San Diego has a population of 1,307,402 making it the 2nd biggest city in California. It operates on the PDT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Los Angeles.
|Country||The United States Of America|
|Elevation||31 m over sea level|
|Airports||Naval Air Station North Island, Montgomery Field Airport, Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, San Diego International Airport, Brown Field Municipal Airport, Gillespie Field|
The borderland city of San Diego, famed for one of the best climates in the continental United States, is surrounded by 70 miles of Southern California beaches and sits directly across from Tijuana on the U.S./Mexico border.
This Spanish-influenced desert community encompasses 18 incorporated cities and numerous other charming neighborhoods and communities. San Diego has a growing and diverse population and is ranked as one of the larger U.S. cities.
San Diego is also home to U.S. military bases including Navy, Marines and Coast Guard which play a significant role in the economy and lifestyle of the area.
Did you know?
- San Diego is the site of the first European settlement on the West Coast of the United States
- San Diego is home to The Hotel del Coronado, the largest wooden structure in the United States.
- The famous Balboa Park area of San Diego is home to museums, art and cultural organizations and the San Diego Zoo, making it one of the largest cultural complexes in the world.
From rich cultural experiences to the world's finest animal exhibits, a San Diego vacation offers something for every visitor.
- The San Diego Zoo
This attraction is hailed as one of the finest zoos in the world with millions visiting each year. Creatures from across the planet include penguins, polar bears, pythons and pumas. Great family deals, live animal shows, and safari summer camps round out the San Diego Zoo experience.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a drive-thru safari with vast open areas themed around the continents of the world. Visitors also enjoy sleep-over adventures, close-up photo safaris and a veterinary hospital tour.
- Legoland San Diego
This is a fascinating California theme park with rides and park scenery built to resemble popular Lego constructions. Many Legoland San Diego attractions are interactive, such as the Sea Life Aquarium exhibit which takes visitors on a journey from the High Sierra Mountains, to San Francisco Bay, to the depths of the Pacific Ocean (while discovering Atlantis in the process!).
- Balboa Park
the home to 15 major museums, performing arts venues, beautiful gardens, the San Diego Zoo and numerous restaurants and shops, is the nation's largest urban cultural park. It is also one of the oldest sites in the U.S. dedicated to public recreational use.
The landscape of the park creates an urban forest within San Diego. Other attractions throughout the park include outdoor chess and bridge tables, playgrounds, walking and jogging tracks, horseshoe pits and picnic areas. Balboa Park is one of the many attractions in San Diego worth visiting.