San Diego Area Guides

Guides for San Diego and the surrounding areas.


4S Ranch

A relatively new planned community in San Diego’s northern county, 4S Ranch features its own community town center with retail and dining amenities for its residents. A main attraction is Lake Hodges, where locals enjoy fishing and boating activities. 4S Ranch is located south of the San Diego Wild Animal Park, off the Camino Del Norte exit on the I-15. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from 4S Ranch to LAX or return, and a rate of $65 for transportation from 4S Ranch to San Diego International Airport or return.

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Cardiff by the Sea

Located off the I-5, Cardiff-by-the-Sea is bordered by Solana Beach and is considered part of the city of Encinitas. Named by early settlers after Cardiff in Wales, this popular beach town’s beautiful coastline is made more popular by Cardiff Reef, which visitors and surfers enjoy each year. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Cardiff by the Sea to LAX or return, and a rate of $59 for transportation from Cardiff by the Sea to San Diego International Airport or return.

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Carlsbad

Mostly made up of wealthy resort communities, the city of Carlsbad is known for its award winning schools and its growing Biotech sector. Included in these communities is La Costa, known for its famous resort and spa. Carlsbad also features its own airport, the McClellan-Palomar Airport, which is located off the I-5 on Palomar Airport Road. Palomar Airport operates both commercial and civil aviation. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Carlsbad to LAX or return, and a rate of $69 for transportation from Carlsbad to San Diego International Airport or return.

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Carmel Mountain Ranch

This northern San Diego community is bordered by Sabre Springs, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos and Rancho Bernardo. Mostly consisting of tranquil residential areas and several shopping centers, Carmel Mountain is located at the end of eastbound Highway 56, also known as Ted Williams Parkway, and near the I-15. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Carmel Mountain Ranch to LAX or return, and a rate of $59 for transportation from Carmel Mountain Ranch to San Diego International Airport or return.

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Carmel Valley

Located close to Del Mar’s beaches and state parks, Carmel Valley is the budding home of many companies in the financial and pharmaceutical sectors. Centrally located between Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, and Sorrento Valley, it features easy access to the I-5, I-805, and 56 freeways. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Carmel Valley to LAX or return, and a rate of $49 for transportation from Carmel Valley to San Diego International Airport or return.

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Coronado

Coronado Island is located only two miles from San Diego just off the famous Coronado Bridge. With an island feel just a bridge away from the city, Coronado’s main attractions include the historic Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado Beach, and the Coronado Golf Course. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $260 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Coronado to LAX or return, and a rate of $35 for transportation from Coronado to San Diego International Airport or return.

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Del Mar

Home of the Del Mar Fairgrounds and the Del Mar Racetrack, the city of Del Mar is a historic seaside landmark located 25 minutes from downtown San Diego. Nestled in a valley north of La Jolla, Del Mar’s Corona Del Mar State Beach is a popular surfing spot and attracts many visitors. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Del Mar to LAX or return, and a rate of $49 for transportation from Del Mar to San Diego International Airport or return.

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Del Sur

One of the newest communities in San Diego, Del Sur is located off the 56 freeway and borders Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch. One of the main features of the community is Rees Jones championship golf course, which is located in Santaluz, is a beautifully designed golf course with views of the Pacific Ocean. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Del Sur to LAX, and a rate of $59 for transportation from Del Sur to San Diego International Airport or return.

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Encinitas

Featuring wetlands, picturesque beaches and rolling hills, Encinitas is incorporated by the communities of Olivenhain, Leucadia, and Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Of the many attractions Encinitas offers are Moonlight Beach, San Diego Botanic Garden, and the Lux Art Institute. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Encinitas to LAX or return, and a rate of $59 for transportation from Encinitas to San Diego International Airport or return.

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Fairbanks Ranch

Located in the city of Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch features two sprawling gated communities. Following up in second place for the most expensive zip code countrywide, Fairbanks Ranch is known for its luxurious San Diego style of living. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Fairbanks Ranch to LAX or return, and a rate of $65 for transportation from Fairbanks Ranch to San Diego International Airport or return.

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John Wayne Airport

Located just off the I-405, John Wayne Airport is bordered by the cities of Irvine, Costa Mesa, and Newport Beach. Because it lies in close proximity to Orange County’s scenic coastal cities, it serves as an accessible transportation point to Orange County’s main attractions, such as Disneyland and the Angel Stadium.

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La Jolla

La Jolla, also known as “The Jewel” of San Diego, is located north of downtown along the I-15. A beachside community, La Jolla features some of San Diego’s best known landmarks including La Jolla Cove, Mount Soledad, La Jolla Shores Beach and the Village of La Jolla. La Jolla also features the Farmers Insurance Open, held each year at the Torrey Pines Golf Course. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from La Jolla to LAX or return, and a rate of $39 for transportation from La Jolla to San Diego International Airport or return.

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The Los Angeles International Airport, otherwise known as LAX, is California’s most high-volume airport. A hub for several major domestic and international airlines, LAX serves the Greater Los Angeles area and is located 15 miles from the downtown Los Angeles area off of the I-105 and the I-405.

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Long Beach Airport

Long Beach Airport is a commercial airport that specializes in providing direct flights to east coast cities. Although more restricted in flight volume, Long Beach Airport provides less congestion due to its considerably smaller size while remaining close to local attractions, such as the resort community of Palos Verdes.

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Long Beach Cruise Ship Terminal

Home of the Queen Mary and a hub for Carnival Cruise Ships, the Long Beach Cruise Ship Terminal is one of the busiest ports. Located south of Los Angeles off of the 710 and 110 freeways, it offers a variety of hotels, and nightlife attractions.

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Poway

Known as “The City in the Country,” Poway borders Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, and Rancho Penasquitos. Rich in ecological preserves and parks including Aubrey Park, Lake Poway and Sycamore Canyon Preserve, Poway is mostly comprised of residential areas away from the bustle of the city life. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Poway to LAX or return, and a rate of $65 for transportation from Poway to San Diego International Airport or return.

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Rancho Bernardo

Rancho Bernardo is a community mostly made up of residential areas, business parks, and golf courses. Several international corporations headquartered in Rancho Bernardo include Hewlett-Packard and Sony US. Rancho Bernardo is located just off the I-15, and neighbors the communities of Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Mountain Ranch, 4S Ranch, and Poway. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Rancho Bernardo to LAX or return, and a rate of $65 for transportation from Rancho Bernardo to San Diego International Airport or return.

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Rancho Santa Fe

Once a land grant named Rancho San Dieguito, today Rancho Santa Fe boasts the expensive zip code in California. Featuring first class resorts such as Morgan Run Club and Resort and the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, Rancho Santa Fe provides an escape for golfers and vacationers alike. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Rancho Santa Fe to LAX or return, and a rate of $65 for transportation from Rancho Santa Fe to San Diego International Airport or return.

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San Diego

A vibrant cultural metropolis, San Diego features an abundance of world-renowned attractions and is home to some of California’s most photographed beaches, among them being La Jolla Shores, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach. San Diego’s historical and cultural attractions include Balboa Park, Old Town, and the Mission San Diego de Alcala. The main shopping and nightlife hotspots include Fashion Valley, Horton Plaza, the Gaslamp Quarter, Pacific Beach and Qualcomm Stadium.

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San Diego International Airport

Operating since 1928 and named after Charles A. Lindbergh upon being the starting point of the first transatlantic flight, Lindbergh Field is San Diego’s single-runway commercial airport and is located 3 miles north of downtown San Diego.

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Santee

The city of Santee is located 18 miles east of the Pacific Ocean within San Diego’s East County region. It is serviced mainly by Highway 52 and is surrounded by Highway 125, Highway 67 and Interstate 8. Santee is home of Padre Dam’s Santee Lakes, a recreational and water recycling facility that services the community and promotes environmental conservation. Notable for maintaining the lowest rate of crime, the city of Santee is recognized as being among the safest cities in San Diego. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $290 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Santee to LAX or return, and a rate of $49 for transportation from Santee to San Diego International Airport or return.

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Scripps Ranch

Located in the coastal northwestern region of San Diego, Scripps Ranch is accessed by Highway 163, the I-805, and the I-15. Mainly a commuter town, Scripps Ranch is known for its characteristic planting of eucalyptus trees and its lake, Miramar Reservoir. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Scripps Ranch to LAX or return, and a rate of $49 for transportation from Scripps Ranch to San Diego International Airport or return.

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Solana Beach

Known for its beautiful beaches and it’s internationally acclaimed live music venue, the Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach is an eclectic seaside community. Located off the 5, it neighbors Del Mar, Cardiff by the Sea, and Rancho Santa Fe. America’s Finest Transportation charges a rate of $240 (All Inclusive) for transportation from Solana Beach to LAX or return, and a rate of $55 for transportation from Solana Beach to San Diego International Airport or return.

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The Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center

Cruise lines departing from this port travel to many destinations, including the Mexican Riviera, Alaska, and Hawaii. Located off of the 110 freeway just south of LAX and to the west of Long Beach, it is a convenient option for cruise ship travelers.

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