California’s second largest city and the United States’ eighth largest, San Diego boasts a citywide population of nearly 1.3 million residents and more than 3 million residents countywide. 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, Chula Vista just to name a few.
San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions.
Popular attractions include the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Sea World San Diego and LEGOLAND California. San Diego offers an expansive variety of things to see and do, appealing to guests of all ages from around the world.
The most difficult decision to make regarding a vacation to San Diego is determining what to do and see among the region’s vast and diverse offerings. San Diego County promises a truly remarkable vacation experience for everyone.
San Diego Must-Sees
Visit the 100-acre San Diego Zoo to see thousands of animals and plants, including the famous giant panda family and the new Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey.
Balboa Park, the nation’s largest urban cultural park, is home to the zoo as well as gardens and performing-arts venues, along with 15 major museums that include the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
Visiting the beach is a way of life in San Diego. Choose from dozens of beaches to enjoy the sun and sand, or surfing and swimming.
Tour the charming Little Italy neighborhood to find great restaurants, numerous shops and lots of special events.
Kids and grown-ups will find fun at the 128-acre LEGOLAND® theme park, 30 miles north of downtown San Diego. See more than 15,000 LEGO models in the park, and take in rides, shows, restaurants and interactive attractions.
For more information visit the official tourism website http://www.sandiego.org/