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Things To Do in San Diego

Nestled on the beautiful San Diego Bay, the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island is the place to stay during your trip to San Diego. Whether your travels bring you for business or pleasure there is plenty to do and see. Just a short 5 minute drive from the San Diego International Airport, our hotel places you in prime location to some of the best things in San Diego!

Local Attractions near our Hotel

San Diego Bay Adventures and Tours


The San Diego Bay is full of amazing sights, attractions, and restaurants. San Diego Bay Adventures is located right next door to the Hilton San Diego Airport Hotel and provides a wide array of rentals and tours that are perfect for visitors and locals alike! You'll enjoy seeing the best of San Diego Bay and Coronado including:

  • Hollywood Movie Ships
  • Aircraft Carriers
  • Life Magazine Kissing Statue
  • Nuclear Submarine Base
  • US Navy Seal Team Training Facility
  • Navy Dolphin & Sea Lions
  • Waterfront Downtown
  • Monster Active Navy Ships
Whether you're taking a Military History Jet Ski Tour, or just renting out a Jet Ski, Paddle Boat, or a kayak, you're bound to see some amazing sights! You will have an enjoyable and exciting experience on the water any time of the year.

Distance From Hotel: 0.1 miles

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San Diego Zoo


Visit the giant pandas, giraffes, monkeys, and more at the 100-acre San Diego Zoo! The world famous zoo is home to 3,700 rare animals and attracts guests from all over with their special backstage passes, themed sleepovers, and Skyfari transportation line.

Distance From Hotel: 5.0 miles


USS Midway Museum

USS Military Museum

Visit one of America's longest serving aircraft carriers. See over 60 exhibits, 29 restored air crafts, and take flight in two flight simulators. Be sure to take advantage of our hotel special and book our "USS Midway Military Package."

Distance From Hotel: 3.0 miles


Gaslamp Quarter


Escape to the historic Gaslamp Quarter to experience hundreds of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, boutiques, and art galleries. Redeveloped in 1991 to provide the San Diego area with the ultimate urban destination, Gaslamp Quarter is a great excursion for a day trip.

Distance From Hotel: 5.0 miles

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Home to the San Diego Padres, PETCO Park is a mere 5 miles from the Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island hotel. Catch a springtime ball game overlooking the San Diego Bay and munch on some ballpark favorites.

Distance From Hotel: 5.0 miles


Sunset Cliffs Natural Park


Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a must see for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike! Explore coastal bluffs along 18-acres of land parallel to the Pacific Ocean or discover caves throughout the remaining 50-acres of hillside.

Distance From Hotel: 5.2 miles


Old Town


Considered the birthplace of California, Old Town is filled with history from the first settlers of San Diego. Showcasing historic homes, museums, exhibits, and festive restaurants, Old Town is a vibrant part of San Diego you won't want to miss.

Distance From Hotel: 7.0 miles


Coronado Beach


Named one of the "Top Beaches for Families" in 2014 by Family Vacation Critic, Coronado Beach consists of 5 total beaches and is a beautiful getaway for family fun. Hunker down at Coronado Central beach for a day of sunbathing and picnicking or bring your furry friend with you to North Beach, the only dog friendly beach in the area! Sit back, dig your toes in the sand, and enjoy your beach getaway!

Distance From Hotel: 9.2 miles




You can't travel to San Diego without visiting SeaWorld! Catch a show at Shamu Stadium, watch Dolphins fly at Blue Horizons, or get soaked on the thriller coaster Journey to Atlantis. SeaWorld offers up countless rides, exhibits, and shows to make your trip memorable.

Distance From Hotel: 10.0 miles


Qualcomm Stadium


Over the years Qualcomm stadium has become the home of many great events and sports teams, including the San Diego Chargers and San Diego State University Aztecs football team. Since opening in 1967 Qualcomm Stadium has hosted 2 Super Bowls, two World Series, Major League Soccer, and the Holiday Bowl. Not to mention the area concerts which have featured the Rolling Stones, Elton John, and more!

Be sure to check out the Poinsetta Bowl on December 21st at 6:00 p.m. and the Holiday Bowl on December 27th at 4:00 p.m!

Distance From Hotel: 10.3 miles


Balboa Park and Museums


Balboa Park offers visitors of all age hours of entertainment. With countless museums, gardens and trails you have the ability to spend a few hours or a full day enjoying all that Balboa Park has to offer. Some of our favorite spots are the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Natural History Museum, and San Diego Botanic Garden.

Distance From Hotel: 4.6 miles


Humphreys Concerts by the Sea


Featuring artists such as Matt Nathanson, Sarah McLachlan, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers and Boston to list a few, there is no question that Humphreys Concerts by the Sea is committed to bringing quality music to those in and around the San Diego area. For a full concert schedule and ticket information click the link below.

Distance From Hotel: 3.9 miles


San Diego Convention Center

San Diego Convention Center Hotel

Whether you're attending a Neuroscience Expo or geeking out at Comic Con, the San Diego Convention Center is a relaxing four mile, ocean side drive from our hotel. Get directions, parking information and everything else you need to know before you go below!

Distance From Hotel: 4.0 miles

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