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Explore the coastal city’s best

The oceanfront city of San Diego is abundant with hip beaches, lively nightlife, catchy culture and big personality. Embrace the chilled out Californian lifestyle and create the perfect trip for you.

Hire a bike and make your way along the waterfront, then cycle over to Coronado Island and check out the best view points. Soak up the sun or grab a board and surf the waves at Mission Bay. Make a trip to the famous San Diego Zoo to see the giant pandas or visit Petco Park to watch a baseball game. During the evening, visit the Gaslamp Quarter to enjoy crafted beer, an energetic atmosphere and oceanic cuisine.

San Diego beaches.

San Diego beaches

San Diego is home to a stunning selection of beaches, whether you want to laze about and catch some rays or sail the days away. Splash about in the light waves of La Jolla and explore the caves. Head to Pacific Beach to sunbathe, surf and relish the SoCal way of life. Or head to Mission Bay to dip your toes in the water, stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy a beach firepit with s’mores.

Dining and nightlife.

Dining and nightlife

Head downtown for a vibrant atmosphere. The Tipsy Crow in the Gaslamp Quarter is famed locally for its great selection of craft beer. Pop into The Pendry Hotel for a choice of six eateries, the Lion Fish restaurant will spoil you for choice, particularly for seafood foodies, the San Diego inspired menu will exhilirate your taste buds. Whilst you are here, go into Nason’s Beer Hall, a stylish bar where you can partake in some crafted beer sampling and vintage bar games. A great place to go dancing is Moonshine Flats: The Deck – where every night is a hoe down.

San Diego attractions.

San Diego attractions

There are lots of great attractions in San Diego, including world-class theme parks, zoos and even a safari park. The stunning Balboa Park offers visitors galleries, museums and theatres, set within its vast gardens. Head over to the San Diego Zoo, where giraffes, lions and rhinos will catch your attention. Eat ice-creams and be wowed by the creations as you wander about LEGOLAND® or visit SeaWorld®.

Active in San Diego.

Active in San Diego

Join in with the outdoors Californian lifestyle. This waterfront city shares an abundance of activities, from surfing to climbing, the choice is in your hands. Embrace the ways of Southern California with paddle board yoga, sunrise meditation or even some laughter yoga. After exploring the city by foot or bike, what better way to end the day than happy hour in Gaslamp Quarter and to dance the night away.

Shopping in San Diego.

Shopping in San Diego

The Westfield Horton Plaza is a shopper’s delight, with striking architecture and an enormous array of shops and stores. The unique boutiques of the quayside Seaport Village are a fun place to visit, before dining at the waterfront. For those looking for luxury retail therapy, head over to Fashion Valley, or the premium outlet at Carlsbad for some serious big-brand discounts.

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