San Diego Flights
With miles of beautiful coastline, fantastic weather throughout the year and a range of fun attractions, it is easy to see why San Diego is such a popular destination. Families will love LEGOLAND and SeaWorld while art and history enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the La Jolla’s Museum of Contemporary Art and the Maritime Museum. Indeed, there is something for everyone to enjoy in diverse San Diego.
San Diego is served by San Diego International Airport (SAN) which is often referred to as Lindbergh Field by the locals. Handling around 1.5 million passengers a year, San Diego’s airport is one of the busiest airports with a single runway in the world.
The airport is conveniently situated just 5km away from downtown San Diego and there is a regular bus service which can take visitors to central San Diego. In addition, there are taxi ranks outside of the terminals.
A direct flight from London to San Diego will take just over 11 hours. As only a few airlines offer direct flights, many people heading to San Diego from London opt for an indirect flight. On average, an indirect flight takes around 16 hours and common stops include Los Angeles and New York.
What to Do in San Diego
Balboa Park is a must-visit when on holiday in San Diego. Spread across 485 hectares, this park is the largest urban park in the USA and has plenty of fun things to see and do. The park is home to a number of landscaped gardens which are perfect for a relaxing walk and has a number of hiking trails for those who want something a little more challenging. The park has 15 museums including the famous San Diego Museum of Art and the Air and Space Museum.
A popular choice with families and animal-lovers alike, San Diego Zoo is one of the South California’s most-famous attractions. The zoo is situated in Balboa Park and is home to more than 3,000 animals including both local animals and exotic species. Highlights of the zoo include pandas, lions and grizzly bears.
Mission Bay is another popular destination for those on holiday in San Diego. Spread across 7 square miles, Mission Bay has almost 30 miles of shoreline and plenty of parks and coves to explore. The water here is perfect for a range of water sports including sailing, kayaking and water-skiing. Mission Bay is also great for cycling as there are miles of bike trails to explore.