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Things to Do: San Diego Attractions worth Visiting

Conveniently located in Downtown San Diego, guests of the Marina Inn are within minutes of experiencing the quintessential San Diego lifestyle. As one of the most frequented vacation destinations in the world and host to thousands of annual conventions, San Diego warmly welcomes both vacationers and business travelers. During your stay, we invite you to embrace San Diego’s rich and diverse culture by visiting the neighborhoods of Little Italy, the Gaslamp District and Seaport Village. If you are looking for affordable accommodations near popular attractions, the Marina Inn is the ideal choice for hotels in downtown San Diego. Our hotel is located within minutes of San Diego’s highlights including the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and Old Town.

San Diego offers endless options of leisure and entertainment activities for visitors to enjoy. Guests at the Marina Inn enjoy easy access to the San Diego Bay, where they can choose to participate in sightseeing boat tours, whale watching trips and deep sea fishing. Many San Diego visitors prefer to relax at the beach or take surf lessons from the locals. Whether you are interested in visiting the many museums of Balboa park or immersing yourself in the downtown San Diego nightlight of the Gaslamp District, the friendly staff at Marina Inn is committed to making your stay in San Diego one to remember. Here are some of the popular attractions close to the Marina Inn:

San Diego visitors of all ages can enjoy the following places and local attractions:

San Diego Zoo

Situated on 100 acres of land, the San Diego Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals including the giant panda, gorillas, tigers, polar bears and more.  Enjoy a full day of entertainment and learning through the park’s live shows and educational tours focused on wildlife preservation.

Balboa Park

One of the largest urban parks in the United States, Balboa Park is comprised of beautiful gardens, recreational hiking trails, art and cultural museums and restaurants reflecting a variety of cuisines.

Convention Center

With a prime location on the harbor and an expansive indoor exhibit area, the Convention Center is the top choice for major conventions, trade shows, meetings and special events.

Seaport Village

A beautiful 14 acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex, Seaport Village offers something for the entire family to enjoy.

The Gaslamp Quarter

The streets of the eccentric Gaslamp Quarter District are lined with restaurants, music venues and entertainment options, perfect for a night on the town.

Horton Plaza

This colorful, 5-story outdoor shopping venue located in the downtown district of San Diego,features over 140 shops, boutiques and restaurants.

USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum has over 60 exhibits and a collection of 25 restored aircrafts.  Guests can participate in guided tours or experience the museum through one of two flight simulators.

Little Italy

The Little Italy district of Downtown San Diego bustles with family owned shops and delectable restaurants that reflect authentic Italian culture.

San Diego Airport

Located in the central business district of San Diego, the international airport is the second busiest single runway, commercial service airport in the world.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD)

The San Diego installation of the MCRD provides initial training to enlisted Marine Corps recruits.  The San Diego installation receives about 21,000 new recruits annually.

Old Town

The Old Town district of San Diego provides visitors with a glimpse into the past with authentic restaurants, shops and live entertainment.

San Diego Bay

12 miles in length, the San Diego Bay is considered to be one of the best natural harbors on the west coast of North America offering visitors a variety of tours and recreational water activities.

Sea World

One of San Diego’s most popular tourist destinations, guests experience marine life through animal exhibits, live shows and personal tours.  Observe popular animals including Shamu and learn about local conservation efforts.

Petco Park

Opened in 2004, Petco Park is a venue like no other.  The home of the San Diego Padres provides guests with state of the art amenities and stunning views of the bay and the San Diego skyline.

San Diego Beaches

With over 70 miles of pristine coastline, San Diego is overflowing with quaint and quirky beach communities.  From surfing to sunbathing, guests have ample options when choosing where to enjoy the sun and the surf.

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