AN OVERVIEW... IN 304 WORDS
Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the
Laguna Mountains to
the east, and Mexico to
the south, the diverse
neighborhoods of San
Diego are spread out
over 4,200 square
miles, offering endless
opportunities for exploration and activities.
Now, let’s get exploring …
friendly village of Coro-
nado (known to many
locals as “The Island,”
even though it’s techni-
cally a peninsula) to the
La Jolla and Pacific
Beach, there is a coastal
corner for every age
and interest along San
Diego’s pristine 70-mile
stretch of sand.
JUST A FEW MILES INLAND, the
region’s sprawling mountain ranges and high
desert beckon hikes, campers, bird watchers
and anyone with a desire to unplug and explore
the natural wonder of Southern California. East
County communities like La Mesa, Alpine,
Ramona, Pine Valley and Julian offer a unique
sense of the city’s rural history.
Make sure to get
a slice of Julian’s
famous Apple Pie!
There is more to
Coronado than just
the Hotel Del!
AND BACK IN TOWN, San Diego’s bustling city center is comprised of
many unique urban neighborhoods, each with their own personality. From
farm-to-table bistros to the best craft beer, North Park and South Park comprise a burgeoning culinary hub while Hillcrests eclectic shops and restaurants
represent a vibrant LGBTQ scene. And from sports and entertainment to
theater and shopping, Downtown San Diego and its Gaslamp and East Village
Neighborhoods rival any great city streets in the country.
IN THE SOUTH BAY, visitor’s will find the
hidden organic paradise Suzie’s Farm, a lively
Chula Vista Harbor with great waterfront eats
and drinks, the family-friendly Aquatica water-park and fabulous outlet shopping.
Sound like a lot of ground to cover? It is.
But that’s the secret to San Diego: There is so
much to do and see, but between the friendly
residents, consistently pleasant weather, and
neighborhood vibe, this is one big city that
still feels like a small town.