Highest-rated things to do in San Diego, according to Tripadvisor

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October 10, 2021
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Highest-rated things to do in San Diego, according to Tripadvisor

Every destination has reasons to visit, be it a nationally recognized landmark or a hometown favorite restaurant. Museums, parks, libraries, historic sites, performance venues—there’s always something to do, and no matter where you live or where you want to visit, you can find plenty to keep you busy. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated things to do in San Diego on Tripadvisor.

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#30. Ho Chi Minh Trail

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (89 reviews)
- Type of activity: Hiking Trails
- Address: 9883 La Jolla Farms Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1136
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#29. Pacific Beach

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1282 reviews)
- Type of activity: Beaches
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#28. Shell Beach Tide Pools

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (170 reviews)
- Type of activity: Nature & Wildlife Areas
- Address: Coast Highway Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3638
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#27. Maritime Museum of San Diego

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1752 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums, Ships
- Address: 1492 N Harbor Dr Discovery Pier, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
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#26. Mission Beach

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2034 reviews)
- Type of activity: Beaches
- Address: 3200 Ocean Front Walk Surfrider Square, San Diego, CA 92109
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#25. Girard Avenue and Prospect Street

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (287 reviews)
- Type of activity: Neighborhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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#24. Old Town San Diego

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1772 reviews)
- Type of activity: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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#23. University of California San Diego

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (339 reviews)
- Type of activity: Educational sites
- Address: 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093-5004
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#22. Little Italy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2014 reviews)
- Type of activity: Neighborhoods
- Address: 1668 Columbia St From Laurel south to West A Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2502
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#21. Point Loma

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1921 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Walking Areas, Geologic Formations
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#20. Salk Institute

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (231 reviews)
- Type of activity: Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
- Address: 10010 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1099
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#19. Ellen Browning Scripps Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (210 reviews)
- Type of activity: Parks
- Address: 1133 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3638
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#18. Coronado Bridge

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (5764 reviews)
- Type of activity: Bridges
- Address: State Route 75 South Embarcadero, San Diego, CA 92101
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#17. San Diego California Temple - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (311 reviews)
- Type of activity: Religious Sites
- Address: 7474 Charmant Dr, San Diego, CA 92122-5000
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#16. Cabrillo National Monument

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4830 reviews)
- Type of activity: Monuments & Statues
- Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr Point Loma, San Diego, CA 92106-3601
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#15. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3761 reviews)
- Type of activity: State Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
- Address: 12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92037
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#14. San Diego Factory Outlet Center

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (118 reviews)
- Type of activity: Shopping Malls
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#13. Windansea Beach

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (579 reviews)
- Type of activity: Beaches
- Address: 6800 Neptune Place, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92083
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#12. Petco Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4459 reviews)
- Type of activity: Sports Complexes, Arenas & Stadiums
- Address: 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-7405
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#11. La Jolla Caves

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (728 reviews)
- Type of activity: Caverns & Caves
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#10. Birch Aquarium at Scripps

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1910 reviews)
- Type of activity: Natural History Museums, Aquariums
- Address: 2300 Expedition Way Scripps Institute, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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#9. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2079 reviews)
- Type of activity: Parks
- Address: 1253 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107-4015
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#8. Children's Pool

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1347 reviews)
- Type of activity: Beaches
- Address: 850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4254
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#7. Torrey Pines Gliderport

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1446 reviews)
- Type of activity: Educational sites
- Address: 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1004
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#6. La Jolla Shores Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2705 reviews)
- Type of activity: Beaches, Parks
- Address: 8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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#5. Balboa Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12902 reviews)
- Type of activity: Parks, Gardens
- Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101-1660
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#4. Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2453 reviews)
- Type of activity: Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
- Address: 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive South, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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#3. San Diego Zoo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28070 reviews)
- Type of activity: Zoos
- Address: 2929 Zoo Drive Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
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#2. La Jolla Cove

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13511 reviews)
- Type of activity: Beaches, Parks
- Address: 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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#1. USS Midway Museum

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (24969 reviews)
- Type of activity: Speciality Museums
- Address: 910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811
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