Tips for San Diego Vacationers, First-Timers and Regulars Alike!

Headed to San Diego for the first time? Headed there for the tenth time? Either way, in the efforts for the best possible vacation, knowing is half the battle! Here are some things you should know to make the most of your San Diego experience:

Fantastic Roads and Where to Follow Them

The airport lies near the I-8 and I-5, so those are the two major freeways you’ll want to recognize first if you’re flying in. The I-5 runs north and south near the coast, and passes right next to Balboa Park and the Zoo. The I-8 runs east to west along the center-ish part of the city—you might travel it if you want to visit Sea World!

The Best Beaches

When you come visit, you’ll certainly want to spend at least one day at the beach! The glistening sands of Coronado Beach are great and give a good excuse to visit the picturesque “island.” Ocean Beach is another popular one, especially with dog lovers—bring Fido along for a romp in the waves! Mission Beach is another excellent choice, thanks to being home to Belmont Park!

Nearby Treasures

If you don’t come to the west coast often, you should make the most of your visit by heading out to these other Pacific vacation destinations! Carlsbad, California is less than an hour away from San Diego. This is not the home of the famed Carlsbad Caverns, but it is home to the nationally renowned LEGOLAND! And if you’re visiting in Spring, make sure to check out the Flower Fields—they’ll really take your breath away!

Or head outside of town to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, featuring wildlife from a whole new angle! It’s just a few minutes away from Escondido, so why not visit some museums while you’re there?

And, if your passports are good for it, head south to the Mexican town of Rosarita for some truly unique souvenirs, such as spicy candy—or a picture of an authentic, jaw-dropping Mexican sunset!

Where to Stay

If you’re going to be spanning the breadth of the city in a new direction each day, try to get a place nearby CA-94, I-5, I-8, I-805, I-15, or CA52: having these freeways nearby will make accessing the city that much easier!

On the other hand, it’s hard to beat beachfront property. Beaches are one of the cheapest and most exciting ways to make the most of San Diego, so live up the oceanfront property dream while you have the chance!

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