Visiting San Diego

(San Diego, California - CA, USA)

The city of San Diego is located closed to the Mexico border and due to its proximity, has developed an appealing Southern American character, reflected in its cuisine. Those visiting San Diego will find a relaxed atmosphere, a favorable climate and many magnificent stretches of beaches and coastline.

San Diego is also within driving distance of nearby Los Angeles, Legoland California and Anaheim's original Disneyland Resort, although the city is home to plenty of its own attractions and sights. Those planning a family trip should be sure to allow sufficient time to take your kids to the various San Diego entertainment options and events that the city plays host to throughout the year.

When it comes to accommodation, you should consider how you are going to be spending your time. San Diego vacation rentals and hotels in the downtown district are conveniently close to restaurants and entertainment options, while those who like to spend their day sunbathing would be better off staying in one of the neighboring beach towns. Hotels in San Diego tend to be at their cheapest within the Old Town and Hillcrest areas, as well as along the Hotel Circle Road (parallel to the I-8 Interstate), where chain hotels are concentrated.

Visiting San Diego: Places to Visit

  • Belmont Park, the most famous and historic theme park in San Diego, standing alongside Mission Beach and featuring a thrilling wooden roller coaster
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps, home to more than 60 large tanks and a host of marine creatures, with highlights including sharks, jellyfish and sea horses
  • San Diego Zoo, dating back to 1916 and housing around 4,000 different exotic animals, which come in all shapes and sizes, including a number of important endangered species and successful breeding programs
  • Mission Beach, featuring endless opportunities to top up your tan, a range of water sports and a scenic promenade
  • SeaWorld San Diego, full of major sea life attractions, including dolphins, killer whales and regular aquatic shows, together with a number of exciting rides
  • Knott's Soak City USA, a popular water park situated on the southern side of San Diego's downtown district, with fast water slides, a large pool and relaxing man-made river appealing to all ages
  • Balboa Park, one of the largest inner-city parklands in the whole of America, home to many of San Diego's top attractions, including numerous museums and an impressive IMAX Theater
  • Cabrillo National Monument, known for its spectacular views, when many passing whales can often be observed during the winter months
  • Marston House, a grand San Diego mansion listed on the National Register, built more than 100 years ago, at the beginning of the 20th century, boasting many impressive period features
  • Old Town State Historic Park, comprising a number of both reconstructed and original buildings, featuring a distinct Mexican atmosphere and located in the Old Town area of San Diego

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