Top Gun Filming Sites in San Diego You Can Visit

Top Gun at Kansas City BBQ

Feel the need for speed at these San Diego Top Gun filming locations according to IMDB. whether it’s Top Gun Day, May 13, or just any other “slow” day.

Charlie’s House

Top Gun House

Even though it’s surrounded by a fence, Charlie’s House in Oceanside is a most stop for any true Top Gun nut!

Where: 102 Pacific Street, Oceanside, California, USA

Kansas City Barbeque

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Relive the famous bar scene by sitting at Goose’s piano! Also, they do serve great barbecue and beer as well.

Where: 600 W Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101

Mississippi Room

You’ve won’t lose that loving feeling at The Lafayette Hotel‘s Mississippi Room

Where: 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

Naval Training Center (NTC)

Liberty Station in Point Loma

30 years ago, NTC trained future sailors. Today, NTC has transformed into Liberty Station – a popular destination for dining, shopping, arts and culture and more.

Where: 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106

Mission Beach Plunge

While ongoing repairs may prevent you from visiting the locker room, you can still visit the building located in the heart of Mission Bay’s Belmont Park.

Where: 3115 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA 92109

Viper’s House

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Viper must have been moonlighting as a lighthouse keeper since his house is an actual lighthouse at the Cabrillo National Monument.

Where: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106


Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

See the former Fightertown USA in its loud, flying glory during the Fall’s MCAS Miramar Air Show.

Where: Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA 92145

See the Real Top Guns

USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum at NightImagine living aboard a floating city at sea with Maverick, Goose, Iceman and 4,500 shipmates, by exploring galleys, officer’s country, sleeping quarters and the 4 acre flight deck. Admission includes a self-guided audio tour to over 60 locations from the engine room to control tower, narrated by Midway sailors who lived or worked in each.

Where: 910 Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
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San Diego Air & Space Museum

San Diego Air & Space Museum Exterior

Take a walk through aviation history with a visit to the San Diego Air & Space Museum. The Museum houses a collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft from all over the world, including a flyable replica of Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, the actual Apollo 9 Command Module spacecraft and the only real GPS satellite on display in the world.

Where: 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
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Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

What sets this museum apart from all others is the fact that it is the only museum in the world dedicated to preserving the incredible contributions made by Marine Corps aviators and their ground support personnel.

Where: 4203 Anderson Avenue MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA 92145

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.