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Best Things to Do in San Diego

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Olivia's Travel Tips for San Diego

What are the best places to eat and drink in San Diego?

We went to C-level and Sun Deck at Hotel del Coronado. Both were delicious with amazing views of the water.

What are the best things to do in San Diego?

Shopping in Coronado was so fun! Lots of great restaurants and shops in that area!

Visited San Diego in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Martina M. in San Diego for Flytographer


Hanna's Travel Tips for San Diego

What are the best places to eat and drink in San Diego?

Donna Jean! They are a plant-based restaurant with amazing food and a great patio. The Caesar salad, Thunderkiss pizza, and their brunch items are all favorites!

What are the best things to do in San Diego?

Balboa Park, the Marina district, and kayaking in Mission Bay

What is your best travel tip for San Diego?

Bring lots of light layers and a hat to be ready for any kind of weather and any adventure your trip takes you!

Visited San Diego in March

Photo Shoot Location: Balboa Park

Bree in San Diego for Flytographer


Claudia's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

Pick one of the beautiful beaches to catch a west coast sunset. Point Loma, Windansea, Carlsbad all have beautiful views.

Visited San Diego in November

Photo Shoot Location: Windansea Beach in La Jolla

Rhianna in San Diego for Flytographer


Dafny's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

Balboa Park is incredible! I personally found the Spanish Village super cute, where we also got photos taken. Sunday night dinner in Little Italy. We loved Buon Appetito with our hilarious waiter Giuseppe.

Visited San Diego in November

Photo Shoot Location: Balboa Park

Martina M. in San Diego for Flytographer


Cindy's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

La Jolla and Balboa park is a must! We were only in San Diego for 2 days and it didn't feel like enough time to see everything. If you can, stay at least 3 days!

Visited San Diego in November

Photo Shoot Location: Balboa Park

Martina M. in San Diego for Flytographer


Meagan's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

We had our photos taken in La Jolla and it was truly stunning. Definitely worth the drive up from the city! We also loved Balboa Park and the restaurants and breweries in Little Italy!

Visited San Diego in October

Photo Shoot Location: Scripps Pier

Martina M. in San Diego for Flytographer


Devorah's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

Jake's restaurant in Del Mar is right on the beach and the food was really good. Riding the Bird electric scooters to get around town was a lot of fun! Frost Me Cafe & Bakery in Little Italy is an excellent place to enjoy coffee and pastries.

Visited San Diego in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Rhianna in San Diego for Flytographer


Nikki's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

MUST. EAT. PUESTO.

Visited San Diego in October

Photo Shoot Location: Windansea Beach in La Jolla

Jessica in San Diego for Flytographer


Hillary's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

If you're traveling with kids check out the Children's Museum! It's an incredible experiential museum with installations that are pretty mind-blowing for adults too :)

Visited San Diego in October

Photo Shoot Location: Balboa Park

Martina M. in San Diego for Flytographer


Michele's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

The San Diego Zoo if a must for all families who visit San Diego. We loved eating at Dukes's in La Jolla - kids love the Hula Pie. Carlsbad and their weekly farmers market is enjoyable for our family, too. While in Carlsbad pass up the every popular Pizza Port and walk around the corner to Roosevelt Pizza. It's a hidden gem!

Visited San Diego in October

Photo Shoot Location: Scripps Pier

Martina M. in San Diego for Flytographer


Shelbee's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

Pacific Beach was my favorite hangout area. PB Alehouse and Better Buzz Coffee were my main stops! If you happen to be in the Gaslamp area (go at night) and if you are a baseball fan, or just like a good atmosphere hit up a Padres game while/if they are in town.

Visited San Diego in September

Photo Shoot Location: Windansea Beach in La Jolla

Jessica in San Diego for Flytographer


Veronica's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

We loved hopping in the car and driving from La Jolla down to Mission Beach.

Visited San Diego in September

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Adi's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

Four Seasons Aviara :)

Visited San Diego in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Samantha in San Diego for Flytographer


Tuesday's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

Save more time in your schedule for Balboa Park! There's just so much to do, see, eat there! We went twice over our week and still barely scratched the surface. It definitely gives us something to look forward to when we go back one day.

Visited San Diego in August

Photo Shoot Location: Balboa Park

Erica in San Diego for Flytographer


Robyn's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

Rent a car to truly take advantage of San Diego and the surrounding areas of La Jolla, Del Mar, Coronado, and Little Italy. Highly recomment Civico 1845 and Ironside in Little Italy!

Visited San Diego in August

Photo Shoot Location: Balboa Park

Martina M. in San Diego for Flytographer


Kimberly's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

Coronado Island, kayaking in La Jolla. Deep sea fishing. Searsuckers for dinner. And get your hands on lots of fish tacos.

Visited San Diego in August

Photo Shoot Location: Ocean Beach Pier

Erica in San Diego for Flytographer


Shilpah's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

Travel with someone you love to travel with! This city has so much to offer! The architecture, food, history, music and most definitely the people! Additionally, wear lots of sunblock and stay hydrated!! We'll definitely head out to San Diego!

Visited San Diego in August

Photo Shoot Location: Scripps Pier

Martina M. in San Diego for Flytographer


Kristina's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

The snorkel and kayak tour by Everyday California was so much fun and we learned a ton from our guides. So glad we booked that on our first day, as we were able to use what we learned and saw on the rest of our time in the water.

Visited San Diego in July

Photo Shoot Location: Scripps Pier

Martina M. in San Diego for Flytographer


Laura's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

Definitely eat at little Italy! Take a ferry to Coronado Island and visit the Del Coronado Hotel. Visit the Gaslamp District and enjoy all the amazing restaurants they have to offer.

Visited San Diego in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jessica in San Diego for Flytographer


Kristin's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

Rent an Airbnb in walking distance to the beach and amenities - easiest way to relax and still enjoy the conveniences of home.

Visited San Diego in July

Photo Shoot Location: Scripps Pier

Martina M. in San Diego for Flytographer


Kristina's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

Our favorite restaurant was El Pescador Fish Market - some of the best fresh seafood we've ever had!

Visited San Diego in July

Photo Shoot Location: Scripps Pier

Natalie in San Diego for Flytographer


Clare's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

La Jolla cove to see the sea lions, sunset cliffs (at any time of the day!), Parakeet Cafe in Little Italy, and Communal Coffee in South Park

Visited San Diego in July

Photo Shoot Location: Balboa Park

Martina M. in San Diego for Flytographer


Kate's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

Give yourself enough days to do and see it all!

Visited San Diego in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Natalie in San Diego for Flytographer


Katherine's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

San Diego is much bigger than I expected, but every area has something unique and fun. Give yourself at least half a day to explore each area - Ocean Beach, La Jolla, Gaslamp District, etc.

Visited San Diego in June

Photo Shoot Location: Scripps Pier

Martina M. in San Diego for Flytographer


Aylene's Travel Tips for San Diego

What is your best overall travel tip for San Diego?

It’s a beautiful city with lots to do and see for both sea lovers and land lovers. The ocean views are amazing so make sure you take that scenic drive and Little Italy is a foodies dream. You will love it!

Visited San Diego in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Samantha in San Diego for Flytographer


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