Travel Guide: San Diego, like LA but much better

Welcome back to Travel Month! We hope you’ve got booked some time off work because we’re dedicating some time every day in June to giving you everything you need to know about visiting some primary holiday spots, all over the world. Today we’re visiting the heart of California, the beautiful San Diego!

Famous for Anchorman quotes and Comic-Con, San Diego has every you could want out of a Californian city without all the tackiness. If you happen to be visiting, be sure to rent a car. There are barely any public transport links in California so be prepared for that!

Here is our travel guide for the wonderful San Diego.

Getting there

If you haven’t looked at a map in a while, let me put your mind to rest: California is still quite far away. You’re going to be looking at 11 hours of flight time each way. Checking Skyscanner for prices it seems you’d have to be crazy rich to fly any time that isn’t September.

The September weather is still plenty warm and will cost you about £800 each way so it’s worth going out for more than a week!

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Being so close to Silicon Valley (in the same state), San Diego is also quick to catch on with inventive travel developments – in fact, California is where Air BnB started!

San Diego is a big city so of course prices will vary depending on where you’re staying. It’s a given you’ll need a car. Most of the properties are on the coast and cost about £200 a night which, when split between a group, isn’t so bad!

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Things to do

Here are our top three recommendations for things to do in San Diego:

  • La Jolla: A few miles north of the city is a cove known as La Jolla. Seeiningly foggy all the time, it’s home to wide open greens, plenty of sea lions and the best water-sport facilities! If you’ve ever wanted to try surfing but don’t want to embarrass yourself in front of busy beach-goers, this is the place to be!
  • Coronado: A resort city that lies on a tombolo, Coronado is a little middle-class paradise. Home to the famous Coronado hotel, this tourist hotspot makes for a stunning afternoon excursion.
  • Petco Park: Baseball is the ultimate American past-time so you’d be a fool to miss out on it. Petco Park is home of the mighty San Diego Padres. It’s a four hour experience with plenty of terrible food and cold beers!

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