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The Best Things To Do In San Diego: Beaches, Animal Parks & Museums

From some of California's best beaches to popular museums, cultural sights and boutique shopping, Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley puts you close to the region's most unique sights. We're minutes from SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, the USS Midway Museum, and Petco Park. Spend the day lounging on the beach or cruising the waves. Put your explorer's hat on for a trip to the zoo and learn about some of nature's most intelligent creatures, including the rare Giant Panda. Head to SeaWorld for thrilling rides and shows. Or, go back 50 years and see what life at sea was like on the USS Midway.

San Diego Zoo

Discover the fascinating world of some of nature's most intriguing inhabitants. Explore over 3,000 different types of animals like giant pandas, huge hippos, rare monkeys, and African lions. 

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San Diego Beaches

Venture off to San Diego's 70-mile coastline with stunning beaches and activities for the entire family. Dive in for a swim, surf the fickle waves, and ride your bike along a scenic boardwalk. 
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Plunge into nonstop excitement at the well-visited SeaWorld. Get your adrenaline pumping with rides like the manta coaster, enjoy quirky animal shows, and feed the friendly sea lions.
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USS Midway Museum

Get a taste of history with a visit to the historic USS Midway Museum housing the famous aircraft carrier. Enjoy a self-guided narrated tour and learn about the crew's past experiences. 
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Petco Park

Catch yourself cheering at a San Diego Padres baseball game held in the popular Petco Park. Get an inside tour of this giant stadium with a Major League Dugout and Hall of Fame. 
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