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San Diego
Travel Planning
San Diego

San Diego at a Glance

San Diego has one of the steadiest climates in the United States. With blue skies, constant sunshine and plenty of sandy beaches you've got a recipe for a relaxing trip. 

During the summer San Diego shifts into high gear. A stylish, high powered downtown bustles with people seeing and being seen. Clubs, restaurants and bars host a fashionable crowd. On the beach skate boarders roll down boardwalks, surfers suit up and beach beauties lay under umbrellas.

When not on the beach or surfing, visitors can see the San Diego Zoo or Sea World . Golfing, dining, sailing and other activities are popular. While the cruise industry is in decline, San Diego is home to many cruise ship operations. Whale watching, dinner cruises and other shorter trips remain popular. 

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      Major Airports
      • Major Airport San Diego International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      All travelers to the United States are required to hold a valid passport; the passport should be valid for six months beyond your departure from the U.S. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of 37 participating countries to travel within the United States without a visa for 90 days; travelers must have valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel, return travel tickets and a passport with a photo and an electronic chip. Visitors not eligible for VWP must apply for a non-immigrant visa. For more information, visit the U.S. State Department's travel website.

      Getting Around
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      • Bus San Diego Greyhound Terminal
      • Railroad Santa Fe Train Depot
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      7,779 miles
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      141 hour(s)
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      Severe Weather San Diego has one of the most steady and sunny climates in the US. During May and June the city is often shrouded in dense fog. Year round temperatures are pleasant and warm.

      Safety Concerns San Diego was ranked the 20th Safest U.S City in 2013. Be vigilant at night and keep an eye on personal belongings.  

      Heath Concerns San Diego has safe drinking water and a low instance of communicable diseases. Watch out for sunburn, heatstroke and heat exhaustion on the warmest days.