About San Diego
Also see : Side Trips, things to see and do while in the area.
California's second largest
city and the
Known for it's near-idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and dazzling array of world-class family attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California, San Diego offers a wide variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests from around the world.
In San Diego's East
County, the terrain varies from gentle foothills to mile-high mountains
and the historic mining town, Julian, down to the 600,000-acre Anza Borrego
Desert State Park, offering nature-conscious visitors endless opportunities
to hike, camp, fish, observe wildlife and much more. In San Diego's North
County, the land produces quantities of flowers as well as quality grapes
that become excellent wines, which are served at some of the most elegant
restaurants and resorts in the region. Along the west, 70 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline not only
supports year-round outdoor recreation, such as surfing, boating, sailing
and swimming, but also important scientific research at the Scripps Institution
of Oceanography. To the south, it's a whole different country,
San Diego's arts
and culture and culinary arts are making a name for themselves, both nationally
and internationally. Balboa Park, the largest
urban cultural park in the
San Diego County also features 92 golf courses and a variety of exciting participatory and spectator sports, beachfront resorts and luxury spas, gaming, a dynamic downtown district, annual special events and unique holiday offerings, multicultural festivals and celebrations, colorful neighborhoods and communities, a rich military history, accessibility for travelers with disabilities and much more.
The most difficult decision to make regarding a vacation to San Diego is determining what to do and see among the region's vast and diverse variety of offerings. San Diego County offers a vacation experience for everyone.