California Surf Museum
The California Surf Museum is an internationally known resource center presenting displays of surfing equipment and photographs, with rotating feature
exhibits centering on surfing’s pioneering legends.
Gemological Institute of America
Carlsbad is home to the world headquarters of the nonprofit Gemological Institute of America (GIA). GIA is the world's biggest and most esteemed
institution of gemological research.
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
Take a self-guided walking tour of this famous historic ranch. Carrillo was descended from an aristocratic Californio–Mexican family and eventually
became a Hollywood actor from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Mission of San Luis Rey
The "King of Missions" was the most productive mission of the 48 missions established through Alta and Baja California in the 1800s. Mission
San Luis Rey, run by Franciscan priests, is one of only two missions currently in working existence. Rich in history, this mission holds the largest
collection of mission artifacts including a decree by President Lincoln. It has even served as a backdrop for Disney's 1950s TV series, "Zorro."
Museum Of Making Music
Voted San Diego County's favorite non-gallery art museum, exhibits include over 450 innovative instruments and samples of the most memorable tunes
that have influenced our musical history.
Held annually in Balboa Park, the San Diego Renaissance Faire has been called "The best weekend event in San Diego." Relive the old days
of Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Drake, and William Shakespeare.
San Diego Natural History Museum
Enjoy the natural marvels of the San Diego area through special exhibits, events, and educational programs.