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Situated on the west coast of the United States, San Diego is synonymous with blue ocean waves, warm California sun and relaxed neighbourhoods. With the Mexican border just about 28 kilometres from the city, San Diego is the southernmost city in California.

The Maritime museum of San Diego preserves the naval heritage of the country and offers a huge collection of historic vessels, including Star of India – the world’s oldest active ship. You can step inside these vessels to discover a world of maritime history and fascinating voyages. The longest serving American aircraft carrier, USS Midway, serves as an interactive museum that hosts events and educational programmes, and features an extensive collection of restored aircrafts. Narrated by Midway sailors, your audio guide will help you explore the engine rooms, sleeping quarters and the officers' quarters among other locations.

Owing to its location and year-round pleasant temperature, San Diego is the ideal destination for sea and sun lovers. The white-sand beach of Coronado is a popular location for watersports and seafood dishes. You can sit back and relax at the Cardiff State Beach and watch surfers ride glittering blue waves. If you wish to experience the nightlife of San Diego, try to stop at the Pacific Beach and go bar hopping.

San Diego has a wide number of activities to offer to its visitors. From visiting the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld aquarium to admiring panoramic views of the sea from Sunset Cliffs, this Californian city promises you a memorable holiday.


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Most popular time to visit October-December
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Average weekend price $190 per night
Average weekday price $190 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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There is so much to do in San Diego.

July 4, 2022

There is so much to do in San Diego. We walked the streets and stopped in a number of restaurants and small shops. The food is fantastic. The waterfront has much to offer for couples and families. We went on the trolley tours and a brunch cruise.

burkekev United States of America

The overall environment of San Diego is great.

June 26, 2022

The overall environment of San Diego is great. It is a nice place for families with a lot of activities to do. Like SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway, Sesame Street water park, amongst others. We particularly liked Coronado and La Jolla. The only thing we noticed this time around was that there were a lot more homeless people as well as junkies. But still felt like a safe place to be in.

PEDRO Portugal

We enjoyed our time in San Diego.

June 25, 2022

We enjoyed our time in San Diego. Like any large city, it had positives and negatives, but overall, was a nice place to visit. Interesting cultural spots, decent restaurants, and good public transportation.

Martha United States of America

We love San Diego we’re here every chance we get cabrillo...

June 25, 2022

We love San Diego we’re here every chance we get cabrillo national park shelter island La Jolla the sunset cliffs mt Soledad Oceanside harbor old town seaport lil Italy we take the ferry to Coronado we visit Chicano park balboa park and there’s still a lot more of San Diego to see and the food is great Phil’s BBQ Mr Birria in Santee Gordon’s tacos coyote cafe old town hunters steak house flillipis pizza domenics Italian rockin baja burritos n fries Kansas bbq Tony’s bar Oceanside

Stella United States of America

Our Sea World experience was pretty good despite the long...

June 25, 2022

Our Sea World experience was pretty good despite the long line at the entrance. I highly recommend arriving at opening and purchasing the $99 a day tickets that include food. Be advised that any interactive animal experiences are extra. I really enjoyed our trolley tour the next day! I highly recommend this! You really learn about historic San Diego and get to see many highlights of the city. You can get on or off at any stop and see sights such as museums, historic hotels and great shopping. You also will get discounts on restaurants and attractions such as the children's interactive museum.

Michele United States of America

A beautiful city but unfortunately is going downhill in my...

June 5, 2022

A beautiful city but unfortunately is going downhill in my opinion....prices up quality down... Turning into another LA like tent City for the homeless.... They should stop charging for parking your car; only deters you from going there and I believe it hurts the businesses....

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