- World-Class Museums
- San Diego Zoo
- Old Globe Theater
- Botanical Gardens
- Rose Gardens
- Organ Pavilion
- International Houses
This 1200 acre urban cultural park is filled with history and nationally recognized landmark buildings and museums. Its culture rich atmosphere is not only home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, but also to the Old Globe open air theater and the Spreckles Organ Pavillion. Visitors can also enjoy touring the Botanical Gardens or the variety of International houses that sit along the park. There are plenty of options for travelers of all ages.
- Sunset Cliffs
- Wednesday Farmers Market
- Hoodad's - World's Best Burgers!
- Antique and Souvenir Shops
- Fishing Pier
This throwback "hippie" beach town is one of a kind! If you are looking for a laid back vibe and to experience the "SoCal" beach lifestyle, then Ocean Beach is one stop to make. Take in the scene of local surfers catching the waves of off Sunset Cliffs, or visit all the antique shops, bars and cafes along Newport Ave. Every Wed night hosts a street fair and farmers market with live music and street performers.
- Oceanfront Belmont Park
- Water Sport & Bike Rentals
- Bonfire at Fiesta Island
This waterfront bay is home to Belmont Park and the WaveHouse's FlowBarrel wave simulation machine (it's the only one in the United States so far!). Mission Bay hosts the largest man-made aquatic park that is popular for camping and all outdoor recreation. Stroll or bike the beachfront boardwalk that is riddled with surf shops, restaurants and boutique hotels. There is also a beachside arcade and surf board rentals available for the brave!
- Presidio Park
- Whaley House
- Historic State Park
- Authentic Eateries
- The Best Margaritas & Handmade Tortillas
Located just one mile west of the Days Inn, Old Town offers visitors an experience of culture, history and fun! Catch the trolley tour that departs daily or take in the historical museums and gift shops filled with flair! You will always find the streets busy with restaurants, bars and fresh tortillas being made and sold daily. Enjoy the sounds of the Mariachi bands and vibrant colors of the Folklorico dancers that are a daily occurrence.
- Walk to San Diego Trolley
- Fashion Valley Mall
- Riverwalk Golf Course
- Qualcomm Stadium
- New iFly Skydive Simulator
Described as the "Heart of San Diego", Mission Valley is positively located in the center of it all! Within a 5 mile radius of ocean beaches, most major attractions and Downtown's Gaslamp Quarter, Mission Valley is a great value for families and leisure travelers alike. With close access to public transportation and the trolley line, Mission Valley is also home to the Fashion Valley Mall that offers high end shopping and several dining options.
- Hip Local Restaurants
- Deco Bikes
- Antique and Boutique Shopping
- Pride Parade and Festival
- Weekly Farmers Market
Just as its name suggests, you will find this gem of a city located at the top of the hill behind the Days Inn. Hillcrest is known for its LGBT friendly environment and its acceptance and diversity. With boutique shopping, local antique stores and some of the best restaurants San Diego has to offer, its worth a visit while in town.
Barbara ThompsonGeneral Manager
Favorite RestaurantSouth Beach Bar & Grille in Ocean Beach for the Best Fish Tacos in San Diego
Favorite AttractionSunset Cliffs-surfing & sunsets!
Travel tipCheck out Wings in Ocean Beach for reasonably priced souvenirs and beachwear
Brian PaganGuest Service & Operations Manager
Favorite RestaurantCafe La Maze Steakhouse
Favorite AttractionOrgan Pavilion in Balboa Park-Home of the World's Largest Outdoor Pipe Organ
Travel tipEnjoy a bonfire on Fiesta Island away from the large crowds
Courtney MahoneyDirector of Sales
Favorite RestaurantWorld Famous - Oceanfront Dining
Favorite AttractionBelmont Park & Oceanfront Boardwalk
Travel tipWhen heading to the Zoo, head directly to the Panda exhibit first in the morning to catch the pandas when they are more active and avoid the larger lines that build up later in the day
Michael TarangoGuest Service Supervisor
Favorite RestaurantPhil's BBQ - a Local Favorite
Favorite AttractionUSS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum
Travel tipAsk about easy access public transportation to save on renting a car
Karen LaneGuest Service Supervisor
Favorite RestaurantCasa Guadalajara - an Old Town Staple
Favorite AttractionKayaking at La Jolla Shores
Travel tipTry the Old Town Trolley tour that stops in front of the hotel daily to see all parts of San Diego without having to rent a car
Brian ClevelandGuest Services Agent
Favorite RestaurantAndre's Restaurant - Cuban and Puerto Rican Cuisine
Favorite AttractionThe Wave House at Belmont Park
Travel tipDon't always make plans for every minute of the day. Leave plenty of time to explore the areas and events you just happen to come across.
Gabriel ElliottGuest Services Agent
Favorite RestaurantHodad's in Ocean Beach - World's Best Burgers
Favorite AttractionLa Jolla Cove
Travel tipYou don't have to spend a lot of money on attractions is San Diego. Some of the best aspects of San Diego come free in the natural landscapes