San Diego is a phenomenal place to live and explore. The city and surrounding neighborhoods offer every kind of activity imaginable; from world-renowned attractions, unlimited outdoor recreation and activities, a thriving arts and culture community and award-winning restaurants, you can always find a host of things to entertain and inspire. Our perfect climate allows for near endless access to our pristine beaches and crystal blue waters, miles of hiking and biking trails and beautiful parks and gardens.
Our Medical Center is located 10 miles from the beach, near pleasant, safe residential communities. Residents will find excellent schools, shopping and a variety of enrichment programs for all ages nearby.
Just across the bridge from downtown and San Diego’s Big Bay, Coronado’s stunning beaches offer gentle surf and sparkling mica sand. With a quaint small town charm and an array of outdoor activities, Coronado is the perfect destination for family vacations and romantic getaways. Stay at the historic Hotel del Coronado, or at any of the local resorts offering unique and upscale accommodations. Enjoy a day of shopping along the vibrant main street of Orange Avenue, golf at the 18-hole public course, rent a sailboat for a day on the bay or explore the island by bike along the 16 miles of boardwalk. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll find an experience that is a world apart when visiting Coronado.
Downtown San Diego
The heart of every city lives in its downtown, and San Diego is no exception. Located only minutes from the airport, San Diego’s thriving downtown districts, including the historic Gaslamp Quarter, offer a plethora of options for accommodations, activities, dining, shopping and cultural attractions, all within walkable city blocks. Take a stroll along the Embarcadero and grab lunch at Seaport Village before you climb aboard the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. If a moving sea vessel is more your flavor, hop on a harbor cruise or sailing excursion. Catch the trolley for a quick ride to Balboa Park and the world-famous San Diego Zoo or Old Town San Diego. And when the sun goes down, the city’s Gaslamp Quarter comes alive as it takes center stage in San Diego’s happening nightlife scene.
The beating heart of San Diego’s downtown rests in the Gaslamp Quarter, comprised of 16 ½ square blocks in the city’s central core. With a colorful array of restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries and boutiques, you will find plenty of things to do on foot. During the day, the Gaslamp Quarter is a great place for families. Visit the New Children’s Museum or explore the historic Victorian architecture preserved throughout the district. Shop at Horton Plaza or catch the Trolley to Balboa Park and the world-famous San Diego Zoo or Old Town. As night falls, the quarter transforms into a veritable adult playground as the sophisticated nightclub scene comes to life. From award-winning restaurant to happening dance clubs, jazz and rooftop bars, you’ll find it in the Gaslamp Quarter.
The coastal village of La Jolla, appropriately meaning “The Jewel” in Spanish, is one of the most popular and picturesque destinations in the world. With a dramatic coastline ideal for swimming, surfing, diving, kayaking, and snorkeling, La Jolla’s beaches are just one of the features that make this village a highly desirable destination for visitors. La Jolla offers world-class shopping and dining experiences, from designer boutiques and art galleries, to critically acclaimed restaurants featuring celebrity chefs. La Jolla’s cultural offerings include the renowned Birch Aquarium at Scripps, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and La Jolla Playhouse.
Mission Bay and Beaches
The cool breezes, tranquil waters and soft sand beaches of Mission Bay attract aquatic recreational enthusiasts all year-long. As one of the largest water parks in the world, you can have your pick from a variety of activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, wind surfing, sailing, kite surfing and sport fishing. Families can find a whole day of fun at SeaWorld San Diego or Belmont Park. Places to stay are plentiful, as upscale resorts and family friendly hotels line the shores. Nightlife abounds in Mission, Ocean and Pacific Beach, where sandals are recommended at local dining and nightlife hot spots.
Mission Valley and Old Town
Conveniently located just north of downtown and east of Mission Bay, Mission Valley offers a host of hotels and resorts that are minutes away from San Diego’s top attractions and activities, including beaches, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. Shopping options are plentiful in Mission Valley, with the upscale Fashion Valley mall, or the family friendly Mission Valley shopping centers, all located within the bustling and vibrant community.
For a truly historic experience, don’t miss San Diego’s Old Town, the site of the first Spanish settlement on the West Coast. With over 12 acres of Mexican lore and historical sites, there are plenty of attractions to explore including gift shops, museums, a theater and several carefully preserved or restored historic adobe and wooden buildings. Family friendly accommodations are available and for real authentic Mexican cuisine; try any of the restaurants that offer hand-made tortillas made right before your eyes.
North County Coastal
North County Coastal beach communities embrace the quintessential San Diego beach lifestyle. With a laid back vibe and hang-ten spirit, visitors seeking an iconic Southern California experience can find local beaches and veritable surf towns along the coast. As you take the scenic drive up Coast Highway 101, from La Jolla to Oceanside, stop into each unique community rich with history, natural beauty, and gorgeous beachfront views. Have fun year around in Del Mar with a county fair, horse races and holiday activities. Bring the whole family for a day at Birch Aquarium in La Jolla or LEGOLAND and SEALIFE aquarium in Carlsbad. From breathtaking golf courses, historic missions and high-quality antique shops, to flower fields and world famous surf spots, the North County San Diego coastal are a “don’t miss” area of San Diego.