San Diego, CA
Type of trip: Educational, outdoors
Best ages: All
Ideal trip length: One week or more
Distance: Los Angeles (121 miles); Palm Springs (136 miles)
Best time to go: Fall and winter to beat the crowds
Weather: 70 degrees year-round
Lodging: Best hotel deals are October to March; May to September you'll pay top dollar.
Squirm factor: None
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