Located in Mission Valley, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Hotel Circle, Balboa Park and Fashion Valley Mall. Old Town San Diego State Park and University of San Diego are also within 3 miles (5 km). Fashion Valley Transit Center Station is 12 minutes by foot and Hazard Center Station is 20 minutes.
Located in San Diego, this beachfront resort is in a regional park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Mission Bay Park and Mission Bay. SeaWorld and Belmont Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located in Gaslamp Quarter, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Petco Park and San Diego Convention Center. Seaport Village and Westfield Horton Plaza are also within 15 minutes. Gaslamp Quarter Station is only a 2-minute walk and Convention Center Station is 5 minutes.
Located in Downtown San Diego, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lyceum Theatre and Westfield Horton Plaza. Port of San Diego and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal are also within 15 minutes. Civic Center Station is only a 4-minute walk and America Plaza Trolley Station is 6 minutes.
Located in Crown Point, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk and within 3 mi (5 km) of Pacific Beach Park, Belmont Park and Mission Bay Park. SeaWorld and La Jolla Cove are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in the heart of San Diego, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mission Bay Park, Mission Bay and Belmont Park. SeaWorld and Mission Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).
This family-friendly San Diego hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park. Seaport Village and USS Midway Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km). Gaslamp Quarter Station is 6 minutes by foot and 12th and Imperial Transit Center Station is 9 minutes.
Located in Mission Valley, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Hotel Circle, Balboa Park and Fashion Valley Mall. Old Town San Diego State Park and University of San Diego are also within 3 miles (5 km). Fashion Valley Transit Center Station is 13 minutes by foot and Hazard Center Station is 21 minutes.
Located in Clairemont, this motel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Westfield UTC, Fashion Valley Mall and Hotel Circle. Mission Beach and Balboa Park are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Located in Mission Valley, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Old Town Trolley Tours, Old Town San Diego State Park and Hotel Circle. Mission Bay and University of San Diego are also within 2 miles (3 km). San Diego-Old Town Transit Center is 7 minutes by foot and Old Town Transit Center Station is 11 minutes.
Located in Mission Valley, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Riverwalk Golf Club, Fashion Valley Mall and Old Town San Diego State Park. University of San Diego and San Diego Zoo are also within 6 mi (10 km). Fashion Valley Transit Center Station is 22 minutes by foot and Hazard Center Station is 30 minutes.
Located in Del Cerro, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from SDCCU Stadium. San Diego State University and Balboa Park are also within 6 miles (10 km). Grantville Station is 16 minutes by foot.
Located in Downtown San Diego, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Westfield Horton Plaza, Balboa Park and San Diego Convention Center. Petco Park and USS Midway Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Civic Center Station and 5th Avenue Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of San Diego Polo Fields, Del Mar Beach, and Torrey Pines State Beach. Torrey Pines State Reserve and Del Mar Horse Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located in Downtown San Diego, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of San Diego Opera and Westfield Horton Plaza. San Diego Convention Center and Balboa Park are also within 15 minutes. Civic Center Station is only a 2-minute walk and 5th Avenue Station is 4 minutes.
Located in Downtown San Diego, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Copley Symphony Hall and Westfield Horton Plaza. Balboa Park and Petco Park are also within 15 minutes. 5th Avenue Station is only a 2-minute walk and Civic Center Station is 3 minutes.
When you visit San Diego, you need a priority list to tackle all the sights and flavours that await in “America’s Finest City”. Obviously, you’ve got to book accommodation in San Diego’s coolest districts where you can eat, sleep, explore and repeat.
Start in Old Town, the site of California’s former capital. Sure, it’s a bit kitschy, but the colourful, old-timey shops are reminiscent of San Diego’s Latin heritage. While you’re uptown, it’s time to eat. East of Old Town, you’ll find Mission Hills, Hillcrest and North Park—all foodie and brewery neighbourhoods ready to satisfy the most casual taco enthusiast or fine dining aficionado.
With a belly full of SoCal cuisine, you’ll be ready for museum-hopping. Head to Balboa Park to visit the San Diego Air & Space Museum, Mingei International Museum, San Diego Zoo and much more. There are several free events in the park year-round, too, so get swept up in local celebrations before you head west to swab the decks of tall ships at the Maritime Museum in the harbour.
Little Italy, located nearby, is a top stop for easygoing nightlife with nary a dive bar in sight. If you prefer more shenanigans, head to the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego’s red light district of ages past and today’s club hub.
Feel like spending a day on the Pacific Ocean? Book accommodation near Belmont Park in Mission Beach to stay close to vintage roller coasters and the centre of San Diego’s most popular beach neighbourhoods.
Flights to San Diego International Airport (SAN) land only 4.5km north of downtown. Southern California is driving country, and San Diego has the freeways to prove it. Public transport—bus lines and trolleys—can get you to most stops on your itinerary, so you can skip the car hire if you aren’t in a big hurry to get around.
events and festivals going on all the time in and around this city, and our San Diego hotels are right in the thick of it. If you’re in town in mid-July, you’ve got to check out the annual World Championship Over The Line Tournament. OTL is a bat and ball game played by adults who can’t let go of the baseball dream. Anyway, it’s a huge party on Fiesta Island in the middle of Mission Bay and definitely worth a visit. If you feel like playing, scrape together a team and sign up. As always, BYOB.
San Diego is considered a foodie mecca by some, and events like the Latin Food Fest in August help solidify that claim. Bring your appetite, because some of the best food in San Diego will be served up here. We’re getting hungry just talking about it. Just imagine scarfing down a plate of asado, beans and rice topped off with a minty mojito. Seriously, it really can’t get any better.
Moving into September, there’s the festival of all festivals. The San Diego Bacon Fest is the greatest showcase of this delicious treat that you’ll ever experience. Masterful chefs create unbelievable recipes, incorporating bacon in a variety of ways. Next time you’re eating a plate of bacon and eggs, just remember this: The chicken made a donation, the pig made a commitment.
A trip to SoCal isn’t meant to be spent laying around your hotel room. You’ve got to get some sun and see the town. No better way to do that than with a San Diego City Highlights Segway Loop Tour. After you’ve familiarised yourself with the ins and outs of this futuristic machine, follow your guide through the streets of downtown. Cruise along the waterfront where yachts bigger than your house are docked, and then stop for lunch in the Gaslamp District. We challenge you to complete the whole ride without going down.
Park your two-wheeled chariot and oil yourself up for a day at the beach. There’s plenty to choose from, but we’re going to recommend Pacific Beach. This not-so-sleepy beachside community is perfect for unwinding in the sand. And after you’ve properly roasted yourself, grab a cold one at one of the many bars lining Garnet Street. This also happens to be one of the best places to stay in San Diego, because who doesn’t want to be awakened by the surf?
We can’t imagine only spending one day in San Diego, but if that’s the case, here’s what you must do. Wander the seaside village of La Jolla. This ritzy little town styles itself as the Beverly Hills of the county, and for good reason. Fancy boutique shops and fine dining restaurants line the streets. If you hear a distinctive bark coming from the ocean, those are the seals hanging at Children’s Pool. No one really knows what they’re yelling about, but they’re funny.
This town is one of the craft brewery capitals in the country, so before departing, let your taste buds enjoy some foamy libations. There’s all sorts of brewery tours you can sign up for, so pick one and let the beer flow like wine. Ballast Point comes highly recommended by us.
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