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San Diego is California’s second largest city, where blue skies keep watch on 70 miles of beaches and a gentle Pacific climate begs for a day of everything and nothing. San Diego is a great family destination. It has many nice restaurants and places to shop. Bordered by Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains, San Diego county’s 4,200 square miles offer immense options for absolute holiday pleasure.
Areas of Interest
Visit unique and stunning Balboa Park in San Diego. Balboa Park is made up of more than 1000 acres and offers fifteen museums, various gardens, arts and international culture associations, as well as the San Diego Zoo, making it a place that offers something historical, educational and recreational for everyone.
In addition, San Diego Zoo is much more than just a zoo. It is a shelter for thousands of animals, a landscape of unusual plants from all climates and a living classroom that entertains as well as educates. Learn about animals that lived in Southern California 12,000 years ago and meet their living counterparts at The Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey. The new 7.5-acre multispecies habitat features elephants, California condors, jaguars and more. Also, the specially designed viewing areas in the Children’s Zoo ensure that even the smallest guests see animals in action. Besides, the Zoo has an array of restaurants from gourmet to casual as well as a variety of shops.
San Diego Botanic Garden is another must see attraction in San Diego and it is a place of year-round beauty. Explore four miles of garden trails, enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Thanks to San Diego mild climate, plants from all over the world thrive here.
Besides, nobody comes to San Diego without visiting LEGOLAND, Wild Animal Park or equally popular SeaWorld San Diego, which is home to Shamu. Visit San Diego Mission Bay, San Diego Seaport Village and San Diego Maritime Museum and Star of India. And the list of San Diegos major attractions goes on and on!
With more than 6000 restaurants, San Diego’s cuisine scene is likely to please everyone from fast-food junkies to adventurous eaters. Wonderful ethnic restaurants abound and there are plenty of young creative chefs standing by to give your belly a workout. Reservations are advised at dinnertime, especially on weekends. Some of the most popular are Mille Fleurs French restaurant at Rancho Santa Fe, Primavera Italian restaurant at Coronado, Donovan’s Steakhouse at La Jolla and Candelas Mexican restaurant in downtown San Diego!
Start any day of your California holiday by taking a lovely walk along the open promenade that runs along the full seafront of San Diego. Stop for a coffee along the way or jump on one of the Whale watching tours that leave throughout the whale watching season.
Then, do some souvenir shopping at Seaport Village where you’ll find a great collection of shops and quirky attractions, so be sure to bring your camera. Then move on into the historic Gas Lamp district for more shopping, and lunch, followed by some serious retail therapy at San Diego’s open-air Horton Plaza shopping mall.
In the afternoon if you still haven’t done enough shopping jump into a taxi and head for “Best Outlet Centre”, this 37-acre, open-air shopping, dining and entertainment paradise, features 57 of America’s favourite brand name stores, including Jones New York, Eddie Bauer, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Gap – just to name a few.
Weather in San Diego
San Diego enjoys beautiful weather year round with an average daily temperature of 70.5º (21.4 degrees Celsius). A marked feature of the climate is the wide variation in temperature within short distances due to the topography of the land. You can enjoy coastal, mountain and desert environments all in the space of one day.
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