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San Diego

Gem of the Ring of Fire

A virtual gem of the Pacific Ring of Fire, San Diego stands out for its diversity of attractions and natural beauty. The eighth-largest city in the United States, with a population of around 1.2 million, San Diego is a center for business in biotechnology and the computer industry; academic life, with a plethora of colleges and universities; the military, with Coast Guard, Marine, and naval bases; as well as leisure and tourism. Bordering Mexico at Tijuana, San Diego has a diverse cultural heritage, which spices up an already exciting menu of attractions to this lovely coastal city. Its port has the largest ship yard on the west coast, hosting international passenger and cargo liners. Then there is the semi-arid climate, making it mild and sunny most of the year, with a few months of winter rain and fog in early summer -- "June gloom," as the locals call it. Locals as well as tourists line the lovely beaches for a variety of water sports including surfing, skin diving, scuba diving, wind surfing, and sailing. Some of the best waves in California are found at the various beaches which line the coast to the north, including Black's Beach. Public transportation in the downtown area, including a state-of-the-art trolley that goes directly to the Tijuana border, is excellent for getting to a variety of world-renowned tourist attractions: the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Old Town, the Gaslamp Quarter, replete with clubs, theaters, restaurants, and shops at Horton Plaza, Balboa Park, and the Harbor. Transportation by car is recommended for visiting the various beach towns.

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San Diego Budget Holiday

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San Diego can be a tricky place to manage on a budget. However, plan ahead and make sure that you avoid the hotel circuit, and you can ha...

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Top 10 Things to do in San Diego

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  • San Diego Zoo

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    One of the largest and most renowned zoos in the world. As if seeing over 4,000 animals weren't en...

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Latest San Diego reviews (4)

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  • Cool
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  • Enjoy city !! comme on dit aux US.
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  • will be there in november 2012 ... looking forward to meet friendly peope show me the city :)
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  • Eine der schönsten Städte die ich jemals besuchte! Ein wunderbarer Zoo, ein schöner Hafen, Sea World,Old Town,.....
    a couple of years ago report abuse

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