Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, San Diego is widely known as “America’s Finest City.” Famous for its miles and miles of white-sand beaches and amazing weather, the city offers an abundance of fun attractions for visitors of all ages. Family friendly destinations include the World Famous San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Legoland California, Sea World San Diego and Aquatica. Extend your stay beyond the 2018 games and satisfy your sweet tooth at the San Diego County Fair.
Boasting a citywide population of more than 1.3 million and more than 3 million residents countywide, San Diego is California’s second largest city and the United States’ eighth largest. San Diego County is made up of 18 incorporated cities and towns along with other charismatic neighborhoods and communities.
San Diego is renowned for its incredible climate, which is characterized as warm, dry summers and mild winters with most of the annual precipitation falling between December and March. The average yearly temperature measures above 70 degrees, with an average of just 42 rainy days per year.
Another attraction of San Diego is its immediacy to Mexico. Because they share an international border, Tijuana and San Diego are grouped together as an international metropolitan area. Many visitors make their way south to enjoy luxury spas, beachfront resorts, golf courses, multicultural festivals and celebrations, colorful neighborhoods, and the nightlife.
San Diego also possesses a number of sports teams, ranging from college athletics to professional. The San Diego Padres and San Diego Gulls take center stage as the two professional teams in the city. The San Diego State University Aztecs and the University of San Diego Toreros are NCAA Division I teams, while the University of California, San Diego Tritons partake in the NCAA Division II athletic events.
San Diego’s economy primarily involves military, tourism, research and manufacturing, and biotechnology. San Diego has been heavily involved in military and defense since the days of World War II, and it currently hosts the largest naval fleet in the world. Get a glimpse of our naval history aboard the USS Midway Museum. Tourism is also a major industry in the city. Annually, the city hosts more than 30 million visitors. The city is also home to several major producers of wireless cellular technology, such as Qualcomm and LG Electronics. Because of UCSD and other research institutions, biotechnology & life science has made a large presence in the county. There are more than 400 biotechnology companies in the region alone.
The only real question is whether there will be enough time to experience everything this great city has to offer. San Diego will truly be an unforgettable vacation.