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San Diego County Holiday Package Deals
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Holidays in San Diego County
Is your passport screaming out for love? Not sure where to go next? If San Diego County was on a dating site, you'd definitely be swiping right!
The population of this city is 1,300,000.
If you head 760 kilometres northwest of San Diego County, you'll hit Sacramento, the state capital. Travel 30 kilometres north and you'll come across Del Mar.
In a lively, world-renowned destination that's jam-packed with things to discover, the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld shine brightly above the rest. The San Diego State University and Legoland California are just as breathtaking.
Your entire family will enjoy stops at Aquatica and Belmont Park. If that isn't enough to wear the young ones out, why not head along to Boomers El Cajon and the Balboa Park Carousel as well?
Take a deep breath and go on an underwater adventure at Birch Aquarium, where you'll bump into all kinds of aquatic species. Yet another magical marine world is waiting for you at Birch Aquarium.
Acquaint yourself with the animals, great and small, that call the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the California Wolf Center home. You can also get an insight into the world of our furry and feathered friends at Free Flight and the Lions, Tigers & Bears.
If you believe man and beer are a match made in heaven, you should head over to the Bay City Brewing Co. The brewers' devotion to this miraculous, golden drop is captured in every bottle.
Can you distinguish your pinot noir from your shiraz? Whether you're an expert or a novice who simply fancies a delicious drop, you can learn something new at the Bernardo Winery and Ferrara Winery. You can also stop and sample the local red or white at the Orfila Vineyard and Winery and the Menghini Winery.
Ready to up the ante? Take on the roulette dealer at the Valley View Casino or the Viejas Casino. Or, if you're not the gambling kind, order a beer and just absorb the high-stakes atmosphere! For even more games, stop by the Santa Ysabel Casino and the Golden Acorn Casino.
Botany experts and amateurs alike will be glad to learn about this area's local and international collections of plants. For a day among the flowers, start with a leisurely walk around the winding paths at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Once you're done there, pay a visit to the Desert Garden, where the variety of species alone is sure to knock your socks off. For those who are more dedicated, the Flower Fields of Carlsbad and the Water Conservation Garden also have some incredible displays.
Slip off your shoes and enjoy the grass beneath your feet at an urban oasis like the Balboa Park or Ocean Beach Park. Also consider finding a nice patch of grass and whiling away a little time at Centennial Park or Heritage Park.
Make the most of your time in San Diego County by getting some advice from the friendly staff at Carlsbad Convention and Visitor Information. House of Hospitality and Visitor Information Center also offer visitors an assortment of useful resources such as printed guides and maps.
If you find solace in the rejuvenating effects of being by the water, you've come to the right place. Lake Cuyamaca and Lake Murray are just two of the serene natural waterbodies that are worth a look. To observe any additional wildlife, it's also worth visiting Lake Jennings and Dixon Lake.
Nothing beats a day spent relaxing by the seaside. You’re spoilt for choice here, with Coronado Beach and Mission Beach two of the best places to plunge a toe in the water. Eager to add to your shell collection? You can also stop by Windansea Beach and Silver Strand State Beach.
If you're looking to recharge those batteries, you'll discover heaps of nature reserves to explore. Start off with a deep breath of fresh air in the invigorating surroundings at Old Town San Diego State Park or Mission Trails Regional Park. For those who haven't completely recharged, Mount Soledad and Torrey Pines State Reserve are two more worth checking out.
The San Diego Air and Space Museum and the San Diego Model Railroad Museum are tranquil places to escape a less-than-perfect day. Take a look at the engaging displays and ask the staff about guided tours and other one-off events! The California Surf Museum and the Firehouse Museum are also leading alternatives.
From the design of different boats to the artefacts that are found onboard, the nautical displays at the USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum of San Diego will appeal to anyone with an interest in San Diego County's maritime history.
The remarkable scientific artefacts at the Fleet Science Center and Palomar Observatory are bound to power up the brain. For even more from the incredible world of science, you should also visit the Computer Museum of America. Be sure to enquire about any temporary exhibits that may be on.
Learn more about the natural world with an excursion to the San Diego Natural History Museum and the Museum of Man. With so many amazing things jammed into these buildings, you might not know where to look first! Our planet's riches are limitless, and you can uncover more of them at the San Diego Archaeological Center and the GIA Museum.
Whatever type of art you're into, there's a good chance you'll find it in San Diego County. Why not start your day of gallery going at the San Diego Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego? The Timken Museum of Art and the Mingei International Museum should also be on your radar.
Journey back through time to discover the people and events that have left an indelible mark on San Diego County at the Junipero Serra Museum and the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. The Julian Pioneer Museum and the Coronado Museum of History and Art are also worth a peek for an even greater insight into the past.
A holiday to San Diego County definitely delivers the goods when it comes to historic attractions. You're sure to get a better awareness of bygone times at the Geisel Library and the Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala. If you'd like to learn more, the Smith Ranch and the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base should be next on your list.
Whether you're spiritual or simply looking for a little inner-peace, Rock Church and Mission San Luis Rey Church are sure to add some deeper meaning to your visit. Many spiritual travellers also find the time to visit Mount Ecclesia and Santa Ysabel Mission.
You'll probably feel like there's nothing else to do after exploring San Diego County's favourite sights, but don't fly home just yet. There are still a few surprises left. Why not make your way to the Navy Pier and Seaport Village? There's also plenty to keep you happy at Port of San Diego and San Diego Yacht Club.
Hotels in San Diego County
Finding that ideal San Diego County hotel won't be hard. There are 215 accommodations on lastminute.com.au, so you're not going to be short on choice.
Backpackers and shoestring travellers can rest easy. Budget rooms await at the San Diego Metro KOA and the La Avenida Inn. These digs are proof that quality service doesn't need to break the bank. But that said — you are on holiday. If you'd rather live large while you're here, we certainly don't blame you! The welcoming staff at the Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton and the Paradise Point Resort & Spa are masters of life's finer things.
Another option is to hit the sack within an easy walk of the San Diego Convention Center, one of San Diego County's most popular attractions. Check out either the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego (0.2 kilometres away) or the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter (0.3 kilometres away).
Top hotels for your San Diego County holiday
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, 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.