Diego Culture - San Diego is the perfect
city for those that want to immerse themselves in
culture, heritage, and history. The city is filled
with museums, theatres, and art galleries that offer
some of the best cultural sights and sounds around.
Balboa Park is considered the cultural
heart of San Diego and the most popular area to indulge
in music, art, history, and other cultural events.
The Mingei International Museum, Museum of
the Living Artist, and the Timken Museum
of Art are just a few of the museums that offer an
Besides museums, there are other must-sees in the
park that celebrate the city’s diversity. The
Central Cultural de La Raza is dedicated
to promoting and preserving Chicano, Mexican, and
Indigenous art and culture. House of Pacific Relations
International Cottages promotes peace and understanding
through music, dance, arts and crafts, and food. The
Japanese Friendship Garden offers classes in sushi
making, bonsai, and conversational Japanese. The
World Beat Center promotes and preserves
African and African-American heritages through art,
music, dance, and education.
Town State Park is another great tourist
attraction to explore the city’s Mexican culture.
Bazaar Del Mundo has some of San
Diego’s best Mexican restaurants offering deliciously
huge margaritas. There are also a variety of international
shops to browse through that offer folk art, imported
gifts, and other one-of-a-kind collectibles. As far
as entertainment, Bazaar Del Mundo has free entertainment
every day of the year from renowned mariachis and
marimba bands to classes in tortilla making.
San Diego has Numerous Festivals
and other celebrations throughout the year that celebrate
the city’s cultural diversity, traditions, and
history. There are so many, but here are just a few
to take place: San Diego Brazil Carnival, Kuumba Fest,
Jewish Film Festival, San Diego American Indian
Cultural Days, A Taste of the Nation, Portuguese
Festa, and the Greek Festival.
It’s a good idea to check with one of the tourist
visitor’s centers to see what tourist attractions
celebrations are taking place during your vacation