24/7 Reservations - 1-866-257-5990

Hotels in San Diego, California

We offer San Diego, California travel guides, San Diego, California hotel reviews and savings up to 65% Off on popular hotels in San Diego, California. Book Today!

San Diego, California Hotel Deals & Specials

The US Grant - A Luxury Collection Hotel

326 Broadway , San Diego, CA, US

from $289

Holiday Inn San Diego Mission Valley

3805 Murphy Canyon Rd , San Diego, CA, US

from $123

No Image Available

, ,

from $0

Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown

1430 7th Ave , San Diego, CA, US

from $164

Gaslamp Plaza Suites

520 E St , San Diego, CA, US

from $139

Search all hotels in San Diego, California

Featured Travel Guides for San Diego, California

San Diego in Fall? All About Fun!
Published : Nov 21, 2012

A Good Time Anytime! San Diego’s climate is ideal year-round. Residents and visitors enjoy proximity to the coastline, as well as diverse topo...

San Diego’s Summer is Hotter than Ever
Published : Nov 21, 2012

Come Prepared San Diego in summer can get really dry, unless you book near the coast. The city’s summer isn’t the usual season one would im...

San Diego: Great for Spring Breaks
Published : Nov 21, 2012

Manageable Weather San Diego is one tourist destination that offers manageable temperatures year-round. While its perennial attractions may get...

San Diego’s Winter is Hot with Events
Published : Nov 21, 2012

Keep it Casual You won’t feel a typical winter in San Diego’s 70 mile-stretch of coastline that you can even pack your shorts for a trip in ...

Top Attractions To Visit When Headed To San Diego
Published : Feb 15, 2011

San Diego draws many visitors not only because of its friendly climate and beaches but also because of its countless tourist attractions including his...

View all travel guides

About San Diego, California

Overview

The coastal city of San Diego lies north of the Mexican border and is steeped in historical highlights and natural scenery. As one of California’s family-friendly destinations, San Diego boasts of theme parks, shopping, entertainment and other forms of recreational pursuits. Thriving since the days of the great Santa Fe Railroad in the late 1800s, the city beckons further with its picture-perfect beaches and year-round fantastic weather. Being in the southernmost tip of the state also makes San Diego’s coastline as the perfect spot for viewing the glorious sunset everyday. 

Exploring the City 

San Diego’s population is 1.38 million, making it the eighth largest city in America. The city itself is not big and most of the major attractions are found in the downtown district, which bodes well for exploring San Diego. Apart from the renowned Gaslamp Quarter, downtown neighborhoods of Little Italy and Embarcadero rank high in the sightseeing trail as well. Balboa Park is famous for its plethora of museums while the Old Quarter presents historical structures and delectable Mexican cuisine. La Jolla, where the University of California in San Diego is located, offers upmarket boutiques and exquisite restaurants. If it is the beach lifestyle you’re after, Mission Bay will not disappoint with its sandy beaches, water sports and refreshing boardwalk.

Shopping

The profuse variety of shopping options in the city will entice visitors to take note of the areas that are definitely characteristic of San Diego’s diversity. The revitalized downtown district is home to Horton Plaza, a multi-level shopping mall containing more than a hundred shops housed inside a European-style building. Old Town San Diego has plenty of arts and crafts stores while Hillcrest is popular for its hip vintage boutiques. Mission Valley Center is an institution in San Diego shopping, specializing in cheap outlet stores. The shops in Mission and Pacific beaches are heaven-sent for affordable last-minute shopping for beach apparel.

Entertainment and Nightlife

The beaches may be the main draw but San Diego’s nightlife can be quite entertaining too. Party crowds have their own chill-out spots in the city. The most popular area for tourists is the Gaslamp Quarter, the epicenter of downtown entertainment where clubs and restaurants are housed inside Victorian-era buildings. Beach bars in Pacific and Mission Beach mostly cater to the college crowd. In uptown Hillcrest and University Heights, expect upmarket options and a lively gay bar scene.

Best Ruins

Of the 21 Spanish Missions established in California, Basilica San Diego de Alcala is the very first outpost established. Thus, the city is more appropriately remembered as the site from which Christianity in the West grew. The church is also the first Catholic church in California. A visit to the Mission is one of the best ways to experience San Diego’s Spanish legacy. Dating back to 1769, the Mission was burned down by Native Americans in 1775. Scattered blocks of adobe stone are the remains of the original structure that housed the living quarters of the Spanish friars. The restored bell tower and the façade reflect the typical architectural elements of that period.

Permanent link: http://www.roomstays.com/location/united+states/california/san+diego

San Diego, California Community Discussion & Comments

Search Hotel Deals - SAVE up to 65%

San Diego, California Location Map

Loading Map...

Latest Hotel Reviews in San Diego, California

A nice visit at an older Hampton Inn
Very helpful and pleasant staff in an older Hampton Inn. The location was ...
Hampton Inn San Diego Downtown

Stark Stay
Even though I give it 4 stars. We had some difficulties, as our sink backed...
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar

Very Enjoyable Stay
I was treated extremely well by all of the hotel staff, they were very nice...
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Del Mar

Stark Review
Let's see the sink backed up and overflowed into the bathroom flooding it. ...
Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar

Wonderful stay!
Great place for families! Lots to do. The next time we will definitely r...
Paradise Point Resort & Spa

San Diego, California User Community

Our community of users frequently share their knowledge and update our travel guides.

Share your San Diego, California travel experience ...