San Diego

Travel Guide
San Diego
On the sun-drenched Pacific coast, this Southern California city provides great beaches, a famous zoo, historic sites and exciting nightlife.

San Diego is one of the most populated U.S. cities, but its laid-back lifestyle and pleasant open spaces give it a crowd-free feel. Bring the family to enjoy zoos, parks and beaches or have a romantic vacation with winery tours, great food and cultural evenings.

In Balboa Park near downtown, the famous San Diego Zoo has giant pandas, koalas and more than 3,500 animals in natural habitats, as well as 700,000 exotic plants. See more wild animals or even spend the night at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park north of the city. Enjoy marine animals and rides at SeaWorld®.

Along the ocean northwest of downtown is La Jolla. Hike past craggy trees in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and watch for whales beyond the shoreline. Play at the renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course or visit the beaches along this peninsula to swim and watch sea lions.

In San Diego Bay, tour the USS Midway Museum, a retired aircraft carrier with 29 planes from World War II to Desert Storm as well as exciting flight simulators. A few blocks north is the Maritime Museum of San Diego, with restored tall ships from the days of early explorers.

San Diego has more than 70 miles (110 kilometers) of beaches for snorkeling, swimming, surfing and watersports. Enjoy the sands of Mission Beach, Pacific Beach and Windansea Beach.

The city has abundant cultural attractions including more than 15 museums and performance venues in Balboa Park. Attend first-run and popular touring plays at La Jolla Playhouse.

Visit the Gaslamp Quarter to view historic Victorian homes and sample San Diego’s fine dining and exciting nightlife. See a professional baseball game at Petco Park or let the kids enjoy interactive exhibits at the New Children’s Museum.

Fly into San Diego International Airport or drive along the scenic coastal highway and stop to view the Pacific Ocean. Visit some of the county’s 100 wineries. End your days with sunsets at Cabrillo National Monument or La Jolla Cove.

Where to stay in San Diego

Omni San Diego Hotel
Omni San Diego Hotel
4 out of 5
675 L St, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is CA $259 per night from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6
CA $259
per night
Feb. 5 - Feb. 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,075 reviews)
"Don’t use valet. Park yourself opposite hotel, it’s $25 full day at weekend vice valet charge of $56!!"

Reviewed on Jan. 30, 2023

Omni San Diego Hotel
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is CA $272 per night from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3
CA $272
per night
Mar. 2 - Mar. 3
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
4/5 Very Good! (5,998 reviews)
"Helpful staff in obtaining local transportation."

Reviewed on Feb. 2, 2023

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
4 out of 5
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is CA $307 per night from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6
CA $307
per night
Feb. 5 - Feb. 6
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a nightclub. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,125 reviews)
"Great location in Gaslamp District. Clean roomy rooms. Great bar too!"

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2023

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar
4 out of 5
11915 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA, 92130
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, a free area shuttle, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,532 reviews)
"Very nice area and the hotel is quiet."

Reviewed on Jan. 30, 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
4/5 Very Good! (5,998 reviews)
"Helpful staff in obtaining local transportation."

Reviewed on Feb. 2, 2023

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
4 out of 5
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA, 92101
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a nightclub. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,125 reviews)
"Great location in Gaslamp District. Clean roomy rooms. Great bar too!"

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2023

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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