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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Locations: Downtown San Diego (Columbia District) & La Jolla (14 Miles North of Downtown)

Open Daily: 11AM – 5PM (7PM on 3rd Thursdays of the Month); Closed Wednesdays

Cost: $10 ($5 for Seniors & Military; Free for Ages 25 and Under)

Features: World Class Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Films, Lectures, and Events.

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The New Childrens Museum

Location: Downtown San Diego (Marina District)

Open Daily: 10AM – 4PM (Times May Vary by Occasion); Closed Wednesdays

Cost: $10 ($5 for Seniors 65+). Parking Costs Extra.

Features: This Leading-Edge, Interactive Children’s Museum Encourages Kids of All Ages to Think, Play, and Create.

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Historical Buildings in Downtown San Diego

Location: Downtown San Diego (Gaslamp Quarter)

Guided Tours: 11AM on Saturdays.

Cost: $10 ($8 for Seniors, Students, and Military)

Features: More than 90 Buildings in and around the Gaslamp Quarter are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a tour of their architecture and learn the history of downtown San Diego, including some of its notable residents like Wyatt Earp.

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Copley Symphony Hall Tours & San Diego Symphony

Location: Downtown San Diego (Core District)

Performances: Year-Round

Cost: Copley Hall Tours are Free; Performance Tickets Range from $20 – $93 (Some $10 tickets available for Students)

Features: Watch the San Diego Symphony and other International Music Acts Perform in one of the Most Elegant Theatres on the West Coast. You can also Take Tours of the Historic Copley Symphony Hall, which was an Original Fox Theatre where Walt Disney Premiered his Movies.

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Tour San Diego at a Leisurely Pace on a Segway

A Segway is a personal transport vehicle. As long as you can stand comfortably, your motorized Segway will take you around town at about 6 – 9 mph. You can take a guided tour on Segways around San Diego or rent them for your own use. Listed below are the local Segway companies and the tours they offer.

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Asian Pacific Historic District Tours

Location: Downtown San Diego (Marina District)

Tours: 2nd Saturday of Each Month at 11AM. Cost: $2. Self-Guided Tours Also Available.

Farmers Market: Sunday Mornings from 9AM – 12PM

Features: Tour the Original Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Hawaiian Communities in Downtown San Diego; Pick-up Unique Items at the Asian Bazaar and Farmers Market.

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Pedicab Tours Around San Diego

A pedicab is a three or four wheeled bicycle carriage usually powered by a college student, many of whom are visiting from overseas. The pedicabs can generally carry two to four guests. They are a great option for getting around the crowded Gaslamp Quarter and East Village streets on weekend evenings. They are also a good choice to take to the San Diego Padres baseball games at Petco Park. You will see them around the downtown area and at major events.  Cost depends on the number of passengers and generally ranges from $15 – $30 for a mile ride. You can also call one of the pedicab companies listed below to arrange for a tour.

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Historic San Diego Food Tours with So Diego Tours

Locations: Gaslamp Quarter and Old Town

Tour Schedule: 2.5 hour tours for Lunch & Dinner, Wednesdays through Saturdays

Cost: $45, includes food tastings

Features: Themed Walking Tours combining local Food and History

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Sail San Diego Harbor in an America’s Cup Yacht

Location: Downtown San Diego

Schedule: Summers at 11:30AM and 5:30PM; Public and Private Charters

Cost: $40 – $100 for Adults (Discounts for Kids)

Features: Sail on an America’s Cup Yacht in the Beautiful San Diego Bay.

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Port of San Diego Art Collections

Location: Downtown San Diego (North Embarcadero)

Hours: Year-Round

Cost: Free

Features: A National Salute to Bob Hope and the Military; Over 30 Large Pieces of Art Along the San Diego Waterfront

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World’s Largest Yachts in San Diego

Location: Downtown San Diego (North Embarcadero)

When: Varies Throughout the Year

Cost: Free To Look

Features: The Most Luxurious Mega Yachts in the World

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Cruise Ships Departing from San Diego

Location: Downtown San Diego (North Embarcadero)

When: Varies Throughout the Year

Cost: Free To Look

Features: See the World’s Best Known Cruise Ships Depart for Ports-of-Call in Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, South America, Asia, and Australia.

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