Hotels Near Attractions, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo

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Area Attractions

Each of Bartell Hotels' unforgettable hotels is conveniently located near a diverse range of famous San Diego attractions.  Whether it's a trip to the beach, a family outing to SeaWorld or the Zoo, or exploring one of the beautiful parks, you'll be just minutes from your destination.

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Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

San Diego's favorite outdoor concert series takes place every May through October along the shores of Shelter Island. Past performers include Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr, Ray Charles, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, The Doobie Brothers, and many more.

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Beaches

The beaches are a top attraction in San Diego. Pacific Beach & Mission Beach feature a beachfront amusement park, boardwalk shops, restaurants and bars. Coronado Island’s elegant white sand beaches are popular among tourists and locals alike. La Jolla’s shoreline is well known for its great surf. Take a barefoot walk on the warm sand, feel the cool mist on your face as you bicycle along the beach, jump into the white foamy waves, or just sit back and enjoy the fantastic views from every angle.

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SeaWorld

Celebrate natural wonders at SeaWorld® San Diego, where majestic killer whales inspire, silly sea lions make you laugh, and playful dolphins put a smile on your face.  Take a spin on Shipwreck Rapids®, and a plunge on Journey To Atlantis®.  Then dive into the world of sea turtles at the all-new Turtle Reef attraction. Last, but not least — soar, dive and twist like a ray on Manta, an all-new coaster that only SeaWorld could create.

 

Celebrate natural wonders at SeaWorld® San Diego, where majestic killer whales inspire, silly sea lions make you laugh, and playful dolphins put a smile on your face.  Take a spin on Shipwreck Rapids®, and a plunge on Journey To Atlantis®.  Then dive into the world of sea turtles at the all-new Turtle Reef attraction. And, coming summer 2012 — soar, dive and twist like a ray on Manta, an all-new coaster that only SeaWorld could creatCelebrate natural wonders at SeaWorld® San Diego, where majestic killer whales inspire, silly sea lions make you laugh, and playful dolphins put a smile on your face.  Take a spin on Shipwreck Rapids®, and a plunge on Journey To Atlantis®.  Then dive into the world of sea turtles at the all-new Turtle Reef attraction. And, coming summer 2012 — soar, dive and twist like a ray on Manta, an all-new coaster that only SeaWorld could create

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AQUATICA- SEAWORLD'S WATERPARK

From the waters of SeaWorld® sprouts a one-of-a-kind waterpark — Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark™— where the South Seas meets Southern California in this whimsical, tropical oasis featuring waters from serene to extreme. Enjoy up-close animal experiences, private cabanas, high-speed thrills and attractions for the whole family.

 

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San Diego Zoo

Visit the World-Famous San Diego Zoo and meet some of the most exotic creatures on earth.

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

At the San Diego Wild Animal Park experience a unique adventure, animals wander freely in surroundings much like their native homelands.

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Old Town Trolley Tours

For over 20 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has been providing sightseeing tours highlighting the best of San Diego. Hop aboard one of the trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Avoid costly parking and city driving while exploring at your own pace.

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Gaslamp Quarter

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.

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Seaport Village

Come dine, shop, or just get away from it all at Seaport Village, San Diego's relaxing bayfront marketplace.

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USS Midway

The USS Midway was the longest-serving carrier in the history of the U.S. Navy. Today she has embarked as a museum, tribute and education center. She already is the most-visited of more than 100 historic ship museums in the continental United States.

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La Jolla

La Jolla, located 15 minutes from downtown San Diego, has wonderful beaches, cultural activities and fine restaurants.

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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Located on a coastal bluff overlooking La Jolla Shores beach and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium at Scripps is renowned for its ocean views, both inside and out. Marvel at the dazzling marine life exhibits, from sharks to seahorses to corals. Make a visit to the country's largest Oceanographic Museum and enjoy San Diego's "best ocean views".

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Balboa Park

Spend the day at San Diego's Historic Park with 1,400 acres of beautiful gardens, grassy picnic areas, and groves of exotic palm and eucalyptus trees. A central characteristic of the park is El Prado, a pedestrian walkway with historic buildings and 10 majestic Museums. Balboa Park is the home of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, which includes San Diego's only IMAX Dome theater, hands-on exhibits, Sci-Tours motion simulator ride, and fun for the entire family.

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Mission Bay Aquatic Park

Mission Bay Park is the largest man-made aquatic park in the country, consisting of 4,235 acres, approximately 46% land and 54% water. The park offers a wide range of recreational activities including paths for walking and jogging, and playgrounds for children.

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Belmont Park

This beachfront amusement center offers fun for the entire family. Rides and attractions include the historic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, bumper cars, a family arcade, and restaurants and shops.

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Coronado

Coronado Island, located directly across the bay from downtown San Diego, recognized for its expansive white beaches.

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Legoland

This 128-acre family theme park is dedicated to families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. Just like with LEGO toys, kids are the ones who make things happen at the Park. They drive, pedal, squirt, climb, jump, stomp, slide, steer, pull, click, push, gallop, laugh, build, and program their way through more than 50 rides and attractions. LEGOLAND® California Resort is home to both Sea Life Aquarium and the world’s first and only LEGOLAND Water Park. The imagination really flows at this interactive, splash-filled, fun time for the entire family.

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San Diego Padres

The Padres are San Diego's hometown Major League Baseball team. They play in the National League Western Division. Founded in 1969, the Padres have won the National League Pennant twice, in 1984 and 1998. The Padres and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are the only major league California teams to originate in California. In 1996, the Padres became the first national sports team to have an annual military appreciation event and following in 2000, the Padres began wearing camouflage uniforms to honor the military at every Sunday home game. The San Diego Padres play at PETCO Park, located in downtown San Diego, near the Gaslamp District. PETCO Park incorporates San Diego history in the form of the preservation of the facade of the historic Western Metals Company Building.

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San Diego Chargers

The Chargers are San Diego's National Football League team. They play in the Western Division of the American Football Conference. The club began in 1960 in Los Angeles before moving to San Diego in 1961. The San Diego Chargers are the only Southern California NFL team. In the 34 years since the Chargers were incorporated in the NFL, the Chargers have made ten trips to the playoffs and four appearances in the AFC Championship game, and have had six players and one coach enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The San Diego Chargers play at Qualcomm Stadium, located in Mission Valley, San Diego.

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Children's Museum/Museo De Los Niños

San Diego's favorite creative destination for kids and families, the Children's Museum, has served more than 3 million visitors since 1981.

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Cabrillo National Monument

Offers a spectacular view of the bay and city, Spanish exploration exhibits and the Old Point Loma.

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Del Mar Race Track / Fairgrounds

Where the turf meets the surf. Thoroughbred racing from Southern California; open seasonally July/August/September.

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Flower Fields of Carlsbad

The Carlsbad Flower Fields are undulating waves of multicolored ranunculus bulbs that bloom for about two months each year.

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Knott's Soak City U.S.A.

Knott's Soak City Water Park is San Diego County's wildest water adventure park!

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Golf

Located minutes from over 90 golf courses.

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