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Enjoy San Diego’s History at Museums by the Airport

San Diego is home to more than 90 museums that reflect a broad range of interest and subjects.  From fine arts and contemporary museums to science and natural history venues, the museums in San Diego appeal to all types of travelers.  For guests of the Pacific Inn, enjoy easy access to a variety of cultural and historical museums.

For an all encompassing museum experience, a must see attraction is Balboa Park.  A natural escape in the heart of downtown San Diego, the park sprawls over 1,200 acres.  Inside the park, there are beautiful gardens as well as more than 15 major museums including the San Diego Museum of Man, the San Diego Natural History Museum and the Timken Museum of Art.  Visitors who want to explore all of the museums can purchase a museum pass.  For a single flat rate, you will be able to enter and enjoy all the major museums of Balboa Park.

Another popular museum near the San Diego Airport is the USS Midway Museum.  The museum pays homage to the sailors who served our country and offers an interactive experience that transports visitors back in time.  The aircraft carrier features 60 exhibits, a collection of 25 restored aircrafts and a self-guided audio tour narrated by actual Midway sailors and crew members.  Visitors of the San Diego airport hotels have easy access to the museum by foot, bus or taxi.

For contemporary art lovers, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is a great option.  This renowned art museum collects, exhibits, and interprets the art of our time.  The entire collection includes more than 4,000 works that were created after 1950.  The museum also offers art in multiple media and genres including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography and video.  For tour and event information, be sure to check out their website before visiting.

Traveling families with children can enjoy the New Children’s Museum.  The museum offers cultivates learning through interactive exhibits, art studios and guided educational tours. Children of all ages can sign up for scheduled group classes or can work in a one-on-one setting with a professional artist.  There is also a café on site for lunch and snack breaks.

Cultural Neighborhoods to enhance a Museum Day

In addition to the museums near the San Diego Airport, there are a variety of historical neighborhoods to enjoy.  From little Italy to the Gaslamp District, the downtown area of San Diego offers a one of a kind cultural experience and if you need affordable San Diego Airport accommodations, there are plenty of choices with the most preferred being the Pacific Inn!

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