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UK to San Diego Has Never Been Easier

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Welcome to San Diego, California's second largest city and 'America's Finest'. Where clear blue skies keep watch on 70 miles of beautiful beaches and a year-round perfect climate begs for a day of exploring everything or doing nothing but relaxing. 

Welcome to San Diego

At the southern tip of California, bordered by Mexico to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Anza-Borrego Desert and Laguna Mountains to the east, San Diego offers spectacular options for sightseeing and outdoor recreation. Step off the plane and you'll soon find yourself slipping into the groove of California's Beach City, famed for its laid-back lifestyle and friendly vibe. World-class attractions like SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, the San Diego Zoo and Mission Bay Aquatic Park offer plenty of fun for families. But San Diego is an adult playground too, with unique Cali-Baja cuisine to discover, more than 100 craft breweries to visit and a sizzling nightlife scene with rooftop bars and jumping clubs for a night on the town.  

Be sure to make San Diego your first or last stop on your holiday to the USA - you won't be disappointed. 

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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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Art Alive

Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2017

Spring in San Diego means Art Alive at The San Diego Museum of Art. A loved and eagerly anticipated tradition, Art Alive 2017 celebrates it's 36th year and the stunning works of art on display in the Museum with more than 100 floral interpretations created by top local and national designers. This year marks the return of three-time Rotunda Designer Carlos Franco of Green Fresh Florals who will use his spectacular inventiveness to transform the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda into a botanical masterpiece.

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Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival

May 6, 2017

The San Diego Brewers Guild's annual spring bookend event will take place on Saturday, May 6th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Join fellow craft beer aficionados in the heart of Vista Village to celebrate what sets San Diego beer apart from the rest - both its breweries and its enthusiasts, of course. You'll have the opportunity to sample over 100 beers from over 50 of our county's award-winning breweries, all while grooving to live musical performances and enjoying delicious eats from local food trucks. Proceeds from the event will benefit the San Diego Brewers Guild, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote awareness and increase the visibility of fresh, locally brewed beer through education and participation in community events.

Be sure to check back as we announce bands and breweries and for more #SDBeer updates follow us on Instagram @sdbrewers.

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Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2017

The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back, promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park and Coronado Ferry Landing. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 17 minutes.

Come down to the bay and enjoy the biggest fireworks show in San Diego!

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CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jul 9, 2017

On Sunday, July 9th, San Diego will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C's opening round double-header at Qualcomm Stadium.

Mexico vs. El Salvador

With a history dating back to 1935, Mexico and El Salvador have one of Central America's most storied rivalries in the region. However, after meeting and facing defeat against Mexico twice in Gold Cup history, in 2002 and 2011, El Salvador will look to their rejuvenated team and experienced coach to get Gold Cup revenge on their opponents, in what would be a stunning upset.

Curacao vs. Jamaica

The Caribbean nation of Curacao, in its first-ever Gold Cup appearance, will open the San Diego doubleheader against 2015 Gold Cup finalist Jamaica, in what will be a historic match-up between two Caribbean teams that will showcase the spirit of the countries and the passion for the game in the region.

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Art Alive

Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2017
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Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival

May 6, 2017
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Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2017
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CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jul 9, 2017
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Getting Here

San Diego by Air

  • Direct from London: Getting to San Diego is a whole lot easier thanks to British Airways' (BA) nonstop flight from London's Heathrow Airport (LHR) to San Diego (SAN). As a bonus, the BA flight from London to San Diego is the only international plane landing at its arrival time, meaning you will breeze right through customs - a great start to your holiday. 
  • Connecting Flights: As the 8th largest city in the United States, San Diego is serviced with daily flights from all major domestic hubs including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more.

San Diego via Ground

  • California: San Diego is the perfect place to start or end your American holiday. 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, ~500 miles north.
  • Mexico: Make your holiday a two-nation vacation by taking a day trip or tour to Tijuana, Via de Guadalupe or Ensenada, Mexico. The International Border is ~20 miles south of Downtown San Diego.
  • Las Vegas: If you're planning on visiting the Las Vegas Strip, ~435 miles northeast, plan around 6 hours of travel time by car.

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