Local Attractions

Ocean Beach is conveniently located close to everything San Diego. 

  • Dog Beach (5 Min Away)
  • San Diego Zoo
  • San Diego Safari Park
  • Petco Park
  • Sea World
  • Balboa Park/Museums
  • The Gas Lamp District
  • San Diego Airport
  • Disneyland (Two Hours Away)
  • Legoland (One Hour Away)

Just across the street from the cottages is a bus stop.  However, California is not known for its mass transit, so having a car is advised when visiting us.

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Dog Beach

Dog Beach is America's first off leach beach and is only a short drive or a leisurely 20-25 min walk from BHC


San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, housing more than 3,500 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies.


San Deigo Zoo Safari Park

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park immerses you in an active, hands-on safari experience where herds of animals roam natural habitats in a vast reserve.


Legoland California

Take the kids on their dream trip. Only about an hour away.


SeaWorld San Diego

Spread across 190 acres on beautiful Mission Bay Park, SeaWorld is known for amazing animals, interactive attractions, aquariums, and beautiful landscaping. Just a BHC.



Balboa Park

Home to the world famous Old Globe Theater, Natural History Museum, Museum of Man and the Air and Space Museum. Here you will also find the IMAX Theater and the Botanical Gardens and may more exciting and interesting things to do.


Belmont Park

San Diego’s Mission Beach Belmont Park is a beach amusement park reminiscent of traditional thrill parks that Americans enjoyed in the early 1900s. Just a 10  min drive and fun for the whole family.


Aquatica Water Park

If the beach is overcast, chances are the water park will be sunny. Just enough inland to shake the clouds away. Only 35 min from Blue Heron Cottages..


PetCo Park- Home of the San Deigo Padres

Don't miss a chance to see The Padres while in San Diego at fabulous PetCo Park.


Cabrillo National Monument

The drive down Sunset Cliffs toward Cabrillo is a breath taking drive, or bike ride. Don't miss this historic and beautiful park just down the way from Blue Heron Cottages.


Presidio Park


Enjoy a lovely day in nature exploring some of San Deigo, CA interesting early history. The presidio was the first permanent European settlement on the Pacific Coast of the present-day United States.  Scenic Presidio Park is just 10 min from Blue Heron Cottages.



Mission Bay Park

If you want to spend a day at the bay, here is the place for you! Just 15 min away from Blue Heron Cottages.


Old Town San Diego State
Historic Park

Old Town is the historic heart of San Diego. Created in 1769, Old Town San Diego was California's first settlement with only a mission and a fort. Today you can enjoy artisan markets, authentic Mexican food and historic buildings and architecture.


USS Midway Museum

Celebrate San Diego's Maritime History at the USS Midway Museum.


San Diego International Airport

We are located approximately 20 min from the San Deigo International Airport.  Due to the lack of quality mass transit in San Diego, we recommend having access to a car or be ready to use on demand car service to get around greater San Diego.



Seaport Village

Fun for the whole family. Shopping, rides, restaurants, all located on the San Deigo Harbor.