If you’re a frequent San Diego visitor looking for something to do on a short weekend trip, check out some of the city’s popular attractions located in the downtown district. With so many attractions in this area, visitors can easily go from one to the other and enjoy multiple activities in a single day.
If you haven’t already, be sure to visit the hundreds of animals at the San Diego Zoo. Located in the eastern part of downtown in Balboa Park, the zoo entertains visitors with a variety of shows and exhibits, demonstrations and more. Complimentary bus tours and a sky tram give zoo visitors a convenient way to navigate the park. Some of the most popular exhibits include the pandas, polar bears, elephants and tigers. If you want to come back to the zoo, there are passes and memberships available which will pay for themselves after a couple visits. During peak seasons, some hotels near the San Diego zoo offer discounted packages and admissions tickets to guests.
Next to the zoo is Balboa Park which offers families a day of enjoyment as well. Its 14 museums, gardens, theaters, walking paths and international village can keep one busy for hours. Single and multi-day passes are available which grants visitors admittance to a certain number of museums for free. Some of the most popular museums include the Air and Space Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum.
Before you leave on Sunday, stop by and watch a Padres game at Petco Park. Inside the ballpark, you can do more than watch the game; you can have a picnic at Park in the Park, enjoy all the food you want in the All-You-Can Eat seats and more. At Petco Park, you can find any kind of food you’re craving, and can enjoy the unique Petco Park attractions that relay the history of the stadium
Vacationers on a quick weekend getaway prefer the affordable Pacific Inn in downtown San Diego. Our hotel offers guests affordable rates, clean spacious rooms and a central location which puts them close to the city’s most popular attractions.