San Diego is one of the most popular tourist cities in California and brings in a wide range of tourists, travelers and workers due to its proximity to Mexico, the beautiful deep-water bays and large health and bio care industries.
This gives many visitors to the California Good Nite Inn a multitude of reasons to spend a few days in San Diego!
Whether you’re here for business or for pleasure, there’s over 372 square miles to explore in San Diego and below you’ll find just some of our favorite spots to visit in the area. We’ve made sure to include a diverse selection of attractions and entertainment. If you’re only staying for a night at our Good Nite Inn San Diego, be sure to check out at least one of these inner-city gems.
Sea World Park
San Diego’s branch of SeaWorld is the first in the country, having been opened in 1964, at least a decade before the Ohio and Orlando branches.
With the Good Nite Inn being one of the best hotels near San Diego SeaWorld, the aquatic-focused park brings in an average of 4,311,000 customers a year from across the world and covers almost 200 acres of land.
SeaWorld offers its guests insights into the life of marine mammals and fish, and conducts outreach work on marine issues, making it not only entertaining, but also a world leader in marine preservation. With daily feeding sessions conducted by marine life experts, the SeaWorld park in San Diego is one of the most popular attractions in the city.
San Diego Zoo
Another wildlife-based attraction in San Diego is the zoo in Balboa Park. As one of the pioneers of cage-less animal captivity, this zoo has been topping the ‘nice list’ for animal welfare organizations. In part due to its wider reaching natural conservation work, it’s deemed the most popular zoo in the United States.
With a range of areas dedicated to pandas, monkeys, snow leopards and much more, the 99-acre park is a must visit for animal lovers around the world.
Old Town San Diego
This Historic National Park is deemed to be the first European settlement in the USA, and dates to 1769 when the Spanish created a military outpost here. Nowadays, visitors can explore the preserved and reconstructed history of the area, getting an in-depth insight into the Mexican and Early American periods of history.
The replicas of 19th-century buildings and roads are not only historical but beautiful to walk down, offering up 29 acres of stunning parkland.
Balboa Park is a 1200-acre park in San Diego and includes a wide range of attractions within its vast swathes of green space.
These include the already mentioned San Diego Zoo, alongside a whole host of art galleries and museums. It also has historical relevance thanks to the famous Panama California Exposition and the celebration of the opening of the Panama Canal in 1915 (and a second celebration in the ’30s). These events have left several landmarks in the park which are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Based in downtown San Diego, Petco Park is a baseball pitch known for being the home of the San Diego Padres of the MLB league and the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. With many other sporting events being staged here, the 40,000-capacity stadium also hosts big-time concerts and fairs throughout the year.