• Joey Amato

What's New in San Diego?

2021 will be the year of arts and culture in San Diego with the debut of exciting new venues and major renovations amongst the city’s music venues and museums.


Comic-Con Museum: The much-anticipated Comic-Con Museum is slated to open in late summer 2021 in Balboa Park, allowing visitors to experience the ultra-popular convention year round. Museum-goers can expect 25,000 square-feet dedicated to rotating exhibits; a 6,000-square-foot education center; a 4K video theater and presentation space; and more.



The Shell: The San Diego Symphony’s permanent bayside concert venue, The Shell, will debut along Embarcadero Marina Park South featuring a highly innovative, architecturally striking and acoustically superior outdoor stage. The Shell will be the new home of the symphony’s annual Summer Pops series.


New Hotel Openings (Spring 2021): Located in the heart of La Jolla, Cormorant Boutique Hotel, which was formerly the La Jolla Inn, combines a fresh, modern, coastal-chic design with upscale, tech-forward amenities in it’s 26 guest rooms and rooftop lounge.


Additionally, Oceanside is welcoming two new beach resorts, as well as a historic boutique hotel in spring 2021. Along with immediate beach access, the adjacent Mission Pacific Hotel and The Seabird Resort will offer guests a combined 387 guestrooms, a variety of dining experiences, ocean view pools and the incorporation of the city’s historic “Top Gun” house, which has been fully restored. Additionally, The Brick Hotel, also debuting in the spring, is a 10-room boutique hotel set in a fully retrofitted and restored historic building from 1888 complete with a cocktail lounge, rooftop bar and restaurant.


Other new happenings in 2021 include the new La Jolla campus of the The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the completion of a $52 million reconstruction project at the The Mingei International Museum.