San Diego Attractions for the Whole Family Local Area Attractions

Whether you are planning a leisurely family getaway or are in town for a solo business trip, check out these San Diego attractions for every interest. Visit buzz-worthy amusement parks with heart-pumping rides or take it easy with a relaxing day on the beach.

At SeaWorld San Diego, a boy smiles as he interacts with the characters from Sesame Street


Get ready for an exciting aquatic adventure that the whole family will love. Located only three miles away from the Catamaran, SeaWorld San Diego features high-adrenaline rides, amazing shows, and educational exhibits.

Up-close with Flamingos and more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals at the San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

The world-famous San Diego Zoo is a bucket list destination for any animal lover. Home to more than 650 species and subspecies, the expansive zoo allows guests to enjoy up-close experiences with fascinating exotic creatures.

At LEGOLAND California, young boys and girls interact with a life-size Lego created R2-D2 star of Star Wars


Build memories at one of the top family amusement parks in Southern California. Legoland California is an interactive playground for both kids and adults, filled with more than 60 exciting rides, all-ages shows and hands-on activities.

Mission Beach at sunset

Mission Beach

Soft sandy shores and gentle crashing waves set the stage for this quintessential Southern California beach. Join a pickup game of beach volleyball or mix and mingle with the locals at Mission Beach’s waterfront bars.

Power forward, backward and upside down while rotating around on the Control Freak ride at San Diego’s Belmont Park

Belmont Park

An iconic San Diego amusement park with a dramatic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, Belmont Park is a one stop shop for all-day family entertainment. For adrenaline junkies, a ride on the Giant Dipper wooden rollercoaster is a must.

Old Town Trolley making a stop at Old Town San Diego on the hop on and off tour

Ghost and Gravestone Tour

Explore San Diego by trolley and learn about the history and stories about some of the most haunted locations. Listen to exhilarating accounts of paranormal activity and visit city landmarks for a thrill anytime of year.

Neighborhood Guide

Locate San Diego’s best attractions and hang with the locals at this curated list of what to experience in the surrounding area. Discover delicious restaurants, family friendly spots and fun nearby neighborhoods to explore.

Moray's Lounge

Distance from the Catamaran:
0.00 miles

Petco Park Stadium

Distance from the Catamaran:
7.50 miles

The Mission

Distance from the Catamaran:
1.00 miles

South Draft Mission

Distance from the Catamaran:
1.20 miles

Sweete Shoppe Beach Treats

Beach House Grill

Luigis at the Beach

Mizu Sushi & Japanese Cuisine

Better Buzz Coffee Roasters

Little Italy

The Unconditional Surrender

Distance from the Catamaran:
8.60 miles

Cabrillo National Monument

Lions Tigers & Bears

Distance from the Catamaran:
42.50 miles

Living Coast Discovery Center

The New Children's Museum

Distance from the Catamaran:
8.10 miles

Aquatica San Diego

Loma Square

Westfield UTC

Clairemont Town Square

Westfield Mission Valley

Fashion Valley

Tangier Bar

Oceana Coastal Kitchen

Distance from the Catamaran:
0.00 miles

Café Bahia

Seaport Village

Distance from the Catamaran:
8.50 miles

Old Town San Diego

Distance from the Catamaran:
5.40 miles

Belmont Park

Distance from the Catamaran:
0.20 miles

San Diego Zoo Safari Park


Balboa Park

Distance from the Catamaran:
8.80 miles

SDCCU (Qualcomm) Stadium


Distance from the Catamaran:
33.00 miles

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Distance from the Catamaran:
0.00 miles
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