The coast city of San Diego in California in the USA is a large city on the shores of Pacific Ocean. San Diego is home to over 1.5 million residents and boasts as the second largest city in California. The city has a very strong presence of tourists and houses Pacific Fleet of US Navy. San Diego is a favorite destination for most people thanks to its impressive beaches, ideal climate and hot tourist attractions including the iconic San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld Theme park. Despite being such a huge city, San Diego features a slow-paced atmosphere, especially when compared it is equally large neighboring cities like Los Angeles. Most people have even said that they visit San Diego because it offers a relaxing break from the hectic hustle and bustle of large cities.
Downtown San Diego is the heart of nightlife and business in the city and boasts of many tourist attractions such as the gleaming hotel and office towers. The Balboa Park-Hillcrest is big urban parkland that houses the famous San Diego Zoo and many great museums. Point Loma- Ocean Beach lies in the scenic peninsula curve near the bay and tourists can catch gorgeous city views from the area, enjoy the beautiful city coastline and the laid back, quiet beach neighborhoods. The Mission Beach-Pacific Beach is a community of two beaches that feature many restaurants, nightlife, and shops and the man-made inlet known as the Mission Bay which houses Sea World. Other interesting neighborhoods include the Mid City, La Jolla, Northeastern region and San Ysidro.
Having your own car or renting one will make you enjoy your vacation in a more convenient manner when it comes to getting around the city. San Diego is home to many significant sites like the Balboa Park that features an expansive land of beautiful gardens, arboretums, parks, and museums. San Diego Zoo sits on a 100-acre piece of land that houses unique creatures that you can’t see at other places in the world. Sea World is the home of Shamu and tourists get a chance of interacting with aquatic animals. La Jolla is an upscale coastal community in San Diego that features secluded coves, ocean cliffs, and beaches and there are many coffee shops and restaurants.
The old town is home to historical buildings and Spanish Heritage icons in San Diego where live performances are staged regularly. Downtown is the heart of the city and has many shopping outlets, restaurants and nightlife. Downtown San Diego has notable attractions like the San Diego Maritime Museum, USS Midway Museum, and Mission San Diego de Alcala which is the oldest mission in California.
Hotel Del Coronado is one of the most gorgeous hotels in the state and has state of the art shops located in one of the city’s most beautiful and cleanest beaches. There are many other things to do in San Diego including beaching, beer tasting, surfing, sailing, boating, whale watching, scuba diving, hand gliding, hiking, and biking as well as rock climbing and kayaking.