Culture & Historical Sites

San Diego Culture & Historical Sites

Learn About San Diego History & Culture. Want to learn more about the culture and history of San Diego? Visit Old Town Historic Park, walk around Seaport Village and the Gaslamp Quarter or take in views from Cabrillo National Monument.

Seaport Village

Seaport Village

Seaport Village is a waterfront shopping and dining complex adjacent to San Diego Bay in downtown San Diego, California. It is located at 849 West Harbor Drive, at the intersection of Harbor Drive and Kettner. It houses more than 70 shops, galleries, and eateries on 90,000 square feet of waterfront property.
Location: 849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 530-0704
Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter is a lively downtown neighborhood, known for its nightlife. Clubs, dive bars and cocktail lounges draw a young crowd, while the Spreckels and Balboa theaters have diverse programs of music, comedy and drama. There`s a mix of chain and independent restaurants in the area, with many global options. Horton Plaza Park has grassy lawns, ice cream and coffee vendors, and an interactive fountain.
Location: Downtown San Diego, CA
Phone: (619) 233-5227
Fleet Science Center

Fleet Science Center

The Fleet Science Center is a science museum and planetarium in Balboa Park, located in San Diego, California. It is at the east end of the El Prado Drive walkway, next to the Bea Evenson Fountain and plaza in central Balboa Park.
Location: 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Heritage County Park

Heritage County Park

Heritage County Park is a county park of San Diego County, California, located near Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and measuring almost eight acres. It was developed to preserve examples of San Diego`s historic Victorian architecture including Italianate, Stick-Eastlake, Queen Anne and classic revival styles.
Location: 2454 Heritage Park Row, San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (858) 565-3600
Little Italy & Waterfront Park

Little Italy & Waterfront Park

Public park featuring spray fountains, grassy areas & lots of play equipment for kids.
Location: 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 232-7275
Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument is at the southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula in San Diego, California. It commemorates the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542.
Location: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Scripps Institute of Oceanography

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, founded in 1903, is one of the oldest and largest centers for ocean and Earth science research, public service, undergraduate and graduate training in the world.
Location: 8622 Kennel Way, La Jolla, CA 92037
Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial

Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial

Massive cross monument honoring American veterans, with plaques telling their stories.
Location: 6905 La Jolla Scenic Dr S, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 459-2314
Mission Basilica San Diego De Alcala

Mission Basilica San Diego De Alcala

Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá was the first Franciscan mission in The Californias, a province of New Spain. Located in present-day San Diego, California, it was founded on July 16, 1769, by Spanish friar Junípero Serra in an area long inhabited by the Kumeyaay people.
Location: 10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, located in the Old Town neighborhood of San Diego, California, is a state protected historical park in San Diego. It commemorates the early days of the town of San Diego and includes many historic buildings from the period 1820 to 1870. The park was established in 1968.
Location: 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110