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Mount Helix Park
Mount Helix Park
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Lake Murray
Lake Murray
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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USS Midway Museum
USS Midway Museum(San Diego)
Owner description: The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this real naval aircraft carrier offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone. Guests of all ages can enjoy... more Owner description: The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this real naval aircraft carrier offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone. Guests of all ages can enjoy a self-guided audio tour featuring 60 exhibits highlighting this “city at sea” and 25 restored aircrafts. Explore galleys, officer’s country and sleeping quarters of a 69,000 ton ship, naturally located in Navy Town USA, a visit to the Midway is uniquely San Diego! less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo(San Diego)
Owner description: Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years—and an absolute must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis... more Owner description: Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years—and an absolute must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit beautiful habitats that are home to gorillas, eagles, tigers, sun bears, Asian leopards, rare reptiles, a palette of colorful birds, and more. Visit the Australian Outback to delight in our colony of 24 koalas, and travel along Panda Trek to experience giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat. Go back in time through Elephant Odyssey to discover what animals used to roam Southern California and see what the elephants are up to. Enjoy a guided tour on a double-decker bus or the scenic view from the Skyfari aerial tram, and dine in the peaceful surroundings of Albert's Restaurant. Discover the wonders of wildlife with animal encounters, interactive experiences, and keeper chats. A leader in animal care and conservation, the San Diego Zoo is at the heart of the San Diego experience. less
Attraction type: Zoos
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Balboa Park
Balboa Park(San Diego)
One of the most popular urban parks in the United States, this bucolic paradise is packed with an array of attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Attraction type: Playgrounds; Gardens; Parks
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D.Z. Akin's Delicatessen
D.Z. Akin's Delicatessen
Ranked #1 of 204 Restaurants in La Mesa
Price: US$ 11 - US$ 20
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Antica Trattoria
Antica Trattoria
Ranked #2 of 204 Restaurants in La Mesa
Price: US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brigantine La Mesa
Brigantine La Mesa
Ranked #3 of 204 Restaurants in La Mesa
Price: US$ 30 - US$ 50
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Casa De Pico
Casa De Pico
Ranked #4 of 204 Restaurants in La Mesa
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
La Mesa Bistro and Bakery
La Mesa Bistro and Bakery
Ranked #5 of 204 Restaurants in La Mesa
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Barona Resort & Casino
3.0 of 5
Barona Resort & Casino
US$ 79 - US$ 199
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lakeside
Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo/Carmel Mountain Ranch
3.0 of 5
Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo/Carmel Mountain Ranch
US$ 155 - US$ 279
Ranked #4 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Budget Inn Motel
US$ 41 - US$ 55
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in El Cajon

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Motel 6 La Mesa CA
2.0 of 5
Motel 6 La Mesa CA
US$ 65 - US$ 108
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in La Mesa
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Comfort Inn Chula Vista San Diego South
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn Chula Vista San Diego South
US$ 105 - US$ 185
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Chula Vista
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Empress Hotel
3.0 of 5
Empress Hotel
US$ 213 - US$ 309
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5.0 of 5
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
US$ 484 - US$ 931
Ranked #2 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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The Lodge at Torrey Pines
5.0 of 5
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
US$ 352 - US$ 523
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Grande Colonial La Jolla
4.0 of 5
Grande Colonial La Jolla
US$ 235 - US$ 346
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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