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Things to do in San Diego

Snapdragon Stadium visitor guide
15 August

Snapdragon Stadium visitor guide: everything you need to know

Part of San Diego State’s Mission Valley campus, Snapdragon Stadium is a crowd favorite and popular with locals for the college football games played here. Snapdragon Stadium has some specific policies that guests need to adhere to, and this includes a clear bag policy, food policy, and camera policy, along with a few other rules. Here's all the info you need for a seamless visit.

Runways at San Diego Airport, California
3 May

San Diego Airport Visitor Guide 2024: Everything you need to know

San Diego is the busiest single-runway airport in the world. The city of San Diego is teeming with exciting things to do. Even if you are just on a short stopover, you should be able to squeeze in some of the many sites and activities that this city has on offer.

San Diego Zoo
5 April

San Diego Zoo Visitor Guide 2024: Everything you need to know

San Diego Zoo is more than one hundred years old and boasts more than 12,000 animals consisting of 600 different species. It is run as a non-profit conservation organization and that conservation ethos lies at the heart of all that they do.

Petco Park, San Diego, CA
17 March

Petco Park Bag Policy Guide 2024: Everything You Need To Know

Situated in San Diego’s downtown area, Petco Park is home to the San Diego Padres and a must-visit site for any baseball fan hitting San Diego. But if baseball is not your thing, don’t be put off. This ground also hosts rugby sevens, soccer, and regular concerts along with many other events, so there is something for everyone.

palm trees at Mission Beach, San Diego
26 January

San Diego Visitor Guide 2024: Everything you need to know

Positioned just across the Mexican border on the southern edge of California is the vibrant city of San Diego. With endless sunshine, world-class attractions for families, and fascinating cultural sights, you won't be disappointed during a trip to America's Finest City.

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17 July

9 must see parks in San Diego

San Diego has a lot to offer from fun city based activities to an abundance of gorgeous parks. Our list starts with Balboa Park, spanning 1200 acres and including 60 miles of trails.

6 June

6 best hostels in San Diego

San Diego has a unique vibe that draws visitors eager to explore Southern California. With terrific places to discover and hostels to suit every budget, a trip to San Diego can be added to your list.

Beaches near San Diego
20 April

8 beaches near San Diego: Where to go for sun, sand, and surf

The San Diego coastline is what draws many to plan a trip to this part of California. From surfing spots and ecological parks to soft sand and towering cliffs, there are so many great stretches of sand to choose from here.

San Diego on a budget
18 April

San Diego on a budget: 6 travel hacks to save on your trip

To make the most of a limited travel budget when visiting San Diego, a little planning is all that's needed. From affordable hotels and hostels to inexpensive dining and cheap things to do, you can do it all here and maybe even have a little money left over.

Beach in California
3 March

4 easy must-do weekend trips from San Diego

Romantic Restaurants in San Diego
9 February

7 romantic restaurants in San Diego for the best date night

San Diego's picturesque setting on the water lends itself well to romantic date night restaurants. There are almost too many to sort through. Check out our guide on all the best spots for everything from casual and cozy to luxurious and swanky.

5 February

Is San Diego safe to visit? A comprehensive safety guide

San Diego is full of fun activities for the traveler who likes to keep busy. To keep safe in this bustling destination, follow the tips in this handy San Diego safety guide.

26 August

Best Day Trips from San Diego

Whether you want to spend the day admiring the glittering waters of the Pacific Ocean from the beach at La Jolla, visit one of the world's top theme parks at Disneyland, pop over the border to do some shopping in Tijuana, or lose yourself in the sprawling wilderness of a National Park, it's all available from San Diego. The challenge will be squeezing everything you want to do into the limited time you might have in the city.

What to eat in San Diego
26 August

What to Eat in San Diego: 15 Treats You Should Not Miss

From tacos and other Mexican cuisine to Korean barbecue and seafood, San Diego cuisine is extremely varied. Foods from around the world have become some of the city's most iconic dishes, and you won't have to go very far to try all these different flavors. Do you think you can try every food on our list?

Wine Tasting in San Diego
26 August

Wine Tasting in San Diego: 10 Places You Have to Try

San Diego isn't Napa, but that doesn't mean there aren't tons of incredible San Diego wineries producing amazing bottles that are well worth trying. And because of the incredible selection of vineyards and tasting rooms where you can try local vintages, San Diego makes a perfect destination for wine drinkers.

Best Coffee Shops to Work From in San Diego
25 August

Best Coffee Shops to Work From in San Diego

From coffee shops in old houses to coffee house chains and quirky independent roasters, there's a perfect coffee shop for your remote work in San Diego. Here is a list of all the ones to consider when you're setting up your mobile office in America's Finest City.

Best rooftop bars in San Diego
25 August

Rooftop Bars in San Diego: 6 Places to Drink with a View

The rooftop bars of San Diego have an experience to suit anyone. If you want a fancy meal, they have options. If you prefer something more casual, there are definitely places to go for that, too. In any case, you're pretty much guaranteed an impressive view, tasty cocktails, and delicious food wherever you go.

9 August

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in San Diego

San Diego is filled with terrific vegetarian restaurants! We've compiled a list of places to choose from the next time you feel like a delicious vegan or vegetarian dish.

7 August

San Diego On a Rainy Day: 10 Things To Do

Don't let a little rain change your visit to San Diego because it will be fun no matter what you choose to do. Plan indoor skydiving or wander through an aquarium complete with intriguing habitats.

7 August

3 Days in San Diego: Everything You Should Know

Expect a fun-filled time when you spend 3 days in San Diego! From Balboa Park to the USS Midway, this city will keep you enthralled.

7 August

The Best Time to Visit San Diego 2024: The Ultimate Guide

Sunny San Diego is a fun destination all year round. But each season has its special attributes. Learn more about when to visit San Diego in this informative guide.

21 July

Music Festivals in San Diego in 2022

San Diego has much going on all year round and that includes music festivals. This guide has all you need to know about San Diego music festivals and a whole lot more!

30 March

Where To Stay In San Diego: The Ultimate Neighborhood Guide

San Diego is a beautiful destination with sights to see in every neighborhood. Be sure to visit as many areas as you can, and stay in a San Diego neighborhood that has your interests at heart!

30 March

How To Get Around San Diego

The San Diego Trolley is a favorite way to get around San Diego for most visitors. Learn about this mode of travel and more in our comprehensive guide!

29 March

15 Unmissable Things To Do In San Diego At Night

San Diego is full of activity after dark, even in places you would not expect it, like the San Diego Zoo. Peruse our list of things to do at night in San Diego and choose your favorite!

29 March

Best Brunch In San Diego: The Definitive Guide

This SoCal city has amazing brunch! What's your favorite? From an egg white scramble with asparagus to fluffy Belgian waffles, a San Diego brunch is sure to please!

29 March

The Top 11 Free Things To Do In San Diego

Seeing San Diego for free is not hard at all with the beaches, trails, parks and attractions. Every member of the family will find something they'll want to do and at no cost!

29 March

14 Things To Do In San Diego With Kids

Bring the kids to San Diego! The family will be busy and having fun all day every day when in San Diego. What to do? We'll tell you.

29 March

Where To Find The Best Street Food In San Diego

Corn tortillas full of shrimp and beef short ribs are just two of the marvelous street food dishes in San Diego. Read our guide to find out what to eat and where to get it. The variety is endless!

29 March

Everything You Need To Know About Shopping In San Diego

Artisan items are a big hit in the San Diego shopping district. Jewelry and handmade clothing are terrific finds. From Rodeo Drive to La Jolla, we've got the scoop on shopping in San Diego!

29 March

The 9 Best Museums In San Diego

San Diego is a city full of museums! The USS Midway Museum is a favorite as is the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Where to start in a city of over 90 museums? Take a look at our guide!

29 March

The 11 Best Hikes In San Diego

Hiking in San Diego is a wonderful way to see the area. Coastal trails and wooded peaks await anyone with an interest in exploring. This guide will point you to the best hikes in San Diego!

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