This city might not be the first that comes to mind when thinking of major cities for a US road trip. However, San Diego is rapidly gaining popularity amongst travelers. The world-renowned San Diego Zoo is a great example for why this city is becoming more and more popular. Its close proximity to Los Angeles is another major reason to add San Diego on your road trip. With your rental car, you can find yourself at any location in San Diego in no time and there is a lot to be explored.
San Diego has a lot to offer for families. There are quite a few spots where both kids and adults can entertain themselves. One such popular place is Balboa Park. It is the nation’s largest urban cultural park, boasting 15 major museums, performing arts venues, gardens, as well as the San Diego Zoo. In this zoo, you can find an extensive collection of animals and plants. There is so much to see here, you can easily spend a full day. At the Balboa Park Visitors Center, you can find all the information you need on where to go next.
San Diego is a coastal city, which means it has some gorgeous shores as well. One of these spots can be found at La Jolla Cove. This is one of the most desirable spots in San Diego for glimpsing sea lions, going swimming, and heading for a dive. Both sunrise and sunset are captivating sights worth planning into your day. In the meantime, spend your day or night at the Gaslamp Quarter. This San Diego district is filled with cozy bars, well-known venues in which you can dance the night away, and glamorous restaurants with renowned chefs. Another bonus is that it is easily accessible via the freeway so as long as you have your rental car, you can stay for as long as you would like.
However, if you are looking for some more natural highlights in San Diego besides La Jolla Cove, there is plenty to choose from. For one, there is Point Loma, a beautiful lookout point above San Diego Bay, as well as the Coronado Bridge that connects San Diego to Coronado with an absolutely stunning view over the city skyline and the nearby Corona Islands.
Discovering San Diego gets even better when you are hiring the right car. We at Orbitz offer a wide variety of cars at affordable, low rates. From compact cars for smaller trips to large SUVs that are suitable for the entire family, we have got you covered for your stay in San Diego.