25 Must See in America's Finest City
Cabrillo National Monument is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

1. Cabrillo National Monument

9.2
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA
National Park · 82 tips and reviews

Arthur M.Arthur Mitchell: The lighthouse is one of the iconic symbol of San Diego. The view is awesome. The monument includes old parts of Fort Rosecrans an Army installation built in 1898.

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

2. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

53331 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA
Cemetery · 11 tips and reviews

Arthur M.Arthur Mitchell: Yes there is the view, but San Diego is its military heroes. The adjacent area is still littered with Coast Artillery emplacements and pill boxes built by the Army Corp of Engineers.

Balboa Park is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

3. Balboa Park

9.7
1549 El Prado (El Prado), San Diego, CA
Park · Balboa Park · 294 tips and reviews

Arthur M.Arthur Mitchell: Came into it's own as the location of the 1915 Panama–California Exposition, which created the architectural landmarks for the park. It is home to over a dozen museums and the World Famous SD Zoo.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

4. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

9.2
4002 Wallace St (at San Diego Ave), San Diego, CA
Historic Site · Old Town · 123 tips and reviews
Border Field State Park is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

5. Border Field State Park

6.0
700 Monument Road, San Diego, CA
Park · Tijuana River Valley · 5 tips and reviews

Arthur M.Arthur Mitchell: Go for the breathtaking view up San Diego Bay from the southwestern most point in the United States (lower 48).

Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

6. Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá

8.8
10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA
Church · Grantville · 18 tips and reviews

Arthur M.Arthur Mitchell: Birthplace of the California Mission (Coastal) System. While admiring the beauty and cultural significance, remember it was built on the backs of Indian slave laborers--mainly women and children.

Cowles Mountain Summit is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

7. Cowles Mountain Summit

8.9
San Diego, CA
Trail · Lake Murray · 23 tips and reviews
La Jolla Cove is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

8. La Jolla Cove

9.6
1200 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA
Beach · Village · 194 tips and reviews
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

9. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

9.6
12600 North Torrey Pines Rd. (at Highway 101), San Diego, CA
Park · 64 tips and reviews
Old Mission Dam and Flume is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

10. Old Mission Dam and Flume

8.7
8302 Father Junipero Serra Trail, Santee, CA
Monument / Landmark · Tierrasanta · 5 tips and reviews

Arthur M.Arthur Mitchell: The first irrigation project on the west coast. Part of Mission Trails Park and just down the hill from Cowles Mt, anjoy hike through the natural vegetation & the beauty of the adjacent Mission Gorge.

San Diego Zoo is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

11. San Diego Zoo

9.5
2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA
Zoo · Balboa Park · 531 tips and reviews

12. Birch Aquarium At Scripps Institution of Oceanography

8.9
2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA
Aquarium · La Jolla Shores · 114 tips and reviews
The Marine Room is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

13. The Marine Room

9.0
2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, CA
French Restaurant · La Jolla Shores · 41 tips and reviews

Arthur M.Arthur Mitchell: Probably the most romantic dinning in San Diego. The French cuisine is outstanding and the view amazing. Visit the bar to see the great wash-out of the late 1970's

Star of India is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

14. Star of India

8.7
1492 N Harbor Dr (San Diego Maritime Museum), San Diego, CA
Boat or Ferry · Harborview · 10 tips and reviews

Arthur M.Arthur Mitchell: Built in 1863, she is now a seaworthy museum ship at the San Diego Maritime Museum. She is the second oldest ship still sailing regularly & the oldest iron-hulled merchant ship still floating.

Mister A's is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

15. Mister A's

9.2
2550 Fifth Ave (at Laurel St.), San Diego, CA
Restaurant · Park West · 66 tips and reviews

Arthur M.Arthur Mitchell: Spectacular food and view, enjoy fine dining in this Legendary San Diego restaurant.

Americas Cup Harbor is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

16. Americas Cup Harbor

San Diego, CA
Harbor / Marina · No tips or reviews
Mt Soledad Veterans Memorial is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

17. Mt Soledad Veterans Memorial

9.3
6905 La Jolla Scenic Dr S (at Soledad Park Rd), La Jolla, CA
Scenic Lookout · 41 tips and reviews
San Diego Museum of Man is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

18. San Diego Museum of Man

8.7
1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA
History Museum · Balboa Park · 31 tips and reviews

Arthur M.Arthur Mitchell: Located in the heart of Balboa Park, this museum features many fine exhibits on the Native Americans of Southern California.

The San Diego Museum of Art is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

19. The San Diego Museum of Art

8.7
1450 El Prado (in Balboa Park), San Diego, CA
Art Museum · Balboa Park · 34 tips and reviews
San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

20. San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum

6.3
2131 Pan American Plz (at Balboa Park), San Diego, CA
Museum · Balboa Park · 3 tips and reviews

Arthur M.Arthur Mitchell: San Diego Sports is more than just the San Diego Chicken. Come view the accomplishments of many legendary local athletes like Ted Williams, Marcus Allen, Florence Chadwick, etc.

USS Midway Museum is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

21. USS Midway Museum

9.5
910 N Harbor Dr (at Broadway), San Diego, CA
Museum · Marina · 193 tips and reviews

Arthur M.Arthur Mitchell: Commissioned in 1945, USS Midway (CV-41) was an aircraft carrier of the US Navy and is the only remaining aircraft carrier of the WW II era that is not an Essex-class ship.

Chicano Park is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

22. Chicano Park

7.9
National Ave (at Cesar Chavez Pkwy), San Diego, CA
Park · Central San Diego · 9 tips and reviews
Sail Bay at Mission Bay is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

23. Sail Bay at Mission Bay

8.5
(btwn Moorland & Graham), San Diego, CA
Beach · Pacific Beach · 11 tips and reviews

Arthur M.Arthur Mitchell: Head to the Mission Bay Aquatic Center: rent a boat, windsurfer, or Kayak to enjoy the shallow wide open bay.

24. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

9.7
Sunset Cliffs Blvd (btwn Adair & Ladera St), San Diego, CA
Beach · Sunset Cliffs · 97 tips and reviews
The Pennant is one of 25 Must See in America's Finest City.

25. The Pennant

7.5
2893 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA
Bar · Mission Beach · 6 tips and reviews