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Bursting with vibrancy, San Diego is a city that you could never get bored of. During a stay here, countless lively districts can be explored, a unique food scene is there to be savored, gorgeous beaches can be relaxed on, and dreamy sunsets demand to be marveled at. To really experience everything that this large yet laidback city has to offer, a car rental is ideal. A vehicle will enable you to really explore all of San Diego’s highlights, traverse the golden sands of its stunning beaches, and, to complete your Southern California experience, visit some of the gorgeous countryside surrounding the city.

Things to see in San Diego

Do you want to see where California really started? Then, you’d better check out San Diego’s old town, which is known as the ‘Birthplace of California’. Be sure to check out Casa de Estudillo, Whaley House Museum, and the Junípero Serra Museum to get a real feel for this world-famous site.

More San Diego museums are located in Balboa Park, which is a 1,200 acre area in the middle of the city. It is so big that it has a freeway running through it and is home to the Natural History Museum, the Air and Space Museum, the Museum of Man, and the Museum of Art. There is definitely enough here for any culture vulture to spend some time on.

If you are hot and thirsty after all the exploring, then why not take a renowned Brewery Tour? San Diegans are very into craft beer and a cold beverage against a Mediterranean backdrop is the perfect way to end a busy day full of sightseeing.

San Diego’s culture lies within the city, but its beauty is certainly found around its beaches. Each beach has its own unique charm. With your hire car, you will be able to experience them all. Ocean Beach harks back to the ‘60s with a hippy charm, while Mission Beach is a must visit for any thrill seeker, with its fantastic amusement park. If surfing is your game, or if you are just keen on trying something new, don’t miss Pacific Beach, which has awesome waves. For a chance at spotting sea lions, dolphins, and even whales, check out La Jolla.

San Diego is a good food lover’s paradise as well. For a unique brunch experience, check out Tractor Room for its unique atmosphere and a mouth watering selection of food. Napizza, located in Little Italy, brings out the most tantalizing pizza toppings, which keep locals and tourists alike coming back for more. In case you are after a slice of Mexico, which lies only 30 minutes’ drive south of the city, check out José’s for cheap tacos and burritos.

There is plenty to keep you busy in San Diego, but Southern California’s fantastic hikes are just a short drive away; so if you fancy a day out of the city, jump in your rental car and check them out.

Car Rental with Orbitz

Renting a car with Orbitz means that you will be offered low rates and a huge array of vehicles, perfect for all your needs. Whatever your group size, we will certainly have the best car for your ideal San Diego experience. You can even pick up your rental car straight from San Diego International Airport after prebooking online.