Museum Madness in San Diego
Visiting San Diego for the first time can be quite an overwhelming experience because it has so much to offer! Between the beaches, museums, parks, shopping, spectacular dining, and all the scenery it almost seems impossible to see everything! There are endless possibilities in the city of San Diego, and we want to make sure you get the most out of your experience. This is why we have created itineraries for you and your family to follow. That way you don’t have to worry about a thing! We have it all mapped out for you. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of San Diego and all it has to offer.
Start off your day at Balboa Park, a major historical center of San Diego. Kids will love the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, with tons of hands-on learning exhibits, and iMax theater and exciting demos. Other Balboa Park museums worth visiting include The San Diego Natural History Museum, The San Diego Automotive Museum, and The San Diego Air & Space Museum. Most Balboa Park museums participate in free resident Tuesdays, so if you’re from San Diego, check the schedule of free admission days before you go. Aside from museums, Balboa Park also has some fun walking trails, a koi and turtle pond, botanic gardens, and International cottages.
There are several interesting museums by San Diego Harbor. After exploring Balboa Park, head to the USS Midway Museum by Seaport Village. Walk onboard this old aircraft carrier and learn all about the Navy with over 60 exhibits and 27 restored aircrafts. Just a few minutes north, you’ll come across the Maritime Museum of San Diego, where you can explore their impressive collection of ships. This collection includes the famous Star of India, as well as a submarine, and more!
After visiting the Maritime Museum, walk to Anthony’s Fish Grotto, overlooking the San Diego Bay. They have awesome seafood dishes and an unforgettable clam chowder.
Still thirsting for knowledge and culture? Go explore Old Town, a village seemingly trapped in the time of the missions. Here you can explore old buildings, including a schoolhouse, estate, and dentist’s office. Make sure you come hungry because there is great Mexican food in Old Town, with handmade tortillas and Mariachis performing tableside. Check out Fiesta De Reyes for some great recommendations!
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