San Diego, CA

Travel Guide

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.

Best Western Seven Seas
Best Western Seven Seas
3 out of 5
411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA
Fully refundable
The price is $80 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Mission Valley, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hotel Circle and Riverwalk Golf Club. Fashion Valley Mall and Mission Valley Mall are also ...
3.7/5 Good! (3,078 reviews)
"Everything was great."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Best Western Seven Seas
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
4 out of 5
1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA
The price is $179 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Downtown San Diego, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Seaport Village and New Children's Museum. San Diego Bay and San Diego Repertory ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (3,411 reviews)
"I loved the place."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
The price is $152 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Located in Downtown San Diego, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of USS Midway Museum, Balboa Park, and San Diego Convention Center. San Diego Zoo and Harbor ...
4/5 Very Good! (4,406 reviews)
"Good customer service. Parking prices are ridiculously high but overall good experience"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
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.
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar
3 out of 5
11025 Vista Sorrento Pkwy, San Diego, CA
The price is $110 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in Carmel Valley, this aparthotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Torrey Pines State Reserve and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Torrey Pines Golf Course. University of ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,018 reviews)
"Carpets are old but clean, Aircon is noisy"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Downtown/Bayside
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Downtown/Bayside
3.5 out of 5
2137 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA
The price is $181 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in Little Italy, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of San Diego Bay, Waterfront Park, and Maritime Museum of San Diego. B Street Cruise Ship ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,025 reviews)
"Very beautiful clean friendly place to stay"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Downtown/Bayside
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley/Zoo
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley/Zoo
3 out of 5
445 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA
The price is $148 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Located in Mission Valley, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mission Valley Mall, Riverwalk Golf Club, and Fashion Valley Mall. Hotel Circle is 2 mi (3.2 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (884 reviews)
"Front Desk Help was amazing."

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Mission Valley/Zoo
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.

Reviews of San Diego

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 31.85377119360108%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 4.748493212414803%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.6308792880076607%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.38303385343322255%

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