Comfort Suites San Diego Miramar
9880 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92131
Phone: (858) 530-2000
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Arts & Museums
If you are passionate about flying, this is definitely the place for you. Here, you will find everything there is to know about aviation. Famous jets like Douglas R4D 'Gooney Bird', Fairchild R4Q 'Packet', McDonnell Douglas FA-18 'Hornet', Grumman F9F 'Cougar', Mikoyan-Gurevch MIG-15 'Fagot', and F4F (FM-2) 'Wildcat' can be admired from close quarters. You can also become a member of the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation. All members receive a membership card, decal and lapel pin, discounts at the museum gift shop and the foundation newsletter called The Log Book.
While touring Old Poway Park on an antique steam engine, you may want to step off and check out this museum. Though small, it offers insightful exhibits that showcase local history. The primary displays include photographs and antique clothing. The exhibits are everchanging, so you may visit the museum more than once and see entirely new displays. The museum is only open on weekends, but special tours may be arranged by appointment.
Located in North San Diego County, this park holds attractions that offer visitors a taste of local history. Check out a 1909 farmhouse that has been restored, or an antique locomotive and blacksmith shop. The five-acre park is quite a walk, yet there is an option of mechanized transportation. The restored 1907 Baldwin steam engine takes folks throughout the park.
Part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, the Gotthelf Art Gallery contributes to the mission of preserving and upholding the essence of Jewish culture. Housed in the Jacobs Family Campus at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, the gallery nurtures the rich and diverse cultural exquisite of Jewish origins through its varied collections and exhibits. It regularly hosts cultural activities and art events to highlight its purpose. Docent tours and art receptions are open to the privileged few who extend their support to the gallery.
The Stuart Collection of Sculpture at the University of California is like no other. You will find artwork at every nook and corner of the university campus. Download the map from the website and you will be able to track down your favourite artist. This project is one of its kind and seeks to encourage artists. It also hopes to enrich the cultural understanding of not only the UCSD campus but also of the local community. Many works from artists who have designed works for period specific collections from the 1970's can be found here. You will find artists like Jenny Holzer, Robert Irwin, John Baldessari, Bruce Nauman and Alexis Smith amongst many other.
One of only two places on the California coast where these gnarled, once nearly extinct specimens grow, visitors will witness more than 3000 Torrey Pines in this untamed 2000-acre reserve. You will also see cliffs, mesas, canyons, beaches and wetlands. Discover eight trails ranging from a 20-minute walk to a two-hour hike. Trail maps are available at the Visitor's Lodge, where you'll also find a modest natural history museum (complete with souvenir shop). Despite the shade, it can be hot in the summer - bring your own water. See website for maps, online resources and more. Open daily from 8 a.m.
This mission is an artifact of North American history. California's first church, it was founded in 1769 by Father Junipero Serra himself. In 1775, it was burned down by protesting native Americans. Then after being subsequently rebuilt, it was once again severely damaged in 1803 by an earthquake. Guided tours are available and the mission frequently hosts events. Still an active Roman Catholic Parish, it now sits in the midst of busy Mission Valley.
The historic Edgemoor Farm Dairy Barn was composed as a constituent of a dairy farm in 1913 at Santee in California. This exemplary dairy farm was sold over several times, and currently serves as a museum and is home to the Santee Historical Society.
When shopping along the La Jolla Cove specialty stores, visit this gallery. This fine art venue is one of two Charles Hecht Galleries in Southern California (the other located in Los Angeles). The gallery represents more than 100 artists, offering both traditional and impressionist paintings. Art patrons may browse through several rooms of artwork, with all paintings showcased in gold frames. Variety flourishes among the masterpieces offered here, as guests may see anything from floral paintings in bright colors to pastel landscapes.
Located in Santee, Creation and Earth History Museum seeks to establish proof of Young Earth creationism. The museum offers guided tours and displays interesting sights, including models of Noah's Ark and Tower of Babel, an imagined walk through the Garden of Eden and an Ice Age room, among many such other depictions. The museum's, through its displays, provides an alternative view, and therefore should be visited to see how it executes its perspective.
This unique gallery showcases original artwork from villages throughout the African continent. The gallery's owner travels in Africa for four months each year, forming relationships with various African communities and hand-selecting works of art to bring back to this gallery. A variety of works is offered here, including African jewelry and handwoven baskets. Yet, the most impressive artwork is likely the collection of stone sculptures. Representing unity, motherhood, wisdom and other valued traits, the sculptures convey the spirit of their motherland.
View both contemporary and traditional fine art at this distinguished gallery in downtown La Jolla. Paintings, framed and unframed, range from very bright to mildly subtle colors. In addition, the establishment displays a vast range of sculptures. The gallery represents a long list of featured artists including Braslow, Guilloume, Nakamura, Slabbinck and Velazquez.