5 Hidden Spots to Visit in San Diego, California

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San Diego is one of the best cities for a visit, even among Californian cities.. There’s just so many things to do! You could spend over a week there doing new things each day. Depending on the weather, the views are incredible. But here are some great hidden places to visit in San Diego:

Cabrillo National Monument
This location features a lighthouse you can explore and the best views of San Diego for photos. Check the weather though, and head there on a clear day when you can really see and take the best photos. Also located in the park, are the tidal pools for more exploration and photos. Don’t miss out, as this area closes early.  You can also watch planes land and take off if you’re lucky at the nearby Naval Air Station.

Seaport Village
is a great stop for gifts and shopping and even dining. It’s also not too far from the gas lamp district with another long street of dining.

A 14 acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex recreating a harbor side setting of a century ago. Includes 54 one of a kind shops, 13 casual dining eateries, 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants, and located in close proximity to local hotels. Opened in 1980.

Midway Museum
When will you ever get another chance to visit a real aircraft carrier? This museum continues to improve year after year, adding new plaines to sea and opening more sections as they work to restore the midway.


Balboa Park
is an amazing place to visit that people often miss. But be warned, it  closes so early at 4:30 – 5 p.m. It’s best to head there first in your day. It’s chuck full of museums and beautiful scenery and atmosphere. There are also various events there if you can plan your visit right.

2018 marks the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of San Diego’s iconic crown jewel, now a global destination for arts and culture and a regional resource for unparalleled recreational and horticultural experiences.

Old Town San Diego
This is another spot that can eat up your whole day. There’s historical buildings to visit. There’s great dining and shops.

In 1968, the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation established Old Town State Historic Park to preserve the rich heritage that characterized San Diego during the 1821 to 1872 period. The park includes a main plaza, exhibits, museums and living history demonstrations.

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