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Location information for San Diego

Car rental San Diego
Car rental San Diego

Introduction

Because of the combination of a great climate, excellent beaches and lively neighborhoods, San Diego is an appealing option for a short vacation. The Gaslamp Quarter was a run-down neighborhood in the seventies, but has been beautifully restored afterwards. Nowadays, it's a district with restaurants, hotels and shops. If you think it's a little too touristy, then visit Little Italy, where you will also find many restaurants and shops, but not as many tourists. The beaches - especially north of San Diego – are great. You can also make nice excursions from San Diego through the mountains east of the city and the desert behind.

Population

San Diego has nearly half a million inhabitants. Because the city is on the border with Mexico, the number of Hispanics is large. They are the largest group among the population younger than 18.

Location

San Diego is on the Pacific coast in the most southern part of California and bordering Tijuana, Mexico. The city lies in a hilly region, crossed by the San Diego River, which runs through the city from east to west. East of the city are the Cuyamaca Mountains and the Laguna Mountains, behind which is a desert.

Economy

The city's economy revolved for a long time exclusively around the port and especially the naval base. Still, San Diego is home to a large naval fleet, but the decline in defense spending forced the city to investigate other sources of income. These have been found in biotechnology and telecommunications. Qualcomm and Websense are located here. Tourism is very important for the city. Annually, more than thirty million people visit San Diego (this figure includes day trips).

Airports

The city's airport is located directly on San Diego Bay, five kilometers north of the center. San Diego International Airport (also known as Lindbergh Airport) is accessible via Interstate 5 (I-5, exit Sassafras), which connects to State Route 163 and the I-8 and I-15. The route to the airport is clearly signposted.

Public Transport

San Diego has a light rail system called the trolleys. These trolleys are composed of three lines (Blue, Orange and Green) and connect Downtown to Santee, Gillespie and San Yisidro (on the Mexican border). Furthermore, there is an extensive bus network. On Sundays there are a lot less buses.

Traffic and Parking

Outside rush hours you can drive around fine in and around San Diego. It's not as crowded as California's largest city Los Angeles. Downtown and along the beaches you have to pay for street parking. It is controlled strictly, therefore make sure that you have paid enough and have enough time. You can also park your car in one of many parking garages. When visiting Gaslamp Quarter we recommend parking at the Park-it-on-Market garage of at the Horton Plaza parking lot.

Hotels

There is a wide range of accommodations in San Diego. Downtown offers both luxury hotels and friendly prices guesthouses. Along the beaches you will find mostly luxury resorts. Furthermore, you can stay at a beach house; most of which are located along Mission Beach and Pacific Beach. Motels are scattered around the city with a higher concentration near Hotel Circle in Mission Valley. San Diego is a popular tourist destination and therefore we recommend you to book your accommodation in this city well in advance.

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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