San Diego

Travel Guide
San Diego

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

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
3 out of 5
543 Hotel Circle S, San Diego, CA, 92108
The price is AU$164 per night from 18 May to 19 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,829 reviews)
"Easy check in and check out"

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

Days Inn by Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101
The price is AU$273 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (4,811 reviews)
"The location was perfect and allowed great access to the ware front attractions as well as a short walking distance to Little Italy and similar areas."

Reviewed on 11 May 2022

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
3 out of 5
3737 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92110
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$176 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in San Diego. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.3/5 (269 reviews)
"Nice experience friendly"

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

Wyndham Garden San Diego Near SeaWorld
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.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Central
TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Central
3 out of 5
8650 Tech Way, San Diego, CA, 92123
The price is AU$275 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (171 reviews)
"Nothing bad to write. Everything was excellent. Paula on the front desk helped us to get an early check in and was very informative"

Reviewed on 25 Apr. 2022

TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Central
Sonesta ES Suites San Diego - Sorrento Mesa
Sonesta ES Suites San Diego - Sorrento Mesa
3 out of 5
6639 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92121
The price is AU$284 per night from 5 Jun. to 6 Jun.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (893 reviews)
"The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The kitchen was functional and well stocked. The drain in the bathtub was slow"

Reviewed on 9 May 2022

Sonesta ES Suites San Diego - Sorrento Mesa
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, 92101
The price is AU$304 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in San Diego. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (341 reviews)
"Walking distance (15 minutes) to terminal 2. Low shower pressure and first two shuttles of the next morning were booked full the day before when I checked in at 4pm. Instead of waiting for the third shuttle (1 hour after the first shuttle) I walked to the terminal with my luggage - dark at 5am, but ..."

Reviewed on 8 May 2022

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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