"There are 17 museums in Balboa Park and while they are not all art museums, a few rise above the rest. The sleek building that houses the Timken Museum of Art serves as an excellent foundation for a visit. The collection features masterworks by Rembrandt, perhaps the most well-known portraitist in Western art history, and Jacques-Louis David, the individual who was the most influential on 19th century academic art."
"Like no place else in the country, Balboa Park offers a magnificent combination of art, architecture, history and agriculture in one expansive park. Spanning approximately 1,200 acres, Balboa Park was once known as City Park and was founded more than 125 years ago. Today, the park is home to 15 museums, theaters, marvelous gardens, restaurants, shopping and the world-famous San Diego Zoo."
"This is the place where the first-ever World’s Fair took place. I know it reminds you of Silvester Stalone but that’s not the vibe here. It has 17 museums, five playgrounds, a carousel and a train for children."
Torrey Pines State Reserve
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Acres of oceanside trails for exploring or exercising while spotting occasional dolphins or bobcats.
"New Children's Museum is an interactive museum in San Diego that is a not-for-profit organization. It is a novel model of the Children's Museum that operates with a mission to pique creativity, imagination, and critical thinking in children and families via inventive and captivating experiences with modern art. The museum encourages children to think, play, and create through engrossing exhibitions, art-oriented activities, artistic performances, and educational opportunities."
"This unique museum collaborates with contemporary artists to create one-of-a-kind art installations. The exhibits include playhouses, clubhouses, and climbable towers. Kids can interact with the exhibits and engage in active play as they would at home."
"Imperial BeachConveniently located right at the entrance to the Imperial Beach Pier, Cow-A Bunga Ice Cream has been serving its handcrafted ice cream to locals since 2000. Grab a cone, ice cream sandwich, or sundae and go for a stroll on the pier or along the beach. They also serve huge shave ice treats, delicious coffee drinks, and smoothies.How to:Limited seating is available on a first-come basis."
"This Imperial Beach spot has been owned by French Chef Fabrice Gaunin for 17 years. With prime views of the pier, Cow-A-Bunga serves equally impressive ice cream. Along with his wife, Nelly, each flavor is handmade in the shop one bucket at a time, sourcing farmers markets for local ingredients, like raspberries and strawberries for special batches."
"Step into what feels like a true Italian gelateria at Chocolat Cremerie in the heart of the the Gaslamp. Choose from flavors like Basil Lemon, Chocolate Pear, and Gianduia Chocolate (with hazelnut and almond paste). Wear your stretchy pants — there are also tarts, crepes, and brulées to be had!"
"Famous for gelato, exquisite chocolate and tasty crepes, this bistro is a local favorite. It's even open late-night for those who need to satisfy a sweet tooth. Try cream-stuffed croissants and eggs for breakfast."
"Taco lovers can revel in something new at all City Tacos locations!. The taqueria has introduced two new styles of tacos, Caseros Homestyle Tacos and Tacos Dorados, to its core menu with the return of outdoor dining. Caseros Homestyle Taco selections include Costilla de Res en Salsa Verde and Cochinita Pibil—slow cooked pulled pork in a traditional Mayan achiote sauce, pickled onions, served with a semi-spicy serrano habanero creamy green salsa."
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"Located in trendy North Park, City Tacos is definitely the best hipster street taco spot!. This place is extremely innovative with their menu. You’ll end up ordering way too much food under the pretense of, “I just want to try it”."
"The wine selection here is highly various on a global level. Feel like you’re on a vineyard in Spain or gazing at mountains in New Zealand while sampling wines from these lands. If you’re a true wine lover, take note: Wednesdays all bottles are half off!"
"910 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037(858) 964-5400Make Your Reservations Here$$ | Seasonal Cuisine. In the Grande Colonial Hotel, there is a Michelin reviewed restaurant named Nine-Ten. They interestingly don’t have a set style of cuisine."