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Becky Mahan
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Top 15 Places for Students in San Diego

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San Diego may have a thriving nightlife, a plethora of international cuisine choices, and tons of bronzed beauties on its many beaches, but it's also a haven for book worms and intellectuals. Here's a great little collection of the best places for students to hit up in the golden city, whether on spring break or an academic field trip.
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USS Midway Museum

I am not usually the first person to run to an aircraft carrier and tour it - that's my aircraft-obsessed boyfriend's job. But, my dad was in the Navy and landed on the USS Midway several times, so with him as my guide, I had a more enjoyable experience. For those interested, it's a fantastic - and...

San Diego Natural History Museum

I LOVE this museum. It's not just artifacts sitting in glass cases - it's interactive, stimulating, and even exciting exhibits that educate and inform and keep you interested. They have a giant screen theater, which is my favorite - I've seen ocean documentaries, Disney's Earth, 3D Dinosaurs, and...

San Diego Zoo

Ah, the world famous San Diego Zoo. It's enormous, it has thousands of animals, the food is overpriced, and they'll try to sell you a souvenir cup everywhere you go. Personally, a zoo is a zoo to me, but in the end I will judge it by the quality of its animal care and facilities, and the caretakers...

Balboa Park

There's plenty of history and culture here in the heart of San Diego - filled with museums, plenty of beautiful walking trails, lush grassy parks and old, gnarled trees perfect for picnics, and flavored with Spanish culture, Balboa Park literally has something for everyone. The international...

San Diego Air & Space Museum

The Air & Space Museum exhibits the history and technology of aviation...beginning with the hot air balloon that started it all in the 18th century. The museum is fascinating, with educational exhibits, interactive galleries, and simulation rides hat bring aviation technology to life. Rare...

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

I believe this is the same exhibition that was on display in Vegas; like the Dead Sea Scrolls, it travels to host cities. I was disappointed I didn't get to see this in Vegas when it was there, so I was excited when it came to my hometown. The Titanic Artifact Exhibition is a wonderful homage to the...

San Diego Museum of Man

Native Americans, mummies, skeletons, Mayan artifacts, and ancient Egyptians are just some of the many exhibits here. I personally enjoyed it for its variety - just when you're starting to get bored of one theme, you transition to another - but it is still a museum...which means for kids, the...

Junipero Serra Museum

Originally built as a fort by the Spanish Army in the 18th century, the Presidio gave way to a museum exhibiting the settlers' way of life in early California. It's filled with artifacts, room replicas, and other remnants of Spanish culture - while interactive activities, such as candle making and...