Looking for what to do in San Diego? This region offers many unique experiences to discover and explore. 

Discover an authentic exploration of San Diego with an array of exciting things to do in and around San Diego.  Evidenced by its ranking as one of the United States' top three tourist and convention destinations, San Diego is a year-round paradise. Located in sunny Southern California, it boasts an average temperature of 72 degrees, promoting a lifestyle of sports and leisure. From sailing the America's Cup on San Diego Bay or exploring military life and legacy aboard the USS Midway Museum, to golfing on a world-famous course, to wine tasting in nearby Temecula Valley, the city offers endless things to do to to escape, energize, and unlock new experiences.

Surrounding THE US GRANT, the historic, vivacious Gaslamp Quarter entices with a dazzling array of dining, shopping, nightlife and entertainment venues for all ages, including the renowned Westfield Horton Plaza Shopping and Entertainment complex, which features Nordstrom and Macy's along with 130 specialty stores. Nearby, the San Diego Convention Center, Seaport Village, Little Italy, Santa Fe Train Depot, and San Diego Cruise Ship Terminal offer endless adventure. Even the Padres' Petco Ballpark is within walking distance.

Guests looking for what to do in San Diego can visit the enchanting Balboa Park (home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo and over 14 museums) - just a short drive away. Meanwhile, just across the street from the hotel, The Civic Theatre, is home to the renowned San Diego Opera as well as Broadway San Diego, featuring the nation's newest Broadway sensations and most beloved classics. From Wicked and Billy Elliot: The Musical to Jekyl & Hyde, theatre patrons of all ages can delight in the spectacular Broadway San Diego. Also located downtown, the San Diego Symphony, one of the leading orchestras in the United States, continues to celebrate 100+ years of Musical Excellence with a wide range of concert experiences and performances.

Within 30 minutes of THE US GRANT are long stretches of pristine beaches with crashing waves, Sea World San Diego, Lego Land, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and over 90 golf courses, including that of the Sycuan Resort and Casino: one of the regions finest gaming and entertainment facilities. Additionally, guests looking for a jaunt across the border can visit Mexico, just 17 miles away.

Pool service is available for hotel guests at our sister Starwood property located across the street from the hotel.  (Please know the pool will be closed for renovations beginning December 15, 2014 and with scheduled re-opening January 15, 2015.  We apologize for the inconvenience.)  Additional options for water excrusions are the world renowned San Diego bay and pristine beaches, located only minutes away from THE US GRANT and offering guests innumerable options for water sports and/or leisure on the sand.

What to Do in San Diego - USS Midway

 What to Do in San Diego - San Diego Zoo

 What to Do in San Diego - Balboa Park

 What to Do in San Diego - SeaWorld

 What to Do in San Diego - San Diego Cliffs


To keep your fitness regimen on track during your travels, THE US GRANT's "Work It" Lifestyle Program provides on-site personal training - from yoga to boot camp - with one of the ON DEMAND DREAM TEAM San Diego personal trainers for an additional fee, exclusively for guests of THE US GRANT.  For the ultimate convenience, select sessions are available in the comfort of your guest room.  Or, opt to take your session outdoors to "work it" with the bay breeze under San Diego's 70-degree sunshine.