Get to know one of California’s most notorious cities by knowing how you’ll see it, whether it’s through the San Diego Trolley Light Rail system or the actual trolleys that add a complimentary splash to the historic district. Keep in mind the chance to see everything from an intimate perspective, booking a quaint SUV for family excursions across the eastern ridges, or enjoying views of the Pacific Coast from the freedom of a private sedan. Business travelers who want to stay close to their flight should reserve a room from the hotels on North Harbor Drive, many of which offer a unique view of the San Diego Bay as well as shuttles to San Diego International Airport, while those attending an event at San Diego Convention Center may want to book a room on Harbor Drive, choosing between the Marriott Marquis or Hilton Bayfront.
Spend the day looking through the city’s hottest family-friendly attractions before calling it a day, starting with countless landmarks sprawled across Balboa Park - home to over a dozen museums, the San Diego Zoo, plus a variety of scenic gardens, you’ll have plenty to look forward to at the popular grounds. Get some fun in the sun afterward by heading to the coast, going with Silver Strand Beach for views of the bay or going all out at South Mission Beach for as much access to the Pacific as the iconic SeaWorld San Diego. Head to the Old Point Loma Lighthouse for a bit of history afterward, searching through the 1800s exhibits while looking forward to the iconic lookouts from Cabrillo National Monument next-door. Check out the many districts that surround the region, moving from the eclectic Arts District on Dewey Road over to the popular restaurants on 5th Avenue, one of the most visited being Rockin’ Baja Lobster.