The birthplace of California and now the second largest city in the state, San Diego is a thriving and historic place of great significance for its inhabitants and a spectacular destination for visitors. No matter what the reason for your visit, be it business or leisure, or who you’re travelling with, you’re bound to be inspired and entertained from the moment you arrive to the minute you leave. There are a number of different regions, spanning the length of the city and its surrounding environs, each with a distinctive feel and offering a unique set of attractions and places of interest, so you’ll find something new and exciting in every one you visit.
The regions are partly divided due to the hilly geography of the area, as there are around 200 deep canyons which form neat pockets of natural open space where civilisation is built up, right from the Mexico-bordering Otay Mesa in the south to Mission Valley and Balboa Park in the north. In between there are seaside and coastal neighbourhoods which enjoy beautiful beaches and a laid-back vibe, and more agricultural regions such as San Pasqual Valley, home to a multitude of farms and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. So whatever interests you most – wildlife, fine dining, water sports, arts and culture, sightseeing tours – you can plan your perfect trip to San Diego that won’t be forgotten in a hurry!
Not only is San Diego packed full of recreation and entertainment, there are also plenty of opportunities to slow down and do absolutely nothing at all instead. Whether you’re here for an overall relaxing holiday, or if you need some R&R time away from a business conference or convention, the city plays host to a huge variety of calming destinations; the vast 70 mile stretch of beaches, an abundance of public parks and gardens, and countless resorts and spas for the ultimate pampering.
To get some necessary shopping time in whilst also enjoying the sun and warm weather, San Diego has a wide choice of open-air and farmers markets up and down the county. The climate and growing conditions are ideal for agricultural products and San Diego predominantly specialises in niche goods such as avocados, lemons, honey, guavas, pomegranates and limes. On almost any day of the week you can find one of these certified farmers markets, including North Park Farmers Market, a favourite with the hip and trendy residents, and La Jolla Open Aire Market where you can find a spread of bright and colourful fresh flowers.
Leave it to Secret Hotels to provide you with a concise, hand-picked selection of the finest accommodation options in San Diego, to suit your every need. Whether you’re travelling alone, with friends, family, as a couple or for business, there is the ideal hotel for you; located in the most convenient area for your trip and offering all the necessary services and facilities to ensure a comfortable stay. The hotels can offer up to 35% off their standard room rates to ensure that they are left with no empty rooms, but without compromising on quality. The name of the hotel is kept a secret until after you’ve booked, before which time you will know the star rating, location and local places of interest. So book today and start planning your trip to sunny San Diego!