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San DiegoUnited States of America

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.

Where to stay in San Diego

Top hotels in San Diego

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
4 out of 5
1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$193 per night from 23 Dec. to 24 Dec.

Located in Downtown San Diego, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seaport Village, San Diego Convention Center, and USS Midway Museum. Port of San ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,681 reviews)

"Property was clean. The staff was helpful and friendly."…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2020

Manchester Grand Hyatt 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 AU$272 per night from 10 Dec. to 11 Dec.

Located in San Diego, this beachfront resort is in a regional park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mission Bay, Mission Beach and Belmont Park. Dog Beach and Pacific ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,919 reviews)

"Lots of space, well laid out. Rooms could use a refresh. We'll be back - but I'm bring tape to cover the annoying light sensor in the bathroom"…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 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 AU$179 per night from 11 Dec. to 12 Dec.

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! (3,323 reviews)

"the location is superb its clean the only down was that parking was so expensive during covid but so covient i gladly paid it otherwise it was the best the glass elevator over looking the harbor priceless"…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2020

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.

Holiday Rentals in San Diego

Staybridge Suites Sorrento Mesa
Staybridge Suites Sorrento Mesa
3 out of 5
6639 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$180 per night from 5 Dec. to 6 Dec.

Located in Sorrento Valley, this aparthotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Westfield UTC, Torrey Pines State Reserve and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Torrey ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (619 reviews)

"Very nice set up for family trip. They don't clean the room"…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct. 2020

Staybridge Suites Sorrento Mesa
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 AU$179 per night from 18 Dec. to 19 Dec.

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (716 reviews)

"Room was very small and the beds, considering it was a Marriott, were very uncomfortable. Mattress would easily move from the base. Because of Covid, housekeeping would not go into your room to clean. If you requested items, they would give them to you. Parking was tight. Location of hotel was good ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct. 2020

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego
TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
2.5 out of 5
2311 Lee Court, San Diego, CA
The price is AU$179 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.

Situated in San Diego, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from NTC Promenade and within 3 miles (5 km) of Marine Corps Recruit Depot and Harbor Island. Old Town ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (150 reviews)

"I really liked that there was a full kitchen inside the room. I also LOVED the cleanliness."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
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.

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Top activities in San Diego

Reviews of San Diego

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Mar. 2020

Beautiful place

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Feb. 2020

Quite a nice city although there were a lot of restaurants most of the retail shops had closed or were closing. Maybe they were in a different location which I didn’t find

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Jan. 2020

Beautiful city San Diego. Loved the Marina Village and the Museums!

5/5 - Excellent

Lucy

3 Dec. 2019

San Diego is a really nice city, very clean and lots to see and do

5/5 - Excellent

Carly

16 Nov. 2019

Loved San Diego!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Nov. 2019

Love the place defently go back again

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