Almost everyone loves The Golden State, but we’re big believers that San Diego doesn’t get enough recognition. So, if you’re looking for unique and cool things to do and places to see in San Diego, we’ve got you covered. There’s no shortage of things to do in this beautiful city.

You can wander through a quirky garden that looks like it was carved by Edward Scissorhands, snorkel in an underwater park, and eat mouth-watering tacos at a colorful restaurant entirely dedicated to Mexican wrestling.

Who’s ready for adventures with a side of tacos? Here are 7 of the strangest places in San Diego you never knew existed. 

The Kissing Statue

Price: Free 

Hours: During daylight hours – the park is open from 6 am to 10:30 pm

Location: Tuna Harbor Park, San Diego CA

Why You Need To Go: Also called the Unconditional Surrender statue, this massive 25-foot-tall San Diego sculpture is beloved by the locals. If you didn’t already know, it was modeled after the iconic photo taken in Times Square, NY, from World War II. You can grab your friends or SO and take a super cute, memorable picture of your trip.

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Spruce Street Suspension Bridge

Price: Free

Hours: 6 am to 10 pm, seven days a week

Location: W Spruce St, San Diego, CA 92103

Why You Need To Go: You’ll feel like Indiana Jones as you cross this hidden suspension bridge from 1912. It offers the most beautiful views of the city skyline and the canyon below. 

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Harper’s Topiary Garden

Price: Free

Hours: Open 24 hours 

Location: Harper’s Topiary Garden, 3549 Union Street, San Diego, CA, USA

Why You Need To Go: You’ll feel like you’re walking through Edward Scissorhands’s garden in this quirky exhibit on mansion grounds. 

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Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop

Price: Varies on what you order

Hours: Check hours here

Location: Mission Hills, 1810 W. Washington Street, San Diego, CA 92103

North Park, 3016 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

Carlsbad, 2525 Camino Real #212, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Why You Need To Go: *Announcer voice* Get ready to snackdown! You can munch on delicious tacos and sip horchata while watching old Mexican wrestling matches on TV. The whole place is decked out with a fake wrestling ring, colorful decor, and even costumed staff.

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Sherrif’s Musem 

Price: Donation-based admission 

Hours: Wednesday - Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm, 

Location: 2384 San Diego Avenue, Old Town, San Diego, California, 92110, USA

Why You Need To Go:  In this Old Town part of San Diego, you can see old police vehicles and items made by inmates. You can even take pictures locked in the cell. 

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San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park

Price: Free

Hours: Open 24 hours 

Location: 8302 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037

Why You Need To Go: This scenic underwater ecological reserve spans 6,000 acres across the ocean floor. You can snorkel or scuba dive off the shore and see four completely different and unique habitats, including rocky reefs, green kelp beds, sand flats, and even a submarine canyon. 

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Annie’s Canyon Trail

Price: Free

Hours: Open 24 hours 

Location: Solana Hills Trail, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Why You Need To Go: This 1.6-mile trail will lead you through some narrow spaces, and you’ll have to climb up and down ladders at various parts of the trek. It’s a hike unlike anything else you've seen in Southern California. 

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