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Looking for fun things to do and see in San Diego, California?  The Pacific Shores Inn boasts one of the best locations for all San Diego and Mission Bay area attractions and activities. You are in the middle of it all with easy access to downtown, Mission Bay, Sea World, and all of San Diego's greatest attractions.  However, with our surroundings you may never want to leave!

Beach View

On the beautiful coast of California you'll find long stretches of picture perfect beaches, Torrey Pines State Reserve, Torrey Pines Golf Course, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego (UCSD), and Cabrillo National Monument.  La Jolla and Coronado have ritzy shops and are known for their upscale communities and pristine beaches. Look below at our top activities and San Diego area attractions.

  • Mission Bay - 1 mile 
  • Gaslamp Quarter – 12 miles 
  • La Jolla - 4 miles 
  • Sea World - 4 miles 
  • Mission Valley - 4 miles 

  • Montgomery Field - 8 miles 
  • Del Mar Racetrack - 10 miles 
  • Balboa Park - 12 miles 
  • San Diego Zoo - 12 miles 
  • Coronado Beach - 15 miles 
  • Legoland - 15 miles 
Pacific Shores Inn Dining

The Pacific Shores Inn does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants include:

  • Hennessey's Tavern
  • Taco Surf 
  • Karinya’s 
  • World Famous 

Taking advantage of the usually perfect weather means plenty of outdoor San Diego activities are available.

Within walking distance to our Pacific Beach hotel you'll find plenty of fun things to do in San Diego, California:

  • Boating 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding 
  • Swimming 
  • Jet skiing 
  • Sailing 
  • Windsurfing  
  • Running track/path 
  • Golfing 
  • Tennis 
  • Volleyball 
  • Fishing 

Other Attractions in San Diego:

Pacific Beach

What a San Diego tourist attraction!  Pacific Beach is alive like the sea with activities to suit all.  From the Garnet Shopping district with its boutique stores and exciting nightlife, to over one hundred and fifty quality restaurants and cafes, there is action here from sunrise to sunset and beyond. 

Adjacent to the business community is San Diego's most popular beach and boardwalk, the mighty Mission Bay Park, and a fiesta of activities that all converge to make Pacific Beach the perfect vacation spot year round.

The Gaslamp Quarter

Welcome to San Diego's liveliest neighborhood.  The Gaslamp Quarter is Southern California's premier dining, shopping, and entertainment district where you'll find a truly eclectic blend of food, fun and culture -- all within one of San Diego's most historic areas. Home to over 60 restaurants, 20 nightclubs and 50 retail stores, the Gaslamp offers a variety of cuisine, shops and entertainment to appease any visitor to San Diego, California.

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park

Our San Diego hotel has easy access to the zoo, widely known as one of the finest in the world, and all the park has to offer.  This 100-acre wildlife refuge is home to 4,000 rare and endangered animals representing more than 800 species and subspecies.  The zoo is also a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. At San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park, just north in the town of Escondido, experience a unique adventure at this 2,100-acre preserve where animals wander freely in surroundings much like their native homelands.

A quiet railway, pathways, and animal shows enable visitors to observe the animals and many species of exotic plants.

Pacific Shores Inn Pool

Sea World

Spend the day at Sea World of California, one of the world's largest marine-life amusement parks.  Meet animals up close, see wondrous creatures, and challenge yourself and others to games of skill and physical feats.  Sea World San Diego provides acres of entertainment, thrill rides, and animal encounters that include orca killer whales and bottlenose dolphins.


Coronado Island, located across the bay from downtown San Diego, is an ideal place to visit while staying in Pacific Beach, CA.  Continually recognized for its expansive white beaches, Coronado is a quaint town that driving to is a sight in its own via the Coronado Bay Bridge. It's a San Diego attraction you won't want to miss.

San Diego Convention Center

We're a San Diego Convention Center hotel. The Convention Center is located at the heart of all the action in downtown San Diego. It's just a short stroll away from an exciting array of sidewalk cafes, specialty shops, art galleries and clubs in the historical Gaslamp District.

Seaport Village

Seaport Village is downtown San Diego's first retail center. It opened in 1980 and became a pioneer in the redevelopment of the Embarcadero. Since its opening, it has offered a serene bay front location where tourists and locals alike can escape the urban surroundings and enjoy unique shops, the serenity of bay views and ocean air.

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San Diego Bay

San Diego Bay promises entertainment and adventure for the entire family from Point Loma, along Harbor Drive, south to the shores of Imperial Beach. Visit all the attractions in San Diego, There are tons of parks, shops and restaurants to enjoy at San Diego Bay's points of interest set against the most spectacular views on the southern coast. The area's beauty is accented by a growing collection of public art.


You're never too old to play with Legos, especially in this spectacular park where you'll see the most amazing structures and artwork made from Legos. Corporate team-building and kid-size fun awaits you in this unique San Diego attraction!

Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum

Who doesn't love a good train ride? The museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the railroads. Kids of all ages will appreciate the care and history behind these original trains. The museum is rated one of the best historical attractions in San Diego.


Mission Bay Aquatic Park

This Mission Bay attraction is the largest man-made aquatic park in the country and is the world's largest instructional waterfront facility. Mission Bay Park offers a wide range of recreational activities including paths for walking and jogging, and playgrounds for children. It is one of the most popular locations in San Diego travel and tourism for flying a kite, picnicking, or sailing a model yacht.

Fire rings make it possible to cook out and stay warm. Mission Bay Park also offers a variety of free opportunities to the public such as professional volleyball and Over-the-Line sporting events.


Mission Valley Shopping Center

This newly renovated shopping mall was built on farmland in the early 1960s when the valley was still an agricultural paradise; things have changed, but avid shoppers from our Pacific Beach hotel still think they are in paradise. Dozens of shops and restaurants make the open-air shopping mall a perfect place for serious shopping, browsing and feeding when looking for things to do in San Diego during your stay. The new AMC 20-screen multiplex has revitalized the popular center.

Golf in San Diego

Enjoy a selection of golf courses in the San Diego area with the ease of using one site

Make sure you visit all the attractions in San Diego! The world’s most entertaining coast line in southern California!