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. California's second largest city and the
United States' seventh largest, San Diego boasts a citywide population of nearly 1.3 million
residents and more than 2.8 million residents countywide. Within its borders of 4,200 sq. miles,
San Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities and numerous other charming neighborhoods and
communities, including downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla, Del
Mar, Carlsbad, Escondido, La Mesa, Hillcrest, Barrio Logan, Chula Vista and more. The city's
proximity to the beach, desert, mountains, and Mexico makes it an ideal holiday destination.
San Diego has some wonderful museums at Balboa Park, located just north of downtown. 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 U.S., features The Globe
Theatres and the world-famous San Diego Zoo, 15 museums, and numerous art galleries all are housed
in beautiful buildings, built in the Spanish colonial style, set in beautiful gardens. The region
is also a breeding ground for the hottest, new talents of culinary arts, who prepare award-winning
meals in many of the region's 6,400 eating establishments.
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
holiday experience for everyone.