When traveling to San Diego there can be an overwhelming number of attractions to visit, and things to do. Due to this abundance of activities, some of the most interesting local spots can be overlooked, including the museums. The San Diego area has one of the richest art cultures in the state, and houses several museums that are considered the oldest in the region and offer varied and eclectic exhibits.
One museum that is a must see is The San Diego Museum of Art. The museum is one of the oldest art museums in the San Diego region. The museum contains a wide variety of exhibits, including 19th and 20th century American art, an Asian collection, as well as growing collections of contemporary, Latin American, and old European masters art. The museum also holds daily and weekly events and exhibitions such as special Southern California art and modern Mexican painting shows. And don’t forget the kids – the museum has ‘Private Eye Gallery Cards’ with various art activities for them to enjoy.
Another museum to add to your itinerary is the San Diego Air and Space Museum located in San Diego’s Balboa Park. The museum offers science, space, and aviation history in a variety of exhibits. Historic aircraft and spacecraft memorabilia is housed here from all over the world. There are even interactive exhibits that are sure to please all ages.
There is one more stop to make on the museum tour – the Maritime Museum of San Diego. This museum has several historical ships that show the nautical history of the area, country, and world. It even hosts family overnight stays on one of its most popular attractions, the Star of India.
To top it off, the month of February 2012 is Museum Month in San Diego. The San Diego Museum Council lists all ongoing events and attractions at the area museums. And after a long day of educational fun, you’ll need a comfortable place to rest. Look no further than the Ocean Park Inn, located in popular Pacific Beach. The Inn offers the perfect end to your day with its spacious rooms, breath-taking views, and numerous amenities. There are family and group rate packages to accommodate all. Visit oceanparkinn.com for details and photos.