National City, in the South Bay region of San Diego County, is one of the oldest cities in Southern California. Offering historic monuments that reveal an interesting railroad heritage, a bay-front location, numerous parks and trails, and top-notch shopping destinations, National City is a delightful destination for all. Book hotels in National City and you'll also be close to all the sights of San Diego.
Visiting National City
National City is less than 10 miles from San Diego International Airport. Get from the airport to National City hotels using Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) buses or a combination of buses and trains, by taking a taxi, or by renting a car. You can also arrange shuttle or limousine services in advance from one of many local companies. If you're a history buff looking for hotels in San Diego or one of its neighboring cities, consider staying in National City. You'll be close to historic landmarks including the National City Depot, a former Santa Fe Railway terminal built in 1882 that is the last remaining terminus of the transcontinental railroad in the country. This California Historical Landmark is open on weekends as a museum. Also check out Brick Row, part of the National Register of Historic Places-listed Heritage Square. The property was built in 1887 to house railroad executives, and features a unique-for-California architectural style inspired by the grand row houses of Philadelphia. National City boasts one of the largest indoor malls in the United States. If you enjoy shopping, be sure to spend some time exploring its hundreds of stores. Car rentals in National City make it easy to haul your purchases back to your hotel. Golfers will want to play a quick round at the city's nine-hole golf course. If you are traveling with children, consider taking an outing to one of the local parks. The largest in the city, Kimball Park features an arts center and the "Bowl" amphitheater. Pepper Park, situated along the waterfront, offers bike paths and picnic areas.
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