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Welcome to San Diego, Californias second largest city. Where blue skies keep watch on 70 miles of beaches and a gentle Mediterranean climate begs for a day of everything and nothing. Bordered by Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains, San Diego countys 4,200 square miles offer immense options for business and pleasure. And with the Mexican city of Tijuana just minutes from downtown, San Diego is an international experience with all the comforts of a city leading the nation in biomedical, high-tech and telecommunication industries. The city of San Diego lies in the southwest corner of California, 120 miles (193 km) south of the city of Los Angeles and 20 miles (32 km) north of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
The city was rated the fifth-best place to live in the United States in 2006 by Money magazine. According to Forbes magazine, San Diego was the fifth-wealthiest city in the United States in 2005, and the 9th safest city in the top 10 list of safest cities in the U.S. in 2010.

Country United States
State California
County San Diego
Nickname America’s Finest City
Founded July 16, 1769
Population (July 1, 2009) 1,306,300 (8th In US)
Currency US Dollar

Electricity 110 to 120 volts AC, 60 cycles
Phone Country Code 1
International Access Code 011
Emergency Numbers Ambulance/Fire/Police 911
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)

San Diego Attractions



Planning KitSan Diego Offers:

  • Year Around perfect climate, average tempature 71°F/ 61 °C
  • 6,400 Restaurants
  • 8 Large Universities
  • The largest Zoo in America
  • Sea World
  • 70 miles of beaches
  • Many Outdoor Activities
  • Lively Nightlife
  • 30 minutes from Mexico
  • 2 hour drive to Disneyland, Los Angeles, Ski Resorts, desert parks and Mountain ranges
  • 6 hour drive to Las Vegas
  • 8 hour drive to San Francisco

World-famous San Diego Zoo

 

San Diego average weather by month

  Temperature
Rainfall
Humidity
Sunshine
 
January

65/48

2.11"

63%

72%

 
February

66/50

1.43"

66%

72%

 
March

66/52

1.60"

67%

72%

 
April

68/55

0.78"

67%

72%

 
May

69/58

0.24"

70%

59%

 
June

71/61

0.06"

74%

58%

 
July

76/65

0.01"

74%

68%

 
August

78/67

0.11"

74%

70%

 
September

77/65

0.19"

72%

69%

 
October

75/60

0.33"

70%

68%

 
November

70/54

1.10"

65%

75%

 
December

66/49

1.36"

64%

73%

Visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo and meet some of the most exotic creatures on earth like our giant pandas. Whether they are climbing trees or munching on bamboo, you’ll get a firsthand look at these rare and wonderful bears.

San Diego Wild Animal Park

There’s a magical place where you can stretch out a hand to feed a gentle giraffe, rub noses with an endangered rhino or look deep into the eyes of a furry-feathered ostrich. It’s an adventure waiting to be discovered at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, one of the few places on earth where rare and exotic species roam free.

SeaWorld

There’s no place in the world like SeaWorld San Diego. Touch and feed dolphins, count the teeth on a shark, come face-to-face with a polar bear. Brave the waves on the Shipwreck Rapids adventure ride. Venture into the tail-chasing, ruckus-raising world of your pet in the new show Pets Rule! Watch the park transform each summer night with Mystique de la Mer. And just try to stay dry when world-famous Shamu comes a-splashing! SeaWorld San Diego – it doesn’t get any closer than this.

Balboa Park

America’s largest urban cultural park! Balboa Park features over 85 performing arts and international culture organi-zations, 15 museums, The World-famous San Diego Zoo, exotic gardens, hiking and biking trails, recreational facili-ties, and restaurants (619.239.0512).

Old Town State Park

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872. Five original adobes are part of the complex, which includes shops, restaurants and a museum.

Belmont Park

Amusement park at San Diego’s Mission Beach with Giant Dipper roller coaster. Visit The Plunge, the city’s largest swimming pool. Good ocean-view restaurants. Mission Blvd. & West Mission Bay Drive, Mission Beach (619.491.2988).

Birch Aquarium

Huge tanks displaying over 1,500 saltwater fish. Large tank recreating La Jolla kelp forest. Wonderful coastal views. 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla (858.534.3474).

Cabrillo National Monument

Where San Diego was discovered by Spain. Wonderful coastal views and tide pools. Catalina Blvd., Point Loma (619.557.5450).

Del Mar Race Track

Home of the famous San Diego County Fair and horse racing in July through August. I-5 & Villa de la Valle, Del Mar (858.755.1141).

Gaslamp Quarter

Great restaurants, shopping, Victorian architecture, and entertainment in the heart of downtown. Fourth & Fifth Avenues, Downtown San Diego (619.233.5227).

Embarcadero

Waterfront including cruise ship pier, navy piers and lots of shops. Harbor Drive, San Diego (619.234.9153).