Stacey Leasca
May 21, 2018

The warm weather is creeping into cities and towns across America. As the days get longer, the grass gets greener, and people get ready to enjoy a few days off, there’s only one thing Travel + Leisure can do: Release our Summer Shortlist.

This year’s list highlights the domestic destinations that are heating up in travel. So where should you go first? San Diego, California.

In this southern California city that feels like a town, visitors can truly enjoy the summer sunshine at one of the city’s gorgeous beaches (hello, La Jolla), eat at some of the best Mexican restaurants north of the border, and sip on an ice cold beer or two from San Diego’s famous breweries.

Of course, if beaches and breweries aren’t your thing there’s still plenty to do in San Diego, like checking out its public gardens at Balboa Park, seeking out one of the city’s best art galleries, or paying a visit to the famed San Diego zoo for a bit of family fun.

Truly, with endless sunny days and temperatures that average in the high 70s all summer long there may be no better place to spend your vacation days than in San Diego, America’s finest city. So go ahead, book your tickets now.

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