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3 Unusual San Diego Activities & Attractions to Enjoy

Author 09-10-2019

When you come to San Diego, you’re going to have some major attractions in mind that you’re for sure going to visit. But what about the minor San Diego activities and attractions? What about the secret treasures of San Diego that only the locals really know about? Those are the hidden heart of the city, and if you take some time to go and see them you won’t regret it. Here are three of our favorites.

Unconditional Surrender

Take an hour or so to see the 25-foot sculpture on San Diego’s “Greatest Generation Walk.” A subject of aesthetic controversy (some locals love it, some hate it), you can’t deny that the famous photograph “V-J Day in Times Square,” where a returning sailor dips a woman to kiss her in black and white, is culturally iconic and widely recognizable. If you’re romantically inclined, it’s a great place to take your significant other and snap a photo together. Recreate the original photo in black and white right beside the sculpture!

Fallen Star

In the skies above the bustling campus of UC San Diego, you’ll see something strange and enigmatic. Is it a bird? A plane? Nope, it’s a house. A quaint, blue, California-style house architected by Korean-American artist Do Ho Suh, hanging seven stories up over the road from another building at an impossible angle. It’s an experiment in art, a gift to the community, and a neck-craning mystery. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am – 2:00pm you can ride the elevator up to the seventh floor to see the Fallen Star up close and personal from the rooftop garden.

The Lemon Grove Mummies

Have you ever seen a giant lemon? No? Well now’s the time! Head over to the Giant Lemon of Lemon Grove and check it out! The story behind this one is that in 2003, the farmer here discovered an enormous lemon that weighed a shocking 11lbs and 9.7oz, making it the world’s largest lemon. It was commemorated with a big old lemon statue, and the rest is history. Except there’s more! In 1966 two Californians went to Mexico in search of mummies, and smuggled a couple back over the border and hid them in a safe place… AKA their friend’s garage, where the mummies were later discovered by a terrified mom doing some spring cleaning 14 years later and came to be known as “The Lemon Grove Girl.” The statute of limitations protected the boys who stole the mummy, and The Lemon Grove Girl went on display at the Museum of Man, where you can visit her today.

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