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San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 11AM – 4PM (5PM on Weekends). Closed on Mondays.

Cost: $8 ($1 for Kids 6-14, $6 for Seniors 65+, $3 for Students, and $4 for Military)

Features: World’s Largest Indoor Model Railroad Display

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Balboa Park Miniature Railroad

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: Open Daily During Summer 11AM – 6:30PM. Otherwise, Only Open on Weekends and School Holidays from 11AM – 4:30PM.

Cost: $2

Features: Miniature Replica of a Real Train takes you on a 1/2 mile ride and includes a Tunnel.

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San Diego Air & Space Museum

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 4:30PM (Must enter by 4PM). Open until 5:30PM during Summer. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Cost: $18 ($7 for Kids ages 3-11 and $15 for Seniors, Military, Students)

Features: One of the Nation’s Best Aerospace Museums; San Diego has the Richest Aviation History in the World

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San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 4:30PM

Cost: $8 ($4 for Kids ages 7-17 and $6 for Seniors)

Features: Nation’s Largest Sports Museum; Interactive Exhibits; Hall of Fame; Covers a Broad Range of Sports; Many one-of-a-kind Trophies on Display.

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Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Generally open 9:30AM -  8PM Summer & Weekends (5PM on Winter Weekdays)

Cost: $13 ($11 for Kids ages 3-12 and $12 for Seniors 65+); Additional Cost for IMAX Movies

Features: Over 100 Hands-on Science Exhibits, Southern California’s only IMAX Dome Theater, Planetarium, Simulator Ride.

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The World-Famous San Diego Zoo

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Entrance allowed 9AM – 4PM (8PM during Summer)

Cost: $46 ($36 for Kids ages 3-11; Discounts available)

Features: World Famous; 4,000 Animals on 100 Acres; 700,000 Exotic Plants; Pandas; Koalas

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San Diego Firehouse Museum

Location: Downtown San Diego (Little Italy)

Hours: Thursday and Friday 10AM – 2PM; Saturday and Sunday 10AM – 4PM

Cost: $3 (Free for Kids).

Features: Firehouse Full of Old Fire Engines, including an 1841 Rumsey Hand Pumper; Listen to Stories from Firefighters.

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Things to Do at the Living Coast Discovery Center (formerly Chula Vista Nature Center & Aquarium)

Location: Chula Vista (9 Miles / 12 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: Daily 10AM – 4PM

Cost: $14 ($9 for Children 4-17, Students with ID, Seniors 65+)

Features: Wetland of International Importance; Petting Pool with Stingrays and Sharks; Up-Close Views of Endangered Green Sea Turtles, a Bald Eagle, and Golden Eagles; Butterfly and Humming Bird Garden; Nature Trails

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Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Location: La Jolla Shores (14 Miles / 20 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 9AM – 5PM

Cost: $14 ($9.50 for Kids ages 3-17 and $10 for Seniors 60+)

Features: Educational Aquarium Operated by the World Renowned Scripps Institute of Oceanography

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Belmont Park

Location: Mission Beach (8 Miles / 15 Minutes Northwest of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Generally 11AM – 11PM. However, rides are generally not in operation on weekdays from November to February. (Check schedule and ride calendar for specific times.)

Cost: Most rides cost $2 – $6. There is No Entrance Fee and Parking is Free.

Features: Only Oceanfront Amusement Park in San Diego, Giant Dipper Wooden Roller Coaster, Miniature Golf, Bumper Cars, Perfect Wave Rider, Largest Swimming Pool in Southern California.

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Knott’s Soak City Water Park San Diego

Location: Chula Vista (17 Miles / 25 Minutes Southeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Memorial Day (Late May) – Labor Day (Early September); Generally 10AM – 6PM (7PM during middle of summer); Open additional weekends during May and September.

Cost: Several options starting at $25.99 ($22.99 for Kids ages 3-11 and Seniors 62+); Parking is $14

Features: Two Dozen Water Slides; Family Rides, Thrill Seeking Rides, and Little Kids Slides.

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The Wave Waterpark

Location: Vista (43 Miles / 45 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego); Near a Sprinter Train Station.

Open Daily: First Weekend in June – Middle of August; Generally 10AM – 4PM (Check schedule for specific hours and additional dates in May & September.)

Cost: Several options starting at $16 ($12 for Kids under 42″ and $11 for Seniors 60+). Parking is Free.

Features: Five Water Slides; a Competitive Pool for Swimming; Simulated Wave Maker; Early Morning Lap Swims.

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