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San Diego

San Diego offers a cool and calm atmosphere with friendly crowds, set to burst with culture. This diverse city boasts idyllic year-round temperatures and sun-kissed sandy beaches. Full of great bars, gourmet restaurants and inspiring shopping, San Diego is a bustling metropolis worthy of your time.

Though perhaps not as well-known as a holiday destination as other Californian cities, you will be drawn into its relaxed, easy-going environment. With a charm and sophistication you might not see in LA and a laid-back surf culture not found in affluent San Francisco. The iconic Gaslamp Quarter with its old-timey bars and cafés, the ornate Spanish Renaissance buildings in Balboa Park and the US Navy’s ever-watchful presence are just a few of the things to see downtown. Outside of the city, you can explore the stunning Pacific coastline, head across Mexico’s border to Tijuana or go surfing with sea lions in La Jolla, the ‘Jewel’ of San Diego. ‘America’s finest city’ is welcoming, and has some of the happiest inhabitants of any city in the US – and they have everything to be happy about.

Holidays in San Diego.

Holidays in San Diego

Combine your flight + hotel with British Airways to create an unforgettable holiday in southern California. Relax in San Diego’s laid back atmosphere and friendly surf culture. Visit the Gaslamp Quarter for superb nightlife and world-class cuisine.

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Car hire in San Diego.

Car hire in San Diego

Our flexible car hire, in partnership with Avis, gives you the freedom to discover San Diego’s bustling streets at your own pace. Plus, La Jolla’s beaches are stunning at any time of year and the surf breaks at Carlsbad are breathtaking.

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San Diego Areas

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Carlsbad
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To get to Carlsbad, take the North County Coaster train from Downtown. This idyllic spot is a haven for sun-worshippers and surfers. Ideal for families to build sandcastles on the glorious golden stretches. Take the coast Highway, which hugs the coastline, from La Jolla to Oceanside, to admire spectacular views of the Pacific. Antique boutiques and wonderful cafés greet you in the village, or head to the Premium Outlet mall for more high-end shopping. The local Omni la Costa Resort offers one of the best spas in the USA.

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