San Diego at a Glance
Famous for its sweeping sandy beaches, Mexican cuisine, and National Parks, San Diego is a laid back city on the south pacific coast of California. Thanks to its natural warm climate, the city can be visited year round with hot summers and mild winters. And, when that famous California fog does roll in over the Pacific, it rolls right back out again.
Thanks to its proximity to the Mexican border, San Diego is home to some of the best Mexican food around. Prepare your taste buds for a gastronomic experience involving fish tacos and freshly rolled burritos; all knocked back with a cold corona. The grungier the Mexican restaurant looks, the better.
This relaxed dining style carries on to the beaches where tourists and locals alike spend the morning and afternoon soaking up the sun, enjoying the surf and hitting the bars, cafes and food trucks. So whether you’re here for a day or visiting for the week, be prepared to relax into the San Diego lifestyle of Californian living.
How Much Time Do You Need to See San Diego?
To explore San Diego’s history, culture and nightlife at a leisurely pace we suggest spending three days in the city. Thanks to San Diego’s excellent public transport links you’ll be able to zip around the area in no time. If you want to explore the surrounding area and coastline further, then add on an extra day and consider hiring a car.
San Diego is a fascinating city with no ends of food to be eaten, beaches to be visited and museums to be toured so strap on your walking shoes and start learning your California slang. And, if your visit is part of an epic all American road trip down the west coast, then San Diego is really going to make your trip.