Prime season: all year
Residents: 1,3 millions
Climate: subtropical steppe
The temperature here is between 15-25 degrees celsius all year round, resulting in that the best rooftop bars in San Diego can stay open all year.
The downtown San Diego rooftop bars are often luxurious, with magical views of the city skyline. From some terraces the view is often over the baseball stadium, so you might actually catch a glimpse of some live baseball.
Given the nice climate, the city's skyscrapers and the fantastic atmosphere in California, San Diego is a superb city regarding rooftop bars.
The roof terraces in San Diego are very popular, and you do best in booking a table in advance when trying to visit any of these view spots.
At our map on this site you can find the best rooftop bars in San Diego that are closest to your location. A typical San Diego rooftop is located at a hotel or restaurant, with a locely ocean view.
"Two days filled with swimming in a rooftop pool, drinks with a view and superb breakfast"
Read our review of The Nolen Rooftop Bar. We had a fantastic evening here with lots of food, drinks and breathtaking views. One of the best rooftop bars San Diego has to offer.
The Rooftop Guide visited Altitude Sky Lounge for some cocktails, food and wonderful sunset views. Read all about it here.
San Diego is located in southwestern California right on the Pacific Ocean and the border with Mexico. It counts as America's 8th largest city. Given the proximity to Mexico, the Mexican culture has put a bit of a mark on the city. In the southern parts of the city, Spanish is the most common language.