San Diego is many things: a tourist destination, an ever-growing metropolis, a haven for the outdoorsy, and, of course, a military town. People looking for things to do in San Diego today have plenty of options to celebrate the military but one of the most fun ways is by taking a tour of the USS Midway.
The USS Midway served the US Navy from 1945 through 1992, longer than any other carrier in the 20th Century, before finding its home at the Embarcadero. For a while it was even the largest ship in the world. Now it is a museum that features a wide-ranging display of exhibits honoring the American military. A tour of the USS Midway features 65 points of interest including 25 classic aircraft that have been restored for your enjoyment. Visiting the sleeping quarters, the galley, the engine room, and more to get an idea of what life must have been like on board the aircraft carrier. Grab a bite to eat in the cafe and some souvenirs in the gift shop, and be sure to try the flight simulator which is a rush for people of all ages.
Tickets range in price from $10 to $20 with a $2 discount for purchasing online ahead of time. A tour of the USS Midway is one of the top San Diego things to do any time of year and it is open from 10:00AM to 5:00PM daily, with the last admission at 4:00PM. From time to time the USS Midway even hosts special events at night from college basketball games to screenings of classic movies like Top Gun. Before or after touring the Midway you can visit any of the numerous nearby bars and restaurants for a refreshing drink or a tasty meal to recharge for your next adventure. A day at the USS Midway is one you will never forget.
Funseekers wondering what to do in San Diego can purchase a FunGig that features a tour of the USS Midway by an in-the-know local who can point out all of the highlights of the aircraft carrier. Meanwhile, Funbassadors can arrange for a tour by purchasing tickets ahead of time, mapping out a tour, and capping off the experience with a brief visit to a nearby hotspot for food and a drink.