California's second largest city and the United States' eighth largest, San Diego boasts a citywide population of nearly 1.3million

residents and more than 3 million residents countywide. san diego ca 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 and Chula Vista

only to list a few.

San Diego is famous for its subtropical climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling selection of world-class family

attractions. San Diego provides an expansive assortment of stuff to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the

world.

In San Diego's East County, the terrain varies from gentle foothills to mile-high mountains and the historic mining town, Julian,

down into the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, providing nature-conscious visitors endless opportunities to hike,

camp, fish, observe wildlife and much more. In San Diego's North County, the agricultural community produces quantities of flowers

and magnificent produce. Wine growers are also making a mark by growing and harvesting quality grapes that become excellent

winesthat are served at some of the most elegant restaurants and resorts in the area. Along the west, 70 miles of Pacific Ocean

coastline not only supports year-round outdoor recreation, like surfing, boating, sailing and swimmingpool, but also important

scientific research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. On the south, it's an entirely different country, Mexico,

featuring its own cultural offerings in various towns across the border and coastline, including Tijuana, Rosarito and Ensenada.

San Diego's arts and culture and culinary arts are all booming. The hottest, new culinary arts talents prepare award-winning meals

during the region's 6,400 eating establishments.

San Diego County also features 92 golf courses and various 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 heritage and a whole lot more.

The toughest choice to make regarding a vacation to San Diego is determining what to do and see among the region's huge and

diverse offerings. San Diego County guarantees a truly remarkable vacation experience for everyone.