Exciting facts and popular places to visit in San Diego
San Diego or the “Birthplace of California” is the first site on the US West Coast Europeans visited back in the 16th century. It is the perfect destination for adventure and fun-oriented travellers. You can have an encounter with a wild animal, take an exciting ride on the 375-foot water slide, step aboard a real aircraft, or take a short trip to Anaheim and visit Disneyland. Legoland, Seaworld, Safari park, San Diego Zoo are just a few among the many places to visit in San Diego.
Transportation options in the city
San Diego has many eco-friendly and economical public transport options. Buses are an efficient way to travel, with many routes throughout the city. The waterfront shuttle runs an eight-stop course from Harbor Island to the South Embarcadero with hop on and off privileges for the whole day. The service is available between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Other transport options include the pedicabs and the famous bright red trolleys that serve key locations within San Diego.
Trains are perfect for reaching the most popular neighbouring cities such as Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and the Northern Pacific Coast. However, if you plan to explore the region, car rental would be the best and most convenient option. The motorway network is easy to navigate, and the traffic is acceptable, apart from the morning rush hours and peak times.
San Diego taxi services are efficient and reliable. Taxi stands are available at the airport, as well as in front of most hotels, attractions and shopping malls. The basic rate is per mile and per hour, displayed on the meter. If you take a taxi from the airport, an additional fee applies.
How to get to the city from San Diego International
The San Diego International Airport (SAN) is just 10 minutes away from San Diego city centre. More than 20 airlines operate from the airport with 16 million passenger turnover per year. When flying to San Diego passengers can get a glimpse of Balboa Park and San Diego Bay.
Bus route 992 is a reliable and frequent public transportation service that connects San Diego Airport with the city. It runs every 15 minutes during weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. It offers a curbside pickup/drop off service and is located just outside the baggage claim area at both terminals. Outside each terminal, San Diego airport taxis and shuttle services are available. Your other option is to book a private airport transfer.
Arrange a private airport transfer to your destination
For a direct transfer to your accommodation, booking a private San Diego airport transfer is the most convenient option. Our San Diego airport taxi service is all-inclusive, with new vehicles. You can choose the pickup time according to your preferences. The driver will be at the Arrival Hall when you arrive with a sign showing your name.
City Airport Taxis provides transfers from San Diego International to Carlsbad, Del Mar, National City, San Marcos, Santee and many other destinations. The latest prices for an airport taxi from San Diego International to San Diego are on the link.
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