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San Diego Holidays

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San Diego Holidays

Book your San Diego holidays and discover a year-round near-perfect climate, varied terrain and an abundance of recreational activities, San Diego offers outdoor enthusiasts a vacation experience like no other. From its 112 kilometres of stunning Southern California coastline to the lakes, mountains and 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert in rural East County, San Diego is a diverse outdoor playground to be enjoyed throughout the year.

During winter months along San Diego’s coastline, guests can watch the exciting migration of the California grey whale on its annual journey from chilly Alaskan seas to the warm water breeding grounds in Mexico.  Whale watching tours are offered daily and occur on a variety of ships from intimate America’s Cup yachts to large public cruises. 

Throughout the year, water lovers can also surf, swim, sail, kayak, paddleboard, dive and snorkel as well as experience thrilling sportfishing on half-, full- and multi-day excursions.  And, for the truly adventurous, guests can paraglide above the blue Pacific off the dramatic 300-foot cliffs of Torrey Pines, located just north of luxurious La Jolla.

For landlubbers, San Diego offers 93 golf courses, including the world-renowned Torrey Pines golf course, as well as miles of biking routes and running and hiking trails. 

In rural East County, guests can rock climb, horseback ride, camp and stargaze under clear night skies in the Cuyamaca Mountains and serene Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.  Also, during the spring and dependent on winter rains, guests can enjoy the annual bloom of desert wildflowers and see Anza-Borrego transformed into a spectacular desert floral display.

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Top 5 things to do in San Diego

Spend a day in Balboa Park - A 1,200-acre urban cultural park is more than just grassy space for a picnic. Discover museums, several theatres, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Seaport Village - A waterfront shopping and dining complex in San Diego Bay, this is the best place to sample the mouth-watering local seafood that San Diego is celebrated for.
San Diego Zoo - One of the largest attractions in San Diego, this 1,800 acre safari park in San Pasqual Valley is home to 3000 animal including antelopes, giraffes, buffalo, cranes, and rhinoceros.
La Jolla Cove - If you’re looking for a day at the beach, this is one of our top recommendations. It’s a small picturesque cove punctuated by rugged cliffs over-looking water rich in marine life. It’s very popular with snorkelers, swimmers and divers.
Sample a few craft beers - San Diego is home to several much-loved breweries and craft beer lovers will not struggle to find a few new labels to dip their taste buds into.


San Diego Holiday Highlights

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GO San Diego Card

Adult: £72 Child: (3-12 yrs) £67

The GO San Diego Card is an all access card which grants you entry to 45 TOP attractions!

Discover San Diego’s must-see attractions, including the San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND® California and the Safari Park. Tour the city by bike or rent a kayak, enjoy a tour around the harbour and more....there is definitely something for everyone with the GO Card!

Your GO San Diego Card gives you the chance to enjoy the city at your own leisure. Create your itinerary as you go, without any limits – you can do as much as you want each day!

Plus the 3, 4, 5 and 7 day GO San Diego Cards now include a special bonus offer – a visit to SeaWorld San Diego!

San Diego Zoo

Adult: £46 Child: (3-11 yrs) £36

Swing into San Diego Zoo for a roaring good time..!

The 100-acre San Diego Zoo is home to more than 3,000 animals representing 800 species. From armadillos to apes, komodo dragons to kiwis and lizards to lions, the diversity of creatures here is unparalleled. With beautiful and unusual creatures from around the world, this famous San Diego attraction offers a rare opportunity to visit some of the world's most endangered and precious wildlife.

San Diego Zoo exhibits include Monkey Trails and Forest Tales, Rain Forest Aviary, Tiger River, Absolutely Apes, Reptile Mesa and so much more! See the habitats and ecosystems of the Desert, Island, Savannah, Tropical Rain Forest, Tundra and many others.

Among some of the specialist attractions at the Zoo is the Giant Panda Research Station. One of only four facilities in the United States to house critically endangered Giant Pandas, and the only U.S. zoo to successfully breed, birth and rear healthy cubs.

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  • Currency US Dollars ($)
  • Flying time from UK 10 1/2 Hours
  • Primary Language English
  • Passport & Visas Brits must have a full 10-year British Passport that's valid for six months after you return to the UK.