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Self-Guided Bike Tour of San Diego

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Experience art, nature, and outdoor fun on this self-guided bike tour of sunny San Diego!

1. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the region’s foremost forum devoted to the exploration of the art of our time, presenting works across all media created since 1950. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, MCASD Downtown offers contemporary art in a historic setting – the Jacobs Building, formerly the Santa Fe Depot baggage building. Showcasing an internationally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs, MCASD is your hub for contemporary art in San Diego.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

2. Point Loma

Explore the tidepools in Point Loma at low tide and get up close and personal with flowery anemones, scampering shore crabs, elusive octopus, spongy deadman’s fingers and many other magnificent sea creatures.

3. Cabrillo National Monument

Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In addition to telling the story of 16th century exploration, the park is home to a wealth of cultural and natural resources. Join us and embark on your own Voyage of Discovery.

4. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

Dedicated in 1983, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a 68-acre resource-based park stretching along the Pacific Ocean bordering the western edge of Point Loma. The Ladera Street area is the perfect place to take in the view over the pacific.

5. Old Town

The year 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of the City of San Diego. Old Town, located in the heart of San Diego, is California’s first settlement. Explore this historical district with more than 100 boutiques, and dozens of restaurants, museums and historic sites!

Balboa Park

6. Balboa Park

Where culture, science, and nature collide, Balboa Park is home to more than 16 museums, multiple performing arts venues, lovely gardens, trails, and many other creative and recreational attractions, including the San Diego Zoo. With a variety of cultural institutions among its 1,200 beautiful and lushly planted acres, there is something for everyone.

7. Gaslamp Quarter

End your journey at the West Coast’s premier entertainment district, where guests can immerse themselves in rich Victorian architecture and history, dine with world-renowned chefs, and dance the night away at nationally-recognized nightlife venues. Tucked tightly into 16 ½ blocks, the Gaslamp Quarter is a walkable urban playground located in Downtown San Diego.


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