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Vacation Perfection in San Diego

Known for it's near-perfect climate, almost 100 miles of pristine beaches and impressive array of world-class family attractions, including the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld San Diego, and over 100 golf courses, San Diego offers a wide variety of things to see and do, engaging to visitors from around the world.

San Diego makes a great vacation destination due to its year round balmy temperatures, beautiful beaches, and gorgeous scenery in its surrounding areas. San Diego is California’s second largest city and the country’s seventh largest.

San Diego County includes 18 incorporated cities and other charming neighborhoods and communities including downtown's historic Gas lamp Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Escondido, La Mesa, Hillcrest, and Chula Vista. Located on California’s Interstate 5 and 10 minutes from the San Diego International Airport, the city is easy to get to and easy to navigate around due to its great public transit system featuring MTS buses, trolleys and coasters.

Once leaving the coastal area with its idyllic beaches, visitors will find gentle foothills, mountains, and deserts offering outdoor enthusiasts endless opportunities to hike, camp, fish, and observe wildlife in the eastern part of the county. The western stretch along the 70 miles of Pacific coastline supports year-round outdoor recreation, such as surfing, boating, sailing and swimming.

To the south, there is Mexico and California’s border towns like Tijuana, Rosarito and Ensenada.

The attractions and activities found in the San Diego area are enough to visit for a whole month. The city is quickly becoming known for its cultural attractions. Three of the most popular are Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the U.S., featuring 15 museums, several art galleries, picturesque gardens, the Tony Award-winning The Globe Theatres, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. San Diego County is home to almost 100 golf courses offering a course for every type of golfer and a range of greens fees that will fit every budget. This, in addition to San Diego's temperate climate and year-round play lend to the draw of this golfer¹s paradise. In San Diego, the beach is a way of life, a source of pride and joy, a defining influence in people's lives. Beautiful mid-summer sunsets, catching that great wave, romantic strolls along the boardwalk, and early morning sharks tooth searches are what create this intimate relationship between the people and visitors of the area and the geographical gifts presented by nature. Kids love visiting San Diego as it is home to some of their favorite attractions. Visit SeaWorld Adventure Park, The San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND California, and the San Diego Wild Animal Park for attractions that delight and educate children and adults alike.