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Weather San Diego 7 days

Wednesday 10-04-2024 Sunny/Clear 59°F / 70°F
Thursday 11-04-2024 Sunny/Clear 59°F / 70°F
Friday 12-04-2024 Sunny/Clear 57°F / 66°F
Saturday 13-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 57°F / 64°F
Sunday 14-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 55°F / 63°F
Monday 15-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 54°F / 59°F
Tuesday 16-04-2024 Sunny/Clear 55°F / 63°F
Wednesday 17-04-2024 Partly cloudy 57°F / 61°F
Thursday 18-04-2024 Sunny/Clear 55°F / 63°F
Friday 19-04-2024 Patchy rain possible 55°F / 59°F
Saturday 20-04-2024 Sunny/Clear 54°F / 61°F
Sunday 21-04-2024 Sunny/Clear 54°F / 63°F
Monday 22-04-2024 Sunny/Clear 55°F / 64°F

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San Diego attractions and Travel Tips

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San Diego is a great spot for a family vacation, packed with beaches, parks, and the world's most famous zoo. Discover why this Southern Californian settlement is known as "America's Finest City" when you explore it with car hire in San Diego. With an exciting blend of modern attractions and old-fashioned curiosities, San Diego has plenty to offer. Check out how to rent a car in San Diego and get ready for your California vacation.

What should I see in San Diego?

The world-renowned San Diego Zoo has to be high on any visitor's list. With over 3,700 animals from all over the globe kept in the most comfortable modern conditions, this is truly a marvel. Taking the kids? Be sure to hop into your rental car in San Diego nice and early, because they'll want to spend the whole day exploring.

The zoo is found inside one of the city's other top attractions, Balboa Park. This 1,200-acre site has beautiful gardens and is also home to a number of interesting things. The San Diego Air & Space Museum and the Museum of Photographic Arts are just a couple of the cultural buildings worth a visit here in your San Diego car hire.

Come to San Diego in the last weekend of July, and you might be surprised to see people around the city in fantastic sci-fi or anime costumes. Don't worry - this is just the city's annual Comic-Con, the world's largest pop culture convention. Be aware that cheap car rental in San Diego might be harder to find during these dates.

San Diego for families

You've seen the zoo - now what? If your kids are still hungry for more wildlife encounters, take your cheap car hire in San Diego to SeaWorld, where you'll be able to see all the fascinating creatures that live under the waves.

Alternatively, for a taste of national history, go to Navy Pier. Here you'll find the unique USS Midway Museum, a museum located on board a naval aircraft carrier. Easily reached in your San Diego car rental, this impressive site is packed with interactive exhibits for the whole family.

Nature in San Diego

When you first find cheap rental cars in San Diego airport SAN, you may be in the mood for some Southern California-style natural beauty. Well, you're in luck. Take your low cost car hire in San Diego to La Jolla Cove, where you can go snorkeling through seven amazing sea caves. For the best hiking and some jaw-dropping views over the area, drive to Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

What California road trips can I go on?

With miles and miles of long, beautiful coastlines, California is just made for road-tripping. Lovers of nature can avoid the hustle and bustle of LA and drive to San Bernardino to explore the national forest or visit Big Bear Lake. You'll find cheap car rentals in San Bernardino airport SBD as well as in San Diego.

A serious road trip would take you all the way from San Diego to San Francisco. This is a full 500 miles, and you'll find plenty of towns along the way to stop and take a break. Look for cheap car rentals in San Francisco to complete your California vacation.

How should I get around San Diego?

Rental cars in San Diego are the best option to see everything the city has to offer. There is some public transportation downtown, but if you want to visit attractions outside the city - or just control your own schedule - you can't beat car rentals in San Diego.

When should I book my car?

To find the cheapest car hire in San Diego, use HAPPYCAR. We're experts in finding you cheap car rentals in the United States and other countries. For the best prices, it's always wise to book well in advance, particularly if your travel dates are during the peak vacation season. That's also true if you want to find the best car rental in San Diego for your specific circumstances - for example, if you need an SUV for a large family or a 4x4 to go off-roading.

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