Tourist Information on San Diego

Tourist Information on San Diego
With more than 70 miles of beaches, nearby national parks and more than 90 golf courses in the area, San Diego is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. It's the second-largest city in California and a center for arts, culture and entertainment.

When to Visit

San Diego's peak tourist season runs from July to October, but the weather is warm year-round. The popular San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival is held in mid-November.

Getting There

The San Diego International Airport (SAN), located in downtown San Diego, is serviced by most major airlines. On the road, follow Interstate 5 from Los Angeles or I-8 from Phoenix.

Where to Stay

The most popular area for visitors to San Diego is the Gaslamp Quarter. You'll find beach resorts on Coronado Island and in La Jolla.

Local Attractions

San Diego is known for its theme parks, including SeaWorld and Legoland California. The San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park are also major draws.

What's Nearby

Outdoor enthusiasts can go hiking, camping or fishing in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, located in San Diego's East County. The U.S. border with Mexico is less than 20 miles south of downtown San Diego, making day trips to Tijuana easy with a U.S. passport.

Article Written By Hailey Williams

Hailey Williams is a freelance writer and editor from Los Angeles, California. She has a particular interest in culture, lifestyle, health, and women's interest reporting, and her work has been published in magazines including TV Week and Sugar. She graduated from the University of Sydney.

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