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So Much to See and Doin San Diego

Count on plenty of exciting activities and attractions in the area, many within about 10 minutes’ walk. From professional sporting events and historic neighborhoods to museums and the world-famous San Diego Zoo, you’ll find there is something for everyone.

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San Diego Bric Neighborhood

BRIC

0.1 miles

InterContinental San Diego is part of BRIC, a lively new shopping, dining and entertainment district along the waterfront at the corner of Broadway and Pacific Highway. Enjoy steak prepared to perfection at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, try a class at the boutique fitness studio, and explore the market on Sundays. More boutiques and restaurants coming soon.

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San Diego USS Midway

USS Midway Museum

0.3 miles

Visit the most popular naval warship museum in the country. Step on board and explore the USS Midway, United States’ longest-serving aircraft carrier (1922 to 1945), plus climb into aircraft and cockpits as well as experience flight simulators.

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San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

0.3 miles

You’re a 5-minute walk away from more than 4,700 works of art created after 1950. Located in a wing of historic Santa Fe Depot, the museum features paintings, sculptures, photography and much more. 

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San Diego Cruise Terminal

Cruise Terminal

0.4 miles

Major cruise lines depart from San Diego cruise terminal, just 10 minutes’ walk from InterContinental San Diego, which makes our hotel a convenient choice before or after a cruise. Scenic bay cruises and ferry service across the bay to charming Coronado also depart from here. 

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San Diego Seaport Village

Seaport Village

0.5 miles

Enjoy the afternoon browsing the more than 50 one-of-a-kind shops of Seaport Village, a unique outdoor shopping and dining complex along the harbor. With an historic carousel, caricature artists, face painters and more, there’s something exciting to do for the whole family.

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San Diego San Diego Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum of San Diego

0.6 miles

Peruse one of the United States’ largest collections of historic sea vessels. Be sure to explore the Star of India. Built in 1863, she is the oldest iron-hulled merchant ship on the water and is a California and U.S. Historical Landmark.

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 San Diego Spreckels Theater

Spreckels Theatre

0.6 miles

More than a century old, the historic Spreckels Theatre hosts plays, dance productions and family entertainment as well as classical, rock ’n’ roll, jazz and other exciting concerts. The theatre has been lovingly restored, and the opulent interior itself is a big reason to visit.  

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San Diego San Diego Civic Center

San Diego Civic Theatre

0.8 miles

Opened in June 1965, the San Diego Civic Theatre is the largest and most attended performing arts venue in the region. The theater is owned by the City of San Diego and hosts shows featuring opera, classical and contemporary music, dance, comedy, and Broadway hits.

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San Diego's Little Italy Neighborhood

Little Italy

0.9 miles

Take a scenic stroll in nearby Little Italy. Once home to mainly Italian fisherman, this quaint neighborhood features Italian and trendy New American restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and a fountain-accented main square. Enjoy a delicious afternoon including lunch alfresco with a side order of people watching.

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San Diego Convention Center

San Diego Convention Center

1.0 miles

Located along the waterfront and just one mile away from InterContinental San Diego, the San Diego Convention Center boasts 2.6 million gross square feet of flexible meeting space, along with a range of amenities that help make any large-scale event a success.

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San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter

1.1 miles

The historic Gaslamp Quarter dates back to the mid-19th century, with many of its Victorian Era buildings intact and in use as restaurants, shops, nightclubs, and bars. Enjoy an afternoon stroll, stretching out in the sunshine at Horton Plaza Park, or enjoy a lively night out.

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 San Diego PetCo Park

Petco Park

1.3 miles

Major League Baseball lovers are in for a treat. Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres and award-winning as one of the nation's top ballparks, is just over a mile away. Enjoy America’s pastime while taking in breathtaking vistas of San Diego. And be sure to take a behind-the-scenes tour, complete with a visit to the dugout.

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ISD SanDiego Balboa Park

Balboa Park

3 miles

Recently celebrating 150 years, Balboa Park spans 1,200 acres and features more than 17 museums, performing arts centers, splendid architecture, shopping, dining options, and, of course, the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Make a day of it.

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San Diego San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

3.2 miles

Opened in 1916, the San Diego Zoo’s 100 acres is home to more than 3,700 rare and endangered animals as wells as more than 700,000 plants. The zoo was one of the first of its kind in the country to exhibit animals as closely as possible to their natural environment. Don't miss the adorable, world-famous giant pandas.

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San diego Liberty Station

Liberty Station

4.2 miles

Liberty Station is located on the former Naval Training Center San Diego, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dozens of the original buildings have been adapted and are now stores, restaurants, offices, schools and more. Take a stroll and take in the history. Be sure to peruse Liberty Public Market, filled with fresh and prepared foods, decadent desserts and pastries, arts and crafts, and so much more.

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San Diego fashion Valley

Fashion Valley

6.2 miles

Spend a day shopping while soaking up the sun at Fashion Valley, an open-air shopping mall featuring fountains, palm trees, and succulent walls. Browse famous international fashion houses and leading department stores, plus stop for a bite at one of several acclaimed restaurants.

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San Diego SeaWorld

SeaWorld

7.2 miles

Get ready for a day filled with thrills and adventure. Enjoy a show with playful dolphins and sea lions, take in exciting acrobatics performances, and witness stunning fireworks displays. Plus brace yourself for all the exhilarating roller coasters and spectacular rides.

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San Diego Coronado Island

Coronado Island

7.6 miles

Coronado Island, just a quick ferry ride from from InterContinental San Diego, has been a picturesque neighborhood with a small-town vibe. Admire the historic buildings, browse the many one-of-a-kind boutiques, and relax and play on the beach, one of the best in the country.

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