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Visiting San Diego

Life is good in San Diego, city of beautiful people, balmy temperatures, and miles of sugar-white beaches. There’s the Gaslamp Quarter for trendy shops, Mission Bay for kayaking along the coast, and Balboa Park for outdoor concerts. To soak up even more culture, explore how the area’s Mexican and Spanish roots surface in San Diego’s dining and architecture, with Tijuana only 40 minutes away across the border.

And while a trip across the border is a great adventure, you don’t need to leave San Diego to find great things to do. Fun outdoor activities abound if you’re the sporty type, or try Legoland or SeaWorld for the kids and kids at heart. Those kids at heart will also enjoy San... Read More
Life is good in San Diego, city of beautiful people, balmy temperatures, and miles of sugar-white beaches. There’s the Gaslamp Quarter for trendy shops, Mission Bay for kayaking along the coast, and Balboa Park for outdoor concerts. To soak up even more culture, explore how the area’s Mexican and Spanish roots surface in San Diego’s dining and architecture, with Tijuana only 40 minutes away across the border.

And while a trip across the border is a great adventure, you don’t need to leave San Diego to find great things to do. Fun outdoor activities abound if you’re the sporty type, or try Legoland or SeaWorld for the kids and kids at heart. Those kids at heart will also enjoy San Diego’s nightlife, which runs the gamut from laid-back to luxe.

As for places to stay in San Diego, you can’t go wrong with a hotel in Old Town or a historic landmark like the Hotel del Coronado. Can’t decide between in-town or on the beach? IgoUgo traveler photos of this so-called Plymouth of the West can be a great way to start planning your trip. Then you just need to find a flight, practice your best SoCal accent, and go.    Close

Stories and Tips San Diego

San Diego Sojourn

Written by judee0624 on 12 Dec, 2012

Last weekend we drove to San Diego, California to attend the annual December Nights celebration at Balboa Park. We do not go out in the evening very often so this was a big thing for us. We had attended this event several years ago…Read More


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4th of July in San Diego

Written by Linda Hoernke on 04 Aug, 2011

My husband & I planned a short road trip which included spending 2 days in San Diego for the 4th of July. We found a hotel on the Internet called the Old Town Inn which was inexpensive but clean, comfortable and within walking distance…Read More


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San Diego Zoo

Written by Vanilla Sugar on 31 Mar, 2009

If you are anywhere close to the San Diego Zoo, take a day and visit this animal sanctuary. Ed and I enjoyed our day watching the animals engage in their favorite activities – eating, playing, sleeping, and grooming. Years ago someone asked me,…Read More


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Fine Dining in San Diego

Written by MilwVon on 19 Aug, 2008

It is always nice to travel and enjoy a wonderful meal with colleagues, friends or family. San Diego has many outstanding options for visitors. This review is on two that I had the opportunity to experience first hand while attending my ASAE Conference.Oceanaire…Read More


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Open Air Dining

Written by MilwVon on 18 Aug, 2008

San Diego is a beautiful city with perfect weather. Many of the restaurants and bars throughout the Gaslamp District are open air, no windows, no doors . . . just open space and fresh air. It is really nice to sit outside, whether…Read More


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Getting Around San Diego

Written by MilwVon on 18 Aug, 2008

San Diego is a remarkable city and very easily navigated without a car. It's amazing to me to observe all of the ways people get around this place. I should say that at night, while out and about, I felt very safe.…Read More


San Diego Highlights

Written by wedge_ben on 26 Aug, 2007

Surely, there must be more things to do in San Diego than in most cities of a similar size. Perhaps it is because of the near perfect weather that is enjoyed by San Diego that people often want to get out and do things around…Read More


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San Diego's Ultimate Adventure Getaway

Written by Jenna Robbins on 04 Jun, 2007

The red rocks of Isla Guadalupe blazed in the morning sun, a clear sky welcoming us after a stomach-churning 14-hour crossing from our home port of San Diego, California. Lapping waves and the cries of fur seals on the nearby shore were the only sounds…Read More


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San Diego - Notes/Thoughts

Written by jenandfrank on 28 Jan, 2005

This is a great trip, especially for a long weekend or alongside a business trip; there are tons of beautiful beaches, sunny skies, and lots of attractions for kids and romantics alike. First thing's first, and I would say that whether you have a computer…Read More


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San Diego Zoo

Written by jenandfrank on 20 Jan, 2005

Where to begin? This zoo is HUGE. Not being an avid zoo-goer, I can’t compare this to anything but the Bronx Zoo, but I think I am on the money with my assessment, and it’s obviously one of the more well-known. It’s…Read More


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