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The eight largest city in the USA and the second largest in California, situated on the Pacific coast close to the Mexican border.

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What's the fastest way to do a day trip from San Diego to Tijuana?

I'm going to be staying in San Diego for 2 weeks and would like to travel to Tijuana 2-3 times for a day trip. I'm a Global Entry member but I'll have a rental car, so I won't be able to use SENTRI ...
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Coverage of San Diego MTS passes

I have business travel to San Diego (specifically La Jolla) coming up in a few months, and I'm going to extend the trip a bit to enjoy a vacation with my wife. We often rent a car for a trip like this,...
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Is there duty free in San Diego airport?

I'll be flying international from San Diego soon and need to buy a couple things that duty free is best for. Yet looking at the SAN website, I can only see one typical duty free shop, which is only ...
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Does any passenger train go between the United States and Mexico via San Ysidro?

I see on Google Maps a train track between the United States and Mexico via San Ysidro: Does any passenger train go between the United States and Mexico via San Ysidro?
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Can I fly from the US to Mexico without a passport?

I have a family emergency and need to travel from San Diego CA to Zacatecas Mexico. I am 28 and do not have a passport. Can I travel by airplane with just my birth certificate or ID? My 2 yr old will ...
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Is it possible to go through the Otay crossing as a pedestrian without taking any stair (e.g., in case of wheelchair or heavy luggage)?

Is it possible to go through the Otay crossing (one of three ports of entry (POE) in the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan region) as a pedestrian without taking any stair (e.g., in case of wheelchair or ...
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For how long can one leave one's car parked in San Diego Old Town's free parking lots?

Midavalo mentioned that there exist some free parking lots in Old Town in San Diego near the trolley that goes to San Ysidro border crossing. E.g. https://www.oldtownsandiegoguide.com/dayofthedead/...
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What is this parking lot next to the Otay crossing between Mexico and the United States?

I see a parking lot next to the Otay crossing (one of three ports of entry (POE) in the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan region) on https://www.google.com/maps/@32.5515469,-116.9389443,18.25z?hl=en: ...
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Is the San Ysidro PedWest crossing closed?

Regarding the San Ysidro PedWest crossing, I read: https://bwt.cbp.gov/details/09250407/PED (mirror) says "Current Wait: Lanes Closed" and "Hours of Operation: 24 hrs/day Date: 9/25/...
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Going to Cabrillo National Monument by bus

Google Maps show that one can go by bus 84 to Cabrillo National Monument past the fee station. How does one pay the entrance fee? Does the bus stop at the fee station and then proceed further?
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Exits from Black's beach in San Diego

If I go down to Black's beach here and go south (towards Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier) along the ocean, how far can I go and where can I exit? I walked 15-20 minutes in the direction mentioned ...
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Is America the Beautiful Pass sold at Cabrillo National Monument?

Here is a list of federal recreational areas where interagency passes are issued. It mentions Cabrillo National Monument. Here's a picture of Cabrillo National Monument Fee Station from Google Maps: ...
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What is "Premium Regional" fare for MTS Compass Card?

From this page (also this page): Adult 1-Day Pass $6 /$12 Premium Regional What does "Premium Regional" stand for, and how is the premium regional fare different from the standard fare?
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Loading a 1-day pass to a compass card online

Is there a way to load a 1-day pass to an existing compass card online? When I put in my compass card number here, I get the following: There is no option "Adult 1-Day Pass". So is it only possible ...
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Commuting between La Jolla and UCSD

I guess the most optimal way to commute between La Jolla (to be specific, say from La Jolla Village Lodge) and UCSD is bus 30. According to the MTS website, there are 3-day passes available (that ...
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Need help identifying a flag from La Jolla, California

I need help identifying the blue flag in this image, provided by Google Street View, centered on Gilman drive in La Jolla, San Diego, California. The flag appears to have a few yellow stars and a ...
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San Diego: Consolidated rental shuttle with a toddler? [closed]

We are landing in San Diego (SAN) and going to a hotel in Mission Valley. We have a two year old toddler and luggage / stroller / car seat. How easy would it be to use the shuttle to the consolidated ...
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In San Diego County do Compass cards automatically max out at a day pass rate? Should the total costs of rides eclipse that of a day pass?

I know that in the SF Bay Area these days if you use a Clipper card to pay fares and the total number of fares paid to a particular transit agency amounts to the cost of a day pass for that agency the ...
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San Ysidro Pedwest parking

How much are the parking options overnight near the new Pedwest crossing at San Ysidro? The Las Americas outlets are located close by. Would it be possible to park there for free?
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Good places to bird watch around San Diego

What are good locations for bird watching in the San Diego area?
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San Ysidro Border Parking Options?

Just got back from the San Ysidro border area and was dismayed to see that the going rate is now around $25/day for parking. It used to be closer to $5-$7 but I guess there was a re-routing of the I-5 ...
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Who can use the CBX Bridge between Mexico and the United States? [closed]

Can a passport holder of any country use the CBX (Cross Border Express) bridge? I would usually obtain a visa on entry if I flew to Mexico, so would I obtain the same taking the CBX bridge ? Is it ...
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Last minute car renting at San Diego Airport

I was planning to rely on Uber, but realised that renting a car might be worthwhile. I am traveling today and all car rental websites I know only provide rentals in 3-4 days from now. Is my only ...
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Travelling with ESTA, 1h30min in JFK connection flight

I have a connection flight HEL-> JFK (3:50PM) JFK(5:20PM) -> SAN (San Diego) So it means I have a layover of 1.5h. How does it work? Can I get any wristband/permission to skip immigration line? If ...
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Best way to get from San Diego to Los Angeles by public transport (no Greyhound)

What is the best (cheapest) way to get from San Diego to Los Angeles by public transport? I don't want to take Greyhound because I've had bad experiences with them and their locations are inconvenient....
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How close to the animals are the walking trails at San Diego Zoo Safari Park?

I'd like to visit the Safari Park (formerly known as Wild Animal Park) in San Diego. I'm debating which lens should I use for it, but that would depend on the distance to the animals. Does anyone know ...
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Places to take pictures of flowers in San Diego

The question says it all. I know about Balboa Park. However, I've already seen it a few times and I was wondering if there are other places worth visiting, as I am interested about taking pictures of ...
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Recommended sites around the San Diego convention center [closed]

I'll be in San Diego, CA (USA) for about 3 days next week and was wondering what are some of the recommended places to see in and around the San Diego convention center if I have maybe a day's time ...
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Renting a flat in San Diego for my son [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the easiest way to find a vacation rental? My 20 years old son and his friend are going to visit San Diego for a month in August and I'm looking for a place for ...
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What affordable beachfront hotels in or near San Diego should I consider?

I'm looking for a beachfront hotel in or near San Diego for my family (on the theory that the water there is warmer than say Los Angeles or certainly Pizmo Beach). I'm hoping to find a hotel near a ...
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Getting from San Diego airport to near the Convention Centre without a car?

For an upcoming trip, I'll be arriving into San Diego airport (international terminal if that matters) early evening. Hotel isn't confirmed yet, but it's looking very likely to be somewhere close to ...
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