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Louis Kahn Salk Institute Architecture Tours

Location: Torrey Pines (15 Miles / 20 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Weekday Tours: 12PM – 1PM

Cost: Free

Features: Tour one of Louis Kahn’s most important architectural works, the Salk Institute


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.


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.


Architectural Tours of San Diego

Location: Downtown San Diego (Gaslamp Quarter), Balboa Park

Schedule: 10AM on Select Saturdays

Cost: $15 ($8 for Students and Military Members)

Features: Two-Hour Walking Tours Around Notable San Diego Development Areas and Architecture


Balboa Park Museums and Attractions

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

Open Daily: Park and Gardens are always open; Many Museums are Open Daily, including Holidays

Cost: Parking is Free; Most Museums offer Discounts for Seniors, Students, and Military.

Features: Home to the San Diego Zoo, 15 Museums, 7 Performing Arts Theatres, 4 Cultural Centers, IMAX Globe Theater, Antique Carousel, Miniature Railroad, and Countless Gardens.


Mission San Diego de Alcala

Location: Mission Valley (11 Miles / 15 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Museum is open 9AM – 4:45PM

Cost: Suggested Donation of $3

Features: First California Mission; Museum Shares the History of the 21 California Spanish Missions.


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.


Horton Plaza Shopping Mall

Location: Downtown San Diego (Horton Plaza / Core District)

Open Daily: 10AM – 9PM (8PM on Saturdays); 11AM – 7PM on Sundays.

Features: Uniquely Designed Outdoor Shopping Mall in Downtown San Diego; Anchored by Nordstrom and Macy’s; Five Levels of Shopping includes a Food Court, Fine Dining, Movie Theater, and Many Visitor Services.


San Diego Skyline Views from Coronado

Location: Coronado (6 Miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Features: Magnificent Views of the City-Skyline, San Diego Bay, and Navy Aircraft Carriers; Shopping; Dining; Ferry Boat


Tour the Hotel Del Coronado

Location: Coronado (6 Miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Cost: Free for Self-Guided Tours; Fees for Other Activities

Features: Tour of Historic Hotel Built in 1888; Served World Leaders; Seen in Major Movies and on TV


Mt. Woodson Golf Course & the Amy Strong Castle

Location: Ramona (34 Miles / 45 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Year-Round; Dawn – Dusk

Cost: $72 – $97; Discounts for Southern California Residents

Features: Unique Golf Course on a Rolling Terrain with Oak Trees, Boulders, and Lakes; Mansion used for Special Events is Listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places


Heritage Park Victorian Village

Location: Old Town (4 Miles North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 9AM – 5PM

Cost: Free

Features: Collection of Six Victorian-Style Homes and San Diego’s First Synagogue all in a Romantic Park Setting.