San Diego Neighborhoods Guide – Where to Go & What to Visit for Tourists

Planning a vacation to San Diego? Our local experts put together a helpful San Diego neighborhoods guide so you can make the most of your time in San Diego.

We highlighted a handful of the top attractions, places to see, and which neighborhoods in San Diego to visit during your vacation.

Balboa Park

Balboa Park, a 1,400 acre urban park located between Downtown and Mission Valley, is home to an abundance of attractions, museums, and recreational facilities.

The park itself features beautifully landscaped gardens and stunning Spanish Colonial Revival architecture.

Dé un paseo por El Prado, un amplio paseo que atraviesa el medio del parque. El Prado llevará a los visitantes por muchas atracciones principales y características del parque, como la charca de la reflexión, el Edificio botánico celosía, y la Fuente Evenson Bea.

There are a LOT of amazing museums in this area – check out our list of more things to do in Balboa Park (many of which are included on the Go San Diego® Card).

Things to Do in Balboa Park

  • Be sure to check out the Giant Pandas and over 800 species of other animals from all over the globe at the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
  • Find a new appreciation for nature and the environment at the Natural History Museum.
  • Learn about aviation history at the Air and Space Museum.
  • Explore your scientific side with a trip to the Fleet Science Center, which offers plenty of fascinating permanent exhibits plus delightful special exhibitions and events.
  • The Japanese Friendship Garden is another popular option, offering the promise of true serenity in the midst of your busy vacation.
  • Echa un vistazo a la arquitectura española colonial de inspiración de la icónica Casa de Balboa.

Norte del Condado Coastal

Región de la Costa Norte del Condado de San Diego es el hogar de muchas de las atracciones principales, hermosas playas, reservas naturales y pueblos costeros.

Cosas que hacer en North County Coastal San Diego

  • Go on a family adventure at the popular LEGOLAND® California and SEA LIFE® Aquarium.
  • Echa un vistazo a los hermosos jardines y exposiciones en el Jardín Botánico de San Diego.
  • Explore animal wildlife of the Savannah on a mini-safari excursion at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

La Jolla

Sólo 15 minutos del centro de San Diego, La Jolla es un destino de primera para los aventureros que buscan experimentar el estilo de vida que el sur de California playa. Nombrado "la joya" de San Diego, La Jolla cuenta con una hermosa costa, restaurantes de lujo y tiendas, galerías de arte de prestigio, y más.

Cosas que hacer en La Jolla

  • Explore the coastline La Jolla on a kayaking adventure or put on some snorkeling gear and get up close to the sea life.
  • If you’re a fan of fine art, be sure to visit the region’s foremost forum devoted to exploring contemporary art at the Museum of Contemporary Art (La Jolla).
  • Check out a variety of marine habitats at Birch Aquarium at Scripps where you’ll get an unforgettable view overlooking La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean.

Mission Bay y las playas

The contagious California laid-back lifestyle in Mission Bay and the Beaches makes it a top destination for locals and visitors alike. Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach feature expansive sandy beaches, good surf, active nightlife, a fun theme park, and casual dining.

Mission Bay se compone de 4 , 200 acres de océano paisaje que lo convierten en un lugar popular para practicar deportes acuáticos como el surf, esquí acuático, vela, windsurf, kayak, y más. Su 27 kilómetros de ciclorrutas tejen a través de las comunidades de la playa y ofrecen ciclistas y peatones con una forma divertida de explorar la costa.

Things to do in Mission Bay & Mission Beach

  • Head to Sea World San Diego for an unforgettable family experience. You can enjoy classic rides, innovative attractions, and plenty of animal encounters.
  • You may also enjoy a visit to Belmont Park in Mission Beach, which offers plenty of classic amusement park fun including mini golf, bumper cars, roller coasters, a carousel, and much more.

Mission Valley y Ciudad Vieja

Mission Valley es un lugar popular para los visitantes se queden. Su calle principal, Hotel Circle, está llena de hoteles de precio moderado que atraen a familias y viajeros de presupuesto.

The Old Town Historic Park is where California began. Old Town is home to several museums that document the city’s unique history and lots of shops and casual restaurants. Be sure to visit the most haunted house in America for a spooky take on San Diego’s history.

You can also opt to take a trolley ride of San Diego’s Old Town, which will offer an excellent overview of the neighborhood and the city’s impressive history.

Hillcrest

Hillcrest is San Diego’s first self-contained suburb and is known for being the central hub of San Diego’s gay and lesbian community.

Visitors will notice the towering pride flag where the famous annual LGBT Pride Parade begins. The area features walkable streets complete with eclectic shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

Centro de la ciudad

San Diego’s Downtown is a thriving neighborhood for business, dining, shopping, and entertainment.

The Downtown area encompasses Little Italy, Cortez Hill, Columbia, Core-Columbia, Gaslamp Quarter, East Village, Marina, and includes the Embarcadero (waterfront boardwalk).

We’ve got some fun recommendations for things to do in Downtown San Diego – if you want to spend some time in that area during your trip.

Little Italy

Como su nombre indica, Little Italy es un área en el centro de San Diego rica con la cultura italiana desde sus primeras raíces como un barrio de pescadores. Su cultura italiana es evidente en su cocina, pequeñas tiendas, y la arquitectura.

Things to Do in Little Italy

  • Check out over 150 booths featuring fresh produce, artisan foods, and specialty items at the popular Farmer’s Market every Saturday between 8 am and 2 pm at W. Cedar and India streets.
  • Leave your guidebook behind and hop into a GoCar for a GPS guided tour of the city. As you drive, the GoCar narrates the tour based on your surroundings.
  • Learn all about the maritime history of the western world at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Cortez Hill

Cortez Hill es uno de los más antiguos barrios de San Diego en el centro. Los visitantes podrán disfrutar de las pintorescas casas adosadas de estilo victoriano y de fila y hurgando las diversas tiendas.

Cosas que hacer en Cortez Hill

  • Visita hotel El Cortez, un hito de San Diego construido en 1926 en español renacimiento colonial Estilo. Obtendrá una vista del centro de San Diego y el Parque Balboa desde lo alto de la colina.
  • Obtener un poco de compras en la zona peatonal con tiendas y cafés que bordean la Quinta y la Sexta Avenida.

Core-Columbia

El barrio de Columbia es un centro de actividad con un montón de espacio verde, el Embarcadero Promenade, la Sante Fe Depot, museos, y mucho más.

Cosas que hacer en Core-Columbia

  • Take a tour of the USS Midway aircraft carrier, a floating museum of American military history at the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art is known for showcasing works by upcoming and under-recognized artists in addition to major figures in international contemporary art.
  • Explore the sea life of San Diego’s coastal waters on a whale watching tour.
  • Go on an informative and exciting harbor cruise and catch the best highlights of San Diego’s coast.

Gaslamp Quarter / Horton Plaza

Llamado así por sus calles bordeadas lámpara de gas, el Gaslamp Quarter es un destino de primera para ir de compras, restaurantes, vida nocturna y entretenimiento.

Cosas que hacer en el Gaslamp Quarter

  • Visit the oldest surviving structure located in Downtown San Diego — The Gaslamp Museum at the David-Horton House (formerly known as the William Heath Davis House), which was actually built in 1850.
  • Dirígete a la Horton Plaza, un centro comercial de niveles múltiples, sala de cine y centro de recreo.
  • Echa un vistazo a la escena popular discoteca para una noche llena de diversión.

East Village

Located on the eastern side of Downtown San Diego, Eastern Village is home to the San Diego Padres and PETCO Park. Catch a game at the park or check out the fantastic view from home plate on a tour of the stadium.

Marina

El barrio de la Marina es el hogar del Embarcadero, Seaport Village, la bahía de San Diego Convention Center, y más.

Cosas que hacer en el distrito de la Marina

  • The New Children’s Museum features hands-on creative activities and innovative artwork that kids can touch, move, or climb.
  • Jefe de Seaport Village, un 14 compras -acre paseo marítimo, restaurantes y destino de entretenimiento.

Embarcadero

El paseo marítimo Embarcadero discurre por el centro de la costa de San Diego se extiende desde la Marina Embarcadero del Museo Marítimo de San Diego.

Coronado

Coronado Museum of History and ArtCoronado peninsula, often referred to as an island, features pristine beaches, gentle surf, and a welcoming community feel. Coronado is connected to the mainland by a long, sandy strip called Silver Strand. Hop on a ferry from Downtown for a fun way to get to Coronado and experience the bay.

Cosas que hacer en Coronado

  • Check out the famous Hotel del Coronado and learn more about Coronado’s history on a Coronado Heritage Walking Tour.
  • You could also opt to enjoy a lunch at the historic Hotel, if you’re looking for a special experience.
  • Explore the coastline of the peninsula on bike or take a kayak out on the water for a fun adventure.

Save on Attraction Admission in San Diego Neighborhoods

If you’re exploring this many different parts of San Diego, you’re bound to want to visit a few of these exciting attractions.

Consider picking up a San Diego attractions pass to suit your traveling needs. Whether you’re in town for only a day or two, or even a whole week, you’ll find the perfect pass for you.

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