Welcome to San Diego
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Airport: San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Population: With 2.5 million residents, San Diego is the 7th largest city in the United States
Transportation: Rent a car at the airport or take taxi to the hotel. Other options include tour buses, shuttles, or city buses.
Currency: US dollar. Credit cards are widely accepted. Traveler’s checks are accepted at many businesses.
Climate: Average temperature: 50-65°F or 10-18°C in Jan/Feb timeframe, it is in the middle of whale watching season
Accommodations: Luxury resorts, hotels, bed and breakfasts, rental cottages and condos are located throughout the city.
Tipping: U.S. standards apply: 15-20% on meals, at least $1 per bag for porters and at least $1 per night for housekeeping
SeaWorld San Diego is a world well-known theme park with many exciting attractions to keep thrill and adventure-seeks happy throughout the park.
San Diego Zoo and Safari Park (formally known as San Diego Wild Animal Park) are the nation's finest zoos, visited by more than 2 million tourists annually
LEGOLAND California Resort, featured more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, is the best place for family vacation in San Diego
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park, located an hour away from San Diego, are the most exciting theme parks that you don't want to miss this time
Whale Watching is an annual ritual of San Diego that you should not miss
Hot air balloon tour offers breathtaking bird's eye view of San Diego at Sunset time
Over 70 miles of beaches line San Diego’s coastline, from Imperial Beach on the Mexican border to Oceanside in San Diego’s North County. What makes the San Diego beach scene so remarkable is its diversity. What starts out as wide, sandy stretches of beach in South Bay and Coronado morph into a variety of other beach experiences as you head north up the coast. Mission Beach and Pacific Beach offer the same wide expanse of sand and surf you find in the southern beach area of San Diego, plus a colorful boardwalk that invites bicycling, roller-blading, jogging, or just a leisurely walk to soak in the quintessential California lifestyle. As one approaches the beaches of La Jolla and North County, the vista changes yet again. Golden cragged cliffs line the shore, providing a most dramatic backdrop to the beaches that lie at the foot of the cliffs. San Diego’s beaches provide the perfect spot to drink in views of glorious sunsets all year round. Surfers especially enjoy the currents along the stretch of sand from La Jolla to the northern beach communities
Arts & Culture
Often referred to as the “Smithsonian of the West” for its impressive array of cultural institutions, Balboa Park (just a mile from downtown San Diego) is the largest urban cultural park in the nation. Built during the Panama-California Exposition of 1915-1916, its many museums and art galleries are constructed in the intricately beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival style and are nestled amid a landscape teeming with semi-tropical plants of all varieties. Beyond the borders of Balboa Park, San Diego is home to a wide variety of museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the USS Midway Museum, with aircraft displays and interactive exhibits honoring the U.S. Military. San Diego’s rich history dates back to 1542 when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovered the region, and the Cabrillo National Monument, perched high above San Diego Bay, celebrates his discovery. Two Spanish missions from the 18th century also reflect San Diego’s past; the Mission San Diego de Alcala is centrally located in Mission Valley, the first in a chain of 21 missions along the California coast. Mission San Luis Rey, California’s largest mission, is located in Oceanside in San Diego’s North County. The region’s performing arts scene is exceptional in its quality and diversity, and San Diego-based productions have made it to the “Great White Way” on Broadway annually to enjoy incredible success.