San Diego Travel Guide: Tips for Planning a Vacation

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Located on the  coast of California, San Diego was built in an ideal natural area, where the best beaches and a perfect climate can be found. In addition to the ocean, there is so much more, including a city with fascinating people and great entertainment. San Diego was the first place on of the American West Coast to be reached by Europeans when the Spanish landed in the bay of the same name back in 1542. In fact, the Spanish and Mexican cultures are reflected in many historic sites scattered throughout the city’s various neighborhoods.

Visiting San Diego means you will explore the upscale Gaslamp Quarter, the different aspects of Old Town, the amazing Balboa Park (with museums, gardens, the zoo) and the coastal area of Mission Beach near the SeaWorld. While in San Diego you must also go to the Coronado Peninsula (connected by the bridge of the same name) and the renowned coastal resort of La Jolla, a renowned coastal resort 11 miles north of the city. In this San Diego travel guide, you will find tips and advice on how to organize a tour in the city regarding things to see, hotels, attractions and much more.

Things to See and Where to Stay

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San Diego Parks

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SeaWorld San Diego: The Incredible Water Park in California

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A Guide to Balboa Park: Visit the Zoo, Fairytale Gardens, and Museums in the Green Heart of San Diego

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San Diego Neighborhoods

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What to Do in La Jolla, San Diego: Visit Beaches, Caves and La Jolla Cove

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Visit the Gaslamp Quarter, The Historic Neighborhood of San Diego

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Old Town and Presidio Park in San Diego: The Settlement Where California Was Born

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Coronado in San Diego: Beaches, Viewpoints, and a Fabulous Historic Hotel!

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San Diego Events

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