San Diego Travel Guides

With a heritage firmly rooted in Spain and Mexico, San Diego is one of the most beautiful and colorful cities in California. From its historical Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala to its Old Town area, you'll be enveloped in the rich cultural offerings the city has to offer. And if it's beaches you love, you've come to the right place! Known for its temperate climate and stunning Pacific Ocean views, San Diego will give beachgoers plenty of surf and sand in which to relax and play. Nearly 35 million visitors enjoy San Diego every year, with many partaking of numerous outdoor activities, theme parks, festivals and amazing food.

Where to Stay

Hotels in San Diego are as diverse as the city itself. There are many luxury hotels in San Diego, including those in the Gaslamp Quarter and Downtown San Diego that provide VIP amenities such as spa treatments, in-room dining and perks catering to the corporate traveler. There are plenty of hotels near the beach that offer breathtaking waterfront views, including those in Ocean Beach, Mission Beach or nearby La Jolla. If you're looking for a hotel that's easy on the pocketbook and close to attractions, look at your options in Hotel Circle in Mission Valley, near Old Town San Diego.


Formerly known as Lindbergh Field, San Diego International Airport is the best way to get to downtown San Diego. Expanded in 2013, the airport serves an estimated 20 million passengers each year. Travelers may also use the smaller Tijuana International Airport, the only airport in the world to have terminals in two countries. Passengers can walk across a bridge in San Diego on the U.S./Mexico border to get to Tijuana International Airport. Make sure to check for passport rules and regulations before booking your flight.

Top Things to Do

There's no shortage of things to do in San Diego, whether you want to take a quiet stroll on the beach at La Jolla Cove, visit the grounds of Balboa Park Gardens or have big-time family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, Birch Aquarium, the world-famous San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Get your fill of shopping at Seaport Village, or go to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park or the USS Midway Museum for unique historical perspectives. Don't miss out on the many choices of fine and casual dining, including incredible authentic Mexican food.

Weather/Seasonal Information

Known for having some of the best weather in the world year-round, San Diego has a temperate climate that is enjoyed by everyone who visits. Average temperatures are in the 60s and 70s throughout the year; August is the warmest month and December through March are the coolest months. Bring a jacket for the evenings and an umbrella during winter months, as that's when there's the highest chance of rainfall.

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