Visiting San Diego in 2023? Here are the best things to put on your list!

The beautiful skyline of San Diego, California, shot near dusk from over San Diego Bay with the Coronado Bay Bridge in the foreground.

San Diego is welcoming Australians to experience its vibrant food scene, sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and everything in between.

San Diego Tourism Authority is back in the Australian market! Located two hours south of Los Angeles, the 8th largest U.S city is once again welcoming Australian tourists to experience the magic of San Diego.A destination famous for offering the best of Mexican-American culinary fusion, San Diego also extended its trolley (train) system so that its blue line now runs all the way from the U.S.-Mexico border to La Jolla in the north. This $2.2 billion expansion opens opportunities for all sorts of new adventures, including sight-seeing, shopping and, of course, a margarita and taco crawl

So what are the other highlights to make your trip one to remember?


Downtown San Diego Gaslamp sign over moving traffic. (iStock – Mindy_Nicole_Photography)

After an afternoon at the beach or touring San Diego, a night on the town can cap off the perfect day. The heart of San Diego’s nightlife action is found in Downtown’s lively Gaslamp Quarter. Here, 16 walkable city blocks are filled with rooftop bars, hot nightclubs boasting celebrity DJ’s, moody jazz clubs and happening restaurants spilling out onto the sidewalk.


 The entrance to SeaWorld in San Diego, California. (iStock – hapabapa)

San Diego is home to many of Southern California’s top attractions, with plenty of options for adventure-seeking, fun-loving explorers. Have a close encounter with an exotic animal. Take a wild ride down a 375-foot water slide. Step aboard a real aircraft carrier. Or even take a day trip to Disneyland, just a short drive north to Anaheim.

Art & Culture

Balboa Park in reflection, San Diego. (iStock – uschools)

Known as the Smithsonian of the West, Balboa Park hosts an incredible concentration of arts and culture offerings including 17 museums and performing arts venues. San Diego is also home to two Tony Award-winning theatres, historic sites, public art, music venues, dance performances, film festivals, galleries, missions and much more to explore.

Torrey Pines State Reserve with Black’s Beach, San Diego. (iStock – Rocky89)

With 70 miles of sun soaked coast, calm bay waters and plenty of placid lakes, it’s easy to spend a day on or in the water. Escape to the bright side of San Diego, where these water adventures will have you smiling from ear to ear.

Road Trips

Traffic lights on pacific coast highway 1, Torrey Pines state beach, Del Mar, San Diego (iStock – DogoraSun)

Explore San Diego’s epic roadways along with the best places for visitors to stop along the way and live out their SoCal road trip dreams.





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