The President arrived on Air Force One at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar just before 7:50 p.m.
Obama planned to spend Saturday night and Sunday relaxing with his family in upscale Rancho Santa Fe and depart Monday afternoon, according to the White House.
During an event in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles County, Obama singled out Rep. Scott Peters of San Diego, saying he is “one of the finest members of Congress,'' and praising Peters' votes on trade and equal pay.
“(Peters) not only has a good heart, but knows how to get things done,'' Obama said.
The president’s last San Diego visit was in May 2014, when he attended a fundraiser at the home of former Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs.