San Diego - need to know
British Airways (1890 626 747; ba.com) is the only transatlantic airline to fly directly into San Diego airport. Flights start at €758, including all taxes and charges, travelling via Heathrow using the codeshare Aer Lingus service from Dublin.
Sophie first stayed at the Hotel Del Coronado (hoteldel.com). Prices for a queen room start at $327/ €247. She then stayed at the US Grant Hotel (usgrant.net). Prices start at $199/€150 for a double.