San Diego

Summary

San Diego is California’s second largest but most picturesque city. With its beautiful beaches and scenic vistas San Diego benefits from having an open and relaxed ambience and the locals are a friendly and fun loving crowd.

With nearly perfect weather every day of the year, there are endless activities and places to visit in San Diego which is steeped in history (by American standards). Some of the original missions are still there as well as the Old Town, site of the original city centre. Located just outside the downtown city centre (10 minutes by car) the Old Town offers a uniquely Spanish/Mexican feel with authentic Mexican food, live music and delicious margaritas. Olive oil tasting and authentic wares of the region are tendered in the little shops here and you can browse while exploring the beautiful walkways, bougainvillea and cascading fountains.

San Diego offers a trolley bus tour, which is excellent and great value for money for a family day out. Taking you through downtown you will see the famous Del Hotel where "Some Like It Hot" was filmed with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon on Coronado Island. It continues on all the way to where Tom Cruise sat in the piano bar in Top Gun, and everywhere in between. You can stop off and get on at as many locations as you choose: Our suggestion would be to stop for lunch on the waterfront at Sea Port Village or The Fish Market restaurant serving local fish dishes, conveniently located next to the US Midway, an American seaworthy military vessel open for tours (tickets need to be purchased in advance).

Further north is San Diego's La Jolla, considered "the jewel of California" This fashionable town is where you will find designer shops within walking distance of some of San Diego's elite hotels, some offering spectacular ocean views. Stroll down to many of the fabulous restaurants as well as to the beaches, caves and coves where you will see sea lions playing in the surf most of the year round.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Attractions

  • SeaWorld & San Diego Zoo
  • Historical sites
  • Botanical gardens
  • Stunning beaches
  • Great shopping
  • Huge variety of excellent cuisine

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Price Guide

A 10 night holiday, staying 7 nights at the 3*+ Park City Peaks Hotel (Standard Room, B&B) in Park City and 3 nights at the 4* Catamaran Resort (Studio) in San Diego, including all flights, transfers and three days car hire in San Diego, starts from £1925pp for 2 adults.

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Accommodation

There are many and varied hotel options in downtown San Diego or by the beautiful ocean making it easy to cater for any budget and preference.

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Ski Resorts

Heavenly Ski Resort

Straddling California and Nevada, Heavenly ski resort overlooks Lake Tahoe to the west and the Nevada Desert to the east.

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Mammoth January 2016 © Kevin Westenbarger

With views over the high desert, Mammoth is one of North America's largest ski hills, with an enviably long season and lots of powder.

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Park City Mountain Resort © Dan Campbell

North America’s largest single ski area, this historic silver mining town is a direct flight from the UK.

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Steamboat town © Larry Pierce/Steamboat Ski Resort

The home of Champagne Powder, Steamboat’s varied terrain, Cowboy town appeal and great value hotels are a winning combination.

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Vail skiers powder piste © Jack Affleck

World famous for its powder bowls, buzzing town and exclusive hotels, Vail is the largest single ski mountain in North America.

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Winter Park Ski Resort

Colorado's oldest continually-run ski resort, Winter Park is a serious winter playground that’s relatively undiscovered by British skiers.

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