San Diego Travel Guide

San Diego Travel Guide

San Diego is one of my favorite cities in the United States.  I mean like #2 in my top 5.  My dad often had training on Coronado Island in his F-16 back in the 90’s, and me remember my stepmother driving my sister and me in our Cadillac DeVille from Tucson, Arizona to San Diego.

We would bike all over Coronado, stop at local mom and pop places and eat ice cream, and enjoy the parks and beaches.

When my dad became a commercial pilot, I begged to go on one of his San Diego layovers.  When I did go, I made him take me all over.  I had some of the best cheesecake in a delightful cafe in the Gas Lamp Quarter, walked around Seaport Village, shopped in Westfield Horton Open Plaza, and even casually had a drink in the famous Top Gun Diner, which is Kansas City Barbeque.

Travel Guide for San Diego

*This post contains affiliate links – if you purchase something from this post, I receive a small commission with NO extra cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here. Thanks for supporting us!

As you start planning your trip, look over the options in the provided infographic below.  These are some of the top rated restaurants, hotels, things to do, and tours.  When you find what you want to do, click on my CityPASS below, and you can save up to 50%.

San Diego Travel Guide


San Diego Travel Guide

San Diego Travel Guide

With a father that flys for a major airline, I am aware of travel necessities. Be sure to check my guide on travel essentials for the whole family.

Also be sure to check out the airline and airport travel tips YOU NEED in order to have a smooth trip.  It will keep you up-to-date on the following:

  • specific airport arrival times,
  • baggage costs,
  • traveling with children, and
  • a way to get through security quicker.
Airline Travel Tips

Do you have a favorite place in San Diego that you love to visit?  Tell us in the comments below!

If you found this advice, or any of my advice helpful, please consider buying from one of my affiliates at no additional cost to you and supporting The Military Move. When you click and make a purchase within 24 hours (at no additional charge), we receive a small donation. Thank you!
Kelsey Ramirez

About the Author

Kelsey Ramirez is a Real Estate Broker in western Washington. She is also a veteran elementary school teacher, military wife, and mom to two daughters.  She is the founder of The Military Move, a military-based website to help families in the PCS process. Kelsey loves to travel, write, and create amazing content.  She has her Masters in Technology, which she uses to learn all new things digital.

With three decades of military support, Kelsey’s mission is to help new and existing military families in their unique adventures through all military topics including PCSing, budgeting, school choice and rights, housing, and especially just being a military spouse.

Continue Reading