Welcome to San Diego, CA
High-end nightclubs. Adventurous dining. Hypermodern architecture. What happened to that nice little Navy town of San Diego? Well, that sleepy burg has woken up and it wants to party. Growth has been fast and furious over the past 2 decades and this Southern California city now finds itself with a glittering skyline and a fresh attitude. With its beaches and theme parks it's still one of the most family-friendly destinations in the United States, but the nearly nightly bacchanalia in the Gaslamp Quarter leaves no doubt this is not your father's San Diego. Explore
Things You Can’t Miss
On the weekends catch hundreds of dogs (and their owners) at Ocean Beach Dog Beach playing in the sand and surf. Go ahead — just try not to smile.
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For most people, San Diego equals Mexican food. For me it equals chocolate croissant bread pudding at Extraordinary Desserts. I refuse to share.
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See the cultural epicenter of San Diego! The Gaslamp Quarter has more than 100 restaurants, bars, and shops, squeezed into 16 convenient blocks.
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Sail, wakeboard, and jet ski at San Diego’s home of watersports, Mission Bay. Days here are best ended watching the sunset with a cookout on the fire rings.
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Since founded in 1996, this microbrewery has grown into the largest in Southern California. Take a tour, and find out what they’re putting in the water.
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Admission to this giant naval museum includes an audio tour of the entire ship—from sleeping quarters to foc's'le. Don’t know what a foc's'le is? Find out!
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Head just north of downtown for the San Diego Zoo. Here, you’ll find over 3,700 rare species on show, including the giant panda, and the not-so-giant koala.
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