Known as ‘America’s Finest City’, San Diego is a real gem situated at the very south of the coast of California. With its great weather, beautiful beaches and interesting city centre, San Diego makes a perfect city-beach destination at the beginning or end of a fly drive holiday. With cultural attractions and shopping to add to the mix, San Diego has something for every group; families, couples and friends travelling together.
Whilst in San Diego, there a couple of musts if you are looking to take advantage of the city’s great attractions including the San Diego Zoo, home to over 4,500 animals, SeaWorld and LEGOLAND, with its own water park. Coronado Island is a delightful place to stay with a real beach community feel, linked to the mainland by a bridge, and home to the great Hotel del Coronado. The Hotel Del Coronado offers its own stretch of private beach and is approximately 15 minutes drive from downtown, whilst the Loews Coronado Bay is 25 minutes drive and set by the harbour area. For a great beach with more restaurants, water activities and shops on offer visit Mission Beach, or for boutiques stores, La Jolla with its pretty coves is the place to relax. The stylish Gaslamp Quarter is the heart of downtown with fine dining and a good nightlife, with Little Italy being the foodie destination of the city.