What Time Is It In San Diego?

What is the current time in San Diego, California

The current time in San Diego, California is

9:17 PM

The date is July 19, 2024

Quick facts

  • San Diego is 7:00 behind GMT right now
  • San Diego's time zone is Pacific Time

What Time Zone is San Diego, California In?

San Diego is in Pacific Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to PT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: PST and PDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In PT, clocks are typically moved forward and backwards anually (once forward and once backward every year).

Timezone Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
GMT Offset -7:00 -7:00 -5:00 -4:00
12-hour time 12:17 AM 11:17 PM 9:17 PM 9:17 PM
24-hour time 00:17 23:17 21:17 21:17
Military time 0017 2317 2117 2117

San Diego is known for its sunny skies and perfect weather. The city hosts a variety of events and traditions throughout the year, including the San Diego County Fair, Comic-Con International, and the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. Compared to other cities in California, San Diego' is within driving distance of popular tourist destinations such as Los Angeles and Disneyland, as well as suburbs like La Jolla, Carlsbad, and Chula Vista, which are all within a 30-45 minute drive.

Spring

  • Average temperature: 60-70°F
  • Climate: Mild and sunny with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: San Diego County Fair, Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park Butterfly Jungle
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours

Summer

  • Average temperature: 70-80°F
  • Climate: Warm and sunny with low humidity
  • Unique traditions and events: San Diego County Fair, Comic-Con International, Del Mar Racing Season
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours

Fall

  • Average temperature: 60-70°F
  • Climate: Mild and sunny with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, San Diego Beer Week, San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours

Winter

  • Average temperature: 50-60°F
  • Climate: Cool and mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, San Diego Restaurant Week, San Diego International Auto Show
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

San Diego is a coastal city located in the southern part of California, USA. It is situated in the Pacific Time Zone (PT) and is 8 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). The nearest timezone border is approximately 20 miles east of the city, which is the Mountain Time Zone (MT). The travel time to the nearest states, Arizona and Nevada, is around 5-6 hours by car. The neighboring cities of San Diego include Chula Vista, La Mesa, and National City. It would take approximately 40 hours to drive from San Diego to the opposite coast of America. Learn more about traveling to San Diego and explore its beautiful beaches, parks, and attractions.

Destination Distance (miles) Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 494 9.88 0
White House in Washington D.C. 2,659 53.18 +3
Denali National Park 2,684 53.68 -1
Las Vegas Strip 332 6.64 0
Citizens Bank Park 2,385 47.7 +3
Niagara Falls 2,365 47.3 +3
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 501 10.02 0
Yellowstone 1,029 20.58 -1
Manhattan 2,791 55.82 +3
Grand Canyon 397 7.94 -1

Other times in the United States

The United States has four main time zones and six time zones including Alaska and Hawaii. Time can span between six hours and range from -5 UTC hours to -10 UTC, making time in San Diego change by a 6 hour time frame in the United States. Here are the most popular current times across the USA.

City State Timezone 12-hour time 24 hour time Military time
New York City New York Eastern Time 6:24 PM 18:24 1824
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 6:24 PM 18:24 1824
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 6:24 PM 18:24 1824
Chicago Illinois Central Time 5:24 PM 17:24 1724
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 3:24 PM 15:24 1524
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 3:24 PM 15:24 1524

Fast Facts About San Diego

What time zone is San Diego in?

San Diego is in the Pacific Time time zone

What is San Diego time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and San Diego is offset by -7:00.