California's second largest city and the United States' eighth largest, San Diego boasts a citywide population of nearly 1.3 million residents and more than 3 million residents countywide. Within its borders of 4,200 sq. miles, San Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities and numerous other charming neighborhoods and communities, including downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Escondido, La Mesa, Hillcrest, Barrio Logan and Chula Vista just to name a few.
In San Diego's East County, the terrain varies from gentle foothills to mile-high mountains and the historic mining town, Julian, down to the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, offering nature-conscious visitors endless opportunities to hike, camp, fish, observe wildlife and much more. In San Diego's North County, the agricultural community produces quantities of flowers and magnificent produce. Wine growers are also making a mark by growing and harvesting quality grapes that become excellent wines, which are served at some of the most elegant restaurants and resorts in the region. Along the west, 70 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline not only supports year-round outdoor recreation, such as surfing, boating, sailing and swimming, but also important scientific research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter is located downtown near the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Convention Center, Little Italy, and Petco Park. The hotel is just 2.9 mi from the airport.
910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA 92101
Traveling to San Diego
The major airport is San Diego International Airport, located 3 miles northwest of downtown San Diego. With over 20 million passengers and 500 flights every day, it is easily the busiest airport in the area, with an array of services. San Diego International Airport
How to get Around
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System is an easy and economical way to get around San Diego County. Known as “The Trolley,” San Diego’s metro trains service over 50 areas of the city and run on three lines — including the newly expanded Blue Line, which has recently added multiple stops. Riders can use the Trolley to reach many of the city’s most popular attractions. At just $2.50 for a one-way ticket to any station, and $8 for a Day Pass (which is good to be used on any bus or trolley the whole day), this option is both efficient and budget-friendly. The MTS offers a handy reference map right here.
Things to do
San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class attractions.
Popular attractions include the world-famous San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California.