San Diego to Los Angeles


San Diego is a city in California, USA close to the Mexican border.  San Diego offer the following points of interests for tourists and photographers;

  • Old town San Diego state historic park
  • Balboa Park
  • Seaport village
  • San Diego zoo
  • Sea World
  • USS Midway museum
  • La Jolla shores park
  • Cabrillo national monument and old point loma lighthouse
  • Day trips to the infamous Tijuana, Mexico

There are over 600 hotels in San Diego, it’s a top tourist destination!

Old Town San Diego State Park

Old Town San Diego State Park

Much of the old town has been well preserved, you’ll even find some of the original vehicles from the old town era.  In fact some of the buildings, such as the hotel, prison and post office have been preserved and are now museums.  Visiting this park is like visiting Mexico without crossing the border, you’ll even find a tequila factory here!  There is a daily market setup selling traditional Mexican products and food.  You’ve probably seen the day of the dead parade in the movies, for example, the James Bond Spectre movie.  San Diego claims to hold the best day of the dead parade outside of Mexico!

Sea World, San Diego

Sea World, San Diego

San Diego has its very own Sea World.  If you don’t know what Sea World is, it’s an animal theme park, with an outside aquarium and marine mammal park.  Sea World is famous for the following shows;

  • Shamu show (above)
  • Clyde and Seamore sealion show
  • Dolphin show

You’ll also find some rides, sea life and marine mammals.

If you’re not in the mood for Sea World, you could always try San Diego zoo.

Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego

Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego

It’s worth taking a drive out to the Cabrillo national monument and old point loma lighthouse.  The Cabrillo national monument is here to honor the first European to step onto the west coast of the US back in 1542!  From the peninsula you’ll get great views of San Diego city and if you’re lucky you’ll see some wild sea lions.

San Diego to Los Angeles. Hire car.

San Diego to Los Angeles. Hire car.

From San Diego I took the coastal route up to Los Angeles.  It’s possible to take the I5 north to Los Angeles, this is the quickest route.  I recommend you take the coastal road which offers you miles and miles of beautiful Californian coast.  There are a few small towns you pass through which you can stop at for food and to enjoy the views.

Los Angeles to San Francisco

2017-11-12T13:40:41+00:00January 7th, 2017|North America, USA|12 Comments


  1. Midori January 19, 2017 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Nice car! hahahaha

  2. Gordon January 20, 2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Thats a nice car for sure! Quite a nice post summing up what all there’s to do in San Diego! Will surely be looking it up when we’re there

  3. Larry Frank January 20, 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Aww! San Diego is cool, though I’ve never been there, but trust me, I will love to visit. From this post I can see that it has a lot of places for tourists to view.
    Thanks for sharing and do have a wonderful day ahead.

  4. Joi January 20, 2017 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Wow I’ve lived in The USA and never visited San Diego. Would like to go back to see that city. I think I would enjoy a ride in that car and also would be fun visiting the zoo!

  5. Jerwel De Perio January 20, 2017 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    This is now on my travel list when I finished my school. I really love to go to places that has a nice scenery and of course can offer a lot of food. Nice car though.

  6. lalitha January 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    San Diego Zoo is very Nice Place to Visit . Cool to drive in coastal route.

  7. Gryselle Mae January 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I haven’t been to San Diego before but I was told the food are great! I heard a bit about the Sea World too. Definitely better than the Sea World her ein our place. Btw, you got an awesome ride there. 😉

  8. Ami January 23, 2017 at 4:29 am - Reply

    The one thing that I associate San Diego with is the zoo. Glad to know that there is a waterworld. lighthouse and a national monument that you can visit here. And love that car!

  9. Archana Singh January 23, 2017 at 8:11 am - Reply

    That’s such a cool info. I have an upcoming trip in April to USA and this information is just right in time. I am bookmarking your website. Thanks for sharing it. Happy travels 🙂

  10. Ivy January 24, 2017 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    That is quite the fancy car! The drive along the coast is gorgeous and I’ve heard wonderful things about Balboa Park. I’m not a fan of Sea World though or anything about keeping animals in captivity, especially what happened with the poor killer whales

  11. Lydia January 24, 2017 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    San Francisco is one of the places in the U.S. I’d like to visit one day but I would definitely skip Sea World and the zoo. Interesting to know the biggest Day of the Dead outside of Mexico actually occurs here!

  12. Stacey July 3, 2017 at 2:24 am - Reply

    I’m planning a trip to California in 2019. So far, we drive on all of our trips. We live in Missouri, so this will be quite the trip! Your article is really helpful. Thanks!

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