The San Diego Tourism Authority is a nonprofit destination marketing
organization that promotes the regional tourism and convention/meeting
industries. Funded in part by the San Diego Tourism Marketing District
with City of San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment Funds.
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publication may be reproduced without the express written permission of
the San Diego Tourism Authority. Every attempt has been made to ensure
the accuracy of information as of press time. However, the San Diego
Tourism Authority assumes no liability for errors, changes or omissions.
SAN DIEGO TOURISM AUTHORITY
750 B Street, Suite 1500
San Diego, CA 92101
619-232-3101 / Fax: 619-696-9371
619-236-1212 / Fax: 619-230-7084
PRESIDENT AND CEO
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING
AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
Kerri Verbeke Kapich
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING PARTNERSHIPS
CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER
SAN DIEGO VISITOR GUIDE
Erin Jackson and Ann Wycoff
CONTRIBUTING COPY EDITORS
Claire Caraska and Dan Letchworth
Paul Body, Aaron Chang, Dhanraj Emanuel,
Jen & Bec, Luis Garcia, Jay Reilly, Sam Wells
Krissy Engle, Shauna Francisco, Maureen Olsker
SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE
707 Broadway, Suite 1100
San Diego, CA 92101
CEO AND PUBLISHER
CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER
Erin Chambers Smith
There are many reasons San Diego is consistently rated one of the top vacation destinations in North America, but probably none are more significant than our optimistic spirit. The city’s resi- dents are devoted to both the preservation and the evolution of San Diego, which was recently featured in National Geographic
Channel’s World’s Smart Cities: San Diego documentary.
While San Diego has 70 miles of breathtaking beaches, friendly locals and
a laid-back atmosphere that’s both warm and inviting, it’s certainly more
than a beach town.
San Diego offers a range of opportunities that appeal to all ages, interests
and budgets. A host of major events include PGA tours, restaurant and craft
beer weeks, Comic-Con, Broadway-bound hits, thoroughbred racing and more.
Our vibrant neighborhoods, such as uptown’s North Park and downtown’s
walkable Gaslamp Quarter, feature lively dining, music and nightlife scenes.
California’s fascinating history is brought to life in Old Town San Diego’s
shops, restaurants and historic sites, and at Cabrillo National Monument,
where Europeans first landed in California in 1542. San Diego boasts a collection of world-class attractions, including SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo
and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, LEGOLAND California Resort and the USS
Midway Museum, to name a few.
Balboa Park, the nation’s largest urban cultural park, is home to 17 museums and The Old Globe theater. Mission Bay Aquatic Park, with 27 miles of
sandy beach shorelines, beckons water sport enthusiasts for everything from
kayaking and sailing to wakeboarding. You can also take a short drive to San
Diego’s East County to enjoy casino gaming and beautiful mountain and desert landscapes.
Whether you are looking for a place to relax, energize, be entertained
or reconnect with family and friends, San Diego offers the
We hope you will visit us soon!
President and CEO
San Diego Tourism Authority
Welcome to San Diego