THERE is plenty of exciting activity on the horizon for travellers planning trips to the Californian city of San Diego, with a range of new hotel openings and events flagged in the next couple of months.

The Guild Hotel is due to open its doors in February 2019 in downtown San Diego, boasting a boutique design and housed inside the 1920s era Army-Navy YMCA building.

A US$80 million refurbishment of the 675-room Town and Country San Diego kicked off a few months ago and is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

The city will also host a variety of interesting events in early 2019 such as San Diego Restaurant Week that runs from 20-27 January, where 180 of the city’s best chefs and cooks put together special fixed menus to celebrate the event.

For sporting enthusiasts, the annual Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament held from 24-27 January hosts many prominent professionals at the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the upcoming 2021 US Open.

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