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San Diego is Open

Attractions, Museums, Restaurants and More

It's time once again to safely enjoy plenty of fun in San Diego at world-class attractions, museums, aquariums, beautiful gardens, restaurants, breweries, wineries, and wide open spaces where outdoor activities abound.

Safe Traveler Pledge

As San Diego reopens, the community encourages all visitors to take a pledge for safe, healthy travel while in the destination, from wearing a mask or cloth face covering in public to being patient with staff at area attractions, hotels and restaurants as they learn to adapt to new safety procedures. Read and download San Diego's "Safe Traveler Pledge" prior to your visit.

San Diego is currently operating under the "Red Tier" guidelines provided by the State of California. Hotels are currently open as are San Diego's outdoor attractions, beautiful parks and beaches. Dining is permitted outdoors and indoors at limited capacity. Many attractions, museums, retail shops, and shopping centers are open at limited capacity too.

Attractions

San Diego is home to many of Southern California's top attractions with plenty of options for adventure-seeking, fun-loving explorers. San Diego attractions are currently requiring reservations and advance ticket purchasing to create a safe and fun environment for all guests. Starting April 1, attractions can allow thrill-seekers back on the rides! Please check with individual attractions for what's open and available before visiting.


Museums, Aquariums and Historical Sites

San Diego's museums, aquariums and historical sites are ready to safely welcome back visitors inside to explore everything from fine arts and science to oceanography and maritime history. Whatever your interest, you're sure to find indoor and outdoor exhibits that will provide deeper insight, engagement and inspiration on diverse subjects.


Restaurants

From hip neighborhood bistros in Little Italy, Hillcrest and North Park to relaxed waterfront restaurants along the Embarcadero and beaches, food lovers can find a variety of places to dine al fresco and enjoy delicious meals indoors in San Diego.


Breweries and Wineries

San Diego's 140+ breweries are ready to safely serve up a pint or two to thirsty beer lovers. Wine lovers also have cause to rejoice with more than 100 dynamic wineries eager to pour flights of award-winning varietals. Breweries and wineries serving food can welcome guests on outdoor patios and inside with limited indoor service. Breweries and wineries not serving food can host guests for 90 minutes maximum on outdoor spaces.

Harbor Cruises and Whale Watching

One of the best ways to see San Diego is from the water. Hornblower Cruises and Events, Flagship Cruises & Events and other charter companies offer safe and relaxing sightseeing cruises along with dinner cruises and more. Passengers can enjoy unique views of active U.S. Navy ships, water wildlife, downtown's dynamic skyline, and the magnificent San Diego-Coronado Bridge. Whale watching excursions are extremely popular with many daily sightings of these gentle giants of the sea.

Outdoor Wonderland

San Diego may be known as a relaxing, kick-off-your-shoes beach destination, but local residents have a passion for sports and recreation that runs as deep as the Pacific. An ideal climate, 70 miles of scenic coastline and diverse topography draw outdoor enthusiasts to San Diego year-round. Whether you're looking for a heart-pounding mountain biking excursion, an active surf lesson or an exhilarating high-flying glide above 300-foot cliffs, there's always something exciting and thrilling to watch, do and discover in San Diego. All outdoor fun can be done safely and with proper social distancing.

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