A San Diego visit can hop from historic sights to sunny beaches to snowcapped mountains to exotic desert – and then back downtown in time for dinner. There is a wealth of things to see and do, and the city caters to every appetite and ability. These two- and four-day itineraries will help you plan your time and make the most of your visit to the city.
Begin your day at Old Town State Historic Park, venturing out of the park to Whaley House Museum and Presidio Park. Shop for trinkets at Bazaar del Mundo, then lunch at Old Town Mexican Café & Cantina.
Trolley to the Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá, then head to the Embarcadero. Soak up the city’s nautical heritage at the Maritime Museum or USS Midway. Catch the ferry to Coronado for sunset cocktails at the Hotel del Coronado.
Journey to the Cabrillo National Monument. Explore tide pools and the lighthouse, and gaze over the busy bay from the visitor center. Continue up the coast to La Jolla to enjoy its chic shops, classy restaurants, and illustrious beaches. See the sun set over La Jolla Cove from Eddie V’s upstairs patio, with live jazz.