The model for Ramona’s Marriage Place in Helen Hunt Jackson’s novel, the Adobe Chapel was originally built in 1850. This historic site is also used as a venue for weddings, lectures, musical performances, and plays.
The Bonita Museum & Cultural Center is dedicated to preserve, for public education and enjoyment, the culture, history, art, crafts, and aesthetic facets of the region, specifically El Rancho de la Nacion in South San Diego County.
San Diego's National Park commemorates Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo's 1542-1543 West Coast exploration, Point Loma's 19th c. lighthouses and San Diego's WWII coast defenses, and protects sensitive tide pools and coastal sage scrub habitat.
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.
The California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center on the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving, and chronicling its art, culture, and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations.
The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation (GQHF) is housed in the historic district's oldest standing structure, the Davis-Horton House (1850). As the steward of the Gaslamp Quarter's architecture, culture and history, GQHF operates the house as the Gaslamp Museum to share information about San Diego's early history through exhibitions, tours of the house, and guided tours of the Gaslamp neighborhood, Tuesday – Saturday.