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6 Unique Places to Visit in San Diego


As with any big city, San Diego is home to a number of strange and interesting destinations. Some might be bizarre eateries, while others are more artistic in nature. Whether you’re a tourist or a resident, it’s never a bad idea to learn about the quirky locations in your area. So, if you’re going to be in San Diego or its surrounding areas sometime soon, you may want to visit a few of these unique places.

1) Whaley House - If you are into paranormal experiences, you should look into spending an evening at Whaley House. It is considered to be one of the most haunted buildings in the nation. Whaley House is a historic building that has been restored yet maintains many of its original pieces. It also doubles as a museum with small exhibits on life at the time the house was built. Its day tours are easier to get into but a special evening visit might be worth your while. They do not offer overnight visits but private tours late at night can be reserved.

2) Crazee Burger - Crazee Burger may not look too unusual at first glance, but a look at their menu says otherwise. Accompanying their incredible beef burgers are listings for alligator, ostrich, wild boar, and other exotic meats. For the carnivorous food tourist, Crazee Burger is a necessary stop. They also offer several delicious vegetarian options if you would rather experience Portobello-based exotic flavor.

3) East Jesus - East Jesus is an absolute must-see if you are an art junkie. The large-scale project is located in the desert and acts as a refuge for creative minds. In essence, it is a commune that doubles as an art project. Visiting a community so unlike any other you have seen before is an amazing experience and is something that needs to be included in your tour of unique places in San Diego.

4) Border Field State Park - There aren’t many places that provide an up close and personal look at the Mexico/California border, but Border Field State Park does. This state park is a cushy, manicured version of what exists along the entire border between the two countries and is fascinating to see in person. The enormous walls and cameras monitoring the area give you a very real sense of what it must be like to face that border each day.

5) The Official Center of the World - In San Diego County lies a pyramid with a small bronze circle in the center of the floor. If you stand in that circle, you are standing on the official center of the world. It may not seem like much, but being able to tell people that you have stood at the dead center of the world can be a great conversation starter.

There are unique and bizarre places everywhere you go. However, San Diego has some truly incredible places including the most haunted building in America and the center of the world. The Mexican/American border is also a somewhat unusual experience. If you find yourself in San Diego, hit up some of these interesting spots and you won’t be disappointed. In fact, you might find yourself wanting to move to this ultimate city.

Guest contributor, Aaron Thompson enjoys writing and sharing reputable educational resources. He shares the mission of Open Educators, which is to provide great educational resources for parents and teachers. 

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