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Airports in San Diego: Locations, Facilities, and Cheap Flights

A coveted oasis for beach bums of the world, San Diego, California is home to some of the most beautiful sandy shorelines the United States has to offer. It is a place where there are epic surfing opportunities, deep sea fishing hot spots, and beachfront parks that are perfect for spending a lazy sunny day cooking hot dogs and enjoying time with friends and family. San Diego is where you will find iconic entertainment attractions like the San Diego Zoo and Sea World. It is located just miles from the Tijuana, Mexico border and the Mojave Desert, and is a popular landing place for those who are embarking on the journey of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. The city is clad in high rise buildings, world-class restaurants, and designer label boutique stores. Whatever your reason for heading to San Diego, there are a couple of airport options available for landing there, and Skyscanner can help you pick out the most affordable option with one simple search.

San Diego International Airport

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the main airport that serves the San Diego region and is located approximately five miles from the downtown core. You can drive from the airport to the city in less than 30 minutes during normal driving conditions. This airport has two terminals and serves over 20 million travelers from around the world each year. San Diego International Airport offers direct flights from many major U.S. cities via:

Upon arriving at the airport, feel free to take advantage of the amenities and services before departing for your final destination. San Diego International Airport offers a meditation room in Terminal 2, as well as authentic California restaurants, designer label boutique stores, free Wi-Fi throughout the airport, and several airline hosted lounges. To get to your final destination, you can hail a taxi, hop on the public transit bus, reserve a limo and driver, arrange for a rideshare service, reserve a hotel or airport shuttle, catch the trolley or California High Speed Rail, or pick up a rental car at the terminal. If you decide to rent a car to use while in town, book it using Skyscanner's car rental tool to take advantage of the best rates available.

McClellan-Palomar Airport

If you are flying from Las Vegas to San Diego, consider hopping on a Cal Jet flight and land at McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD). McClellan-Palomar Airport is a single terminal executive airport that is located less than ten miles from downtown San Diego. This airport is much smaller in size and serves less than 200,000 passengers each year. You can get to downtown San Diego from this airport in less than 20 minutes during non-peak travel hours. From this airport, you can hop in a taxi or head over to one of the local car rental companies to rent a car to use while you are in town.

Attractions in San Diego

San Diego is one of the theme park and entertainment destinations of America and has plenty to offer guests who want to learn about animals and history or get an awesome adrenaline rush. If you are a roller coaster enthusiast, check out the wild rides at Balboa Park. Animal lovers can get their fill of cute critters of the land and sea at SeaWorld or the San Diego Zoo. You can also tour the city with an expert guide on a Segway or walking tour of San Diego. There are also food tours and history tours available. Don't forget to check out the nature areas around San Diego at places like La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve.

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