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Don’t Miss San Diego on your U.S. Holiday

Experience So Cal Lifestyle at its best

California’s Beach City, San Diego boasts year-round blue skies, 70 miles of beautiful beaches, great sightseeing tours, sizzling nightlife and plenty to see and do.

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Welcome to San Diego

San Diego is California’s second largest city and a top highlight of any United States holiday.  Whether by rental car or on a guided tour, the San Diego region offers great sightseeing experience including national parks, mountain ranges, fun seaside drives and activities such as craft beer and wine tours, whale watching and special events.  Beyond the beach, San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter offers 16 walkable blocks of nightclubs, boutique shopping, entertainment and locally sourced Cali Baja cuisine. 

Known as the birthplace of California, San Diego has a host of historical locations to discover including Old Town San Diego, Cabrillo National Monument and Mission del Alcala, the first of the California missions. Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in America, offers 15 major museums plus performing arts, beautiful garden and the San Diego Zoo.  Other San Diego attractions include SeaWorld San Diego, USS Midway, LEGOLAND California and the San Diego Safari Park.

Off the beaten path, you’ll find local neighborhoods to explore, each with their own vibe and culture. And if you’re more adventurous, just east is the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, featuring five hundred miles of wilderness. Located on the border of Baja California, Mexico, San Diego is also a great home base for a two nation vacation.   

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From exotic animals to thrilling rides, you'll find it in San Diego!

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Welcome to California's Beach City

Where blue skies keep watch over 70 miles of majestic coastline and a gentle Mediterranean climate and friendly locals create a welcoming vibe.

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Bike the Bay

Aug 27, 2017

Experience Bike the Bay, a scenic bayside ride, and also enjoy a rare opportunity to ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.

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US Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition

Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017

US Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition is an extravaganza for the whole family with Master Sand Sculptors, entertainment, food and more.

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KAABOO Del Mar Festival

Sep 15 - Sep 17, 2017

KAABOO® is three days of fun, packed full with memories and it has all of the makings of a comfortable event. We have plenty of shade and seating, all restrooms are clean with flushable toilets (no porta-potties), and there is no dirt, dust or mud to fight through just to have a good time.

Enjoy the world-class music, hilarious comedy, incredible cuisine, craft libations, inspiring contemporary art, and personal indulgences. Get ready for this journey of discovery!

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San Diego Bayfair

Sep 15 - Sep 17, 2017

San Diego Bayfair's World Series of Powerboat Racing - a family festival tradition for more than 40 years speeds to the finish line.

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Welcome to California's Beach City

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Bike the Bay

Aug 27, 2017
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US Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition

Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
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KAABOO Del Mar Festival

Sep 15 - Sep 17, 2017
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San Diego Bayfair

Sep 15 - Sep 17, 2017
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Getting Here

San Diego by Air

  • San Diego is easy to access by air with connection flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas in less than 1.5 hours. There are also direct connections available from all major hub cities in the United States including New York, Chicago, Miami and Dallas.

San Diego via Ground

  • California: Los Angeles, is just 193 kilometers north of San Diego, and easily accessible by car or train with about a two hour travel time. Plan around half a day of ground travel time to San Francisco, which is located 800 kilometers north.
  • Las Vegas: If you’re planning on visiting Las Vegas, you can catch a one hour flight or drive. Its located 700 kilometers northeast, around 6 hours of travel time by car.

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