One of the coolest things to do around here is walk through history.
THE NEW CHILDREN'S MUSEUM (8.9 miles)
New Children's Museum is a dynamic new model of a children's museum that provides inventive and engaging art experiences that are meaningful to children and families. NCM brings families together in a rich educational environment that fosters creativity - blending elements of art museum and children's museum. The Museum stimulates imagination, inquisitiveness and innovative thinking by exhibiting participatory works of art by contemporary artists and providing a venue for art and play to coexist. The Museum empowers children through fun-filled exhibitions, hands-on art making activities, special artistic performances, and educational experiences. Serving all ages, from toddler to teen, NCM inspires new ways to see the world through the language of art.
BALBOA PARK (9.3 miles)
Balboa Park is a San Diego must-see, just minutes from downtown, and ranked as one of the Best Parks in the World. The Park is home to 15 major museums, several performing arts venues, lovely gardens and many other cultural and recreational attractions, including the San Diego Zoo. With a variety of cultural institutions laid out among its 1,200 beautiful and lushly planted acres, Balboa Park is the nation's largest urban cultural park.
USS MIDWAY (9.6 miles)
USS Midway is a lifetime memory aboard San Diego's top attraction. You'll explore a floating city at sea and relive nearly 50 years of world history aboard the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Exhibits range from the crew's sleeping quarters to a massive galley, engine room, the ship's jail, officer's country, post office, machine shops, and pilots' ready rooms, as well as primary flight control and the bridge high in the island over the flight deck.
MARITIME MUSEUM (9.6 miles)
Maritime Museum of San Diego, established in 1948, preserves one of the largest collections of historic sea vessels in the United States. Located on the San Diego Bay, the centerpiece of the museum's collection is the Star of India, an 1863 iron bark. The museum maintains the MacMullen Library and Research Archives aboard the 1898 ferryboat Berkeley. T