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San Diego

One of the most popular cities in California, San Diego is home to miles of glorious beaches, amazing restaurants and plenty of things to do for families on the hunt for a fun-filled holiday with an added heir of luxury. Made up of 11 distinct neighbourhoods, you’re sure to find amazing things to do once you start exploring this vast cityscape.
 
Many of the hotels and resorts can be found to the north of San Diego, close to beautiful landscapes and wineries just waiting to be adventured through. Glamorous and chic, expect to be welcomed with open arms. The majority boast elegant décor to assist a restful night’s sleep, magical spas to unwind in and top-notch local cuisine to devour.
 
Housing 15 museums and art galleries as well as the San Diego Zoo, a holiday here can be as action-packed as you choose. Those with little ones in tow should definitely visit LEGOLAND California as well as Balboa Park.
 
Coves, beaches and lakes are all yours to explore too, with a plethora of watersports on offer should you feel the need to have a few thrills during your stay. Popular beaches such as Mission Beach and Coronado Beach are fantastic for all ages and the day simply plans itself when being so close to an array of occupied phenomenal restaurants.
 
If you prefer pristine fairways, the 92 golf courses in the region are sure to keep you occupied. Many of the five-star resorts boast their own, or access to, amazing fairways that are sure to challenge even the most experienced of players. A true family destination, every member of the party is catered for here, with lessons and private tuition available to turn even the youngest of beginners into a pro.
 
Finish off the day with a delectable dinner. Many eateries boast being on the coast so expect to be breathing in fresh sea air as well as the tasty treats that’ll be coming your way. With an abundance of seafood, as well as cuisine from all over the world, you are sure to be having five-star meals to match your holiday.
 
WINGED BOOTS WISDOM
 
While the lakes in San Diego are beautiful and a spectacle of sheer delight, unfortunately many can’t be swam in due to the dangerous wildlife and even rattlesnakes nearby. Check with your concierge service when going where the best watering holes are before heading out with a picnic basket and swimming costume in tow.
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Good to know

  • Time difference: UTC -11
  • Flying time to destination:
    11-hours and 30-minutes from London
  • Nearest Airport: San Diego International Airport
  • Best Foodie Hangout: Hodad's

Best Time To Travel

Average Temperatures
Jan: 14°c   Feb: 15°c   Mar: 16°c  
Apr: 17°c   May: 18°c   Jun: 20°c  
Jul: 22°c   Aug: 23°c   Sep: 22°c  
Oct: 20°c   Nov: 17°c   Dec: 14°c  

Location

San Diego In A Nutshell

Family Fun Guaranteed
 

  • 1,000-acres full of wild animals are at your disposal at San Diego Zoo. Award-winning and a true holiday hotspot, here you can get up close and personal with giant pandas, giraffes, elephants and polar bears. Take part in a 35-minute guided tour of the park before seeing a host of shows, for a truly unforgettable experience.
     
  • Once finished, make sure to explore the 1,200-acres of Balboa Park where the zoo is housed. Take in the Spanish architecture and the pristine gardens before going to the Botanical Building complete with a lily pond and lagoon. It’s one of the top photographed sights in San Diego, so add it to your camera roll.
     
  • For a taste of culture and history, head to the USS Midway Museum, just a 10-minute drive from Balboa Park. Set in an aircraft carrier, this sight truly brings the military history of San Diego to the forefront. Self-guided and with more than 60 exhibits on offer, there truly is something for everyone here.

     

Tastes To Try
 

  • When dining in San Diego, the hamburger joint Hodad’s is a must. Ranked by Foursquare as one of the best burger restaurants in the USA, take a seat inside vintage car booths among license plate-covered walks and devour amazing American classics. Known for its bacon cheeseburgers, baskets of fries, onions rings and huge milkshakes, the diet will definitely be starting tomorrow.
     
  • Located just outside of San Diego’s Little Italy, expect modern dishes at Juniper and Ivy using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Culinary delights such as ahi tuna wellington and pork short rib are top of the menu, accompanied by beautiful drinks and décor.

     

Life’s A Beach
 

  • Coronado Beach is highly regarded as one of the best beaches in the United States of America. With its sprawling white sands and amazing turquoise waters, this is the ideal place for a family picnic or a walk with the dogs.
     
  • Boasting amazing views and the ideal place to see the sunset, Moonlight State Beach is ideal for those wanting to see the starry sky as well as take party in sports such as volleyball, tennis and much more. Located in Encinitas, you’re close to amazing restaurants and shopping too, what more could you ask for?
     
  • La Jolla Shores Beach, just a 25-minute drive from Moonlight State Beach, is one of the best to learn how to surf, snorkel and scuba dive. Families will be in their element here also, with an underwater marine park to explore.


     
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