San Diego Destination Guide Part Six San Diego in One Day

Updated: Oct 11, 2019

On this episode we will go over a recommended itinerary for visiting San Diego for only one day. If you find yourself in San Diego for just one day, you'll need to make the most out of your time, because there is a lot to see and do as we have covered in previous episodes on San Diego.



First of all, it really does not matter where you are staying as a lot of the top attractions are minutes apart. San Diego traffic can get congested during rush hours or during special events but you should not have too much time stuck in traffic. That being said, driver's here seem to pretty aggressive so take care and be on the defensive.


If you have arrived in the morning, I would suggest heading to the world famous San Diego zoo. The zoos early mornings are less crowded allowing you to park with ease, enter without lineups and enjoy the zoo without bumping shoulder to shoulder looking at exhibits. In addition, all the animals will be more lively in the morning hours giving more of an experience.


When you exit the zoo, go into Balboa Park to enjoy the multitude of gardens, museums and attractions here. Next, drive over to Coronado Beach and enjoy the Pacific surf. There are a bunch of great restaurants here, perfect for any food lover's lunch.


After soaking up the sun and enjoying a swim in the waves, head over to Old Town where you can shop, and experience San Diego culture from year's past. Before leaving this area, have supper at one of the authentic Mexican Cantinas.


And that wraps up a pretty busy, yet satisfying day. No doubt, you will want to check back in to San Diego as you will want to check out all the other amazing attractions.


In just checking randomly at the Experience This 360 Cheap Flight Finder – there are flights generated from US cities to San Diego from as low as $64 and hotels can be found there as well for a huge discount.


Also, for coupons on attractions please visit the Experience This 360 Facebook page. We will post all the coupons we can find for all the recommended attractions. Now, go find Happiness! It's in San Diego.



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