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Things to do in San Diego

Even though there are always many activities and events happening on campus, sometimes we know that you just have to get away...but what are you going to do, and more importantly, how will you get there? These pages aim to provide ideas for a wide range of activities, and some transportation alternatives when you don't have a car.


One of Muir College's biggest draws is the number of excellent beaches that are close by. This one stop beach listing gives locations of all the major local beaches, directions and information about bus routes, and information about activities that can be done at each beach.

Mission Beach

Mission Beach

La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove


Bowling, Ice skating, and More!

  • Boomers, 6999 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, CA 92111. Enjoy Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, Arcades, Lazer-Tag, Bumper Boats and more...
  • Kearny Mesa Bowl 7585 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92111
  • Belmont Park3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

Shopping Malls

Here is a list of local malls. Click on each to go to it's website and find out more about the types of shops you will find.
  • University Towne Centre, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, CA 92122 (La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Ave)
  • Fashion Valley, 7007 Friars Rd, CA 92108. Located off Highway 163 at Friars Road West in the heart of Mission Valley.
  • Mission Valley, 1640 Camino Del Rio North, CA 92108. Exit I-8 at Mission Center Rd.

Tourist Attractions


  • San Diego Zoo is about 20 minutes south east of the Muir Campus.
  • Sea World is about 10 minutes south of the Muir Campus.
  • Legoland California is located about half an hour north of the Muir Campus.
  • The Gaslamp Quarter is in downtown San Diego. A list of restaurants and highlights of San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter.


  • Seaport Village is a cute tourist attraction by the airport and downtown. Great as a first stop after picking parents up at the airport, or as a time filler between other activities.
  • Balboa Park has a huge variety of museums, gardens and other attractions. Check out their website for free museums on Tuesdays, and a list of when certain attractions occur.
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Located walking distance of Muir Campus.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, in downtown La Jolla and in downtown San Diego
  • Star of India near the Maritime Museum

Star of India

Also, check out the official La Jolla and San Diego websites.

Theatre and Events Schedules

An so much more!

Petco Park

  • Ken -- San Diego's last single screen theater


Transportation Options


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