San Diego, the second-largest city in California and eighth-largest nationwide is home to over 1,300,000 people who enjoy its mild climate all year long. Touted as having one of the top ten best climates by the Farmer’s Almanac and The Weather Channel, San Diegans make the most of their fantastic weather by engaging in lots of outdoor activities. Deep canyons and hills combine with mesas to give plenty of hiking opportunities along with resulting in a beautiful community that meshes the natural wilderness with bustling metro centers. Individual neighborhoods are well-defined in San Diego and in 2008, the city of San Diego established that concept more fully when referring to the community as a “City of Villages” in their General Plan.
The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter, SeaWorld, San Diego Convention Center; and Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres, are all landmarks that attract visitors to San Diego. The many beaches along San Diego’s coast, along with Balboa and Belmont Park are other reasons San Diego remains a top vacation spot. Historic hotspots to enjoy in San Diego include the Mission San Diego de Alcala and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Every year San Diego becomes home to conventions, including Comic-Con, sports tournaments, and a multitude of festivals. To learn more about San Diego, visit their website here.