San Diego is a vacationer's paradise, complete with idyllic year-round temperatures and 70 miles of pristine coastline. Recognized as one of the nation's leading family destinations, with SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, and the San Diego Zoo, San Diego is equally attractive to those in search of art, culture, world-class shopping, and culinary exploration. San Diego's many neighborhoods offer diverse adventures: from the tony boutiques in La Jolla to the culinary delights in the northern suburb of Del Mar; from the authentic European charm of Little Italy to the nouveau-chic of the downtown Gaslamp Quarter, each community adds flavor and flair to San Diego's personality.
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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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