A Travel Guide to San Diego

Updated: Jul 7, 2021

San Diego is one of my favorite places! There's so much to see and do. Here is my simple guide to help plan a trip to this beautiful city.

 

Places to Stay

  • Tower23

  • Lake House

  • Hotel Del Coronado

  • Bahia Resort Hotel

  • The Lodge at Torrey Pines

  • Kimpton Solamar Hotel

  • La Valencia Hotel

  • The Shoal

  • Bahia Resort Hotel

  • Hilton Bay Front

  • Old Town Inn

  • Hotel Indigo

 

Things to Do

  • Canoe at San Marcos Lake

  • Take Surf Lessons at Del Mar Beach

  • Go on a Safari at San Diego Zoo

  • Hit the bars at Gaslamp

  • Check out the seals at La Jolla cove

  • Walk around Old Town

  • Explore Balboa Park

  • Hike Potato Chip Rock

  • Go shopping in Fashion Valley

  • Play with dogs at Coronado Dog Beach

  • Get food in little Italy

  • Watch the sunset at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

  • Walk along Pacific Surfliner

 

Where to Eat

  • The Med ( Mediterranean)

  • Puesto (Mexican)

  • Duke's Steakhouse (Hawaiian)

  • Queenstown Public House (American)

  • Bobboi (Gelato)

  • Asti Ristorante (Italian)

  • Pannikin (Cafe)

  • Morning Glory (Breakfast)

  • Jeune et Jolie (French)

  • George's at the Cove (New American)

  • OB Noodle (Asian Fusion)

  • Liberty Public Market (Market)

  • Piatti (Italian)

 

Transportation

  • I would recommend renting a car. They have rental services scattered across San Diego (including the airport) Having a rental is the move if you want to really explore the city.

  • San Diego also offers buses. There are a lot of routes, just be sure to have a plan in advance.

  • Pedicabs are a great way mode of transportation if you are looking to see the downtown communities in San Diego

  • Rent a bike! There's a lot of rental shops that are affordable and bikes are perfect to explore what's around you without going to far from where you're staying.

 

When to Visit:


San Diego has nice weather throughout the year. With an annual average temperature of 70 degrees, it's hard to go wrong. California gets a late summer so the warmest months are August-October. December-February are the coldest months but there's still plenty to do.

 

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