Things to do in

San Diego

Think of California and you'll picture all things San Diego: surfer hair, slow pace, and guaranteed sun.

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Planning Your Visit

  • What about the beaches?

    There are plenty of places to swim, surf or sunbathe in San Diego, and it's warm all year round, just don't expect tropical waters: the North Pacific Ocean is famously cool. La Jolla is popular for watersports such as kayaking and snorkeling, while Ocean Beach is lined with palm trees and has an impressive skatepark.

  • When is ComicCon International?

    Every year, thousands of self-confessed nerds descend on San Diego for the annual ComicCon comic book convention. The event has grown year on year, and now encompasses everything superhero, fantasy and pop culture have to offer, including scores of big-name actors. The event takes place over four days in July.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    USD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-08:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    Plan your visit from March to May or September to November, when you'll still have warm weather, but will avoid the school holiday crowds.

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What people are saying about San Diego

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,300 reviews

Our guides Jake and Calen were excellent. Very informative, entertaining and handsome. They helped everyone feel comfortable on the kayaks and made sure no one tipped over while getting out over the waves or coming back in. They stopped for rests to share information about the area which gave time for our arms to rest. Would highly recommend this tour of the caves.

Everything was fantastic! Great tour, easy check in. Staff in the back getting jackets and helmets were friendly and helpful. Tour guides were great and very knowledgeable Only thing that I would say need improvement is the cashier wasn’t the worst but also wasn’t best with customer service. But that’s just me being picky.

What a great time, lot's to see and learn on the cruise got some great pictures of the ships, my only complaint is lot's of people did not know where to park and what direction to go after parking

One our drivers, Mark, was really great! He was very informative and even recommended some good places to eat, which we took his advice on 2 and both were fantastic!

Great experience for families of all ages. You get to see many parts of the carrier, including the bridge.