Travel + Leisure Readers Have Spoken – San Diego is the #1 City for Weather…and Spas!

Looking for a spa getaway? San Diego is a top destination, according to Travel + Leisure!

Looking for a spa getaway? San Diego is a top destination, according to Travel + Leisure!

The votes are in, and when it comes to great weather and top notch spas, San Diego can’t be beat! So say the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, and we in San Diego couldn’t agree more.

The national travel magazine just released the results of its 2014 “America’s Favorite Cities” survey, and those who have been to San Diego won’t be surprised to see that the city ranked high for beach getaways, relaxing weekends, and athletic and attractive residents.

You can see the full results of the survey at In addition to being the #1 city for weather and spas, here’s how San Diego stacked up in a few key categories:

Best Cities for Weather

  1. San Diego
  2. Honolulu
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Albuquerque
  5. Tampa

> Check San Diego’s Weather Forecast

Best Spa Vacation Destination

  1. San Diego
  2. Miami
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Honolulu
  5. Las Vegas

> Relax at one of San Diego’s tranquil spas

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Most Athletic/Active People

  1. Minneapolis/St. Paul
  2. San Diego
  3. Portland, OR
  4. Denver
  5. Austin

> Get outdoors and explore San Diego

Most Attractive People

  1. Miami
  2. San Diego
  3. Charleston
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Providence
Girls Biking on Mission Beach

It must be all that athletic activity that makes our residents so attractive.

Best Beach Getaway

  1. Honolulu
  2. Tampa
  3. Miami
  4. San Diego
  5. Los Angeles

> Feel the sand beneath your toes at one of San Diego’s amazing beaches

Best Relaxing Weekend

  1. Tucson
  2. Charleston
  3. Albuquerque
  4. San Diego
  5. Portland, ME

Best Romantic Escape

  1. Charleston
  2. Honolulu
  3. San Francisco
  4. New Orleans
  5. San Diego

What do you think about Travel + Leisure’s rankings? Is San Diego one of your favorite cities? Tell us why in the comments below!

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About Candice

Foodie, craft beer nerd, shopaholic, music geek, photographer and contemporary art fan could all be used to describe me. I’m a big proponent of highlighting San Diego’s hidden gems and local businesses and breaking stereotypes about our city. We’re more than just sunshine and beaches (though those are nice, too!). What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day? Eating and shopping around my favorite neighborhoods: Golden Hill, South Park, North Park, Little Italy and Hillcrest. Then popping into one of our great art museums and capping off the night with some live music and a a local beer at The Casbah. What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity? Does shopping count as an outdoor activity? Or checking out the public art around town, like at Chicano Park? I do love visiting the La Jolla tide pools in the summer and ice skating at the outdoor rinks that go up each winter. Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine? Let's get one thing straight here: San Diego craft beer goes with everything, not just burgers. Though it is really good with a burger. Latest music purchases for my iPod player are… I’m lucky to be married to a music journalist, so advance copies of the newest albums are constantly available to me for free. But I can’t seem to stop playing the new album by CHVRCHES, and San Diego band Rocket from the Crypt have been on repeat a lot lately. Follow Candice on Twitter @candicesd

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