|San Diego city centre|
|Lindbergh Field (SAN): 4 km from city centre|
Welcome to beautiful San Diego! Just starting to plan your trip? Most flights to San Diego will land at San Diego International Airport (SAN) just outside of the downtown area. Southwest, US Airways, American West, Aeromexico, American, Continental and Delta all serve San Diego.
San Diego may not have the sun and beach weather like Los Angeles does, but this city certainly enjoys its share of good weather. Think of it as mild Mediterranean. If you’re after the cheapest flights to San Diego, book at least 4-5 months in advance.
A non-stop flight to San Diego from New York takes 6 hours.
San Diego is definitely the more relaxed and calmer version of its sister Los Angeles further north. With great beaches and top attractions like the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld, what more could you want under the Californian sun?
Balboa Park: Think of this place as the heart of San Diego. Its campus of museums, parks, gardens, arboretums, neo-classical Spanish architecture and more will definitely give you something to write home about. The famous San Diego Zoo is also located here, with over 100 acres of displays.
SeaWorld: There is one big fellow here that deserves a hello and that’s Shamu, probably the most famous killer whale in the world. SeaWorld opened here in 1964 and you can easily spend an entire day here playing with dolphins, feeding the sea lions and giving Shamu a high-five.
La Jolla: Welcome to upscale San Diego! This beach neighborhood is home to the University of California’s San Diego campus and some pretty gorgeous scenery. Don’t miss the Birch Aquarium at Scripps and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.
Visit www.sandiego.org for more info.
San Diego’s hotels come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. Downtown, Coronado and Ocean Beach have some luxurious beachside resorts if you’re looking to splurge. For longer stays, why not try a beach cottage or vacation rental?
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