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Flying To San Diego With American Airlines

Take advantage of the most livable city in the U.S. when you book an American Airlines flight to San Diego. Visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo, go back in time to the Victorian splendor of the Hotel del Coronado and move in tune to the sizzling nightlife of the Gaslamp Quarter when you fly to San Diego with American Airlines.

Spot animals in Balboa Park, San Diego's best place for family fun

The San Diego Zoo is famous for a reason: it's huge, full of habitats for everything from the endangered pygmy hippopotamus to Siberian reindeer, and it's one of the few places to hold giant pandas. Its progressive streak runs deep, too, emphasizing natural environments and respect for the 4,000 animals on its grounds.

Wash away your worries at the Hotel del Coronado, a Victorian resort built in 1888

Famed for its presidential stays and its use as a setting in Some Like It Hot, the Coronado should be seen even if you're not staying there. Ogle the fanciful turrets and indulge in a bit of spa time – it was, after all, originally constructed as a health resort.

Catch a performance in the Gaslamp Quarter

The restored Spanish Revival Balboa Theatre hosts varied music and dance shows. If you want to get out of your seat, there are fmore than 50 clubs and bars dotting the brick sidewalks and gaslamp-fronted Victorians of the area, making it the city's top nightlife destination.

Hit the heart of La Jolla, a refined seaside village in the north of town

Its streets are lined with Mediterranean-style houses, and the shops and galleries between Pearl and Prospect streets make for fine browsing. A few public beaches give you a place to cool off after you've worked up a sweat.

Walk along Mission Beach, a bustling boardwalk and seaside that caters to families

To complement your time splashing around and sunning, visit adjacent Belmont Park, an 88-year-old amusement center anchored by the wooden Giant Dipper roller coaster. It's a nationally designated national historic landmark.

Book your flight to San Diego with American Airlines today to see some of San Diego's best attractions.

More Things To Do In San Diego

Follow American Airlines as we go off the beaten path to discover more things to do in San Diego. See migrating grey whales from Point Loma, hike around the rare trees of the Torrey Pines reserve and visit California's first mission architecture for a taste of the city's Spanish origins. American will be with you every step of the way.

Devour fish tacos all over town

Everywhere from the popular Fish Market downtown to upscale restaurants in La Jolla to waterside Point Loma Seafoods, you can find the city's signature culinary delight. It's best when served simplest, with a squirt of lime, perhaps a bit of cabbage, and a dollop of salsa for spice.

Watch the whales from Point Loma, high above the city and ocean

The statue at Cabrillo National Monument celebrates the place where Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed to lead the first European exploration of the West Coast and provides a vantage point for migrating whales in wintertime. There's also a lighthouse, military ruins and hiking trail at hand.

Trace Spanish heritage from Old Town to Mission San Diego

Start with Old Town State Historic Park, home to a mix of original and reconstructed buildings from the 1800s, showcasing the adobe style. Then make your way seven miles north to Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá, the first of the California-style missions to be built and about 250 years old.

Hike with the family in the Torrey Pines State Reserve

La Jolla's wildest section, not far away from the posh streets of an upscale enclave, this state reserve holds the rare pine in abundance, with plenty of walking trails that can take you up to cliffs overlooking the beach below. Golfers will revel knowing that this is also where the Torrey Pines municipal course is located, site of the 2008 U.S. Open.

Cross the border to Tijuana, only 20 minutes south of San Diego

Get a taste of Mexico at this energetic border town, famed for its inexpensive goods – serapes, tequila and the like – found in places like the passageway arcades off the main strip, Avenida Revolución. Just make sure to bring your passport.

Book a flight to San Diego with American Airlines today to discover more great things to do in San Diego.

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