California

San Diego

Highly recommended
San Diego
The Essential
Highly recommended
With its gleaming high rises overlooking a vast, bustling bay, San Diego appears the very image of its ranking as the second largest city in California (after Los Angeles) and the eighth largest in the US. The Balboa Park cultural institutions that share the verdant mesas and canyons north of downtown with affluent neighborhoods of Spanish-style mansions underscore the city's cosmopolitan nature. Though its population is large, the 319.6sq-mi city feels as if it has room to spare.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for San Diego

Balboa Park Balboa Park
Balboa Park
San Diego's cultural focal point is a 1
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San Diego Zoo San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
One of the largest, most diverse and
3:00
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
With a glorious setting above La Jolla's
2:00
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
A broad plaza surrounded by restored
4:00
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego Museum of Art
The collection here totals more than 12
2:00
Salk Institute
Salk Institute
A leading world center for biological
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