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

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
3 out of 5
543 Hotel Circle S, San Diego, CA, 92108
The price is CA $133 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,823 reviews)
"Staff very helpful, convenient parking"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $229 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (4,815 reviews)
"The water view from our balcony was great. The room wasn't fancy but certainly nice. The location was perfect as we were able to walk to Little Italy, Petco Park, and the shops/ dining along the bay. The only cons were that the tv didn't allow you to connect to any streaming services and our room ..."

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
3 out of 5
3737 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92110
The price is CA $140 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.4/5 (277 reviews)
"Perfect location"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
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.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Central
TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Central
3 out of 5
8650 Tech Way, San Diego, CA, 92123
The price is CA $217 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (172 reviews)
"Nothing bad to write. Everything was excellent. Paula on the front desk helped us to get an early check in and was very informative"

Reviewed on Apr. 25, 2022

TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Central
Sonesta ES Suites San Diego - Sorrento Mesa
Sonesta ES Suites San Diego - Sorrento Mesa
3 out of 5
6639 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92121
The price is CA $255 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (899 reviews)
"I like its central location in SD. I didn’t like the location of my room that opens up right above the dining area, making it noisy in the morning."

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites San Diego - Sorrento Mesa
TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
2.5 out of 5
2311 Lee Court, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is CA $242 per night from May 25 to May 26
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (345 reviews)
"Walking distance (15 minutes) to terminal 2. Low shower pressure and first two shuttles of the next morning were booked full the day before when I checked in at 4pm. Instead of waiting for the third shuttle (1 hour after the first shuttle) I walked to the terminal with my luggage - dark at 5am, but ..."

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
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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