Coronado Beach starts at historic Hotel del Coronado and runs north to a dog-friendly beach.

San Diego’s Best Beaches

A roundup of San Diego’s best beaches. Whether you have children to entertain or are on your own ready for sun, sand, & surf, there’s a beach here for you.

If driving along Pacific cliffs appeals to you, hop on Pacific Coast Highway 1 when you hit San Luis Obispo.

Road Trip Itinerary: San Diego to San Francisco in Two Days

You could drive from San Diego to San Francisco in several hours of featureless traffic, or you could take your time exploring the scenic route. Our two-day itinerary gives you time to lounge on the beach, enjoy the natural splendor of the central coast, and leaves plenty of time for cosmopolitan fun.

A lantern illuminates a pen lying across a sheet of paper serving as a guest register.

Haunted San Diego

Everyone loves a good ghost story. San Deigo’s claim to creepy fame is home to the “Most Haunted House in America”, but like any historic city, the shivers don’t stop there–a self-guided ghost tour of its creepiest locales is a great way to take in the sights and learn its history. From strange sightings to unexplained noises, here are the spooks and spirits, ghosts and ghouls of haunted San Diego.

The front of the George Carr house in San Diego.

The Historic Arts and Crafts Homes of San Diego

The truth is that some of the best architecture in San Deigo is found in private residences, and if architecture is your thing, the historic arts and crafts homes around town are a must-see. Here are the homes and tours to put on your list.

Coronado Bridge in San Diego, California.

San Diego Area Sights: Coronado Highlights

If you’re in San Diego, the trip across the Coronado bridge to visit this famous resort city should definitely be on your list. Highlights include the spectacular bridge itself, the story of how the resort city came to be, and most notably, the famous Hotel del Coronado.

Directional signs in Old Town, San Diego.

Sightseeing Old Town San Diego and Mission Hills

Sightseeing in Old Town San Diego and Mission Hills is a historical and architectural feast. From the city’s first graveyard to a two-century old home and plenty in between, you can easily spend an entire day strolling through San Diego’s history.

Moon Death Valley National Park

California resident Jenna Blough reveals the must-see sights and best-kept secrets of Death Valley National Park, from the popular Amargosa Range to the remote expanses of the Saline and Eureka Valleys. Blough offers handpicked suggestions for experiencing the full diversity of Death Valley including “Best Hikes,” “Best Scenic Four-Wheel Drives,” and “Hidden Springs and Desert […]

The California Tower's belltower and dome in San Diego's Balboa Park.

One Day at Balboa Park, San Diego

There’s more to see and do at Balboa Park than can comfortably be accomplished in one day. If you’re only going to make one pass through the treasured cultural center of San Diego, here’s how to prioritize your visit with kids and without.

Ocean waves crash against Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, California.

Scenic Walks in San Diego

A scenic walk in San Diego is a great way to notice the understated sights of the city, and an excellent way to relax in the middle of a busy trip. Many of these districts and neighbourhoods also host great restaurants; consider working up an appetite before you eat, or topping off a satisfying meal with a stroll.