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When Portland's chilly and damp weather starts taking its toll, fly south to San Diego International Airport (SAN) for a laid-back, sunny California getaway or business trip. As a large Pacific coastal city, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border as a haven of ethnic diversity, mouthwatering cuisine and thriving nightlife. From bustling downtown and vibrant Little Italy to the historic Gaslamp Quarter and eccentric North Park, San Diego hosts dozens of attractions.
San Diego is a sprawling metropolitan area, so car travel and on-street metered parking is efficient for getting around. If you're traveling with kids, make Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo and Sea World stops on your itinerary. Those looking to soak up some rays can head to Mission Beach or Coronado. If you're a bit more adventurous, try kayaking in Kearny Mesa or scuba diving through Wreck Alley. Make the short drive to La Jolla to visit Cabrillo National Monument and sample fish tacos.
Flying in from Portland International Airport (PDX) will take just over two hours. You'll be welcomed into America's busiest single-runway airport, so be prepared to hop on the SAN shuttle in Terminal 1 or 2 to reach the rental car center. Then, take the I-5 ramp to North Harbor Drive, and you'll be in sunny downtown San Diego within just 12 minutes.