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USS San Diego Memorial
This memorial is located at Harbor Drive and the G Street Mole one block south of Broadway. It is very near the USS Midway aircraft carrier museum. It is dedicated to the USS San Diego a United States light cruiser from the Second World War. The memorial is free and open every day of the year. The memorial is administered by the Unified Port of San Diego
USS Midway Aircraf Carrier Museum
The museum is located on board the USS Midway, an aircraft carrier that has served for 47 years. It started its career at the end of WW2 (1945) and ended it after Desert Storm in 1991. Throughout these many years it took part in many missions, both military and humanitarian. Visitors can expect to see more than 35 exhibits on board of the carrier, which include Aircraft Engines, Forecastle Deck (Foc'sle), the Galley , the Captain's Bridge and At-Sea-Cabin and much more. There are also a minimum of 21 restored aircraft on board and 2 flight simulators. The self-guided audio-tour is narrated in big parts by veterans who used to serve on the Midway and are more than willing to share a few anecdotes. The Midway is accessible for the infirm and there are handicapped parking spaces close to the entrance, as well as free parking for everybody. Further amenities include a gift shop and a cafe. Opening hours: Daily from 10 am to 5 pm , last admission at 4 pm. Closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving. Children under 5 and persons on active duty (in uniform) go free.
San Diego Air & Space Museum
The Museum of Air and Space is dedicated to aviation and space flight history. Starting from a model of the Montgolfiers first hot air balloon in history, it will lead the visitor through a collection that will cover every aspect and development of aviation up to space age technology. In the hall of fame visitors have the chance to meet everybody who ever has substantially contributed to this science, including Charles Lindbergh, Gagarin and Armstrong. All in all the exhibition is divided into 11 different themes, which covers private, commercial and military aircraft and heroes, as well as spacecraft . Simulator rides of a F-22 Raptor put the visitor in charge of the cockpit with the ability to do a full 360 degree barrel roll and to fire weapons. The museum holds special events for visitors of all ages and birthday parties for children can be arranged. The museum is widely accessible for disabled visitors. Opening times : Daily from 10am-4.30 pm, during summer until 5.30 Closed:Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day