San Diego

San Diego, California, USA
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by Antoine Taveneaux
/ CC BY-SA 3.0
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Hotels

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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit San Diego

Climate in San Diego:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
6
7
6
4
2
1
1
0
1
2
4
6

Best time to visit San Diego:

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring is one of the most popular times to visit California. The weather is generally mild and pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 60s to 70s Fahrenheit (15-26°C). It's an ideal time for outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and exploring cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. The wildflowers in places like the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve are in full bloom, creating stunning landscapes.

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer is the peak tourist season in California, especially along the coast. The weather is warm and sunny, making it perfect for beach vacations and water sports. This is an excellent time to visit popular destinations like Disneyland, Yosemite National Park, and Lake Tahoe. Be prepared for crowds and higher prices during this season.

Fall (September to November):

  • Fall in California offers pleasant weather with cooler temperatures, ranging from the 60s to 80s Fahrenheit (15-30°C). It's an excellent time for wine tasting in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, as well as exploring national parks like Joshua Tree and Sequoia. The fall foliage in places like Big Bear Lake and the Eastern Sierra can be spectacular.

Winter (December to February):

  • California's winter varies by region. Coastal areas have mild and rainy winters, while the Sierra Nevada mountains offer excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities. Popular ski destinations like Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain thrive in the winter months. Southern California, including Los Angeles and San Diego, experiences mild and comfortable winter weather, making it a great escape from colder climates.

Note on Yosemite National Park:

  • Yosemite National Park is stunning year-round, but its high country is often inaccessible in the winter due to snow, with limited services and accommodations. Plan your visit accordingly if you intend to explore this iconic park.

Note on Fire Season:

  • Be aware that California is susceptible to wildfires, especially during dry, hot conditions in late summer and fall. Check for wildfire updates and closures if your travel plans include areas prone to fires.

Money & Prices

Currency in United States of America:

U.S. dollar (USD)

How expensive is a trip to San Diego?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
21.53 USD
Fast food meal:
12.46 USD
Mid-range meal:
44.08 USD
Bottle of water:
1.59 USD
Soft drink:
2.96 USD
Cappuccino:
5.80 USD
Local Beer:
9.06 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
2.65 USD
Taxi - 1km:
2.54 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

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General information

United States of America general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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