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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

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
The price is NZ$241 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
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! (3,548 reviews)
"The location was great. I didn’t like that the bathroom pipes made a really loud noise when you’d flush the toilet and the elevator noise."

Reviewed on 11 Jun. 2021

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
4 out of 5
1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$269 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Located in Downtown San Diego, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seaport Village, San Diego Convention Center, and USS Midway Museum. Port of ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (3,012 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2021

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA
The price is NZ$521 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
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! (2,299 reviews)
"I definitely enjoyed the bungalow,numerous pools, and views. I will definitely be back"

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2021

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
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.
Orange Tree Cottages Downtown
Orange Tree Cottages Downtown
3.5 out of 5
2063 2nd Avenue, San Diego, CA
The price is NZ$206 per night from 15 Jun. to 15 Jun.
Located in Bankers Hill, this condo is within 1 mile (2 km) of San Diego Bay, Balboa Park and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal. Port of San Diego and Waterfront ...
3.2/5 (5 reviews)
Overall aGodd Experience
"Overall, a good experience of you don't mind the airplane sound from the flights headed to the nearby airport."

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2021

Orange Tree Cottages Downtown
Barefoot Bungalow- Steps to the Beach & Bay
Barefoot Bungalow- Steps to the Beach & Bay
814 Ormond Ct, A, San Diego, CA
The price is NZ$477 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Located in Mission Beach, this holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Mission Bay, Mission Beach and Mission Beach Boardwalk. Belmont Park and Pacific Beach ...
4/5Very Good! (22 reviews)
Great location, steps away from the bay
"Awesome location, very comfortable. A great place to stay for anyone new to San Diego. The Mission Beach neighborhood is a perfect place to be."

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2021

Barefoot Bungalow- Steps to the Beach & Bay
NEW Studio Hidden GEM ~ Best Location Hillcrest ~ Close TO ALL Attractions OF SD
NEW Studio Hidden GEM ~ Best Location Hillcrest ~ Close TO ALL Attractions OF SD
3798 Oneida Pl, San Diego, CA
The price is NZ$230 per night from 13 Jul. to 13 Jul.
Located in Hillcrest, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo and Hotel Circle. Old Town San Diego State Park and B Street Cruise ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Much needed escape!
"Overall our stay in the studio was pretty nice. It was really clean and Andrew was really friendly and easy to work with. The location of it was close to a lot of places we wanted to visit like Coronado Island and the USS Midway. A couple nights during our stay we decided to find a place to eat dinner ..."

Reviewed on 28 May 2021

NEW Studio Hidden GEM ~ Best Location Hillcrest ~ Close TO ALL Attractions OF SD
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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