Attractions

Notable Building in San Diego

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Going south from Plaza de Panama, you can’t miss the circle of seating and the curved colonnade in front of the band shell housing the organ said to be the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ. Donated by the Spreckel…
Notable Building in San Diego

US Grant Hotel

No hotel in the region can compare to the Hotel del Coronado for history, but US Grant, built in 1910, comes close. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places for a past including celebrity guests, magnificent…
Notable Building in San Diego

Casa del Prado

An ornate reconstruction of a building to honor the 1915 Panama–California Exposition fair held in San Diego.
Architecture in La Jolla

Salk Institute

In 1960 Jonas Salk, the polio-prevention pioneer, founded the Salk Institute for biological and biomedical research. San Diego County donated 27 acres of land, the March of Dimes provided financial support and renow…
Architecture in San Diego

Marston House

In the far northwestern corner of Balboa Park is the former home of George Marston, philanthropist and founder of the San Diego Historical Society. Built in 1905, Marston House was designed by noted San Diego archit…
Notable Building in San Diego

Casa de Balboa

This ornate building is home to the San Diego History Center, the Model Railroad Museum, and the Museum of Photographic Arts.
Architecture in San Diego

House of Pacific Relations

Here are 15 cottages from the 1915 exposition, inside which you will find furnishings and displays from various countries, plus about 15 cottages built since. During opening hours, they often have crafts and food fo…
House in San Diego

Long-Waterman House

gThe opulent former home of California Governor Robert Whitney Waterman was built in 1889. It has an ornate porch and a tower. It's a private residence, be respectful when visiting.
House in San Diego

Timken House

Built in 1887, this grand property was the last home of inventor Henry Timken, one of the first people to add roller bearings to railroad cars.
Notable Building in La Jolla

La Jolla Recreation Center

Commissioned by Ellen Browning-Scripps and designed by famous San Diego architect Irving Gill, this notable building dates to 1915. The center has basketball courts, children's play areas, tennis courts, and picnic …