Beautiful beaches, year-round sunshine, shopping and dining paradise, fun-filled tourist attractions galore and a laid-back lifestyle - it's easy to see why holidays in San Diego are a favourite choice. Located a couple of hours south of Los Angeles and just north of the Mexican border, San Diego boasts over 100 unique and colourful neighbourhoods - from the luxury seaside resort of La Jolla, to the Victorian splendour of the Gaslamp Quarter, to the Mexican flavours of the Old Town, to quaint and lively Little Italy and the laid back beach resorts of Coronado and Mission Bay. Add in year-round sushine, 70 miles of beach-lined coastline, the Fashion Valley and Mission Valley Shopping Malls, and also Sea World, Legoland, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Balboa Park and the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum attractions and what more could you want from a holiday destination? Holidays in San Diego really do have something for everyone!
There are so many things to do on a San Diego holiday, it's difficult to know where to start! There's boating, biking, kayaking, scuba diving, hiking, golf and surfing, to name but a few activities on offer. There's Sea World, Legoland, San Diego Wild Animal Park, and the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum to enjoy. Balboa Park has an abundance of museums, gardens, performing arts venues and also San Diego Zoo to explore. Mission Bay Aquatic Park is the largest in the USA, perfect for a splashing time. Shopper's delights include the Fashion Valley Mall, with bigname stores such as Bloomingdales and NeimanMarcus, and also the great value stores such as Target and Nordstrom Rack at the Mission Valley Center Mall. A visit to the Qualcomm Stadium, home to the San Diego Chargers, is a must for sports fans. Follow in the footsteps of Marilyn Monroe at the Hotel de Coronado, setting for "Some like it Hot".
San Diego boasts an eclectic mix of nightlife. Downtown San Diego is partycentral and is also home to Horton Plaza with its theatres and comedy club. The Gaslamp Quarter has lots of sophisticated bars, nightclubs, theatres, live music venues and lounges to enjoy. Little Italy is full of patio cafes, pubs, restaurants and the Anthology Supper Club.
You can dine your way around the world on a San Diego holiday. From the Mexican specialities served in the Old Town to 5star French delights, fresh seafood, American fastfood, Italian and international fare available at restaurants and cafes across San Diego. All, of course, washed down by locally brewed wines and beers.
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