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How about year-round sunshine, surf and endless sandy beaches? Visit San Diego for all of the above plus world-class family attractions and a relaxed Californian culture. Your holiday to San Diego is sure to be one you won’t forget.
Downtown San Diego is the happening spot, with an abundance of museums, shops, bars and restaurants. Downtown is also home to San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter – the West Coast’s premier entertainment district and urban playground with rich Victorian architecture, countless dining options and a buzzing nightlife scene. Visit the many art galleries and music venues, and experience some of the numerous Blues and Jazz festivals.
San Diego’s cuisine is as diverse as its people, with a huge Mexican influence being seen in the local restaurants. If you’re looking for some tasty Mexican food then head over to Galaxy Taco and experience its authentic cuisine. Catania is great for Italian food with a view of the bay, while Phil's BBQ serve up the best baby back. There’s a huge range of restaurants waiting for you at Valley View Casino Center too.
There's plenty to do on a family holiday to San Diego. Some fun activities to keep the children entertained include the San Diego Zoo, a visit to Belmont Park and the San Diego Botanical Garden.
Shop till you drop in San Diego! The local shopping scene just keeps getting better, and there’s no better way to spend a sunny day than shopping. Fashion Valley has a huge variety of shops from Bloomingdales to H&M. La Jolla’s Prospect Street is compared to Rodeo Drive for its high fashion outlets. In Cedros Avenue Design District in Solana beach is a huge range of boho items to purchase.
March, April, September, and October are the best months for a trip to San Diego, as they are generally warm and less crowded than the summer months. Tourism season is at its peak in June, July and August. During these times prices are at their highest and there is sure to be many crowds.
The US Dollar is used in San Diego.
Dublin is 8 hours ahead of San Diego.
Most tourists find that the best way to get around San Diego is by car, however with their growing public transportation system, bike paths, boardwalks, ferries, and more, San Diego is becoming easier and easier to navigate without a car.