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
Four ordinance rooms (stationary) and eight sealing
Total Floor Area:
72,000 square feet
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.
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.