All of San Diego's regions have something to enjoy. The San Diego Travel Bureau has compiled information on each region, including dining options, activities, and events. Below are highlights from the areas that are closest to the Convention Center.
Downtown San Diego
San Diego's downtown offers plenty of options for entertainment. Tour a plethora of museums, cultural centers, and gardens at Balboa Park—also home to the world famous San Diego Zoo. Climb aboard the USS Midway Museum or shop at over 50 different stores at Seaport Village. Savor the nightlife in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, and enjoy a local cafe or hand made pasta in Little Italy just north of downtown.
Coronado is consistently voted one of the top beaches in the United States. Just over the bridge from downtown San Diego, can bask in the sun on the white sand beach. Coronado's Ferry Landing has a collection of shops, art galleries, and restaurants to dine at. Golf at Coronado's Municipal Golf Course. The trip won't be complete until you visit the historic national landmark, Hotel Del Coronado.
Mission Bay and Beaches
Get out on the calm bay waters and sail, paddle board, or kayak at Mission Bay Park. Enjoy the laid back nightlife and take a walk on the boardwalk at Pacific Beach. Mission Bay is also home to the iconic SeaWorld, which offers fun for all ages. Make sure to check out the gorgeous Pacific views at Sunset Cliffs.