At a mere two and a half hours from Los Angeles, San Diego calls to day trippers and weekend escape artists alike. From beautiful beaches to world-class museums, San Diego should be at the top of anyone’s list for travel in Southern California.
Kinga Philipps for Aol Travel has a number of suggestions for “must sees” in the area. First off, if a beach is on your radar, make sure you set some time to see La Jolla. It’s only 15 minutes from downtown San Diego, and the beauty of the beaches is legendary. Not into sun bathing? Grab a kayak and check out the incredible coastline instead.
Did you know that you can visit the USS Midway? It was the longest serving carrier of the 20th century, and has housed more than 200,000 sailors since it embarked in 1945.
Not sure where to eat in San Diego? Philipps includes places that not only have historical impact, but also pop culture presence in movies and television. Plus, the food looks amazing. Who could ask for more?
Need a place to stay, and want it to have a bit more flare than the typical big city hotel? Philipps recommends the Hotel del Coronado. It’s a historical landmark with a guest registry of glitterati that you would not believe! Its unique architecture and stunning interior has made it a hit in pop culture, as well, as it has been the inspiring setting for more than one famous film.
What is Philipps’ number one place to visit in San Diego? You’ll have to watch the video to find out, but here’s a hint: Anchorman.