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  • World-Class Museums
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Old Globe Theater
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Rose Gardens
  • Organ Pavilion
  • International Houses
Balboa Park California

Balboa Park

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.
Balboa Park California
  • Sunset Cliffs 
  • Wednesday Farmers Market 
  • Hoodad's - World's Best Burgers!
  • Antique and Souvenir Shops
  • Fishing Pier
Ocean Beach in California

Ocean Beach

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.
Ocean Beach in California
  • Oceanfront Belmont Park
  • Wavehouse
  • Water Sport & Bike Rentals 
  • Bonfire at Fiesta Island
Misson Bay Park at California

Mission Bay

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!
Misson Bay Park at California
  • Presidio Park
  • Whaley House
  • Historic State Park
  • Authentic Eateries
  • The Best Margaritas & Handmade Tortillas
Old Town San Diego

Old Town

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.
Old Town San Diego
  • Walk to San Diego Trolley
  • Fashion Valley Mall
  • Riverwalk Golf Course
  • Qualcomm Stadium
  • New iFly Skydive Simulator
Mission Valley San Diego California

Mission Valley

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.
Mission Valley San Diego California
  • Hip Local Restaurants
  • Deco Bikes
  • Antique and Boutique Shopping
  • Pride Parade and Festival
  • Weekly Farmers Market
San Diego Hillcrest

Hillcrest

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.
San Diego Hillcrest
  • General Manager at San Diego Hotel
    Barbara Thompson
    General Manager

    Favorite Restaurant

    South Beach Bar & Grille in Ocean Beach for the Best Fish Tacos in San Diego 

    Favorite Attraction

    Sunset Cliffs-surfing & sunsets!

    Travel tip

    Check out Wings in Ocean Beach for reasonably priced souvenirs and beachwear
  • Guest Service & Operations Manager in California Hotel
    Brian Pagan
    Guest Service & Operations Manager

    Favorite Restaurant

    Cafe La Maze Steakhouse

    Favorite Attraction

    Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park-Home of the World's Largest Outdoor Pipe Organ 

    Travel tip

    Enjoy a bonfire on Fiesta Island away from the large crowds
  • San Diego Hotel Director of Sales
    Courtney Mahoney
    Director of Sales

    Favorite Restaurant

    World Famous - Oceanfront Dining 

    Favorite Attraction

    Belmont Park & Oceanfront Boardwalk

    Travel tip

    When 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
  • Guest Service Supervisor at California Hotel
    Michael Tarango
    Guest Service Supervisor

    Favorite Restaurant

    Phil's BBQ - a Local Favorite

    Favorite Attraction

    USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum

    Travel tip

    Ask about easy access public transportation to save on renting a car
  • Guest Service Supervisor San Diego Hotel
    Karen Lane
    Guest Service Supervisor

    Favorite Restaurant

    Casa Guadalajara - an Old Town Staple

    Favorite Attraction

    Kayaking at La Jolla Shores

    Travel tip

    Try 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 Cleveland
    Brian Cleveland
    Guest Services Agent

    Favorite Restaurant

    Andre's Restaurant - Cuban and Puerto Rican Cuisine 

    Favorite Attraction

    The Wave House at Belmont Park

    Travel tip

    Don'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 Elliott
    Gabriel Elliott
    Guest Services Agent

    Favorite Restaurant

    Hodad's in Ocean Beach - World's Best Burgers

    Favorite Attraction

    La Jolla Cove

    Travel tip

    You 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