Travel to San Diego
People travelling to San Diego will find a city with a glitzy skyline that's filled with family oriented attractions. From amusement parks to beaches, it's one of the most family friendly holiday destinations in the United States. Visit ebookers to find flights to San Diego at bargain prices. The website searches multiple flight combinations to find you airline tickets within your budget.
San Diego International Airport
San Diego International Airport is located at 3 miles west of downtown San Diego. It's the busiest single-runway commercial airport in the world and serves over 16 million passengers each year. Several airlines offer flights to and from San Diego, including Delta, American Airlines, British Airways and Southwest Airlines.
Transportation from the Airport
You can get from the airport to downtown San Diego by bus, light rail (trolley), taxicab or rental cab. You can get a cab at the Transportation Plaza. Cabs run on meters, so the total cost depends on the length of the ride. Alternatively, you can take public bus route 992 into the city for $2.25. You can also take the bus to the American Plaza Station. From there, you can take the trolley into town for $2.50. If you want access to your own vehicle during your trip, reserve a rental car using the ebookers website. There aren't any car-rental companies located at the airport, but there is a complementary shuttle service that can take you to the car rental location of your choice.
Weather in San Diego
With mild sunny weather all year long, there is no bad time to visit San Diego. Temperatures range from 14Â°C in January to 22Â°C in August. However, late summer temperatures can reach 32Â°C or higher on occasion. San Diego only gets approximately 10 inches of rain each year, most of which falls between December and March. The best time to visit San Diego is in April, May, September or October. This way, you avoid the heat of the summer and the rain.
Highlights and Attractions
If you're travelling with children, visit SeaWorld San Diego, the San Diego Zoo, Legoland California and Seaport Village. Amusement parks can get expense, but a holiday to San Diego doesn't have to put a huge dent in your wallet. The city has an abundance of free things to do while you're in town. Take a walk through Balboa Park to watch the street entertainers or go hiking on the park's trails. The Timken Museum of Art, the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, the Botanical Building and Lily Pond and the San Diego Museum of Art's Sculpture Garden are all located in Balboa Park and are free to explore. It also won't cost you any money to see the costumed storytellers and visit the small museum in the Old Town, explore Heritage Park or watch the sunset at La Jolla Cove.
Planning a Trip to San Diego
The beautiful weather year-round, numerous kid-friendly and free attractions and sandy beaches make San Diego a great destination for a family holiday. When you're ready to book your trip, visit ebookers to find flights to San Diego, hotel accommodation and tickets to local attractions.
San Diego When to Go
No matter what time of year you visit San Diego, you’re likely to be drenched in sunshine. With perennial near-perfect weather, the city averages temperatures in the 70sJanuary is the coolest month, with highs hovering in the mid-60s and humidity measuring around 63 percent. Thanks to the Pacific Ocean’s cooling effect, July’s temperatures remain comfortable; the high temperatures average 76 degrees and humidity stays around 74 percent.
The one time of year you may not be able to count on sun is May through June, when a meteorological anomaly known as the “June Gloom” darkens the sky. Rain is still rare, and there are sunny days, but visitors in early summer should be aware that that famous California sunshine might not be as plentiful then.
The crowds come on strong in late summer, when visitors will see higher hotel rates and longer lines at San Diego’s top family attractions, such as SeaWorld and Legoland. Still, with 70 miles of beautiful beaches and a variety of summer street fairs, concerts, and arts and other cultural events, San Diego offers plenty of other options, many of which are budget-friendly.
In late July, costumed sci-fi characters take the town by storm for the annual Comic-Con conference, which attracts thousands of artists, celebrities, and fans. Other top summer celebrations include the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in June, Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay from June through October, La Jolla Festival of the Arts & Food Faire in June, Port of San Diego’s Big Bay Boom fireworks extravaganza on July 4, and La Jolla Music Society SummerFest and Hillcrest CityFest in August.
If your plans are flexible, consider September through mid-October, when temperatures are still pleasant but beaches and other attractions are devoid of the summer hordes. There are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local flavor, too, as San Diego Restaurant Week and the Festival of Sail both fall in September. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival takes place in October.
During low season—November through March—businesses lure visitors with discounts. You can still count on sunny skies though it’s cool in the evenings. Low-season isn’t without festivals, either. There are San Diego Beer Week in November, Balboa Park December Nights and the Holiday Bowl in December, a PGA golf event at Torrey Pines in January, and the San Diego Crew Classic Regatta in April.
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