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Canada to San Diego Has Never Been Easier

Discover the best of Southern California

California’s Beach City, San Diego boasts year-round blue skies, 70 miles of beautiful beaches, family-friendly world-class attractions, 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 with direct flights from Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver, landing in paradise has never been easier.  Luxury resorts, full service day spas and miles of beautiful coastline entice you to stop and relax before setting out for a night on the town.  Beyond the beach, San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter offers 16 walkable blocks of nightclubs, boutique shopping, great restaurants and entertainment.  

A myriad of sightseeing tours are available including Old town Trolley Tours of San Diego, seasonal whale watching, craft beer brew and wine tours and day tours South of the border to Baja, California, Mexico.  

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.

Getting Here

San Diego by Air

  • Fly year-round directly to San Diego from Calgary on Westjet, Toronto on Air Canada, and Vancouver serviced by both Westjet and Air Canada. There are also plenty of easy one-stop connections through top US Cities on most major US Airlines.

San Diego via Ground

  • California: Los Angeles, 120 miles north, is 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 500 miles north.
  • Mexico: Make your holiday a two-nation vacation by taking a day trip or tour to Baja California. The International Border is 20 miles south of Downtown San Diego. You can also easily access the Cross Border Xpress Tijuana International Airport Terminal in San Diego.

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This content is partially funded by a grant from San Diego County.




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