San Diego is a major city in the state of California and is mentioned in AMC's Fear The Walking Dead.


San Diego seems to be operating in a 'business as normal' situation. It shares a border crossing with Tijuana in Mexico.


By the time of The Walking Dead, just like Los Angeles, it is hinted San Diego was engulfed in chaos and destruction during the outbreak and therefore became overrun by the dead. San Diego was declared overrun and as a result, completely burnt down, in accordance with the regulations of Operation Cobalt. It is possible a few survivors managed to escape San Diego, considering Travis' group stumbled upon the remains of a destroyed boat with logs stating the city of San Diego was completely burnt.

By the end of Season 1 of Fear, it is strongly hinted by survivors like Castro or Richards that the city may have survived and have elements of the California Army National Guard in operation, as they were heading to the city. However, it's unknown if this was true.

Season 2


It is revealed that Strand has his sights set on San Diego as a possible destination for The Abigail.

"We All Fall Down"

The ship log that Nick picked up from the overturned ship reveals that San Diego has been destroyed by the military. Although Strand is skeptical of this information, it is confirmed by George Geary, who states that the military napalm bombed the city just as they did to all the cities along the west coast and as far as the continental divide. He based this statement on his radio conversations with other survivors.

However, this assumption is thrown into doubt when Brandon Luke and his group state that they are heading to San Diego and that it hasn't been touched by the military bombardment, although given the fact that Brandon's group was in Baja California during the inital outbreak it's possible that they don't know the full extent of the apocalypse and its aftermath in the US.

Fear The Walking Dead Locations
Season 1 Los Angeles, CaliforniaClark Family HomeTemple Community HospitalEl SerenoPaul R. Williams High SchoolSalazar's CutsSisters of Mercy HospitalLos Angeles Basin Safe ZonesTruWest Airlines Flight 462West View LibraryLos Angeles ArenaNational Guard CompoundStrand's HouseThe Abigail
Season 2 Los Angeles, CaliforniaStrand's HouseThe AbigailCatrina Island, CaliforniaTruWest Airlines Flight 462Pirate LayoutAbigail Home ExperienceValle de Guadalupe, Baja CaliforniaTijuana, Baja CaliforniaAbigail VineyardLa ColoniaRosarito, Baja CaliforniaRosarito Beach HotelEl PelícanoThe Border Crossing
Season 3 Military Fuel DepotRosarito Beach HotelBroke Jaw RanchBlack Hat ReservationThe AbigailGonzalez DamEl Bazar
Season 4 JunkyardTrailer ParkDell Diamond Baseball StadiumGonzalez DamWhirlin' WavezJohn Dorie's CabinCottonwood InnThe Flip-Flop Truck StopAugie's AleAustin, TexasBrackenridge HospitalWittington's Denim Company
Season 5 Wittington's Denim CompanyPlane Crash SiteBig Barn Truck StopDaniel's WarehouseTamplin's GroceryCamp CackleberryLonestar Power & LightHumbug's GulchCRM's Fuel DropAugie's AleTreehouseCandy's Car LotThe CaravanBridgeview MallLatham Police DepartmentTemple B'nai IsraelTank TownCleon's FeedbagParadise RidgeSuper LanesBingoBern's VinylKaraoke BarCountry ClubLogging CampRecreation Center
Season 6 Humbug's GulchLawton, Oklahoma
Larger Regions CaliforniaBaja CaliforniaVirginiaTexasMississippiOklahomaUnited States of AmericaMexico
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