Top 3 Museums in Little Italy
Although there are Italian neighborhoods throughout the United States that offer a bit of Italian art and culture, Little Italy in San Diego is definitely one of the best. Within the small district, visitors can dine at first class Italian restaurants, enjoy a cup of cappuccino at a traditional Italian café and experience some of the neighborhood’s culture through art museums and galleries. If you are interested in learning more about the city’s rich history, be sure to check out these 3 museums in San Diego’s Little Italy:
- Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – The Museum of Contemporary Art is located on Kettner Blvd. and is one of most frequented museums in San Diego. The museum focuses on all mediums of art from 1950 to current day. Offering modern exhibits that change throughout the year, you can always expect to see work from a new artist each time you visit. For visitors under the age of 25, admission is free. The museum is open daily from 11am to 5pm, and is closed on Wednesdays.
- Convivio Center & Little Italy Heritage Museum – This museum is used as an educational and informational hub of Italian life and culture. In addition to being a meeting spot for many events and art presentations, guests can view exhibits featuring historical Italian artifacts. The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 10am to 4pm and is located on India Street.
- San Diego Firehouse Museum – Located on Columbia Street, the San Diego Firehouse Museum was originally San Diego Fire Station No. 6. The museum pays tribute to the fire marshals, fire chiefs, alarm dispatchers and battalions of San Diego. Here, visitors can view firefighting memorabilia more than 100 years old. The cost of admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. The museum is open Thursday and Friday from 10am to 2pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
Marina Inn & Suites – The Ideal Hotel for History Buffs
If you love learning about history, the Marina Inn & Suites is the ideal Little Italy San Diego hotel for you. Located steps from Little Italy, our guests are able to travel to all of the above museums by foot. In addition, we are not far from Balboa Park, a true cultural hub that features more than a dozen museums and art galleries. Save your money for museum admission and reserve a room at the Marina Inn & Suites today. We offer spacious and clean hotel rooms starting at $39 per night to help our guests make the most of their San Diego Vacation.