Craving a California
getaway? San Diego is a legendary state to soak up the sunshine in. Mingle with the surfers at a sandy beach, or chill out in a quiet cove. Visit a safari, a famous zoo, a seaside village or a theme park made of Lego. Embrace the California cool by booking one of our San Diego hotels.
San Diego is the birthplace of California. In 1542, Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed in what is now San Diego Bay and declared that it belonged to the king of Spain. In 1602, Sebastian Vizcaino gave San Diego its current name as he mapped the area’s coastline. In 1848, it became part of the U.S after the Mexican-American War ended.
Things to do
San Diego is definitely a family-friendly place for a holiday. See killer whales in action at Sea World. Drop into the popular San Diego Zoo and visit its Safari Park for elephants and rhinos. At Belmont Park, you can enjoy a beach view as you ride around on a rollercoaster. The Legoland theme park is chock-a-block with Lego-based rides and interactive activities.
With 70 miles of coastline, San Diego has beaches to suit your every mood, from surfing hotspots like the well-known Trestles Beach to beautiful La Jolla Cove, the perfect place to snorkel or kayak.
If you’re a comic book fan, San Diego Comic-Con International is the biggest comic book convention in the world. Held every year over four days, it offers heaps of events including panels with comic book pros.
Shopping, dining and nightlife
San Diego is overflowing with opportunities to go on a shopping spree, tuck into a delicious meal or have a night on the town.
Shop at of the city’s boutiques, lap up the luxury at a mall or head to a shopping district like Old Town or Seaport Village, which has fantastic harbourside views.
San Diego has local craft beers, wineries located in the Temecula Valley, and fresh seafood in restaurants that overlook the ocean.
San Diego’s clubbing centre is the Gaslamp Quarter, where nightclubs and bars share space with Victorian-era buildings and old theatres. It’s all here: EDM-blasting nightclubs, rooftop and jazz bars, sports bars and laidback taverns, and whatever else makes your night.
Book a cheap flight to San Diego
with us to go with your San Diego accommodation. Before you know it, you’ll be catching a wave, riding a rollercoaster or busting a move on a dance floor in San Diego.
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