WACE Local Attractions & Shopping

Local Attractions and Shopping

SeaWorld® San Diego
500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Explore the wonders of marine life at SeaWorld® San Diego just minutes from the resort.
As a preferred hotel partner of SeaWorld® San Diego, Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa is happy to offer a complimentary shuttle to and from SeaWorld® for resort guests. The shuttle departs the hotel at 10am and departs SeaWorld® at 4:15pm daily. Reservations are required. Please call 619.276.4010 to make a reservation.


Historic Old Town San Diego
4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110

Visit Historic Old Town San Diego, the “birthplace” of California, where the first Europeans settled in 1769. History is waiting for you and your family with over 17 historic points of interest and the finest in professional theatre, museums, artisans, galleries and shops. Find free live entertainment, mariachis, dancers, period attire docents providing tours and more, all within walking distance.


 Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Don’t miss out on visiting Balboa Park- the nation’s largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts and classes.

The best way to start your adventure in Balboa Park is with a stop at the Balboa Park Visitors Center. Located across from The Prado Restaurant in the House of Hospitality, the Visitors Center has the most current and comprehensive information about the Park’s activities and attractions. Open from 9:30am-4:30pm daily, the Visitors Center offers brochures, maps, audio tours, free guided tours of the Park, transportation information, dining advice and more.


Torrey Pines State Park
12600 N. Torrey Pines Road San Diego, CA 92037

With eight miles of trails and guided nature walks, the Torrey Pines State Reserve feels like it could be a thousand miles away from the busy, bustling activity of San Diego. With lots of pine trees and unspoiled beaches, this park is popular with both locals and visitors coming in from out of town.

Mission Bay Park
2688 E Mission Bay Dr. San Diego, CA 92109

Anyone who loves the water should make a trip to the 4,200-acre Mission Bay Park, which contains approximately 27 miles of shoreline. On any given day, you’ll find people surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, boogie boarding and kite boarding … as well as just enjoying a walk along the beach.

Cabrillo National Monument
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Though Point Loma isn’t suggested for swimming, it is a great place to enjoy the coastline’s natural, rugged beauty. Tide pools teem with marine life, and Sunset Cliffs is the place to go for – you guessed it – catching a brilliant sunset.

Seaport Village
849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Explore 14 acres of waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment. Recreating a harbor side setting of a century ago, Seaport Village includes 54 one of a kind shops, 13 casual dining eateries and 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants.


The Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter offers more than 200 restaurants, nightclubs and music venues in addition to various popular shops and local boutiques. Located in the historic heart of downtown San Diego, there is something for everyone to enjoy at any time of day in the Gaslamp Quarter. The district is especially known for its nightlife, as it is the home to numerous rooftop bars and lounges where live music and comedy shows occur nightly.


 Little Italy

Once home to San Diego’s flourishing tuna fishing industry and generations of Italian families who made their living on the sea, Little Italy is a quaint and lively neighborhood filled with patio cafés, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, shops and the beautiful Amici Park.


Birch Aquarium
2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

Explore where the wonders of the ocean come alive. Smaller and more intimate than some of its larger and better known cousins, the Birch Aquarium allows guests to get close to the animals and take time to enjoy them. Watch the creatures being fed, feel around in the outdoor tide pool and check out the mesmerizing 70,000-gallon kelp forest.

1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008

LEGOLAND® brings out the hero in everyone. There are more than 50 super rides, shows and attractions for the entire family. There’s fun for everyone, including even the youngest guest.



Fashion Valley
7007 Friars Rd, San Diego CA 92108

Embrace the coastal chic lifestyle at Southern California’s trendiest destination, Fashion Valley. Accented by living succulent walls, gorgeous palm trees and iconic fountains, Fashion Valley is a must visit.

Visit more than 200 stores including international fashion houses like Hermès, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo, leading department stores like Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, all while drinking in the San Diego sun in this open-air environment. Try something new at the acclaimed True Food Kitchen, Stacked and Blue Smoke Sushi Lounge or enjoy favorites at The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and California Pizza Kitchen.