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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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Extreme Sailing Series

Oct 19 - Oct 22, 2017

Escape to San Diego to be part of the ultimate Stadium Racing championship, the Extreme Sailing Series™.

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2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships

Nov 3 - Nov 4, 2017

The Breeders' Cup® makes its debut at another iconic racing venue for the first time: Del Mar, where the turf meets the surf Southern California style. With San Diego’s vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and sunny days creating a perfect trifecta.

 

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Balboa Park December Nights

Dec 1 - Dec 2, 2017

Balboa Park December Nights brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy and kick-off the "most wonderful time of the year" with lights and more!

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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 28, 2017

Don't miss America's Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event annually showcases a thrilling game between some of college football's most competitive conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Last year Minnesota topped Washington State 17-12. Don't miss the pageantry, excitement and football thrills this year!

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Welcome to California's Beach City

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Extreme Sailing Series

Oct 19 - Oct 22, 2017
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2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships

Nov 3 - Nov 4, 2017
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Balboa Park December Nights

Dec 1 - Dec 2, 2017
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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 28, 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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