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San Diego travel tips

1) Ready to go on a safari in San Diego?

San Diego Zoo Safari Park is located next to Escondido and covers an area of 1200 acres (5 square kilometres). This park is home to about 300 species of animals, many of which are on the verge of extinction. Here they are bred to be then relocated to their natural habitat. Visitors can join a tram tour of the zoo or view the safari park from above on a hot air balloon ride.

2) Most shops in San Diego are open until 18:00

Plan your shopping according to the opening hours of local stores. Most shops open around 09:30 and receive visitors until 18:00. Many shops are closed on Sunday. However, large shopping centres are open seven days a week and close much later on weekdays.

3) Enjoy marvellous views of the Pacific Ocean from the San Diego observation deck

Near the Junípero Serra Museum in San Diego, a free observation deck offers great views of the city and the Pacific Ocean. Come here in the evening to watch wonderful sunsets.

Travelers usually depart from Washington Dulles International, Baltimore–Washington International, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington, DC - Union Station, or Washington DC - Parking Convention Center DC when they travel from Washington, D.C. to San Diego. Book your trip to arrive at San Diego International, San Diego, CA Bus Station, San Diego, CA - Old Town, San Diego, CA - Santa Fe, or San Diego, CA - La Jolla. The distance between Washington, D.C. and San Diego is 3622 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. Washington, D.C. and San Diego have 401 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Washington, D.C. to San Diego

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Frontier AirlinesFFTF9NoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Spirit AirlinesNKSNKNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Washington, D.C. to San Diego?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Washington, D.C. and San Diego takes around 5.7 hours.
What is the flight distance between Washington, D.C. and San Diego?
The flight distance between Washington, D.C. and San Diego is 3622 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Washington, D.C. and San Diego?
Several carriers operate flights between Washington, D.C. and San Diego. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Washington, D.C.?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Washington, D.C. and Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Phoenix, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, London, Salt Lake City, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, San Salvador, Paris, Dallas, Barcelona, Tampa, Mexico City.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Diego?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Diego and Denver, Las Vegas, Austin, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New York, Phoenix, Charlotte, Atlanta, Raleigh, Chicago, Orlando, San Antonio, Detroit, Dallas, St. Louis, Cleveland, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, London.
Which airports are there in Washington, D.C.?
Washington, D.C. is mainly served by Washington Dulles International. But there are other airports nearby, including Baltimore–Washington International, Ronald Reagan Washington National.
What airports are near Washington, D.C.?
The main airport in Washington, D.C. is Washington Dulles International. It is also served by Philadelphia International, Norfolk International, Trenton–Mercer, Richmond International, Atlantic City International, Harrisburg International, Lehigh Valley International, Charlottesville–Albemarle, New Castle Airport, Altoona–Blair County.
What airports are near San Diego?
The main airport in San Diego is San Diego International. It is also served by Los Angeles International, Ontario International, Tijuana International, John Wayne, Hollywood Burbank, Mexicali International, Long Beach, Palm Springs International, Imperial County, Hawthorne Municipal.
What buses and trains depart from Washington, D.C.?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Washington, D.C., including Peter Pan Bus, Amtrak train.
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