Elegant and sunny, San Diego is a city with enormous appeal. The mild climate and white sandy beaches ensure its popularity but you will also find excellent museums, great golf and the world famous San Diego Zoo in leafy Balboa Park.
The park is also home to the San Diego Museum of Art, Sculpture Court and Garden, the Aerospace Museum and the Reuben H. Fleet Science Centre.
Just outside town, Torrey Pines State Reserve offers a somewhat wilder terrain where visitors can view rare birds and the stately trees from which the park takes its name.
The city caters well for families with attractions such as SeaWorld and the shops and restaurants of the lively historic Gaslamp Quarter. In addition it offers many colourful festivals and events, the sophisticated isthmus of Coronado and the beaches of La Jolla.
San Diego boasts an array of fine and trendy restaurants covering a melting pot of cuisines and also offers excellent shopping as well as beautiful beaches.
Suggested San Diego itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in San Diego, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Accommodation choices for San Diego
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Ideas for experiencing San Diego
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