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Come to San Diego and enjoy its zoo, oceanfront, and beaches.

Seaside views, a must-see zoo, and top sights from Petco Park to Seaport Village—discover San Diego, a historic destination also famous for its port.

Where to stay in San Diego

Seaport Village featuring a bay or harbor

Downtown San Diego

4.5/5Wonderful!(8,497 area reviews)

Port of San Diego and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal are a few top attractions in Downtown San Diego. Hop around the city on the metro at America Plaza Trolley Station or County Center - Little Italy Station and check out the area's fantastic nightlife, fascinating museums, and beautiful waterfront views.

Downtown San Diego
Pacific Beach Park showing a beach

Pacific Beach

4/5Very Good!(1,422 area reviews)

The stunning beaches and fantastic nightlife are just a few highlights of Pacific Beach. Make a stop by Mission Bay or Mission Beach while you're exploring the area.

Pacific Beach
Gaslamp Quarter showing signage, night scenes and street scenes

Gaslamp Quarter

Fantastic nightlife and popular shops are a few of the things travelers enjoy most about Gaslamp Quarter. A visit to San Diego Repertory Theater or Lyceum Theatre is also recommended, and you can jump aboard the metro at Gaslamp Quarter Station to get around town.

Gaslamp Quarter
Enjoying one of the incredible sunsets in Ocean Beach, San Diego.... and these guys rock up to complete the shot!
#BeachBound #firetwirler #sunsetsfordays

Ocean Beach

4/5Very Good!(290 area reviews)

Ocean Beach is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like Ocean Beach Pier and Ocean Beach Park, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of San Diego.

Ocean Beach
Maritime Museum of San Diego featuring a bay or harbor

Little Italy

Little Italy is popular for its captivating waterfront views. Explore top sights like Waterfront Park and Maritime Museum of San Diego, and you can get around town on the metro at County Center - Little Italy Station.

Little Italy
Mission Valley, San Diego, California, United States of America

Mission Valley

4/5Very Good!(4,999 area reviews)

Known for its stunning beaches and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Mission Valley. Check out top attractions like Hotel Circle and SDCCU Stadium, and jump on the metro at Mission Valley Center Station or Hazard Center Station to see more of the city.

Mission Valley

Top Hotels in San Diego

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $224 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in San Diego, this beachfront resort is in a regional park and within a 10-minute walk of Mission Bay and Mission Bay Park. Mission Beach and Belmont ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,728 reviews)

"This is one of the best resorts in San Diego. Very clean and comfortable. The best place to stay with kids."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
The price is $135 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8

Located in Downtown San Diego, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of USS Midway Museum and Balboa Park. San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Zoo are also ...

4/5Very Good! (3,287 reviews)

"closer to boardwalk and other area, restaurants and staff are courteous"…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
4 out of 5
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA
The price is $158 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 15

Located in Gaslamp Quarter, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Petco Park and San Diego Convention Center. Seaport Village and USS Midway Museum are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,916 reviews)

"From the valet parking to the front desk customer service was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

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.

Vacation Rentals in San Diego

TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown
TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown
3 out of 5
1445 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA
The price is $114 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

Located in Downtown San Diego, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Balboa Park and San Diego City College. Petco Park and Port of San Diego are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (436 reviews)

"Great place to stay if you want to be close to downtown, but not in the heart. The hotel is in a good location, walking distance (1/2 mile) to the heart of the Gaslamp. Hotel was very clean and staff was great. We were able to check in at 11:00 instead of 3:00 with a same day phone call request. ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown
Abpopa Hillcrest
Abpopa Hillcrest
3 out of 5
3776 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA
The price is $116 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in Hillcrest, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Balboa Park, Hotel Circle, and San Diego Zoo. Old Town San Diego State Park and B Street Cruise ...

4/5Very Good! (30 reviews)

"The studio style aparment was nice and clean. The property is centrally located to everything in Hillcrest, and I was able to walk to most of the restaurants, etc. It tends to be a bit noisy since it's located close to the business district. The main issue I had was a bad internet connection, which ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Abpopa Hillcrest
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego
3.5 out of 5
701 A St, San Diego, CA
The price is $159 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 18

Located in Downtown San Diego, this condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of Copley Symphony Hall, Balboa Park, and San Diego City College. Petco Park and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (706 reviews)

"The property was in a good location. I had mentioned we were celebrating a birthday and the staff set out a fresh piece of delightful chocolate cake each day they cleaned our room."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, 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.

Popular places to visit in San Diego

SeaWorld
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SeaWorld

4.5/5(2,421 reviews)

Animal interaction, entertaining rides and informative exhibits are all on offer at this family favorite destination. 

San Diego Zoo
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San Diego Zoo

4.5/5(3,565 reviews)

See nature up-close and personal at one of the country’s largest and most educational zoos.

Hotel Circle
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Hotel Circle

4/5(1,397 reviews)

The family will enjoy a trip to Hotel Circle, a favorite attraction in San Diego. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the charming cafés while you're in the area.

Mission Beach
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Mission Beach

4.5/5(4,949 reviews)

A favorite vacation spot for 100 years, this seaside village combines old-fashioned charm with modern amenities.

San Diego Convention Center
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San Diego Convention Center

4.5/5(1,297 reviews)

Find out what's happening at San Diego Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in San Diego. Make time to visit the area's well-known zoo, or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Mission Bay
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Mission Bay

4.5/5(2,386 reviews)

Mingle with eccentric locals at bohemian beaches, soak up the sun on a Jet Ski and fish from marshy islands at San Diego’s premier water park.

Top things to do in San Diego

San Diego Zoo Tickets
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San Diego Zoo Tickets

$58
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
USS Midway Museum with Skip-the-Line Entry
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USS Midway Museum with Skip-the-Line Entry

$26
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Go San Diego All-Inclusive: Over 55 Attractions in 1 Pass
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Go San Diego All-Inclusive: Over 55 Attractions in 1 Pass

$99
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
SeaWorld San Diego Theme Park Tickets
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SeaWorld San Diego Theme Park Tickets

$63
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
San Diego Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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San Diego Old Town Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

$42
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
San Diego Whale Watching Cruise
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise

$85
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of San Diego

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
11075
5 - Excellent 62.387336638125284%
4 - Good
5654
4 - Good 31.849932401982876%
3 - Okay
843
3 - Okay 4.748760703019378%
2 - Disappointing
112
2 - Disappointing 0.6309148264984227%
1 - Terrible
68
1 - Terrible 0.3830554303740424%

5/5 - Excellent

Veryle

Jun 7, 2020

I love this place and love living here.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 4, 2020

We love San Diego, its definitely a yearly trip for our family!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

Definitely recommend trying out Wonderland Ocean Pub!

4/5 - Good

R.

Jun 2, 2020

Please call Police and remove street people loitering on and next to property. Its a safety issue.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

I really enjoyed the visit to the Del Mar village. Many places to go there and loved the fact that they have a dog beach there. Perfect place.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Is nice traveling to San Diego, nice weather

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