It is the most famous resort city on the west coast with its many beaches and attractions. If you know something different in mind the upcoming holidays, San Diego is a great alternative. It is located southwest of California and is the second largest city in this mega U.S. state. The county is just north of the Mexican border, bordering the famous Tijuana. It is a destination with miles of beaches and pleasant Mediterranean climate all year round, with average daytime temperatures of 21 º C in winter rarely go below 10 º C.
Elegant and sunny San Diego is truly a city for all. You can spend an entire day knowing the various museums in Balboa Park, playing golf, visiting the popular zoo, enjoying one of its beaches and various shopping centers. You can also leave town and go to Torrey Pines State Reserve, a protected natural area to admire the birds and strange trees. And between the months of December to March you can see the wonderful groups of whales that pass by daily cost for those dates.
Transportation in San Diego is complete: light rail systems, buses, train coaster and the famous Amtrak rail service out of the city. In addition to high-level highways interconnected throughout the country.
To begin the adventure does not hesitate to walk through the pier, where you can visualize large naval and commercial vessels.
You can not miss the trip to Balboa Park, which is the cultural heart of San Diego, with buildings dating originally from the Universal Exhibition of 1915. This place is home to 15 museums, nine theaters and art centers, as well as the famous San Diego Zoo. The latter receives more than 500 thousand visitors a year, on a scheduled run from 9:30 am until 4:30 p.m. every day, which extends more in the summer.
Gaslamp Quarter, with its 16 blocks, is a restored Victorian area of downtown. Most buildings have been converted into galleries, restaurants, bars, quality shops and theater spaces that can be explored on foot or in a carriage pulled by horses. East of this area is the Petco Park, where stands the San Diego Padres stadium (professional baseball team). Another interesting area to go is the Little Italy (Little Italy), where homes and quaint restaurants are decorated in Italian style.
Mission Bay Park is the largest park in the bay. It offers a variety of activities including walking and jogging paths and play areas for children. It is a popular spot for kite flying or picnicking. Do not leave behind the family fun, for here you can visit amusement parks that everyone loves, like the Wild Animal Park or the famous Sea World, which attracts a large and boys with water games, aquariums and animal shows.
Sand, sea, sun and more …
Along its 113 miles of coastline, San Diego has excellent waters and beaches and to surf, surfing, swimming, fishing, horse riding or simply relax on the sand reading a good book. The most beautiful beaches are located in La Jolla and Coronado, and for those who like to feel the adrenaline there diving excursions, balloon flights and even aerial combat experience.
The shopping lovers will find in Coronado the best shopping malls and many luxury lodgings like the historic Coronado Hotel. La Jolla, meanwhile, is a beautiful area with exclusive residences in the hills that will leave you breathless and numerous shops and upscale boutiques.
If you have more time, less than two hours is Los Angeles with all its attractions are not confined to the highly promoted Hollywood and Beverly Hills. A visit to this metropolis will depend on how much free time available to the traveler.