San Diego is know world wide as one of the best vacation spots in the world. The great weather, miles of beaches, and unique attractions offer something for everyone. The Gaslamp Quarter is the premier area Southern California for dining, shopping and entertainment. San Diego is warm and inviting and a great family destination. Plan a day at the zoo, or travel through the historical landmarks. No trip to California is complete without a stop in one of Southern California's favorite city.

 

Recommended Limo Transportation To San Diego

 

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

1 World Way, Los Angeles, 90045 - (310) 646-5252

LAX is the largest and most popular airport in Los Angeles.  All major airlines use this airport so you can feel secure in knowing your flight will land in the best airport in town.  It takes a Limo to LAX  from San Diego takes approximately  2.5 hours without traffic.

 

Long Beach Airport (LGB)

4100 E Donald Douglas Dr, Long Beach, 90808 - (562) 570-2600

This airport is, although smaller than LAX, the closest to Long Beach. This airport has been seen in movies given its Art Deco history dating back to early aviation pioneers.  It currently hosts Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways and US Airways and is used by many Los Angeles natives who want to steer clear of the bustle of LAX.  It takes a Limo from San Diego to LGB takes approximately  2.5 hours without traffic.

 

John Wayne Airport (SNA)

18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707 (949) 252-5200

For those of you flying nationally and want to land in an airport that is less crowded than LAX, this airport is just the one for you.   The travel time from SNA to San Diego in a Limo takes approximately  2 hours without traffic.

 

Popular Attractions 

 

Gaslamp Quarter

The Gaslamp Quarter is perfect for tourists because this area offers the best of San Diego's nightlife, sports bars, hotels, dining, and shopping. On any given day, you will find a pet parade, guided tour of the district, bands playing live music, and much more. The Quarter is just as popular for it's distinct character as the various fun it offers.

 

Belmont Park

Belmont Park is San Diego's only beachfront amusement center and home of the historic Giant Dipper rollercoaster. Originally built in 1925, the Giant Dipper was added to the National Register of Historic Places and still delights riders with more than 2,500 feet of track and thirteen heart-pounding hills. Also don’t forget to check out Mission Beach, which borders Belmont Park on the Pacific Ocean side. Watch surfers tackle the waves of the Strand, the stretch of beach from Mission Beach to Pacific Beach.

 

Coronado Ferry

The Coronado Ferry is the way to get to beautiful Coronado Island. Take a scenic, 15-minute ride to Coronado on a ferry that's miles away from everyday life. Departing downtown San Diego from both the Broadway Pier and the Convention Center, the Coronado Ferry drops you off at Ferry Landing Marketplace — simply put, a shopper’s paradise. The Marketplace offers a charming collection of shops, art galleries, fine restaurants and fun eateries surrounded by swaying palms and a beautiful view of downtown San Diego. The Marketplace’s architecture recalls the gingerbread architecture of the iconic Hotel del Coronado just a mile southeast.

 

Hollywood Museum

See 10,000 Real Showbiz Treasures! See Rocky's boxing gloves, Marilyn Monroe's dresses, Hannibal Lector's jail cell from Silence of the Lambs, Elvis' favorite bathrobe, Indiana Jones' whip, Boris Karloff's mummy, Cary Grant's Rolls-Royce, Paris Hilton's party dresses, Tom Cruise's eyeball-switcher from Minority Report (and the eyeballs), and Nicole Kidman's sexy outfits and swing from Moulin Rouge!  Visit the largest collection of costumes, props, posters and photographs Hollywood has to offer.

 

Japanese Friendship Garden, San-Kei-En

Japanese Friendship Garden is beloved by San Diegans and visitors alike. Whether you intend to find your center, admire the splendor of a trickling stream or a masterful garden, or simply enjoy a cup of tea, you'll discover why the Garden is such a special place.

 

 

Popular Attractions for Families

 

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is more than a zoo: it is a sanctuary for thousands of animals, a landscape of rare plants from all climates and a living classroom that entertains as well as educates. Learn about animals that lived in Southern California 12,000 years ago and meet their living counterparts at The Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey. The new 7.5-acre multispecies habitat features elephants, California condors, jaguars and more and offers guests insight about the Zoo’s conservation efforts to protect wildlife from becoming extinct like the mammoth and saber-toothed cat. Realistic enclosures promote the natural behavior of the animals; guests can get a better sense of how the animals live in the wild, from polar bears in the Arctic tundra to okapis in the Ituri Forest and bonobos in the jungles of the Congo. The specially designed viewing areas in the Children’s Zoo ensure that even the smallest guests see animals in action.

 

LegoLand

LegoLand is not only a park but also a discovery center to spark the imagination of your child. They have amazing waterparks with floats partially made with legos, holiday spectaculars made fully of legos, etc. If you or your child is a lego fan, and even if not, this is the place to be.

 

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

The center has activities for children of all ages: infant area, factory, ball wall, fire truck station, and over 100 fun, hands-on exhibits for children 5 and up.  They also have an IMAX theatre that the whole family can enjoy.

 

Sea World San Diego

Watch Shamu in "Believe," the most ambitious killer whale show in the park's history. At night, you can watch the killer whales perform a rock n' roll show featuring hot lights and cool tunes. As the evening comes to an end, a fireworks display lights up the sky. Day or night, families can enjoy the many attractions, rides and more that this park offers.

 

Biplane Air Combat and War Bird Adventures

Satisfy the thrill seeker in you by embarking on a biplane ride for one or two. Soar over the coast in these open cocker planes making loops and rolls in the sky in an authentic WWI War bird. You may opt for a much gentler ride in the sky, enjoying the high ride above the ground. This exhilarating experience is one you don’t want to miss.

 

 

Popular Nightlife Spots

 

Stingaree

Featured in Conde Nast magazine as one of the 25 Hottest Nightclubs in the country.  Friday nights offer encore entertainment, known DJ's, and VIP packages. Be sure to reserve your table if you plan to take any time off the dance floor. Table reservations include a semi-secluded area and personal bottle service so you will feel like a celebrity.  This hotspot also has a full-service restaurant in case you want to grab a bite before dancing the night away.

 

Jimmy Love's

Located in the Gaslamp Quarter, they occupy two floors of the beautifully restored 125 year old historic "Old City Hall" building. They have a capacity of 500 people. They feature live entertainment nightly and have one of San Diego's most creative contemporary thought out menu's.

 

Phileas Fogg's Bar and Restaurant

Voted San Diego's best overall bar of 2010. They have over 20 beers on draft, wireless internet access, and the fun of betting on sporting events without spending a dime!

 

Altitude Sky Lounge

Voted the best rooftop bar in Downtown San Diego and one of the best new 25 bars in the country by Conde Nast, Altitude offers a fun atmosphere with drink specials, bottle service, weekly events, and a full service restaurant.

 

Basic Urban Kitchen and Bar

Voted one of the best bars in San Diego by the locals, Basic is located in the East Village section of Downtown San Diego.  It has a cool urban crowd that live, work and play in Downtown San Diego.  They are also known for their New Haven, Connecticut thin crust brick oven pizzas served nightly until 2 a.m.

 

Popular Hotels

 

Hotel Del Coronado

The grand Hotel del Coronado was the creation of the founders of Coronado and to many, perhaps their greatest, because when it opened in1888, it became the landing spot for American heroes, Presidents, Princes, movie stars and more of the rich and famous. Throughout its 120 years, the Hotel del Coronado has earned a fascinating reputation, from its classic Victorian architecture to its breathtaking views and pristine beach, the Del is a definite must see for everyone who visits the area.

 

Kona Kai Resort Spa Marina

The Kona Kai Resort is a spectacular waterfront getaway located on beautiful Shelter Island in the Point Loma area of San Diego only minutes from the airport and most of San Diego’s city sights and attractions. The Kona Kai is set on dramatic San Diego Bay and America’s Cup Harbor offering guests unforgettable views of the marina or downtown San Diego. Created for the comfort of both the business and pleasure travelers, our accommodations offer dazzling balcony views of the bay, marina or tranquil gardens.

 

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

This hotel offers everything you could want in a getaway. There is something for men, women, children, and the family together. So, whether a game of golf is needed or a day at the spa, The Lodge at Torrey Pines can cater to your wants. You can also take the family to the nearby Torrey Pines Reserve State Beach where they offer Boogie boards for those more adventurous.

 

La Valencia Hotel

Overlooking the Pacific since 1926, La Valencia is a charming boutique hotel offering a tradition of elegance and unparalleled service. Situated atop La Jolla Cove and just steps from miles of stunning coastline, world-class museums, shopping and galleries, La Valencia is a perfect blend of location and recreation. The Mediterranean inspired architecture and décor, including beautiful courtyards, hand painted murals and exquisite Spanish mosaics, evokes old-world charm.

 

Hotel Solamar

A hip luxury hotel immersed in the dynamic energy of downtown San Diego. The perfect contemporary setting for the vibrant sun-and-sea attitudes that define California's second largest city. Located in the heart of the lively Gaslamp District, Hotel Solamar, a Kimpton Hotel, offers an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers alike. This hotel is also pet friendly.

 

Popular Things to do for Couples

 

San Diego Harbor Excursion

Voted #5 in the top 15 tourist attractions in San Diego. Whether you are interested in a dinner cruise, brunch cruise, yacht charter, wedding or reception cruise, the San Diego Harbor Excursion offers everything you could want for a romantic evening. They also offer holiday cruise excursions and specials that every couple will enjoy.

 

Cabrillo National Monument

Your next romantic walk will not be on the beach but rather down to this fantastic monument with stunning views of the ocean! Take a camera, and if you have your sense of adventure explore the park down to the ocean take a picnic, and find a secluded nook.

 

Ocean Beach

Sunset time! And what an amazing place to watch it Ocean Beach! drive north to this beach and set-up your beach blanket and get ready for a San Diego classic Insider Tip Ocean beach is right on a fun little nightlife area mostly filled with late twenties early 30 something's head into this district enjoy dinner and have some drinks!

 

Crystal Pier Hotel

Stay as long as you like - seriously this place is amazing.  Relax, enjoy, and slow down the next stop is more adventure, this place is for romance. Insider tip: you need to book well in advance as this place is booked solid especially in the summer.

 

Evening Kayaking

Taking an evening kayaking trip under the starts of San Diego is one of the most romantic things you can do. You can kayak through the La Jolla Caves, along the coast, or on the calm waters of Mission Bay. No matter which one you choose, you will love the great romantic adventure.

 

 

Popular Restaurants

 

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Voted one of the best seafood restaurants in the country, Oceanaire has a professional and experienced culinary team, private dining, as well as, the best seafood flown in from every part of the world. If you want an exquisite dining experience, Oceanaire is the place to eat. This restaurant is highly recommended by locals and tourists.

 

Hash House A-Go-Go

This restaurant has won practically every award: best breakfast, best lunch, best dinner, people's favorite, etc. In addition, most of the meals they serve have won awards too. For example, one of the favorites is their award winning Meatloaf sandwich called the Kokomo. It consists of  Griddled Meatloaf with Smoked Mozzarella and Roasted Red Peppers all on our Fresh Amish Style Milk Bread. This sandwich is world famous. Their motto is serving "Twisted Farm Food - keeping the fun in food while pulling from the experiences of farm fresh agriculture, live stock, and old recipes with a twist."

 

The Grant Grill

Renowned as San Diego’s original power spot for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the Zagat-winning Grant Grill is the city's ultimate choice for unparalleled cuisine and sumptuous surroundings. Meanwhile, memorable pre-dinner aperitifs in the hotel’s grand Lobby Lounge and cocktail hour at the Grant Grill Lounge immerse guests in the elegance and opulence of eras past.

 

Rei Do Gado

The Churrasco, Brazilian barbeque is a traditional feast that has been celebrated in Brazil for centuries. Now you can enjoy the same types of Churrasco in San Diego, CA. There are more than 40 different salads, side dishes, and meat selections served at Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steak House. It is a unique and healthy way of roasting meat over a mesquite flame that preserves tenderness and gives a taste unmatched by any other. Arriving at REI DO GADO®, you will encounter an unlimited buffet at mouth-watering typical dishes and salads. The passador (meat waiter) will soon come to your table with different types of selections of meat at a time. Then meat will be sliced off the skewer down to your plate. This will continue when you place a green chip by your plate and by turning the chip over to red, this will signal that you are done.

 

The Field

An authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, shipped literally piece by piece from Ireland and relocated in the heart of San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter. They have everything from Monday night football specials to live Irish Music. This restaurant will leave you feeling like you spent an evening in Dublin.

 

Golf Courses

 

Coronado Golf Course

Opened in 1957, Coronado Golf Course remains one of the finest golf courses in the nation. This par 72, 18-hole course offers a challenging round of golf for beginners and experienced golfers alike. This course features a full length driving range, full service pro shop, and clubhouse bar and grill.

 

Tecolote Canyon

One of the finest "executive courses" in the San Diego area. There are hazards on every hole that will make for a challenging round of golf. This 18-hole course is built on one of the most unique tracts of land in the area. This course has small greens a minimal bail out areas. It is always recommended to book your tee times in advance.

 

 

 
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