San Diego, CA

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Facts About San Diego, CA

Regional Population: 1,223,400

Elevation: 20 meters

Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles

Local Currency: USD

Latitude: 32.7153292

Longitude: -117.1572551

Nearby Airports: SAN

Top Trips: road trips to San Diego

How Far Is It: distance to San Diego


Articles About San Diego, CA

San Diego: A Playground for Kids and Adults

This Southern California destination remains a family favorite, but cool new hotels and restaurants make it an appealing playground for adults too.

10 Hip and Kid-Friendly Restaurants in San Diego

Savor the fresh flavors of San Diego cuisine, from chic restaurants to 1950s diners.

Best San Diego Family Hotels, by Age Group

From dine-in movies to rock concerts, San Diego hotels offer a plethora of kid-friendly experiences.

Gondola Tours on Coronado Bay

Can’t get to Venice, Italy this year? Try a romantic gondola ride in Coronado, instead.

San Diego’s New Children’s Museum

Interactive art exhibits at this new San Diego attraction let children paint, play and imagine.

Outdoor Family Fun Near San Diego

San Diego isn’t just about surfing and Legoland. There are plenty of other outdoor adventures sure to excite the entire family—and they’re all less than an hour from the city.

Planes, Trains and Ships: San Diego’s Transportation Museums

San Diego’s many transportation museums make this sunny Southern California city the perfect destination for an educational family vacation.

Beach Getaways: Summer Fun in the Sun

Add to your family-friendly beach list with this round-up of favorite beaches from TravelMuse.

Cruising to Mexico

Mexican cruises offer families warm temperatures, native art and culture, and plenty of adventure.

10 Top Spring Break Spots

Best destinations for students or families for a memorable Spring Break getaway.

Carless Vacations: Four Places to Leave the Wheels Behind

Travel without a car and reduce your carbon footprint by walking, bicycling, kayaking or taking a train on your next vacation.

Six Totally Awesome Family Surf Camps

Our expert surf bum selects six sweet surfari destinations around the world—from San Diego to Bali—to check out for fitness and fun on your next family vacation.

Legoland California and Sea Life Aquarium Travel Tips

Maximize your visit to these theme parks that on your Southern California vacation to see elaborate Lego creations, including an 11-foot-long submarine.

Back to Nature at Torrey Pines Reserve

Read about the best hiking trails for checking out rare pines, colorful sandstone cliffs and native vegetation at this state park overlooking the Pacific.

And Rover Makes Five

Thanks to imaginative pet-tailored programs, four-legged friends can now join the family vacation fun.

Beach Access

How and where to plan an accessible family beach vacation.

Last-Minute Holiday Travel Deals

Shop at Macy’s with the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, enjoy a massage at Aqua Spa Hotel and Resorts, or go on a free family snorkel trip in Turks and Caicos.

Summer Vacation Relief at the Pump

Save on fuel costs with these gas card discounts and awards offered by various travel-related businesses across the county.

Family Savings, $100 Gas Cards, Sheraton Discounts

Deals for San Diego hotels, Shell Hospitalty, Arco gas cards in California’s Big Bear Lake and Sheraton hotels’ water-park savings and Chilean ski package.

Deals: Québec, San Diego, New Orleans and Naples

This week’s deals include Québec hotel and museum discounts, grandparents package in New Orleans, reduced admission to San Diego attractions, and special summer rates for a Florida beach and golf resort.

Southern California Paradise

San Diego is one of those few destinations that appeals to a wide range of different travelers: sun worshippers, nature lovers, history buffs, urban explorers and family travelers.


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