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San Diego

4.5

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene. Despite its large size, the city prides itself on a laid-back atmosphere, a welcome break from the typical bustle of other urban centers of its size. One of the country's major hubs for technology, the city has become a favorite vacation destination for those wishing to take advantage of a year-round mild Mediterranean climate, providing seemingly endless opportunities to surf, swim, boat, kayak, in-line skate, walk, hike, or cycle through California's scenic coastal areas. When using our United States road trip planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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Side trips from San Diego

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Kid-friendly things to do in San Diego

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Hidden gems in San Diego

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Museums in San Diego

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Historic Sites in San Diego

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Places to visit with San Diego

San Francisco BEST FOR: Island, Bridge, Pier / Boardwalk Los Angeles BEST FOR: Theme Park, Specialty Museum, Historic Walking Area Yosemite National Park BEST FOR: World heritage site, Geologic Formation, Hiking Trail Anaheim BEST FOR: Disney Park / Activity, Ride / Activity, Room Escape Game Beverly Hills BEST FOR: Scenic Drive, Shopping Mall, Historic Site