Where to stay & things to do in
San Diego Holidays 2023 & 2024
The beautiful city of San Diego, or America’s Finest City as it is also known, is situated on the Pacific Coast, 332 miles South of Las Vegas. Home to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, you’ll find soft sandy beaches, calm, clear waters, and some of the most beautiful sights you’ve ever seen.
Discover San Diego’s historical culture at Balboa Park. The largest urban park spans 1,200 acres with an incredible 17 museums that cover everything from Chicano, Latin and Indigenous art to the fantasy world of Comic-Con. Stroll through the stunning gardens home to over 450 palm trees, or visit the Trees for Health Garden to better understand medical plants' benefits and values. Stop and smell the roses at Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden, where you'll find almost 1,600 beautiful roses just waiting to be admired.
Old Town Trolley Tours has been showing visitors around the city for over 25 years. You'll have the chance to explore Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado, Old Town and much more at your leisure. Stay on board for the whole tour or hop on and off and explore. When you’re done, just wait at one of the designated spots, and we’ll pick you right back up and continue with 11 fun-filled stops. It's one of the best and most popular ways to see the city.
For those seeking more thrill, check out San Diego's High Adventure Tours. Fly with a water-powered jet pack, pilot a glider plane or get behind the wheel of a high-powered speed boat. Bookings include accommodation, meals and transport.
San Diego has one, if not the most vibrant and colourful nightlife scene on the West Coast. In Downtown's lively Gaslamp Quarter, you’ll find nightclubs filled with atmosphere, top music and friendly clubbers dancing the night away. Enjoy carefully crafted cocktails at one of the many rooftop bars, or sample some local wine at the contemporary jazz clubs. Most venues have live music performances and stage shows, so you’ll find yourself out on the town from dusk until dawn.
San Diego has been recognised for its expertly crafted beer worldwide, but don't just take our word for it. Take a trip around an actual real-life brewery, or better yet, head out on a beer tour and sample some of the finest beverages this city offers. If you can't fit a tour into your busy schedule, don't worry. There are plenty of bars and restaurants serving the local pints, so you won't have to miss out.
Food in San Diego sits at a delicious culinary crossing between California and Mexico. You'll find restaurants serving the best fish tacos you've ever tasted to burger bars dishing out the most mouth-watering patties. Whether you’re in the mood for fancy food or just looking to have a hearty meal with the family, America's Finest City has it all.
During September, San Diego’s weather is at its best, with temperatures averaging around 25°C. The ocean is warm, the crowds are few, and there is very little chance of rainfall. However, with temperatures remaining warm and pleasant all year round, even during the winter when temperatures average around 19°C, San Diego is the perfect sun, sea and sand destination all year round.
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