San Diego Itinerary 1 Day

Best Places to Visit in San Diego in 1 day

We are trying to help you in making the best of your 1 day in San Diego. These are the most preferred places to visit in San Diego in 1 day by fellow travelers and experts. Even though one day in San Diego may not prove to be sufficient, one can still explore the highlights of San Diego.

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  • First time visitor and looking for travel ideas
  • Checking options to stay, restaurants, and local transportation in San Diego
  • Week-long holiday with family or friends
  • Looking out for family and kid-friendly destinations
  • Exploring travel expert opinions on longer trips
  • Want to calculate approx buget of a trip to San Diego

Popular San Diego Itineraries for 1 Day

Recent Itineraries for San Diego in 1 Day

Spending 1 day in San Diego, California? Refer these recently created 1 day San Diego travel itineraries.

A Day in San Diego - Perfect 24 Hours Guide

The sun-drenched city of San Diego is perfect for a family trip. Right from kid-friendly attractions to city’s chic neighbourhoods, from historic sites to lush green parks, this city has something for traveller of every age.

How to spend 1 day in San Diego?

If you have just 1 day in San Diego, this is how you can make the most of your day!

Start your day by admiring the sunny coastlines of San Diego. Head to the Kettner Boulevard first thing in the morning. From the comfort of your car, enjoy some of San Diego’s most iconic attractions, parks and architecture. Some of the attractions that you can see here are Gaslamp Quarter, East Village, San Diego Padres Stadium, and the PETCO Park. By mid-morning, head to the Balboa Park for more museums, gardens, and parks. Make a quick visit to the San Diego Zoo. Later pass through Botanical Building before moving on to La Jolla where the city’s wealthy residents reside. Next, drive to the Mount Soledad to enjoy sweeping views of the city.

After lunch, visit the Old Town. Also known as the birthplace of California, here you can witness the architecture that dates back to the 18th century. Through its range of restaurants, shops and historic buildings, you can relive the history of California. Next, head to the Navy Pier to visit the family-friendly USS Midway Museum. You can take a self-guided tour of this naval ship museum at your own pace. The museum features many interactive exhibits that are set on the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century.

In the evening, enjoy wining and dining aboard a sunset dinner cruise. Your cruise will depart from the North Harbor Drive and you can enjoy an on-board gourmet dinner, cocktails, and live entertainment. While out in the ocean, you can also enjoy panoramic views of San Diego’s glistening skyline

Sightseeing Tours and Activities for 1-Day in San Diego

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Best Hotels in San Diego for 1 Day Trip

Below are some of the frequently included hotels by fellow travelers to their itineraries for 1 day trip to London. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With More Days in Hand

If you have more than a day in hand, look out for travel ideas for 2 days in San Diego or 3 days in San Diego. You can plan to spend more time at the attractions you find interesting. Enjoy the local restaurants, nightlife, treks, other adventure activites and more. Check the list of top things to do in San Diego.

What Next?

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