San Diego makes a superb Californian destination, boasting surf, sun and fun. For couples, singles and families, this Pacific ocean hotspot has an historic Spanish feel. Without LA’s hype and traffic, it’s a great place to chill on golden beaches, take in all the attractions and receive great southern hospitality and cuisine.
Under twenty miles from the Mexico border, this stunning all American city represents the best of southern, west coast America and its stunning Mediterranean climate. With sunshine throughout the year, there are 200 days or more where the temperature tops 70 degrees. As a USA beach holiday destination, this amazing place is hard to beat.
There’s a great deal to do, whether tastes run to surfing, enjoying the nightlife of the second biggest city in California or reliving your favorite Top Gun scenes at Coronado. The fifteen beaches include those with all amenities plus more isolated, wild areas with clean sands and plenty of space for everyone. Surfers find great waves at Pacific Beach and Black’s Beach.
Here are our tips to make for a great vacation. Obviously, accommodation is a vital choice and there is plenty available for all wallets. You could stay at the Hilton, the Hyatt, the Andaz or the Hotel Palomar if looking for five-star luxury. If you want a resort-type residence, there are great options too. The Grand Del Mar is in a coastal canyon and offers real old-style charm, while the Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa offers waterfront luxury.
There are great budget options. When looking for a B&B, motel or guesthouse, there are hundreds available. Highly recommended are some cheap hotels in San Diego: the Comfort Inn on Mission Bay, Day’s Inns and Best Westerns, but if seeking something more individual, you can’t do better than La Pensione Hotel, in San Diego’s Little Italy. Right in downtown, it has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best.
Location is imperative, as the actual town is rather big. It really depends on exactly what it is you wish to do. There are some stunning beaches to the north; while the famed Coronado is located on a rather long land strip that protects its natural harbor. Off to the south, you can locate the renown Imperial Beach zone. Most vacationers like the north more, as it is away from the noisy airport, as well as the downtown area.
Whilst staying here, there are certain must-sees. San Diego Zoo, made famous in Madagascar, is a certain one. One of the world’s best zoos, it’s west off Highway 5 near Balboa Park. Or head to Miramar, famous from the movie Top Gun and base for today’s Marine Corps Air Station. Take the road bridge to wealthy Coronado to sun yourself on the sands, with a spectacular mountain backdrop. Head across the waves, dolphin spotting.
San Diego is a hub for exploring California. Hollywood lies 2 hours away along the coast. Joshua Tree is just 3 hours inland. The deserts and Sierra Nevada are minutes away. Sunny San Diego is an exciting yet laid back vacation spot.
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