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Experience Your Best San Diego Vacation

Four things are taken very seriously in San Diego: sunset views, good margaritas, surfing and family time. When your vacation plans need a pick-me-up head down to the sunny U.S. border city where life is decidedly upbeat. San Diego vacations quench the need for fun and relaxation from Balboa Park to SeaWorld.

Whether you’re into marine life, military culture or craft beer, our San Diego travel guide is for anyone who likes sunshine in their life, even in December. Especially in December.

Best time to take a vacation to San Diego County

One of the main draws of a San Diego vacation is that the weather is pleasant year-round -- temperatures range from 60 to 80 degrees. That said, there can be some distinct differences in the travel seasons. For example, the boardwalk from Belmont Park to Pacific Beach is a bustling family hotspot in summer and a quiet jogging path come fall. Grey skies in May and June are common, so August and September are better bets for sunshine and ocean temps that don’t require a wetsuit. October, February and March are in-between months when travel rates are lowest.

Insider tips for San Diego County travel

Padres parking tip

See a Padres game at the modern Petco Park without the hassle of parking downtown. Park at Qualcomm Stadium for free and ride the Trolley straight to the stadium.

Ocean Beach

Hunt for antiques in the funky Ocean Beach neighborhood, followed by an evening stroll along nearby Sunset Cliffs.

Lestat's coffee shop

Let 24-hour coffee shop Lestat’s be your window into the hip North Park/Normal Heights neighborhood. Lattes are strong and tongue-in-cheek gargoyle décor is a break from San Diego’s otherwise sunny personality.

Encinitas gardens

Explore the (free) gardens at the Encinitas Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage and Meditation Gardens. You’ll be asked to keep voices down and cell phones off while strolling among koi ponds and peering over surfers from a pelican point-of-view.

Neighborhood Ale House

Finding a place to start amid the country's best craft beer scene might be intimidating. Neighborhood Ale House (downtown San Diego) offers samples and an innovative California burger menu. Or make a day of it: Several brewery tour operators will pick you up from your hotel.

San Diego County Vacation Package Deals

If you're hoping to package your hotel and flight bookings to save some cash, you're in the right place! Relax, take a load off and let the expert team at Orbitz help you design an extraordinary San Diego County trip.

If you simply combine your bookings, you could save up to $536*! Just select your preferred airfares, hotels, rental cars and experiences.

With 500 airlines to choose from, you'll be up in the air in no time! Also, if you're unsure where you'll stay, we've got an amazing database of more than 500,000 worldwide hotels.

It doesn't matter what sort of experience you're searching for, there are unlimited options to craft the escape you've been dreaming about.

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San Diego County Travel Guide

Where is San Diego County?

You won't have to wait until you're buckled in your seat gazing at the flight route to learn where San Diego County is — allow us to point you in the right direction.

This city is around 470 miles southeast of California's capital, Sacramento. San Diego County is also 20 miles south of Solana Beach.

Visitors to this part of Southern California will be sharing space with about 1,300,000 people.

Places to Visit in San Diego County

Drawing crowds of curious travelers from all parts of the world, the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld ought to be right at the top of your bucket list. While you're in the mood to explore first-class sights, why not cross off the Balboa Park and the San Diego Convention Center too?

You wouldn't want to visit San Diego County without dropping by favorite attractions like Coronado Beach and the USS Midway Museum. After more options? Look up Point Loma Lighthouse and Ocean Beach Park. If time is on your side, stop by all of them!

If you love anything to do with boating, check out the collections of historical maritime artifacts at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Seeking some more options? Navy Pier is just teeming with military history. If this is of interest to you, check for any group tours and one-off events. But that's not all! After a morning of sightseeing, Centennial Park is a wonderful place to kick back, rest your legs and have a bite to eat.

Car Rentals in San Diego County

Turn up the volume on your favorite tunes and explore San Diego County from the freedom of your own ride. You'll find some of the most affordable car rentals in San Diego County on Orbitz.

If you're arriving via plane, you can easily collect a vehicle from San Diego International Airport. Economy Rent a car is a reliable choice.

You might like to rent a vehicle from Avis at 640 Broadway. They are conveniently located right in the city center. You can also check out Enterprise at 900 F St Ste 167.

Where to stay in San Diego County – Hotel Accommodation

The sooner you reserve your lodgings, the sooner you can begin to sort out your activities. With at least 215 hotels in San Diego County, Orbitz has all the info you need to book right now.

Brilliant luxury accommodations in San Diego County include the Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton and the Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Or, check out the facilities at the San Diego Metro KOA (111 North 2nd Ave) or the La Avenida Inn (1315 Orange Avenue) if you're after a bargain booking.

Take your pick of accommodation options just a short walk from the San Diego Convention Center if you're eager to stay close by. The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is just 0.10 miles away. If that doesn't fit the bill, take a look at the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, which is 0.2 miles away.

Nearest Airports to San Diego County

After being stuck in a cramped seat all day, you'll be relieved to jump off the plane and stretch out at San Diego International Airport (SAN). Situated 2 miles northwest of the downtown area, this is the main point of arrival for those traveling via air.

Popular Places to Visit Near San Diego County

If you've seen the very best of San Diego County already, don't pack up and go just yet. You've actually got globally celebrated tourist attractions right under your nose! People from every corner of the globe flock to Legoland California. You can access it from Encinitas, which is 25 miles away.

No Cancellation Fees

Dug out your passport, booked your travels but now can't go? Don't worry — we make canceling your plans easy by not requesting a fee.^ Act fast and your airline and hotel might do the same!

*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Orbitz.com from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

^The travel product supplier may, however, charge cancellation fees which you will be required to pay. Terms and conditions apply.

*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Orbitz.com from January through December 2017, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.