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Palm Springs to San Diego....drivable?

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Palm Springs to San Diego....drivable?

My mom and I are planning a trip to PS at the end of March. We are thinking of making a trip to San Diego to see the coast and spend a day or two there. What is the drive like from PS to SD? And, if you feel so inclined, what are the main attractions to do in SD in two days? Thanks!

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1. Re: Palm Springs to San Diego....drivable?

There are several different driving routes and it takes about 2hrs to get to San Diego.

There are TONS of different things to do in San Diego as it is a large area with many types of activities. Balboa Park with its small museums,gardens world famous zoo, etc is one of them.

Then there's the downtown harborfront with ships to visit, harbor cruises, etc.

There is coastal scenery with different sorts of beaches some rocky some wide sandy. There's historical sites, beach activities,cultural events. What do you like??????

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2. Re: Palm Springs to San Diego....drivable?

we are doing the same as you in march, spending several nights in palm springs then driving down to san diego which will take anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hrs, depending on the traffic.

san diego is full of things to do...you must see and visit:

1. old town and stay for dinner at one of the many authentic mexican restaurants

2. balboa park with many beautiful museums and an outdoor globe theatre

3. touristy attractions like sea world, zoos and etc.

4. del mar , la jolla, carlsbad beaches are gorgeous

5. little italy for great for saturday farmers market and italian restaurants

6. gaslamp quarter for evening club hopping

there is so much to do , or in our case, not to do because we love san diego so much we usually spend much of the time at the hotel pool.

3. Re: Palm Springs to San Diego....drivable?

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