WELCOME TO SAN DIEGO
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. With 70 miles of breathtaking beaches, friendly locals, and a laid-back vibe, San Diego’s positive outlook is contagious.
Far from being just 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,
Broadway-bound hits, thoroughbred racing, and more. Our vibrant
neighborhoods like uptown’s North Park and downtown’s walkable
Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy 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 California was first discovered
in 1542. San Diego boasts a collection of world-class attractions,
including Sea World, the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari
Park, LEGOLAND California, and the USS Midway Museum, to
name a few. Balboa Park, the nation’s largest urban cultural park, is
home to 16 museums and The Old Globe theatre. 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 perfect setting.
We hope you will visit us soon!
President & CEO
San Diego Tourism Authority
JOE’S SUMMER EVENT HIT LIST
Three can't-miss events this summer
Taste of Little Italy
Eat your way through one of
downtown San Diego's best foodie
neighborhoods, sampling signature dishes, desserts and specialty
beverages at newly opened and
39th Annual San Diego LGBT
Pride Parade and Festival
Take to the streets for a festive
parade and 2-day party in Balboa
Park celebrating equality and
diversity. The parade is the 4th
largest in the U.S., attracting
200,000 cheering spectators.
San Diego Zoo
Del Mar Racetrack
Opening Day at Del
More than 45,000 race fans are
expected to flock to the Del Mar
Racetrack for the best beachside
bash in the west, featuring big bets
and even bigger hats.
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