7474 Charmant Drive
San Diego, California  92122-5000
United States
Telephone:  (+1) 858-622-0991


Clothing rental available
Cafeteria food served
NO patron housing available
Distribution center nearby (Store Locator)


7 April 1984

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:

27 February 1988 by Ezra Taft Benson

Public Open House:

20 February–3 April 1993


25–30 April 1993 by Gordon B. Hinckley


7.2 acres

Ordinance Rooms:

Four ordinance rooms (stationary) and eight sealing

Total Floor Area:

72,000 square feet

Temple Location

This temple is located near La Jolla in San Diego.
The double towers of the San Diego California Temple rise above I-5 and stand as a billboard to those who pass by.
Connecting the towers at the center is a beautiful star-shaped atrium filled with a colorful garden. The atrium is accessed from the two-story Celestial Room filled with towering art glass, suspended light fixtures, and featuring a grand staircase to an upper-level balcony.

The public is invited to tour the manicured temple grounds and a visitors’ center honoring the San Diego Mormon Battalion, located 10 miles south of the temple in Old Town San Diego.

Temple Facts

The San Diego California Temple was the third temple built in California, following the Los Angeles California Temple (1956) and the Oakland California Temple (1964).

The architects for the San Diego California Temple were William S. Lewis, Jr., design architect; Dennis Hyndman, project architect; and Shelly Hyndman, interior design architect.

The Hyndmans, who are Roman Catholic, had not toured the interior of a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints until the Las Vegas Nevada Temple open house commenced in 1989.

For its efforts during the open house of the San Diego California Temple to increase public awareness of the Church and the role of the temple, the Church was presented with the Public Relations Society of America’s prestigious Silver Anvil Award in the category of special events and observances by non-profit organizations.