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Guide to Luxury Holidays in San Diego

Located in Southern California, near the Mexican border, San Diego is known for its stunning beaches, lush green spaces, and reliable sunshine. It’s a fantastic destination, as the city boasts a vibrant downtown, a thriving art scene, a mouthwatering cuisine, and internationally-renowned attractions like the San Diego Zoo. Book a luxury holiday to San Diego, a true Californian experience.

San Diego Old Town is a natural starting place for exploring the city. Dating back to 1769, this charming area is home to some of the city’s earliest buildings, in particular, the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park includes five original abodes, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, and the city’s first newspaper office built between 1820 and 1870s by European settlers. Today, this area is the most visited state park in California.

Travel north to Pacific Beach, where you’ll discover one of those picture-perfect Californian stretches that was made for sunbathing and swimming - you can even try your hand at surfing the gnarly waves. Then check out the boardwalk, which frames the waterfront, and is peppered with a excellent range of restaurants and trendy cafes. Once you're fed and watered, walk to Mission Boulevard, close to the beach, and home to boutiques, yoga studios, and more restaurants. It’s a great area to spend a chilled out day.

When the sun sets, dine in Chula Vista where you can try some of the best Mexican food in the entire USA. Or head south to Little Italy, where you'll find upscale restaurants, cocktail bars, and sidewalk cafes. An evening stroll will take you to quaint piazzas and the lush Waterfront Park, where you’ll get stunning views of the bay.

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San Diego is a fantastic luxury holiday destination at any time of year. While weather varies throughout the year with the city experiencing some rainfall during the winter months, temperatures generally remain between 18 and 25 degrees Celsius.

If you’re wanting to spend plenty of time on the beach, spring (March to May) and autumn (September through November) are the best seasons to visit. There are also a range of excellent events on during the spring including Coronado Flower Show, America’s largest tented flower show.

British citizens don’t require a visa to enter the USA but you will need to apply for an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) to enter the country. Find out more information and general travel advice at GOV.UK.

At your luxury hotel in San Diego, you’ll find a diverse mix of cuisines including Italian, French, American, and of course Mexican. Its close proximity to Mexico makes San Diego one of the premier destinations in the country for authentic Mexican cuisine, like ceviche and tacos.

San Diego’s seaside location also means fresh seafood is available, like yellowfin and oysters. San Diego also offers a plethora of excellent cocktail bars, craft breweries, and nearby vineyards. With over 100 active breweries and brewpubs, San Diego is America’s craft beer capital.

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