Start Planning Your San Diego Vacation
If you’ve landed here, you’re in the process of planning a San Diego vacation or have just requested rates for a member of my portfolio of hotels.
This is the “start here” page. I share tips for how to save money on theme park tickets, what our top attractions are, popular tours, how to get around and general information that you’ll want to read to get a feel for what a San Diego vacation is like.
(Hint: It’s pretty great.)
Save Money on Sightseeing
You don't have to pay gate pricing at our most of our best attractions. Either buy a Go San Diego sightseeing pass or discount tickets a la carte.
Go San Diego Discounted Attractions Pass
By far, the most popular sightseeing pass for multiple attractions is the Go San Diego pass because you can choose All-Inclusive or Build-Your-Own. We have an exclusive 10% discount on All-Inclusive passes that can be applied here.
Discounted California Theme Park Tickets
You don't have to pay gate pricing. I've written tips for how to buy discount tickets for San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego, LEGOLAND California, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Tips for Planning San Diego Family Vacations
Bringing the kids or planning a multigenerational trip? We have everything you need to plan a perfect San Diego family vacation.
Best Things to Do in San Diego with Kids
This is your one-stop-shop for San Diego with kids itinerary planning. We run through the best beaches, museums, theme parks, tours and more here.
Best Museums in San Diego for Kids
A shortlist of our top kids' museums that specialize in edutainment through play.
Top Things to Do in San Diego with Teens (and Tweens)
While you can tour our fabulous colleges, we also have rollercoasters, selfie spots, and more fun for this age group.
Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in San Diego
Where to stay with babies, toddlers, elementary school kids, teens, tweens, and multiple generations.
Our Most Popular Attractions
Maybe you think you know what there is to do here, but I assure you that there is more.
Top San Diego Theme Parks and Amusement Parks
San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND, SeaWorld San Diego and the Safari Park are reasons why people visit, but there is more.
Best San Diego Beaches - From North to South
Where to go to the beach in San Diego no matter what part of town you're in.
Best San Diego Hikes
Flat trails for kids and miles-long hikes for fitness enthusiasts... we have it all in San Diego.
Top Things to Do in Balboa Park
The nation's largest urban cultural park doesn't disappoint. Even babies love it.
How to Get Around San Diego
A rental car is advised but you can actually get around without one, if you insist.
Top Tours and Sightseeing
Get out on the water or on the road to see the best of San Diego.
San Diego Hotels
Lists of the best San Diego hotels