Welcome to San Diego! San Diego is called “America’s Finest City” for a number of reasons—really, how can you turn up your nose at perpetual flip-flop weather and the plethora of craft breweries? From prowling a real-life aircraft carrier to scouring the city for the perfect fish taco, this sunny section of the world has far too much to see and do in a day. Reserve one of the San Diego hotels in advance to make sure you get the full SoCal experience.
Out and About in San Diego
Start your adventure at Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre open space filled with museums and gardens—don’t worry, lots of downtown San Diego hotels are right near this local staple. After a morning spent gawking at the vintage automobiles at the San Diego Automotive Museum, detour to the harbor to hang out in the brig of the aircraft carrier-turned-museum USS Midway. Any of the hotels in San Diego will give you access to other top hot spots like Old Town, a historic park encompassing a number of buildings constructed in the 1800s. The Whaley House in Old Town will get you acquainted with some of the area’s history and maybe some local spirits on a ghost tour. Not interested in hanging out with the dearly departed? Head a little farther north and make a stop at La Jolla Cove to hear the sea lions bark and watch a sunset that seems perfect for riding off into.
Eating and Drinking
You can’t visit San Diego and not try one of its famous California burritos. Yes, it turns out you can add French fries to just about anything, even carne asada. Pair this SoCal staple with a sweet and salty margarita while staying at one of the hotels in the Pacific Beach neighborhood, and you’ll be living like the locals in no time. Traveling with the rugrats? Stay in one of San Diego’s family-friendly hotels in the Little Italy neighborhood and devour homemade pasta at one of the many Italian restaurants.
Are you ready to let the cool surf of San Diego wash away your cares? Check out our extensive listing of beach hotels in San Diego to ensure the sweet surf of the Pacific is only moments away. Travelocity will help you secure cheap hotels in San Diego so you have more time and money to do the fun stuff, like hunt down the perfect set of flip-flops to traverse the city in.