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San Diego, California - Things to Do for Fun

With amazing weather all year round, beautiful beaches, and hundreds of incredible attractions, San Diego, California is a marvelous tourist destination. There is such a huge variety of San Diego attractions - things for kids, things for adults, and everything in between. Following are a few top San Diego attractions - but really, it's just the tip of the San Diego iceberg.

If you have any questions about San Diego attractions or if you're looking for a particular thing to do and see while in Southern California, the Concierge desk of Ramada Gaslamp/Convention Center is the perfect place to get your questions answered.


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San Diego, California Balboa Park

Balboa Park -

Just 2 miles from Ramada Gaslamp/Convention Center hotel, Balboa Park is one of San Diego's main attractions. Established in 1868, Balboa Park is comprised of 1,200 acres, and is home to museums such as the San Diego Museum of Art, 19 gardens, the San Diego Zoo, and so much more. To learn about Balboa Park, visit

San Diego Convention Center -

Situated in downtown San Diego on the harbor, the San Diego Convention Center is a dynamic conference and meeting facility. The Convention Center has more than 70,000 miles of fiber optic cables, and state-of-the-art technology. With its "green" initiative of recycling and composting, the Convention Center management is working hard to reduce its carbon footprint. For more information, go to

Embarcadero/Port of San Diego -

The Port of San Diego is naturally a vital part of San Diego's maritime economy. But it's also a place for recreation and fun. Strollers and cyclists enjoying heading down the Big Bay paths, and there are restaurants and several waterfront parks all along the Bay. visit the Maritime Museum for a blast from San Diego's shipping past. Get more information at
Horton Plaza Shopping Mall at San Diego, California

Horton Plaza Shopping Mall -

Just steps away from Ramada Gaslamp/Convention Center hotel, Horton Plaza Shopping Mall is a shopper's paradise with more than 130 shops like Macy's, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Nordstrom. This premier plaza also has a variety of restaurants and eateries, for a quick snack or a leisurely post-retail-therapy lunch. Feel like a movie? United Artists Horton Plaza 14 cinema's got it covered. Go to

House of Blues -

New Orleans meets San Diego at the House of Blues, a restaurant and live music performance venue. Hip hop, jazz, and of course the blues are played here just about every night of the week, many without a cover charge or tickets. For a truly unique experience, check out the calendar for the next Gospel Brunch, held once or twice a month on Sundays. Go to

Old Town San Diego -

Old Town San Diego is an historic district that highlights San Diego's roots established by Spanish settlers and Native Americans. Part living history museum, part shopping and dining plaza, Old Town will certainly fill up a whole day with activities. There are over 100 shops, 10 galleries, and 24 restaurants in Old Town San Diego. Go to
San Diego Petco Park, California

Petco Park -

Petco Park is the home field of the major league baseball San Diego Padres and less than a half-mile from Ramada Gaslamp/Convention Center hotel. The Padres have played here since the ballpark opened in 2004. Tours of Petco Park are available and a great thing to do with kids. For more information, visit

San Diego Zoo -

Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo is one of the best in the world. It's a classic San Diego destination for families with kids of all ages, with over 4,000 animals and 100 acres of gorgeous, carefully tended landscaped grounds. For more information, go to

Sea World -

Beluga whales, water rides, and smiling kids - where can you find these three things? Sea World in San Diego, naturally. Sea World combines education and entertainment, with shows like Shamu Rocks, rides like Journey to Atlantis, and exhibits like Shark Encounter. visit

Seaport Village -

Discover a tropical entertainment and retail paradise at San Diego's Seaport Village. This former railroad yard where ships would load and unload is home to dozens of shops, casual eateries, and fine dining establishments. Seaport Village is a lovely destination for adults and kids featuring live music and street entertainment such as caricaturists, face painters, and balloon sculptors. For more information, go to