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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!"(88 Tips)
    "Commuter terminal is separated from the rest of the airport"(22 Tips)
    "Fantastic free wifi and the seats with electric outlets are genius!"(56 Tips)
    Kimberly C.
    "Wow terminal 2, you're so fancy now."(10 Tips)
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  • 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 1 week ago
  • 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
  • Akjhia H.
    Akjhia HaleyJanuary 31
    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 Oct 12
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Susan K.
    Susan KingMarch 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ 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??
  • Tim D.
    Tim DengSeptember 9
    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
    Upvoted Oct 10
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Flytrybe
    FlytrybeOctober 25
    Quite possibly the better airport I know. Great lounge and uncluttered everything. Security was echoing of emptiness.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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!
  • Ricardo H.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Donovan
    DonovanApril 30
    Better directions farther out on the incoming highways would be nice for new people to the area. Great car rental area though.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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 .
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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).
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Richard R.
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • Jonathan
    JonathanSeptember 18
    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.
    Upvoted Oct 11
  • 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.
  • Ted S.
    Ted SinkApril 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They have pet restrooms (with fire hydrant and "grass"!) and a cool LED sculpture which shows bird shadows in flight. Go on a Scavenger Hunt!! It's fun.
  • Giuseppe M.
    Giuseppe MalucelliJune 9, 2012
    Welcome to San Diego, the America Finest City! Enjoy your time here to know this amazing city.. Don't forget to go to Blacks Beach to watch the most beautiful sunset all over the world!
  • Jakob S.
    Jakob SchimpfJuly 25, 2010
    Bring your own food. Remember - pre-make your sandwiches! Peanut butter jars, mustard, mayo and yogurt are subject to the liquids & gels policy and security will confiscate & dispose of these foods
  • 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.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite airport! Make sure you get here early as security lines get backed up very quick (especially in the early morning)
  • John C.
    John CApril 18
    Been here 5+ times
    If you can hold it til you get off the flight, terminal 2's bathrooms are the cleanest and most modern in an airport I have ever seen!
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    Looking for things to do near the airport? Get inspired on DTour plus a chance to win a stay with us. Tip: visit Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco shop minutes from the airport! Read more
  • Victor B.
    Victor BozhenkoApril 11, 2011
    Now I got it! The reason their Wi-Fi is free is that by the time you're through security, you don't have no time for Internet! Can't use it anyway! Unless you finally missed your flight!
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
    DoubleTree by HiltonSeptember 27, 2011
    Long flight? Peanuts are okay, but bringing a filling, healthy snack like almonds or fruit will keep you tied over until your destination. For more travel tips and fun, follow @DoubleTree on Twitter!
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