Three San Diego Museums to Check Out This Month

Beyond the beaches and bays, San Diego is home to many noteworthy museums. Whether you’re looking to learn something new, dive into the past, or admire artistic masterpieces, we’ve outlined the three San Diego museums worth discovering this month. In addition, any of the city’s museums are the ideal place for picnicking!  Contact our Concierge for more information on hours and pricing as well as to arrange a picnic basket to complete your day!

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Venture to the downtown branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego to explore how contemporary art in the community has evolved since 1950. These dynamic exhibits can be found in the historic Jacobs Building, formerly the baggage building of the Santa Fe Depot. Visitors will find rotating exhibitions of world-class art, compelling public programs, and works by promising emerging talent and major figures in the international contemporary art scene.

Location: 10 miles from the hotel

Balboa Park

With over 17 museums to explore throughout the area, Balboa Park is the country’s largest urban park with cultural institutions. Find historic buildings filled with art, technology, natural science, aviation, and anthropology exhibits scattered around 1,200 lushly planted acres. Pick up an Explorer Pass for access to all the museums and experience a day of hassle-free exploration. Make sure to spend some time in the Japanese Friendship Garden, which showcases San Diego’s connection with Yokohama, one of its sister cities.

Location: 10 miles from the hotel

USS Midway Museum

Head to the Embarcadero and experience a floating history museum right on San Diego Bay! The USS Midway Museum is located on America’s longest-surviving aircraft carrier and features 35 exhibits and tours. The 47-year old ship has been named one of the top museums in the country by TripAdvisor and is ideal for a day of nautical education with the entire family.

Location: 11 miles from the hotel

After a day of exploring the rich culture and history of San Diego, retreat to our comfortable oceanside accommodations at the Pacific Terrace Hotel. Check out our latest offers on our website to find exclusive deals.