Best of San Diego

The best of San Diego section on SanDiego.com provides suggestions for the best hotels, activities, and attractions in America's Finest City. We know this city like the back of our hand and want to share our local knowledge with visitors coming to make the most of their time in San Diego. Each season brings new and exciting things to do and this is our list of the best of the best of San Diego. From the best attractions in San Diego to the best hotels to stay in during your next San Diego vacation, these are our picks to make your vacation everything you could want and more!

Top pick for September: The Gondola CompanyWhat better way to spend extra time with our loved ones this holiday season than a fun and romantic Gondola ride in San Diego.

With so many incredible hotels, San Diego is ideal for a great vacation any time of year. Some of the best hotels in San Diego are found on the outskirts of the city in the North County region and on the beaches as well as downtown. San Diego is know for beautiful beaches and booking a hotel on the coast is the way to go for an unforgettable beach vacation. One of the best hotels in San Diego is L'Auberge in Del Mar. Surrounded by pristine coastline and incredible views, this classic hotel combines luxury and a laid back beach vibe to make it one of our favorite hotels in San Diego. For visitors looking to stay in the heart of the city, one of our best hotels in San Diego is the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Located just minutes from the Gaslamp Quarter, this top San Diego hotel gives guests the best of both worlds with amazing views of the San Diego Bay and city skyline in the thriving downtown area making it one of the best hotels in San Diego!

 San Diego is known for beauty and great weather and the best way to enjoy it is to get outside in the gorgeous San Diego sunshine. That's why SanDiego.com put together the best of San Diego section to help visitors find great hidden gems and deals on the best activities in this incredible city. From kayaking to cruises, the best activities in San Diego will help you take advantage of the overwhelming beauty in San Diego and enjoy all it has to offer while having a great time. A kayak trip around La Jolla is one of the absolute best activities in San Diego. Explore the La Jolla sea caves, catch a few waves and get up close and personal with our sea lion neighbors all while getting a good work out in a kayak. The Pacific Ocean is a beauty and one of the best ways to explore it is from the seat of a kayak. Some of the best San Diego activities include getting on or in the water, especially during the summer, but one great thing to do in San Diego that people may not think of, is taking a cruise around our beautiful San Diego Bay. Companies like Hornblower Cruises and the Gondola Company show visitors a classy side of San Diego with elegant sunset cruise dinners and romantic gondola rides around the bay. Keep an eye out on the best of San Diego section throughout the year for the inside scoop on the best activities in San Diego.

For visitors looking to see the sights on vacation, we have listed the best attractions in San Diego for each season. San Diego has a wealth of great attractions ranging from the World Famous San Diego Zoo to the shopping Mecca Seaport Village to beautiful Balboa Park. A trip to San Diego isn't complete without a visit to the Zoo or Safari Park and each season these best San Diego attractions feature special events that you'll find on SanDiego.com. Summer at the zoo brings extended hours and special animal encounters with the Nighttime Zoo! Don't miss a chance to see your favorite wild animals in a whole new light with this great San Diego Zoo summer event.

Looking for something a little more mellow and inexpensive? Spend a day wandering around Seaport Village or Balboa Park. As two of the best attractions in San Diego, they don't cost a thing and are a great way to spend a few hours. Beautiful views of the bay and fun shopping make Seaport Village a top San Diego attraction, perfect for the whole family or a romantic stroll with that special someone. For a truly unique experience, head to Balboa Park and observe the incredible architecture and beautiful gardens of this area. Ideal for a lazy day and a picnic, the acres of green grass at Balboa Park are perfect for a day playing Frisbee or soccer with the family in San Diego. The best attractions in San Diego don't always have to cost and arm and a leg. Visitors can find great deals on the big attractions or enjoy one of the many inexpensive attractions in our beautiful city.

San Diego is an amazing city and it's no wonder it is such a popular place for a great vacation. With incredible hotels, attractions, and things to do, it doesn't get better than San Diego. Our weather makes it easy to enjoy this beautiful city all year round and it is a popular destination for big holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Fourth of July. Each season in San Diego brings new and exciting things to do so SanDiego.com keeps visitors up to date with the Best of San Diego page featuring great deals, events, and the top hotels for each season in San Diego. 

Fall in San Diego attracts thousands to the beautiful beaches and exciting outdoor attractions like the Zoo and SeaWorld. With such beautiful weather and miles of pristine coastline, it's no surprise San Diego is a top destination for visitors. Check the Best of San Diego page frequently to take advantage of the great deals and get the inside scoop on the best San Diego hotels, attractions, and activities any time of year.

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