About San Diego

Let's have a look around into background of San Diego

Located on the Pacific Ocean coast in Southern California, San Diego County incorporates a total of 18 cities with several charming neighbourhoods like the downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, La Jolla, Hillcrest, Del Mar, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Escondido, Old town, North Park and Chula Vista just to name a few.

It’s amazing climate and balmy weather, miles and miles of white sandy beaches make for the most ideal attraction for all ages alike.

Witness the laid-back Californian charm, complete with a Boardwalk, home to some of the best-known jetties with a buzzing surfing scene, and try some outstanding Mexican food on your trip to San Diego.

Take a whiff of the freshest air by the ocean at the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park; gobble a fresh fish taco and steaks at the ocean view restaurants at La Jolla.

Enjoying a comedy show or the ever so popular Summer Pops on an outdoor stage with the sun setting in the background over the bay incidently makes for a great way to unwind after a Saturday night bar-hop in Gaslamp Quarter.

Let's have a look around into background of San Diego

  • County: San Diego County
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 32.7152778
  • Longitude: -117.1563889
  • Time zone: US/Los Angeles
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -7 hours

Weather in San Diego

San Diego has a Mediterranean climate and it's mostly sunny, dry and hot in the summers and cooler and wetter in winters with temperature averaging around 60-70° year round. For the cheapest flights to San Diego its best to travel during the months of March through May and then September through November. Flights to San Diego are quite cheap during these low seasons in San Diego as compared to the peak summer season. However, because of the warm weather, which averages about 60 to 70 degrees year-round, there's never really a terrible time to visit here. San Diego sees most of the rainfall during winters, so it is not the right time for those who are looking for any kind of water-based activity in San Diego. The water is way too cold for swimming.

  • Climate: Semi-arid Climate / Mediterranean Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to may and September to November

Distance from San Diego center to Airport

San Diego International Airport - SAN is located in Baja California, Mexico 4.8 km from the central business district. The airport is conveniently located 10 minutes from the downtown, serviced by 22 major airlines like American, United, Frontier, Hawaiian, Delta, JetBlue, Spirit, Virgin. The airport receives 20 million passengers a year.

Tijuana International Airport - TIJ is also directly adjacent airport located at the USA-Mexico border and connects with major cities of Mexico. Nearly 500 daily flights operate their nonstop and connecting services to major domestic destinations and across the globe from San Diego.

Driving Distance: 4 miles / 6 km
Driving Time: 9 Minutes
Languages: English followed by Vietnamese and different Asian languages

Modes of transport

The most convenient way to get around everywhere in San Diego is to use a car. The freeway in Mexico is easy to navigate with manageable traffic. Once the flight reaches the SAN airport, visitors can find a reliable vehicle for rental easily as San Diego is the home to many car rental companies that are national brands besides other local and independent ones that are all available at a central location. 

Bus tickets are cheap in San Diego and the trolley system is also a great way to travel around. A Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour is quite popular for exploring the region with complete flexibility. Get down wherever you like and explore more or just sit and travel at a luxury pace without worrying about driving or parking.

Cheapest flights from San Diego to Las Vegas on Spirit airline is $77 for a return ticket, Allegiant air is offering a $107 return ticket to Stockton Metropolitan Airport. There are similar prices offered by airlines such as United, Alaska and Delta airline.

  • Airport: San Diego International Airport and Tijuana International Airport 
  • Rail: Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System and San Diego Trolley.
  • Road: Bus – Greyhound; Taxi – San Diego Taxi Service

Customs and Tipping

While planning a trip to San Diego, it is important to know about the tipping estimates.

For the bar at least 10% (or try for 15%) of the bill and if you are fetching your own drinks at the bar and you pay each time then 1 or 2 dollars is ample, who knows they may offer you a drink on the house.

For taxi its 10% and for the room service you can hand them or leave it on the nightstand while checking out. A couple of dollars per person per night is suffice.

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2 

Nearby Tourist Cities

Eastern San Diego County has a wide variety of things to see and do. It’s the size of the state of Connecticut and there are a wide variety of things to see and do here. Other places to visit nearby are the Cleveland National Forest, Indian Casinos, Outlet malls and small towns such as Alpine and Julian.

Because they share an international border with Mexico, Tijuana and San Diego are together grouped as an international metropolitan area. Also try out the tour of the 7 caves, a trip to Disney which is a 2-hour drive from here and it operates at peak during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Universal Studios Hollywood is also a 3 hours drive from here. Drive to the forested Laguna Mountain Recreation Area and the nearby Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.



Oakland in the west coast is the eighth largest city with one of the busiest port in the US State of California. The total population of Oakland is 419,267 (2015 Census).

  • Climate: Warm – Summer Mediterranean Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: April to October
Tourist Attractions
  • Jack London Square
  • Lake Merritt
  • Chabot Space and Science Center

Emergency Contact Numbers in San Diego city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: 619.233.3004
  • Cab: 619-566-6666 (San Diego Taxi Service)
  • Airport: +1 619-400-2404 (San Diego International Airport)
  • Hospital: 858-657-7000 (UC San Diego Health)


Let's step into extensive list of To Dos in San Diego.

  • La Jolla Playhouse
  • Another Side Of San Diego Tours
  • San Diego Comic-Con International

Tourist Attractions

San Diego has earned the title of America’s Finest City. The city showcases many popular attractions which are of interest of all ages. Most renowned ones include The Sea World, LEGOLAND, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, the Cabrillo National Monument,  several casinos, and many historic parks and museums. 

Another attraction of San Diego’s proximity to Mexico. Many visitors make their way south to enjoy luxury spas, casinos, beachfront resorts, golf courses. The Southside neighborhood has many options for entertainment, you can enjoy the multicultural festivals and celebrations here, unique holiday offerings,  colourful neighbourhoods with historical charm and the nightlife that is widely famous.

Families love the attractions at the Balboa Park; the largest urban cultural park of the U.S. It is home to 15 museums, beautiful gardens, and numerous art galleries.

San Diego County features 92 golf courses and a variety of other exciting spectator sports,

Let's step into an extensive list of To Dos in San Diego.

  •  La Jolla Playhouse
  • Boots In The Park
  • Coronado Island Film Festival
  • The Haunted Halloween Cruise
  • San Diego Comic-Con International

Theatre & Concerts

  • Old Globe Theatre
  • Spreckels Organ Pavilion
  • Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

Visit Top Restaurants in San Diego

  • Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood
  • Marine Room

Top Shopping Centers in San Diego

  • Fashion Valley Shopping Center
  • Las Americas Premium Outlets
  • Seaport Village

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • USS Midway Museum
  • Spanish Village Art Center
  • Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Rib Eye Steaks With Potatoes & Veggies – A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
  • Crab Fried Rice – Eddie V's Prime Seafood
  • blue crab cake – Marine Room

Sports Club

Home for San Diego Padres (Major League Baseball) and San Diego Gulls (American Hockey League).

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $4.70 / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: $3.00 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $ 2,435.14
  • Cheap meal: $14.50
  • Gasoline: $0.77 / liter
  • 3 course meal: $55.00

Information about Phoenix

Nearby Tourist Cities

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Rail: Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System.
  • Road: Bus – Greyhound; Taxi – Yellow Cab Services


Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (ranked under one of the top ten busiest airports in the United States of America)
Driving Distance: 6 miles / 10 km
Driving Time: 12 Minutes
Languages: English followed by Spanish and Navajo

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2