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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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San Diego Restaurant Week

Jan 21 - Jan 28, 2018

The 14th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 21st through Sunday, January 28th with a FEAST for the senses at over 180 participating restaurants. Dine deliciously at restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County. This foodie-favorited week is the perfect time to take a culinary tour throughout the diverse and thriving food culture of San Diego.

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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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Farmers Insurance Open 2018

Jan 25 - Jan 28, 2018

The PGA TOUR’s Farmers Insurance Open is played annually at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the 2008 & 2021 U.S. Open.

Mark your calendars now, because one of San Diego’s biggest events of the year returns January 25-28, 2018, at the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course. Come enjoy everything San Diego has to offer! The ocean views, the world-class competition, and fan attractions including, The Michelob ULTRA Zone, Fan Village, autograph areas, a variety of locally themed concession stands and much more!

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Welcome to California's Beach City

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San Diego Restaurant Week

Jan 21 - Jan 28, 2018
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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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Farmers Insurance Open 2018

Jan 25 - Jan 28, 2018
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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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