San Diego's is geographically diverse, with Mexico to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Anza-Borrego Desert to the east, and the Laguna Mountains to the north. The result? Quaint, upscale seaside communities, miles of rugged coastal bluffs and white-sand beaches, dry climate, picturesque, rolling hills, golf courses, and a vibrant city that mixes California culture with Latino flair.
Attractions like the San Diego Zoo, Petco Park (where the San Diego Padres play), Sea World, and the numerous beautiful beaches make this a popular vacation spot for families, but there's also excellent nightlife for the party-minded, and charming seaside retreats like La Jolla and Del Mar for those in search of romance.
To be near San Diego's best restaurants and nightlife, stay in the hip Gaslamp Quarter. If you need to be near convention centers or the cruise ship terminal, the Marina will likely be the most convenient. For a kid-friendly beach getaway, stay on Coronado. For a luxurious romantic trip, Del Mar and La Jolla offer stunning stretches of coastline, fine dining, golf courses, and art galleries.
|Airports:||San Diego International Airport (SAN)|
|Time Zone:||Pacific Time Zone|
|Peak:||Dec. 15 - April 15|
|Off-Peak:||April 15 - Dec. 15|
|Visa:||No, for nationalities included in the Visa Waiver Program|
|Electricity:||120 V, 60 Hz|
|Tipping:||15-20% in restaurants and cabs|