California dreaming

“America’s Finest City” is San Diego’s official slogan. Though undeniably bold, this claim is echoed by a myriad of visitors to the city. San Diego’s extraordinary force of attraction is most likely due to its unique blend of beach holiday and city trip rolled up in one and with more than 300 sunny days a year, tourists don’t have to worry about bad weather.

The sea and the beach right on your doorstep; that's probably what many people find so fascinating about San Diego. If you want to get a little closer to the water, make yourself comfortable at one of the beautiful beaches. And what about some action for a change? Then head to Mission Beach with its amusement park Belmont Park. It is located directly on the waterfront and offers plenty of variety. Water sports enthusiasts are well served at La Jolla Shores: surfing, kayaking or even snorkelling with leopard sharks is no problem here.

Facts & figures

  • Flight time 12:05 h
  • Distance 9980 km
  • Current time 16:35
  • Airport SAN
  • Language English
  • Currency USD

Edelweiss tips for San Diego

Sightseeing in your San Diego holidays

  • The districts of La Jolla and Pacific Beach are known for their many restaurants and bars. Here you have a great view of the sea and maybe you can also watch a few seal sunbathing. View in maps
  • There is always something going on at Mission Beach. The Belmont amusement park provides action. And the Pacific Beach Pier, at the northern end of Mission Beaches, serves as a great photo motif at any time of day. View in maps
  • The Coronado peninsula can be reached via the famous Coronado Bridge. Once there, one of the most beautiful beaches of America is waiting for you. Recommended: Enjoy a cocktail in the famous Coronado Hotel and watch the beautiful sunset. View in maps
  • Balboa Park is the largest public park in San Diego with an area of 4.9 square kilometres and is home to a variety of cultural institutions and museums. The world-famous San Diego Zoo is located in the same area. View in maps
  • Navy Pier, located further south, is home to the USS Midway Museum. The museum is a decommissioned US Navy aircraft carrier and houses a large display of aircraft and helicopters. View in maps
  • The Gaslamp Quarter, which is also known as the "historic heart" of San Diego, is a lively neighbourhood with hip restaurants, clubs and cocktail bars. But also during daytime it is worth visiting. At Gaslamp Quarter you can still admire 94 historic buildings and the gas lamp gateway from 1867. View in maps

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