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San Diego International Airport (SAN)

San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Midway District, San Diego
  • Rick G.
    "Great place to catch a flight!"(89 Tips)
    "Commuter terminal is separated from the rest of the airport"(22 Tips)
    "Fantastic free wifi and the seats with electric outlets are genius!"(58 Tips)
    Kimberly C.
    "Wow terminal 2, you're so fancy now."(10 Tips)
1,083 Tips and reviews
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  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BalnisNovember 2, 2016
    One of the cleanest most courteous airports I've ever seen. With a very impressive tap selection.
    Upvoted Sep 28
  • Conrad & Jenn R.
    Conrad & Jenn R.March 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Departures: sit on the right for views of the bay and beaches after flying over Liberty Station. Arrivals: sit on the left for views of Coronado bridge, Petco Park, and the downtown skyline.
    Upvoted Nov 4
  • Diana P.
    Diana PJuly 1, 2013
    Make sure to visit Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop, a Mexican-wrestling-themed shop that features the Surfin' California Burrito, a steak, shrimp and frenchfry-filled concoction of deliciousness.
  • PCL Construction
    PCL ConstructionJanuary 8, 2013
    The 445,000 sqft expansion of Terminal 2 will accommodate 10 new gates and expanded concession space. This new area will feature a 300-foot-long, 2.5-story, glass-enclosed hall called Sunset Cove. Read more
    Upvoted Oct 31
  • Akjhia H.
    Akjhia HaleyJanuary 31, 2016
    Such a big airport. So clean and the attention to the client is good too. I like to see all the people that take a flight here, such diversity from all around the world.
    Upvoted Sep 27
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysOctober 5, 2015
    When in San Diego, Mission Beach is a great place to experience the famed Californian beaches! Get a quick tan while you soak up the sun and relax with a pleasant walk along the beach.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HarmatzJuly 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Have some time to kill if you are waiting for ground transportation? Liberty Station is only a 20 minute stroll away! There you can enjoy scenic views and multiple dining options. Harbor Dr -> Laning
    Upvoted Oct 17
  • Marco D.
    Marco DelgadoMarch 31, 2015
    Try the grilled Asian chicken sandwich at the restaurant/bar Stone brewing co. The security guard recommended it as the best sandwich in the airport and it really was astonishingly good. Thumbs up
  • Susan K.
    Susan KingMarch 17, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Gotta love it - traveling 5 weeks out of 6! See it Coming & going! Could use more seating in the Southwest terminal (#1), but I still like Southwest's attitude & appreciation for their customers!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SelinskySeptember 14, 2013
    Amazing shopping at new terminal & great cafes! If you are stuck! No worries! SD airport will have you covered! Cute shop! #apricotlane LIKE MY NEW BANGELS??
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    Visit Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop, a Mexican-wrestling-themed shop that features frenchfry-filled concoctions of deliciousness. It’s located minutes from the SD Airport at 1810 Washington Street.
  • Silvestre A.
    Silvestre AcedilloSeptember 22, 2013
    Be aware that rental cars have been moved to a different place and is actually further away from the airport. So don't have any appointments, if you are on a business trip, that is too time critical.
  • Dylan T.
    Dylan TaylorJune 19, 2014
    Fun Fact: The San Diego Airport is one of the hardest airports to land in, due to it's unique location right outside the Downtown city center.
  • San Diego Architectural Foundation
    The Certified LEED® Gold Green Build Terminal 2 at San Diego’s Lindbergh Field is both atypical and progressive with a glass curtain wall that provides a stunning view of the runway and of the city.
  • Tim D.
    Tim DengSeptember 9, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the fastest airports, according to data analytics blog Five Thirty Eight, thanks to "relatively good and predictable weather, along with modest air traffic volume." The Counter burger is bomb
  • Nikolas F.
    Nikolas FlorosDecember 17, 2014
    One of the nicest airports I've been in in a long while. The renovations have made it a beautiful space and the art/science installations are gorgeous and well done.
  • Nik S.
    Nik SourisNovember 2, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Checkout The Counter at Gates 3-10. Amazingly fast, equally good and surprisingly not any more expensive than than regular locations!
  • Christine C.
    Christine ChungSeptember 4, 2013
    All LAX-bound flights leave from the Commuter Terminal (not Terminal 1 or 2). Free shuttle that loops around in case you missed that little detail, like me... It's bright red. Can't miss it.
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezNovember 5, 2016
    Great location. From any midpoint of San Diego you will do 15 mins. Car Rental location is 10 mins away with free buses going around. Small terminals; usually no waiting lines.
  • Donovan
    DonovanApril 30, 2016
    Better directions farther out on the incoming highways would be nice for new people to the area. Great car rental area though.
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HurtekantFebruary 25, 2012
    I've been through this airport many times, very nice, clean, personnel very helpful. There is a multitude of fun things to do in & around San Diego. A must see destination!
  • Susan K.
    Susan KingJune 11
    Been here 50+ times
    Leaving from Gates 1, 1A or 2 is a pain! No TSA pre-check despite 2 lines & many folks who have Pre-check (clearly not accustomed to SAN or having to remove toiletries & computers)!
  • Hisham I.
    Hisham IlaianJanuary 6, 2015
    San diego very beautiful, enjoy the weather and the beach. If you need anything to be carried ASAP from point A to point B in San Diego or anywhere in southern California call .
  • mrJR
    mrJRNovember 12, 2014
    Skip the terminal waiting nonsense (Terminal 1, at least) and enjoy the (relative) peace of the seating just past security screening but before the escalators. Plus, outlets galore (okay, like two)!
  • Tristan C.
    Tristan CabalarJuly 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to eat the surf and turf fries carne Asada and shrimp) & the California burrito from Lolitas. The best!
  • La W.
    La WangApril 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Tip the united curbside check-in and they'll put a priority tag on your luggage and overlook minor overages in weight restrictions. It also helps if you smile sweetly.
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaMay 27, 2016
    Small airport so easy to navigate. Cross the street in terminal 2 to get in the shuttle to the new rental car center. 10 minutes to center.
  • loran j.
    loran jonakOctober 1, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    You don't need to get there early if your at terminal 1, the eats and drinks are lame until they finish the upgrades in 2015 but if you're at T2 you need time for Stone Brewery!
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff ChenJuly 16, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Check your carry-on bag for free at the gate. Airlines like Alaska and Virgin America also let you board sooner if you only need the space underneath the seat in front of you for your personal items.
  • Charles & Linda M.
    Charles & Linda Musselwhite2 weeks ago
    Been here 25+ times
    Flying Southwest and have time to kill? Set up camp in Bankers Hill - liquor, beer, food and tv's! Also, check out if you like to #Travel, #EatWell, #Workout and #HaveFun
  • Adam S.
    Adam StallmanSeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Welcome to San Deigo! Although this airport is ranked as one of the most dangerous for pilots, I've never had or heard about a problem. The recent expansion has made this a very nice airport. Enjoy!
  • Jipsta
    JipstaSeptember 7, 2014
    Following a complete renovation, this airport terminal is the most modern, tech-filled, and efficient I've been to in a very long time! The designers should be hired to renovate Newark airport!
  • Brad P.
    Brad PetersJune 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    They halved the size of the Pacific Highway lot so now it's always full and they have an excuse to send you to the new Harbor Drive lot, which will cost you the princely sum of $18/day.
  • Christina W.
    Christina WilsonJune 20, 2013
    The US Air crew that's here (gate 34, flight 16) today is srsly unorganized & inefficient. The only competent & helpful employees from US Air work at the bagcheck on the curb (Bernardo specifically).
  • Andre R.
    Andre R.January 14
    Very clean and very friendly airport staff. TSA was very friendly and very efficient. One of the nicest airports I've ever been in.
  • Alex t.
    Alex the TimelordMarch 21, 2014
    Small Airport, but it gets you to and from your destinations! So don't complain, and enjoy the landing right over Balboa Park and downtown!
  • Hank S.
    Hank SearfusMarch 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Terminal 2 is where it's at. Beautiful and clean, it is undergoing construction to max out capacity at SAN and offer better international flights, such as Tokyo and London.
  • Caroline C.
    Caroline Cruz MoJanuary 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    LOVE It here! Free wifi and Every seat has a power outlet! And bathrooms are super long so don't have to worry about being stuck in there with the luggage :)
  • Aliza C.
    Aliza CarpioNovember 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a massage at the spa near gate 25 in terminal 2 and ask for Trisha. Also, try the oxygen machine with your chair massage
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    My favorite airport! Make sure you get here early as security lines get backed up very quick (especially in the early morning)
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CSeptember 4
    Been here 25+ times
    TSA pre closed during non-peak hrs. You'll be in the regular line and need to remove liquids and laptops but keep your shoes on. Not the end of the world, but keep in mind if you tend to run late.
  • R. Dan R.
    R. Dan R.April 14
    Been here 10+ times
    Small enough to be convenient; big enough for good services. Rental car deck is a long shuttle ride away. Allow extra time returning a car!
  • Susan A.
    Susan Almon-PeschJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pannikin has its yummy baked goods and coffee at the Artisan Cafe Gate 3 - 4 area. Missed getting to Leucadian location - so nice surprise.
    HISTORYApril 20, 2010
    SAN, dedicated in 1928, is also known as Lindbergh Field. San Diego was the city from which Charles Lindbergh began the journey that would become the first solo transatlantic flight.
  • Flytrybe
    FlytrybeOctober 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Quite possibly the better airport I know. Great lounge and uncluttered everything. Security was echoing of emptiness.
  • Hakeem B.
    Hakeem BilalJune 8, 2012
    This airport rocks because of the beautiful people and weather you are guaranteed to have year round. Oh, and yeah there is free WiFi too.
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    In terminal 1, get food at The Counter, but drink at Bankers Hill Bar. Although Bankers Hill restaurant is amazing, the airport version is not so great when it comes to food.
  • Tobias K.
    Tobias KemperSeptember 16, 2013
    San Francisco next? Check for a list of places with free Wifi AND power outlets to work from in SF.
  • Jonathan
    JonathanSeptember 18, 2016
    Getting a rental car at this airport is a pain. They shuttle you to a rental car area that is pretty far away and will add significant time to your travel.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HarmatzJuly 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Take your assigned seat as quickly as possible and step out of the aisle to stow your bag. If you are flying Southwest, just pick any seat and sit down, it's not that difficult.
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