Explore San Diego Travel Guide: Hotels, attractions, restaurants, shopping, travel, tourism and more.
World Travel Guide  

San Diego Travel Guide


Overview

The beautiful and often rugged Californian coastline provides some of the most spectacular vistas in the USA. The 500 mile-or-so drive between San Francisco and Los Angeles will take you through famous spots such as the Monterey peninsula, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, the Danish community of Solvang and picturesque Santa Barbara. Further south, the attractive seaport of San Diego is a great location to relax at the end of any trip.

Monterey Peninsula:
Two hours south of San Francisco sits Monterey, with its own Fisherman’s Wharf, superb aquarium and Cannery Row, immortalised by John Steinbeck. Monterey’s peninsula boasts some of the most acclaimed of America’s coastal scenery, particularly around the famed 17-mile drive to the artist’s haven of Carmel, long-time residence of Clint Eastwood. Here, a worthwhile visit is to the Mission and Museum, whilst all golf-lovers will surely want to have a glimpse of one of the world’s most famous courses, Pebble Beach.

Hearst Castle:
In San Luis Obispo, about mid-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this maginificent estate of gardens, terraces, pools and walkways commands stunning views. Over nearly three decades, the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst evolved his ranch into what became the setting for legendary parties during the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Santa Barbara:
Two hours north of Los Angeles lies the coastal town of Santa Barbara. The influence of the Spanish is very much in evidence, with the beautiful Mission being the town’s focal point. A short drive out of town will take you to the quaint Danish town of Solvang, with its windmills, timbered Tudor facades and array of pastry shops.

Out and About in San Diego:
Two hours drive south of Los Angeles and just a few miles from the Mexican border, San Diego offers an almost perfect climate as well as being home to a variety of attractions and points of interest, including San Diego Zoo, the vast Wild Animal Park and SeaWorld, every bit as entertaining as its Florida counterpart. Lush Balboa Park, with over a dozen museums, is well worth a visit, as are historic Old Town, the picturesque Gaslight Quarter and Seaport Village, with their many shops, restaurants and entertainments. There’s tennis, golf and water sports galore in and around San Diego, as well as memorable boat trips, especially during the whale watching season (Mid-December to mid-March). Out of town trips could include the Anza-Borrega Desert State Park and, just across the border, Tijuana, - with its lively markets and duty-free shopping.

San Diego Hotels & Accommodations
Hotels

Know of any hotels in San Diego? Suggest it here

San Diego Attractions

Have a favorite attraction in San Diego? Suggest it here

Popular Restaurants in San Diego

Have a favorite restaurant in San Diego? Suggest it here


Most Popular Hotels, Restaurants, Holidays and Cruises

Top Hotels

  • London Hotels
  • New York Hotels
  • Amsterdam Hotels
  • Rome Hotels
  • Budapest Hotels

Top Restaurants

  • Best London Dining
  • Paris Restaurants
  • Chicago Restaurants
  • Rome Restaurant
  • Florence Restaurants

Top Holidays

  • Greece Holidays
  • Turkey Holidays
  • Florida Holidays
  • Cyprus Holidays
  • Spain Holidays

Top Cruises

  • Alaska Cruise
  • Caribbean Cruise
  • Hawaii Cruise
  • Panama Cruise
  • Mediterranean Cruise

Help your favorite places get listed on Reality Travel Guide: suggest a hotel or suggest an attraction.

Want to share your Travel Experiences with other users or suggest a holiday destination, attraction, hotel or restaurant?
Suggest your favorite travel on Reality Travel Guide.
Copyright © 2018 Reality Travel Guide. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy - Terms of Service - Copyright - Travel Directory & Sites