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San Diego
Travel Guide

San Diego

San Diego charms with something for everyone: Spanish mission-style architecture, entertaining sea life and surfer-perfect beaches. 

San Diego has a year-round mild climate with plenty of sunshine. Besides the largest U.S. naval base on the West Coast, the city offers more than 50 top tourist attractions. Much of what makes the area special comes courtesy of Mother Nature. Oceanfront locations like Mission Beach and Pacific Beach are perfect places to enjoy sand, surf and beautiful views.

San Diego boasts a wide variety of activities for families. Visit SeaWorld®, where the kids can enjoy marine-life encounters, entertaining shows and rides. Balboa Park, featuring the San Diego Zoo, is another family favorite. Don’t miss the giant panda exhibit as this is one of the few places outside of China you can see these animals. Delight in a puppet show at the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater or get on board the miniature railway, which tours a half-mile (805 meters) of Balboa Park.

San Diego's association with the Pacific Ocean extends to its fascinating naval history. Step aboard the Aircraft Carrier Museum on the USS Midway, a 972-foot (296-meter) aircraft carrier that once transported a naval crew of more than 4,000 men. In addition to housing one of the largest navy fleets in the USA, San Diego also has a rich aviation heritage. Balboa Park is home to the San Diego Air & Space Museum, one of the country's premier flight museums.

Balboa Park is San Diego's pre-eminent attraction. This 1,200-acre (486-hectare) urban park is astonishing in both dimension and diversity. Check out the San Diego Museum of Art or any one of the other 13 museums in the park. There are also performing arts theaters, and even a golf course. If it’s relaxation you’re looking for, stroll through any of Balboa Park's nearly 20 themed gardens, including a reproduction of the Alcazar Gardens from the Royal Palace in Seville.

To visit San Diego’s downtown core, hop on The Trolley, a light rail system that will drop you off at many of the top attractions. Stroll the Victorian-style Gaslamp Quarter, visit Navy Pier, or take a ferry across to Coronado Island and see the famous Hotel del Coronado at Coronado Beach. Just north of downtown, explore the city's Spanish origins with a trip to Old Town San Diego State Park.

To end your perfect San Diego day, head for the Pacific Ocean and catch a Californian sunset. It’s San Diego's best attraction, and there are no lines, and no admission fees.

Where to stay in San Diego

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
4 out of 5
1355 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
The price is HK$918 per night from 21 Apr to 22 Apr

Located in Downtown San Diego, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of USS Midway Museum and Balboa Park. San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Zoo are also ...

4/5Very Good! (3,346 reviews)

"Perfect hotel for my adult daughters and I. I loved that the hotel was located directly across the street from the pier. Walked directly across the street daily for breakfast and enjoyed the beautiful view. Great restaurant were located across the street also."…"

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2021

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
4 out of 5
1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA
The price is HK$1,251 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr

Located in Downtown San Diego, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seaport Village, San Diego Convention Center, and USS Midway Museum. Port of ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,793 reviews)

"Very nice stay! Everyone was very helpful and cheerful. When we first arrived, they offered to take our items to our rooms for us, so we can park freely. Overall, very happy with my stay."…"

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2021

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
The price is HK$1,623 per night from 2 May to 3 May

Located in San Diego, this beachfront resort is in a regional park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mission Bay, Mission Beach and Belmont Park. Dog Beach and Pacific ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,190 reviews)

"Really looks like a Hawaiian resort! Loved we can park in front of each unit"…"

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2021

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sonesta ES Suites San Diego - Sorrento Mesa
Sonesta ES Suites San Diego - Sorrento Mesa
3 out of 5
The price is HK$1,002 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr

Located in Sorrento Valley, this aparthotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Westfield UTC, Torrey Pines State Reserve and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Torrey ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (658 reviews)

"The parking area was a limited due to the fleet of vans stored in the parking lot."…"

Reviewed on 9 Apr 2021

Sonesta ES Suites San Diego - Sorrento Mesa
Sonesta ES Suites San Diego - Rancho Bernardo
Sonesta ES Suites San Diego - Rancho Bernardo
3 out of 5
The price is HK$924 per night from 16 Apr to 17 Apr

Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Carmel Mountain Plaza and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Course. Old Poway ...

4.3/5Excellent! (468 reviews)

"This was a great place to stay--very clean, quiet, convenient, and the staff was helpful and friendly. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 5 Apr 2021

Sonesta ES Suites San Diego - Rancho Bernardo
TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
2.5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,248 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr

Situated in San Diego, this aparthotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from NTC Promenade and within 3 miles (5 km) of Marine Corps Recruit Depot and Harbor Island. Old Town ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (186 reviews)

"Enjoyed - close to things down town"…"

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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