, monitoring of which remains a favorite entertainment for tourists. While walking through the reserve, you can meet raccoons and foxes. Coyotes are the most dangerous inhabitants of these places. The park is remarkable for its spectacular geological formations. At certain times of the year, whales can be observed from its coastal zones.
The Coronado Bridge is the most recognizable symbol of San Diego. Its construction was completed in 1969. The length of the bridge is 3500 meters. 27 strong concrete supports at least 60 meters high were built for it. The bridge is quite high, so even large ships can easily swim under it. From the banks of San Diego Bay you can make excellent photos of this landmark.
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
An excellent way to get acquainted with the historical past of the city is a walk around the Old Town. Many colonial buildings survived there. Currently, the historic district delights with popular shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in San Diego
♥   Shopping area ' Gaslamp Quarter' San Diego, 6.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around San Diego
♥   State Park 'North' , 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'Harry W D' , 5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   County Park 'Bay' , 8.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Park 'Mission Trails Regional Park' , 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   County Park 'West Hills' , 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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

Sights around San Diego from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Opaque Restaurant

From the series “The most exotic restaurants in the world”
The first restaurant of the Opaque network was opened in Los Angeles. Today you can also visit the similar restaurants in San Diego, San Francisco, Dallas and New York. A few years ago the analogue of the popular American restaurant was opened in Moscow under the name 'In the dark'. Its main particularity is the fact that the visitors are served by the blind waiters. Despite the particularity of the Opaque restaurant, its visitors always count on high service quality and on excellent taste of the food. Absence from the bright light does not impair the operation of the customers and the cooking process. … Read further

Crenshaw House

From the series “The most mysterious buildings (houses, palaces, castles) in the world”
Even before this tragic event, the mansion had attracted hundreds of curious people who wanted to visit the attic, but none of visitors could hold in a mansion even a couple of hours. Hickman Whittington organized a real museum on the roof of his house; he charged fee for the opportunity to spend a night in the attic. There were many of those wishing to spend a night in jail for former slaves, about 150 people. All of them suddenly noticed surging fear and muzz making them leave a scary place after some time. Currently, the Crenshaw House belongs to state authorities. Since 2003 it’s closed to public access. … Read further
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