Downtown skyline

Destination

San Diego Holidays

City of endless summer

San Diego is a cool beachfront city, bustling with chic neighbourhoods and bathed in glorious Californian sunshine all year long. Boasting 70 miles of golden beaches combined with forests, wildlife preserves and desert landscapes; unsurprisingly, life here mostly happens outdoors.

We love the soul of San Diego, its friendly attitude and laidback lifestyle, the Victorian-era houses of the Gaslamp Quarter and Downtown’s trendy eateries and boutiques. Pass the time hopping on the Old Town Trolley and letting the tour guides charm you as you meander past attractions. Catch a game of baseball at Petco Park, visit the USS Midway Museum or San Diego Zoo Safari Park and have fun at LEGOLAND California and the SeaLife Aquarium and Water Park. Kayak along the La Jolla's coastline and into sea caves, try stand up paddleboarding on Mission Bay or toast s'mores on Coronado Island; San Diego is the perfect family destination.

Create a stunning Californian tour when you combine San Diego with a self drive road trip on Pacific Highway 1; from hip San Francisco and the movie star suburbs of Los Angeles to quaint seaside towns and incredible national parks; California is the state that has it all.

  

Destination Highlights
  • Have a picnic in Balboa Park
  • Ride the Old Town Trolley
  • Kayak, paddleboard or relax on the beaches of La Jolla
  • Visit Old Point Loma Lighthouse
  • Explore the USS Midway
  • Taste handmade, warm tortillas in Old Town
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT -8 hours
  • Currency USD - US Dollar
  • Visa Information Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel
  • Language English
  • Flight Time Approx. 11 hours; direct flights are available from London
  • Health Information No special vaccinations are required for travel to San Diego

Top Tips from our Experts

Emma

Destination Specialist

"I would highly recommend Sunday Brunch at the Hotel Del Coronado, or known by all the locals as the Del. They serve an incredible feast in their Crown Room and even have a design-your-own donut station, which as you can imagine was delicious."

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