City of San Diego

Spend a day in San Diego, and it quickly becomes apparent why its nickname is “America’s Finest City.” The weather is pleasant year-round, and recreational options abound.

Take up surfing, dive into the thriving local arts scene or just meander on the beach. When winter comes, drive a few hours to ski or play in the snow, or head for the desert to experience some spiritual cleansing.

San Diego is California’s second largest city and the United States’ ninth largest, with a population of nearly 1.3 million residents. The region boasts 70 miles of pristine beaches and an array of world-class family attractions, including the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld and Legoland.

The renowned zoo is just one small part of Balboa Park, an urban expanse that houses numerous museums, art galleries, beautiful gardens and the Tony Award-winning Old Globe Theatres. Petco Park is home to baseball’s San Diego Padres, while Qualcomm Stadium houses the NFL’s San Diego Chargers.

The Mission Bay Aquatic Center is the world’s largest recreational waterfront facility, offering instruction in an array of water sports, including sailing, surfing and kayaking. The center is designed primarily for the students, faculty, staff and alumni of San Diego’s colleges and universities.

"I want to help people experience the outdoors, one of the best things that San Diego has to offer." - Mark Ceder, outdoors coordinator

America's Finest City

Petco Park at Night


According to the San Diego Convention and Visitor's Bureau, San Diego's average daily temperature is 70.5 degrees.

The city is bordered by Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains. The county of San Diego's 4,200 square miles offer a great variety of options for visitors and residents alike.