Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Anaheim to San Diego. If you're planning a road trip to San Diego, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
9:00 am: start in Anaheim
drive for about 16 minutes
9:16 am: Orange County
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:16 am
drive for about 24 minutes
10:40 am: Mission Viejo
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:40 am
drive for about 23 minutes
12:03 pm: San Clemente
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:03 pm
drive for about 17 minutes
1:20 pm: San Onofre State Beach
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:20 pm
drive for about 25 minutes
2:45 pm: Oceanside
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:45 pm
drive for about 42 minutes
4:27 pm: Del Mar
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:27 pm
drive for about 17 minutes
5:44 pm: La Jolla
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:44 pm
drive for about 22 minutes
Your starting point is Anaheim, California.
You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.
Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
Orange County (20 mentions)
questions about Orange County:
Best new restaurants in Orange County?
Best area to stay in OC for Disney and the beach?
Best shopping in Orange County?
Free or inexpensive things to do in Orange County?
Places to host a large group brunch in OC?
Mission Viejo (2 answers)
questions about Mission Viejo:
Best free things to do in Mission Viejo?
San Clemente (6 answers)
Dana Point Harbor (2 mentions)
hotels around San Clemente:
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
questions about San Clemente:
Best free things to do in San Clemente?
San Onofre State Beach (3 mentions)
Oceanside (8 answers)
Legoland (8 mentions)
The Flower Fields (3 mentions)
Mother Earth Brew Co (2 mentions)
Carlsbad Premium Outlets (2 mentions)
restaurants around Oceanside:
Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
hotels around Oceanside:
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Tamarack Beach Resort
Del Mar (25 answers)
La Jolla (38 mentions)
La Jolla Cove (29 mentions)
Torrey Pines State Park (16 mentions)
Black's Beach (6 mentions)
Self-Realization Fellowship (6 mentions)
restaurants around Del Mar:
George's At The Cove
Eddie V's - La Jolla
George's Ocean Terrace
hotels around Del Mar:
La Valencia Hotel
The Grand Del Mar
L'Auberge Del Mar
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
La Jolla (36 mentions)
Your final destination is San Diego, California.
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Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in San Diego.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Del Coronado, which was mentioned 28 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest The Prado at Balboa Park, which was mentioned 10 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
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