San Diego

Accommodation:

  • Four Points Sheraton Downtown Hotel

Transport:

  • If driving, there are plenty of pay-to-park spaces around the city. Click on the below link for a Downtown San Diego parking map, which shows different prices in different areas
  • A taxi or shuttle can be found at the island outposts outside each terminal at the airport. The free Airport Shuttles runs between the Sycuan Green Line Middletown Trolley Station and the airport every 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Bus route 992 stops right outside baggage claims at all terminals. It’s only 10 to 15 minutes to get to Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego to connect with all major transit options, including 3 Trolley lines, 3 Rapid bus lines, the Coaster, and Amtrak. A one-way fare costs $2.25
  • If you’re staying in and around Southern San Diego, Downtown, Mission Valley or just east of the city, the bright red Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) trolley is a convenient way to getting around. The trolley provides services from key locations including the Santa Fe Depot and the San Diego Convention Center, crisscrossing through downtown and out to Old Town, Mission Valley, El Cajon and Santee
  • There are four trolley lines (UC San Diego Blue, Orange, Sycuan Green and SDG&E Silver) that service the Downtown San Diego communities and beyond. Trolleys run an average of every 15 minutes
  • The North County Transit District’s Coaster trains connect downtown San Diego and Old Town with coastal communities throughout the county including Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside.

Things to see:

  • Gaslamp Quarter
  • Seaport Village
  • Old Town
  • Balboa Park
  • Coronado Beach

Tips:

  • Hop on the Old Town Trolley, which provides a tour of the city, stopping at 11 places including Old Town, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado, Little Italy and Balboa Park. There is also a La Jolla and Mission Bay route. You can either ride on the full two-hour narrated historic tour, or hop on and off at different stops throughout the day
  • Between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, visitors can hop aboard the Big Bay Shuttle for an eight-stop ride along San Diego’s Bayfront from Harbor Island to the South Embarcadero, near the San Diego Convention Center. The tickets costs $3 for hop on and off services all. Shuttles arrive at each stop every 15 to 20 minutes
  • Coronado Ferry is a passenger ferry that runs regularly across San Diego Bay, between the Broadway Pier and the Convention Center in downtown San Diego and the Coronado Ferry Landing. The ride provides gorgeous views of the downtown skyline and the Coronado Bridge and is only 15mins each way
  • Why not take a day trip to Tijuana. From downtown San Diego, a trip to the Mexican border takes around 45 minutes on the Imperial Way blue line. To get to Tijuana, hop on the blue line at any station going south toward San Ysidro. You will take the line all the way to the end and get off at San Ysidro. Click here for more information
  • If you’re a fan of architecture, visit the UCSD Geisel Library that showcases a mix of brutalism and futurism. It is named in honour of Audrey and Theodor Seuss Geisel

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