Graced by the best climate in the United States, San Diego is a sophisticated city with a small-town feel that's ideal to explore on a holiday with The Co-operative Travel.
With white sandy beaches stretching out of sight along the coast, San Diego can be a great centre for a simple beach holiday. But there's so much more to see and do besides.
As San Diego comprises a disparate spread of Southern Californian communities often linked by long stretches of freeway, a car is easily the best way to get around. Your mobility will reward you with the chance to discover some of the region's outstanding flora and fauna.
This is an area where you might encounter neat citrus groves in the most unlikely places, and where even many of the roadsides are bursting with colour right through the year.
But if you're without a car, staying along the coastal area is recommended, as this puts you within easy reach of stopping-off points for the vintage trams, trains and buses which give you easy access to other parts of the extensive coastal strip. As an added bonus, Fashion Valley shopping centre is also close to one of the city's major bus transfer points.
Not to be missed on your package holiday or all-inclusive holiday is a trip to the city zoo. This is no ordinary zoo - it is the world's largest, with a collection of animals which fully merits its top billing. North of the city is the massive LEGOLAND, while a short drive in the opposite direction brings you to the Mexican border town of Tijuana.
The city also boasts one of America's biggest theme parks. Disneyland Park is perhaps the least known of Disney's resorts, but offers all the fantasy world attractions you'd expect, including the all-action Indiana Jones Adventure and eight fantastic fairytale lands designed to make dreams come true. The park is open all year round, and day and season tickets are available.
It's worth checking out the availability of last minute deals and package deals with The Co-operative Travel, especially if you can be flexible over your departure dates. They offer great-value ways of discovering this relatively unexplored American city.