From the hottest nightclubs to clothing-optional Black's Beach to quirky antique districts filled with one-of-a-kind treasures, San Diego offers something for just about everyone. Let's not forget the region's sophisticated arts and culture and fine dining. With a variety of world-famous family attractions, there's even great places for the kids!
One of the oldest gay and lesbian theaters in the country, Diversionary Theatre produces edgy dramas and playful musicals with gay, lesbian and bisexual themes year-round. If theater is your passion, you can catch pre-Broadway hits at the Tony Award®-winning La Jolla Playhouse and The Old Globe.
With more than 85 cultural institutions, including 15 museums, and magnificent Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, Balboa Park is often called the Smithsonian of the West. The largest urban cultural park in North America, it features nine beautiful gardens with lush horticulture as well as the exotic and educational world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Featuring hundreds of antique dealers in six malls, the Ocean Beach Antique District is a shopper's delight with one-of-a-kind vintage items. If vintage isn't your thing, visit Cedros Design District in Solana Beach for designer home items both luxurious and hip. Feeling funky? Browse through Hillcrest's vintage stores, record shops, used bookstores, kitschy novelty shops, condom and adult video stores and piercing studios.
Serving everything from Afghan to Vietnamese, San Diego's eclectic dining scene is more than just Urban Mo's. Check out Baja Betty's, Hash House a Go Go, and Bourbon Street Bar and Grill for fare that rivals the country's best.
With kid favorites such as the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California, San Diego is the ideal place to bring the family. Hit the sand on a beach in Coronado, consistently recognized as one of top family beaches in the United States.
San Diego's family of gay-friendly hotels offer something for everyone, from intimate bed and breakfast inns to a historic hotel with a wild Friday night happy hour.
From the San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration and the Citifest Street Fair in July to the Hillcrest Mardi Gras in February, San Diego offers a variety of exciting community events throughout the year.
The following Web sites offer an array of services and information to enhance your stay here in San Diego: