14 Awesome Ways to Tour San Diego from Home

There’s no replacement for exploring San Diego in real life, but it’s possible to see our slice of heaven from home.

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Take a look at the Giant Kelp Forest’s Kelp Cam to see plants and animals who live offshore, but stay tuned also for new materials sorted by grade that will need Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Resources

Of their many educational resources, I particularly like their Coast to Cactus site where, for example, you can sort by habitat or interest to see who lives where.

San Diego Natural History Museum’s Coast to Cactus

View the museum in a 360 virtual tour, and download the Little Skippers word search, coloring, crossword, and other activity sheets including the USS Midway chocolate cookie recipe.

USS Midway Museum Virtual Experience

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Hotel del Coronado streams surf and sand via two beach cams. One points to the north and the other points to the south.


You can take a look at current exhibits, walk up the “secret” staircase (an original 1915 museum feature), and learn about what it takes to fabricate an exhibit.

Museum of Man Mobile Tour

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Subscribe to the San Diego Museum of Art’s YouTube channel for lectures and to learn more about their collection.

San Diego Museum of Art Podcast and Playlists

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