7 Reasons Why You Should Visit San Diego

It might not have the immediate star-studded glamour of Los Angeles or the quirky appeal of San Francisco, but San Diego is a real jewel in the California coast. Grab those sunnies and prepare to be dazzled!

1. Hello sunshine! The weather's almost always amazing.

Beach in San Diego

With highs of 19 degrees recorded even in December, San Diego’s your perfect all-year-round spot to catch some rays.

2. There’s loads of nightlife

Skyline view of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter is THE place to be when the California nights draw in, with fancy cocktail lounges, authentic all-American dive bars, and just about everything in between.

3. The beaches are gorgeous

Group of girls on a beach in San Diego

Loads of sand, shimmering seas - bring a towel, a good book and some swimwear, as you might just want to stay a while...

4. Experience the all-American boardwalk scene

Rollercoaster on Mission Beach Boardwalk, San Diego

Mission Beach is the most famous beach of them all, with a classic boardwalk that’s home to shops, arcades, and – of course – an amusement park. The Giant Dipper in Belmont Park is a true seaside wooden coaster – hold on tight though, this thing’s 91 years old…

Experience California beach life on our Westerner 2 tour

5. The Mexican food in San Diego is amazing

Mexican Food in San Diego

Being so close to the Mexican border means that San Diego’s got pretty into the whole Mexican cuisine scene, with loads of tasty restaurants to choose from.

6. Surf's up! 

Surfer on beach in San Diego

San Diego’s beaches are packed with surfers – and if you want to join them, it’s the perfect spot to grab some lessons.

7. There’s plenty of green space to enjoy

Balboa Park Botanical Garden, San Diego

Balboa Park is one of America’s most beautiful and exciting city parks. With museums, nature and sporting activities, you could happily while away hours wandering its pathways.

See San Diego on our Southern BLT tour!

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