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Perfect location near popular area attractions and close to all San Diego activities
Whales at Sea World area attraction

Close to the Action and Steps from Tranquility

The Pacific Terrace Hotel boasts the perfect location if you want to be near San Diego area attractions. We're just 8 miles from the airport and within minutes to some of the most popular San Diego area attractions.

Be sure to check with the Concierge for discount tickets to some of these San Diego attractions:

Pacific Beach – 0.1 mile
San Diego, California features some of the best beaches in the world. Sunny days and mild year-round weather make San Diego's beaches ideal for your vacation destination. Spend a lazy day in the sun or jump on a surfboard and head out into the blue Pacific Ocean.

Belmont Park – 2 miles
This beachfront amusement center offers fun for the entire family. Rides and attractions include the historical Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, Beach Blaster, Flowrider Endless Wave, Bumper Cars, Family Arcade, restaurants and shops.

SeaWorld – 4 miles

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. Soar, dive and twist like a ray on Manta, an all-new coaster that only SeaWorld could create.

Mission Bay Aquatic Park – 4 miles
Mission Bay Park is the largest man-made aquatic park in the country, consisting of 4,235 acres, approximately 46% land and 54% water. It is one of San Diego's most popular parks to fly a kite, picnic or sail a model yacht. Fire rings make it possible to cook out and stay warm.

La Jolla – 5.1 miles
A picturesque oceanfront village surrounded with specialty shops, award-winning restaurants, Children's Cove, sandstone cliffs, and cultural activities. While La Jolla is known to be one of the most affluent communities in the United States, it has a down-to-earth feel that radiates from the beautiful natural scenery, friendly people, and unhurried atmosphere.

Another Side of San Diego Tours – 5.1 miles
Voted the #1 Tour Company in all of San Diego. The #1 TripAdvisor rating says it all! Another Side of San Diego Tours go above and beyond the typical tourist experience every single day. The tours are perfect for leisure travelers and corporate groups and consistently exceed expectations.

The famous Segway® Tours are why guests fall in love with Another Side of San Diego Tours. They also offer a variety of other experiences: Helicopter Tours, Horseback Riding Tours, Hot Air Balloon Flights, Sightseeing Tours, Sailing Tours, Kayaking Tours, Hiking Tours and many more. 24-Hour Online Tour Reservations or contact 1-619-239-2111 or 877-311-8687.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps – 6.5 miles
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. Make a visit to the country's largest Oceanographic Museum, known for its marine life exhibits, from sharks to seahorses to corals.

Golf – 8 miles
Golf Digest named San Diego "One of the Top 50 Golf Destinations in the World." There are over 90 courses located throughout the San Diego region, from seaside settings to desert mountains to inland valleys — many of which are designed by leading golf course architects.

There is a course for every type of golfer and a range of greens fees to fit every budget. Add in San Diego's temperate climate (year-round average is 70° F) and year-round play is yet another benefit of this golfer's paradise.

Seaport Village – 9 miles
This 14 acre waterfront, harbor side setting of a century ago is filled with unique shops, waterfront dining, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Seaport Village also features a turn-of-the-century authentically restored Broadway Flying Horses Carousel by Looff (circa 1890). There are also cobblestone pathways and a quarter mile slate boardwalk along the San Diego Bay.

The Midway Museum – 9 miles
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.

Children's Museum – 9
A multicultural museum dedicated to interactive, fun exhibits that challenge a child's creative mind, while they learn through the arts.

San Diego Zoo – 10 miles
Meet some of the most exotic creatures on earth like our giant pandas. While you're here, journey into the depths of Ituri Forest, a central African jungle habitat teeming with okapis, hippos, forest buffalos, colorful birds, and acrobatic monkeys. Swing by the Children's Zoo for some face-to-face encounters with everything from pythons to porcupines.

Cabrillo National Monument – 10.3 miles
Point Loma's own historical sight commemorating Cabrillo's 1542 exploration of the California coast. The Point Loma Lighthouse provides a spectacular view of the San Diego Harbor, the Pacific Ocean, and the winter Gray Whale migration.

Gaslamp Quarter – 10.5 miles
As one of San Diego's premier entertainment and shopping districts, you'll find a truly eclectic blend of food, fun, and culture located within one of the city's most historic areas: the Gaslamp Quarter. Here you'll find something for everyone, whether you're seeking theater, upscale shops, fine dining, or some of the most popular clubs.

Balboa Park – 11 miles
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. 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.

The park also includes impressive theatres, pavilions, art galleries, botanical gardens, and much more.

Coronado – 14.8 miles
Take a drive over the beautiful Coronado Bridge and stroll through unique shops, fine dining restaurants, and miles of long sandy beaches. "Home of the legendary 100+ year-old Hotel Del Coronado"

Del Mar Racetrack/Fairgrounds – 16 miles
The home of the annual Del Mar Fair, off-track wagering, seasonal live horse racing, and many unique shows and exhibits.

SeaWorld's Aquatica Waterpark – 25 miles
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.

Legoland – 28.6 miles
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.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park – 33 miles
There's a magical place where you can stretch out a hand to feed a gentle giraffe, rub noses with an endangered rhino, or look deep into the eyes of a furry-feathered ostrich. This is one of the few places on earth where rare and exotic species roam free.

Destination Temecula Wine Country Tours – 60 miles
Spend the day exploring a land rich in historical significance, an area blessed with a unique microclimate situated within scenic, hilly terrain, creating perfect conditions for grape cultivation and the creation of premium wines. The tour includes wine tasting at three Temecula Wineries as well as an upscale picnic lunch served in an attractive vineyard setting.