Visit Popular Attractions near MCRD in San Diego
Guests staying at the Pacific Inn near MCRD for marine graduation have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of San Diego attractions during breaks in the festivities. There are many neighborhoods and activities to enjoy, all within minutes of our hotel and the MCRD. Celebrate your Marine’s accomplishment and explore San Diego!
A short trip east will bring graduation visitors to Old Town State Park. Old Town is recognized as San Diego’s oldest neighborhood and is overflowing with attractions that highlight the area’s rich history. Visitors can take a self or guided tour of Old Town, learning about historical buildings and landmarks in the area that date back to the 1800s. There are also many specialty and gift shops where visitors can purchase handmade clothing, pottery, crafts and more. After exploring, stop for a celebratory meal at one of the many affordable Old Town restaurants and enjoy your favorite Mexican entrees.
Another area to visit while in town for MCRD graduation is downtown San Diego. The city’s downtown district has many diverse neighborhoods to explore and activities to enjoy. Visitors can walk around the art galleries and dine at authentic Italian restaurants in Little Italy, watch boats and visit the USS Midway Museum along the San Diego Harbor, or go shopping in the historic Gaslamp Quarter.
For visiting MCRD graduate families with children, consider a visit to SeaWorld for a day of excitement. This aquatic themed amusement park is just north of the MCRD and is a great way to learn about marine life while having fun in San Diego. SeaWorld visitors can ride the park’s six rides, pet sea creatures as well as catch a glimpse of a wide selection of interesting exhibits and live shows. Before you leave, be sure to watch the park’s signature orca show featuring Shamu.
Visiting Marine families prefer the Pacific Inn for our affordable rates, friendly staff, spacious rooms, complimentary amenities and close proximity to MCRD and other major San Diego attractions. Reserve your room at the Pacific Inn today by contacting one of our Reservation Managers.