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Like a collection of villages cobbled together to make a vast, sprawling city, San Diego is full of variety. From the relaxed surf dudes on the beaches to its bustling downtown, the self-styled ‘America’s finest city’ certainly packs a big punch.
Blessed with some of the mildest weather and best air of any city in the US, San Diego is a true year-round destination. However, if you’re keen to avoid the crowds, then visit in March through to May or from September to November, when you also stand a better chance of getting cheap flights to San Diego.
Whatever the season, you can find the best deals on flights to San Diego at Expedia. The search page lets you enter your preferred flight details to help you find the best value travel. Click to see a vast choice of flights, with further options to refine your itinerary using the filter options on the left side of the page.
It’s still possible to find cheaper flights to San Diego by being flexible about departure airports and on what days you travel. Use the ‘Nearby airports’ button under the departure bar or click ‘Show flexible dates’ to see if adjusting your plans could help you save.
There is a choice of direct and indirect bargain flights to San Diego from multiple UK airports, including the following:
The biggest single runway airport in the US, San Diego’s air hub is located conveniently close to the city, just three miles from downtown. With more than 50,000 passengers flying in and out each day, it is one of the busiest in the US. The airport has a dedicated rental car centre and there are good rail and bus links to the city.
This being Southern California, the easiest way of getting around is always by car, with the dedicated rental centre at the airport the most convenient option.
However, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) does run good services in the city, although connections to some suburban areas can be difficult.
In the downtown area there is also a light rail system, called the San Diego trolley, in operation.
Bilboa Park is home to the legendary San Diego Zoo as well as a number of botanical gardens and museums. It’s easy to spend a day just wandering around and discovering all of its myriad attractions.
Head out to Ocean and Mission beaches, popular spots for the younger surfing crowds.
San Diego’s downtown is bustling with restaurants and bars, especially in the Gaslamp Quarter, which really gets lively at night.
The UK is eight hours ahead of San Diego.
The currency is the dollar and British citizens will not need a visa for short stays in the US.