The San Diego airport is great, in that it truly is in the heart of downtown. No long drives into town like in some other metro area. You can even catch a city bus to take you to down town for just a few bucks. Terminal 1 is usually hectic because that is where Southwest is. Terminal 2 is newer and always has great art to look at. Also in terminal 2 you will find fun rocking chairs to hang out in while you wait for your plane. Everything is close at hand ... not a lot of walking. Food selections are ok at best.