Big cities often have the reputation for being home to cantankerous residents, but San Diego doesn’t appear to fit the archetype. In this major Southern Californian metropolis, you’ll find that most people seem to maintain a sunshiny disposition. We daresay it all has something to do with the blissfully clement climate and the city’s laidback atmosphere.
Here, the sun shines almost year round, with climate conditions straddling the semi-arid and Mediterranean scales of the Köppen classification system. Indeed, one will be hard-pressed to find another city of more than 3 million people with better summer and winter conditions.
San Diego also offers a gamut of attractions for every type of visitor. It’s one of the best cities for families, being home to child-friendly destinations like Legoland, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, the New Children’s Museum, the San Diego Zoo and its sister property the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the Maritime Museum of San Diego, where kids will be delighted to find all sorts of marine vessels, from old sailing ships to submarines.
Those who love the sun and sea will likewise find San Diego a great place to visit. Surfers who are looking for waves to ride can head over to La Jolla and Point Loma. Families frequent Coronado Beach, while Mission Beach and the adjacent Pacific Beach feature activities and facilities for just about anyone, from luxury resorts and boat cruises to amusement parks and great bars and restaurants. Black’s Beach, on the other hand, is a nudists’ paradise.
When in San Diego, make sure not to miss its bustling gastronomic scene as well. There’s a wide selection of restaurants in the city, including those serving ethnic and international cuisines and those focusing only on organic and locavore options. The city is also home to a high concentration of brewpubs, breweries, and microbreweries. Thanks to this thriving local craft brewing industry, San Diego has earned for itself the moniker “craft beer capital of America.”
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